- Stephen Andrews, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, and Managing Editor, Journal of American History, appeared on C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?448220-1/conspiracy-culture-american-history to talk about conspiracy culture in American history.
- Maria Bucur’s book, Birth of Democratic Citizenship. Women and Power in Modern Romania, co-authored with Mihaela Miroiu, has just been released with Indiana University Press.
- Ph.D. student Samuel Fajerstein has won the 2018 REEI Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Award for his essay: “A Microprocess of Stalinization, 1928-1930: The Transformation of Puti sel’skogo khoziaistva and the “Army of Soviet Agronomists.”
- PhD candidate Aaron Fountain published "Building a Student Movement in Naptown: The Corn Cob Curtain Controversy, Free Speech, and 1960s and 1970s High School Activism in Indianapolis," in the Indiana Magazine of History September 2018 issue.
- Michael Grossberg gave a talk, “Keeping It From the Kids: Censorship and Childhood in Modern America,” at a conference on “Writing History Through Children,” sponsored by Northwestern University’s Department of History and held on October 5, 2018.
- Mark Roseman gave the keynote “No smoke without fire? Hostility towards Jews from ancient times to the Holocaust” at a Symposium on Antisemitism held at Indianapolis Central Library under the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis, October 10, 2018.
- Rebecca Spang had a busy week in London. In addition to attending the History Workshop Journal Annual General Meeting, she gave three talks: “From the Library of the Chamber of Deputies to the Archives Parlementaires: Life and Labours of Jérôme Mavidal and Emile Laurent, Editors” (Modern France Seminar, Institute for Historical Research); “Brothers without Fraternity: Sibling Relations and the French Revolution" (Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Queen Mary-University of London); and “The Money of the Poor: Financial Inclusion in Historical Perspective” (Raphael Samuel History Centre).
- Amanda Waterhouse presented a paper, "The Body Utopic: American Anticommunism & the Urban Planning of Bogotá," last week at the European Academy in Berlin. The conference, "Transforming Cities: Urbanization and International Development Policies in the Global South in the Twentieth Century," was sponsored by the Free University Berlin and the Bundeswehr University Munich.
- Jakobi Williams will present a talk titled “Contemporary Intersections of Race, Politics, and Sports: Momentous Events of 1968,” at Butler University’s 2018 Thornbrough Lecture, taking place at Robertson Hall, Butler University, on Friday, November 2 at 6:00 pm.
- Ellen Wu contributed to writing the oped “Democracy, Voting Rights at Risk for Hoosiers,” published in the Indianapolis Star, September 14, by Indiana Advisory Committee to US Commission on Civil Rights. https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2018/10/14/op-ed-democracy-voting-rights-risk-hoosiers/1615127002/ The full advisory memo detailing the committee's examination of voting rights in Indiana is available here: https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2018/07-25-IN-Voting-Rights.pdf
- Mirjam and Noam Zadoff's co-edited volume: Scholar and Kabbalist: The Life and work of Gershom Scholem was published earlier this month with Brill.
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.
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