- Susan Ferentinos (PhD, 2005), who advises the department on career programming, has been hired by the National Park Service to consult on the planning of the Stonewall National Monument, site of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, which was a major turning point in the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights. This past weekend she facilitated a scholars' charrette at the site, in which a team of leading LGBTQ scholars worked to articulate the many ways Stonewall has influenced U.S. and global history.
- Mark Roseman is currently a guest professor at the University of Jena, Germany. On October 25 he gave a public lecture on "Die Rettung der Geschichte. Erlebnis und Erinnerung an Hilfsaktionen für Juden im Dritten Reich" (History's Rescue. Experience and Memory of Help for Jews in the Third Reich).
- On October 28, Kaya Şahin and Edward Muir (Northwestern) gave a joint talk on "Cosmopolitan Early Modern Venice" at the Newberry Library, in Chicago. The talk was part of a multidisciplinary project at the Newberry, Religious Change, 1450-1700, which explores how religious change and print made the medieval world modern.
- Eric Sandweiss's six essays are included in the Salo University website, curated by English Professor and Associate Vice Provost Ed Comentale. The site includes the contributions of 9 IU scholars to a discussion of the first six novels of Hoosier-born writer Kurt Vonnegut. It will eventually result in an IU Press book and will be supplemented in the coming year with public humanities events dedicated to Vonnegut's life and work.
- Micol Seigel delivered a talk October 26 at Yale in the "Methodologies in International History" series called "Violence Work: Reflections on Transnational Method in Studying the State," and her article, "The dilemma of 'racial profiling': an abolitionist police history," was just published in Contemporary Justice Review.
Each Friday during the academic year, we update our department newsletter. Current students, alumni, faculty and staff can contribute news, announcements and upcoming on-campus events by sending email to Deana Hutchins. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon.
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