our program

The CHABRAJA CENTER FOR HISTORICAL STUDIES promotes broad scholarly engagement with historical materials. CHABRAJA is pronounced "Tcha-BRAH-ya."

CCHS hosts an annual lunch lecture series and sponsors or co-sponsors a multitude of other campus events on the subject of history: conferences, lectures, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and global graduate exchanges. The Center is benefiting from part of a generous 2015 gift of $5.6 million for the University from Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja, which has enlarged the original Chabraja endowment and provides for an expansion of our programs, thanks to which we now support two Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellows competitively selected from among recent NU History PhDs.


News & Events

Conference on "Resistance in History" this Friday!

2 p.m. • Keynote speaker: Paul ORTIZ (History, U of Florida), author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 (2005) Keynote talk: "Talking Revolution Again: Political Struggles and Organizing in the Era of American Carnage"

Gray Boyce Memorial Lecure in Medieval History

Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow) • "Reconceiving the World and Its Workings: The Impact of a New Model of Balance on Medieval Thought, 1250-1350"