- Congratulations to Maria Bucur and Cara Caddoo, who received grants from the Jack and Julia Wickes Fund for the Study of War and Society—Maria, for her project, “War and Welfare Citizenship: Democracy and Populism in Romania after 1918,” Cara, for a history of the Lincoln Motion Picture Company and World War I.
- Congratulations to Cara Caddoo, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
- Congratulations to Deborah Deliyannis, who has been promoted to Professor.
- Peter Guardino’s book The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War was awarded the Distinguished Book Prize for Non-United States History by the Society for Military History.
- Alex Lichtenstein spoke on “The Last Colony: The End of Apartheid,” at a symposium organized by Purdue University's Human Rights Program, “Thirty Years after Global 1989.”
- Ph.D. student Asher Lubotzky has been selected as the top winner of the fourth Immigration Ethnic History Society annual blog competition. His essay is titled “'We Become the Scape-Goat': The African Voice at Indiana University in the 1960s."
- Congratulations to Elizabeth Nelson (IU Ph.D., ’15), who has received the 2019 Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship at IUPUI in support of her work on the Indiana Women’s Prison History Project, in which currently and formerly incarcerated women are producing critical historical studies of gender, sexuality, and incarceration in Indiana.
- Julia Roos co-organized the panel, “Recasting Race after World War II: Transnational Perspectives,” for the 65th annual conference of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 4-6, Indianapolis. Her own paper discussed Race and Denazification in French-Occupied Rhineland-Palatinate: Postwar Attempts to Prosecute Doctors Who Had Sterilized Biracial Descendants of Colonial French Soldiers. The panel was selected for inclusion in the interactive online journal, H-France Salon (conference presentations).
- A proposal for Themester 2019 by Tatiana Saburova, Ke-chin Hsia, and Andrea Stanislav (IU School of Art, Design, and Architecture) titled, “Remembering and Forgetting the Communist Past: Memories about the Revolution, World War II, and 1989 in Russia and Europe,” has been approved for funding by the College and Themester advisory committee. Tatiana Saburova’s application, “Photographing History,” for the Primary Source Immersion grant, has been selected for this summer’s program at IU.
- Fei-Hsien Wang’s op-ed “Why the Chinese government has blocked the nation’s most popular soap operas: The current-day fight over China’s imperial past,” appears in the April 8, 2019 issue of the Washington Post’s Made by History blog: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/outlook/2019/04/08/why-chinese-government-has-blocked-nations-most-popular-soap-operas/?fbclid=IwAR1Vr_hUKAhfuYLJrwy6JS29j1Z-e5OrVziw1wn6XkqHPDEw_CXU4oGhcU4
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 Nick Roberts. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon.
The newsletter goes on hiatus from Dec 15-Jan 5 and May 15-August 15 of each year.