- Friday, September 15 is the deadline for graduate students to apply for Graduate Research Travel and Conference Travel funding from the College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), for travel taking place after October 15. CAHI offers two rounds of graduate funding each year. The second deadline will be February 9, 2018. See the CAHI website for details
- Adrienne Chudzinski (PhD 2017) has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
- Graduate student Khaled Esseissah was awarded an IU's Islamic Studies Program Travel Grant for the spring 2017. Esseissah also presented a paper at the Saharan Crossroads Conference, held June 28-29, 2017, at the Tanglier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), in Tangier, Morocco.
- Graduate student Charlene Fletcher is the recipient of The Coordinating Council for Women in History's Catherine Prelinger Award. This award, given to a scholar of excellence, was named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar. The award is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar, whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. Charlene was also recently named a Gilder Lehrman Fellow. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers annual short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. These fellowships support scholars who intend to conduct research at archives in New York City.
- Graduate student Aaron Fountain presented a paper at the Biennial Society for the History of Children and Youth conference in Camden, New Jersey on July 23, with the titled "Malleable Minds: Government Surveillance on the High School Student Movement, 1965-1975."
- Alex Lichtenstein's essay on the fifth anniversary of South Africa's Marikana Massacre has just appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-marikana-massacre-five-years-later/#
- Kathleen Myers was awarded a CAHI travel grant for her project, Cultural Geographies and Memory: Shepherding in Contemporary Spain and the IU Faculty Research Exchange with the University of Seville to work with Professor Yolanda Mena (Tecnología de la Producción Animal) and Professor María Antonia Carmona (History).
- The Mau Mau War Veterans Association in Kenya has invited graduate student Samson Ndanyi to join its film advisory board as a historian and film critic. The Association intends to produce a Mau Mau War film from the fighter's point of view. The African Studies Association Program Committee has selected Samson to serve as the panel chair for the panel, 20th Century East African History at the 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, November 16-18, 2017, in Chicago.
- Eric Robinson published "What Thucydides Teaches Us about War, Politics, and the Human Condition" in War on the Rocks, a security policy website (https://warontherocks.com/2017/08/what-thucydides-teaches-us-about-war-politics-and-the-human-condition/).
- Graduate student Sebastian Schulman has published his first book, a translation into English of Spomenka Stimec's Esperanto-language novel Croatian War Nocturnal. A fictionalized memoir of daily life during the 1990s Yugoslav wars, the translation has been published by Phoneme Media, an independent publisher of international literature based in Los Angeles.
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 Becky Bryant. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon.
The newsletter goes on hiatus between May 15 and August 15 of each year.