Ph.D. Candidate Szabolcs László gave a presentation on December 15, entitled “Cold War Refugee Camps in the West and Hungarian Anti-Emigration Propaganda (1970s-80s)” at the online workshop Escaping communism: Illegal East-West Border Crossings during the Cold War, organized by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER).
Ph.D. Candidate Asher Lubotzky has co-authored (with Dr. Roni-Mikel Arieli of the Hebrew U) an article entitled "‘The Great Trek Towards Nazism’: Anti-Fascism and the Radical Left in South Africa During the Early Apartheid Era." It was published by the South African Historical Journal and will be included in their special issue about anti-fascism in Southern Africa.
Ph.D. Candidate Jazma Sutton has accepted a position as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Miami University of Ohio.Faculty and Alumni News
Cynthia Bannon’s chapter, “Seasonal Drought on Roman Rivers: Transport v. Irrigation,” is out in Climate Change and Ancient Societies in Europe and the Near East, edited by P. Erdkamp, J. Manning, and K. Verboven. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81103-7_12
Maria Bucur's The Nation's Gratitude: World War I and Citizenship Rights in Interwar Romania has just been published by Routledge University Press.
Nick Cullather has been named interim dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, starting February 1.
Deborah Deliyannis has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.
Colin Elliott has been appointed a section head in the ‘Philosophy and Money’ project—an NEH-funded collaboration which surveys the role of money in the history of ideas. After meeting in Sioux Falls, SD in the summer of 2022, the ‘Philosophy and Money’ team will organize, edit and write introductory chapters in the two-volume Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Money.
Sara Gregg has won a year-long National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her project "Little Piece of Earth: The Hidden History of the Homestead Era on the U.S. Great Plains, 1804-1976."
James Madison, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus, has written a memorial tribute to former colleague Walter Nugent for the American Historical Association's Perspectives: https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/january-2022/walter-nugent-(1935-2021)
Devi Mays, who received her doctorate from our Department in 2013, has won the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in the History of the Jewish Diaspora, for her 2020 Stanford University Press book, Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora. Devi is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.
Former colleague Lewis Perry has passed away. A member of our faculty from 1972 to 1984, he served as editor of the Journal of American History. Lew, who received several major fellowships, was a historian of US intellectual life and civil disobedience. He later held chairs at Vanderbilt University and St. Louis University.
On December 7, Kaya Şahin gave a virtual talk at the Leibniz Institute for European History (IEG) in Mainz, where he is a senior research fellow. The talk was titled “Imperial Performances: Ottoman Public Ceremonies, 1457-1582.”
Rob Schneider’s book manuscript, The Return of Resentment: The Rise and Decline and Rise Again of a Political Emotion, has been accepted for publication with the University of Chicago Press. It will appear later this year. His 2019 book, Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu, has been reissued in a paperback version.
As of January 2022, Rebecca Spang has been named Ruth N. Halls Professor of History.
On Thursday, Jan. 27th from 8:00-9:30 p.m. the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies will host a discussion, via zoom, of Kirsten Sword's Wives, not Slaves: Patriarchy and Modernity in the Age of Revolutions (University of Chicago Press, 2021) and Dave Nichols's To Be Men of Business (UNC Press, forthcoming). Both authors will give short presentations outlining their book’s sources and key arguments, Christoph Irmscher will comment, and there will be lots of time for discussion. If you would like to buy a copy of Kirsten’s book, use discount code SWORD30 to get 30% off when ordering from the Press’s website. The book is also available in hard copy and in electronic version via the Library; pdfs of the Intro and Notes, as well as overview and introduction of Dave’s book are available via the Center’s Canvas folder. (For access to the Canvas site, contact the Center’s Director, Rebecca Spang.) Please register in advance for the meeting here.
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