Liza Black’s Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960 (University of Nebraska Press) was published in September.
Liza Black, Stephanie Huezo (IU History Ph.D., 2019), Marissa Moorman, Michelle Moyd, and our former colleague Khalil Muhammad participated in IU’s Virtual Arts & Humanities Confronting Racism Series sponsored by Indiana University's Center For Research on Race, Ethnicity and Society (for which Professor Moyd serves as Associate Director), College Arts and Humanities Institute, and Arts and Humanities Council.
Maria Bucur’s The Nation’s Gratitude: World War I and Citizenship Rights in Interwar Romania will be published next year by Routledge. The Romanian translation of her coauthored book, The Birth of Democratic Citizenship: Women and Power in Modern Romania appeared in 2019, and the Bulgarian translation of her Gendering Modernism was published in 2020.
Ann Carmichael, Kalani Craig, Colin Elliott, Sarah Knott, Michelle Moyd, and Ellen Wu participated in the IU Arts & Humanities Quarantine[d] Conversations Series.
Nick Cullather appears as a talking head in the PBS documentary The American Experience: The Man Who Tried to Feed the World, which aired on April 22, 2020.
Michael Dodson’s book Bureaucracy, Belonging, and the City in North India: 1870-1930 (Routledge Studies in South Asian History) was published in April 2020.
Colin Elliott’s book, Economic Theory and the Roman Monetary Economy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Oxbow books published his chapter entitled ‘Coin debasement, climate and contagion in second-century Egypt’ in Debasement: Manipulation of Coin Standards in Pre-Modern Monetary Systems, edited by Kevin Butcher. Colin was interviewed on NPR’s “The Indicator” from Planet Money where he discussed the Roman economy and the financial crisis of AD 33. Earlier in December 2019 he talked about cash, money, cryptocurrency and Star Trek on WFIU Public Radio’s ‘Porchlight’ with Tom Roznowski.
Jeff Gould’s book, Solidarity Under Siege: the Salvadoran Labor Movement, 1970-1990, was published by Cambridge. His documentary, Puerto El Triunfo, was shown on Costa Rican public television [Canal 15].
Emeritus Professor Michael Grossberg co-authored a historians’ brief in Fulton v. The City of Philadelphia, which was heard by the United States Supreme Court.
The Italian translation of Carl Ipsen’s book on the history of smoking was published by Le Monnier: Fumo: La storia d’amore tra gli italiani e la sigaretta in 2019.
Danny James and Kevin Coleman (Ph.D., 2011) coedited a special issue of Photography and Culture, "Capitalism and the Limits of Photography". The issue also contains an article by Jennifer Boles (Ph.D., 2015) on her new documentary film, "The Reversal."
Colin Johnson’s 2013 book Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America has been named a 50th Anniversary Title by Temple University Press. According to TUP, the titles that appear on this list were chosen because they “represent the strengths of our past and in turn lay the groundwork for our next 50 years.”
With IU Archivist Carrie Schwier, Sarah Knott established the Coronavirus Days project, which documents everyday life during the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and the election.
Lara Kriegel is the new director of the Collins Living-Learning Center.
James H. Madison, professor emeritus of history, is author of a new book, The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland (Indiana University Press, 2020).
Marissa Moorman’s book Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War, 1931-2002 was published by Ohio University Press in the New African Histories Series in 2019.
Amrita Myers published in The Washington Post, July 28, 2020, in “Made by History” how violence in Portland exposes the real purpose embedded in law enforcement. Professor Myers also has been selected as a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion. She will serve as Interim Associate Editor of the Journal of American History in Spring and Summer 2021.
Julia Roos served as an expert consultant and on-camera historian for the documentary They Called them “Children of Shame” (Sie nannten sie die "Kinder der Schande"), directed by Dominik Wessely, about the Nazi-era persecution of biracial “occupation children” born in the Rhineland after World War I.
Mark Roseman has been appointed General Editor for the Cambridge History of the Holocaust, a four-volume Cambridge History with roughly 110 contributors. It is projected to appear in 2022. Mark has also been appointed to the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich. The UK edition of his book Lives Reclaimed was published by Oxford University Press in September 2019. His book “Du bist nicht ganz verlassen.” Eine Geschichte von Rettung und Widerstand im Nationalsozialismus was published by DVA in March 2020. On April 15, 2020 Mark’s interview about this book was on the book program „Vorlese – aus Kultur Wissenschaft und Politik,“ on the German station, FSK. The podcast is reachable at: https://www.freie-radios.net/101620. Mark was also interviewed in the Podcast Series of the Athenaeum Review, University of Texas. Entitled “Rescue and Resistance: A Conversation with Mark Roseman”, the Podcast is accessible at https://creativedisturbance.org/podcast/rescue-and-resistance-a-conversation-with-mark-roseman/
Peking University Press published a Chinese translation of Jonathan Schlesinger’s book A World Trimmed with Fur. His book was a winner of the 2019 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize, sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).
Rob Schneider’s book, Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2019.
Rebecca Spang’s The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture (2000) has been re-issued by Harvard University Press. The trade paperback edition has an additional preface, as well as a foreword by Adam Gopnik. Rebecca also contributed to the BBC World Service program “The Forum: A History of Restaurants” which first aired on Dec. 26, 2019 (podcast here). Rebecca’s “The Revolution Is Under Way Already: Far from making Americans crave stability, the pandemic underscores how everything is up for grabs” appeared in the April 5, 2020, issue of The Atlantic. Professor Spang has also been named to the IU Presidential Search Advisory Committee.
Fei-Hsien Wang’s book Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China was published in by Princeton University Press in October 2019. Professor Wang is the Associate Editor of the American Historical Review.
Ellen Wu geeks out about Asian American history with comedian Adam Conover on a new episode of FACTUALLY!, an "investigative comedy podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions." FACTUALLY is available on Earwolf or Apple Podcasts.