- Michael Grossberg has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. He is the first historian on the Board in recent memory.
- Colin Johnson spent the week of September 12th in Hanover, Germany, serving as a faculty member at the Inside/Outside Summer School, which was co-sponsored by Leibniz University Hannover and the VW Foundation. The summer school brought together graduate students from the US and central and eastern Europe for a week of seminars and informal discussion about queer networks in transnational perspective. As part of his duties as one of the summer school's resident faculty members, Johnson delivered a keynote address entitled "The Lesser Intimacies," on Friday, September 16th.
- Graduate student Amanda Lanzillo received a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to conduct dissertation research in India for the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Pedro Machado gave a conference paper ("On Denaturalising Trade and Business in the Indian Ocean") at the "Recentering Afro-Asian Connections" conference held at the Universities of Cape Town Western Cape in South Africa.
- The Midwestern History Association has announced that Jim Madison is the winner of this year’s Frederick Jackson Turner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Midwestern History.
Diplomatic History is seeking two graduate students from the IU History Department or a related department to serve as Editorial Assistants starting on January 1, 2017. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week FTE). An interest in transnational history and the histories of various regions and periods is desirable. Editorial Assistants read and make preliminary assessments of all incoming manuscripts, process books for review, assist in selecting referees, prepare copy for publication , edit and proofread copy, record information in a computer database, and participate in editorial discussions.
Applicants should be ABD, that is, having finished their PhD qualifying exams, and have good editorial skills. A successful applicant must also have at least two semesters of G901 eligibility, as there is no fee remission with this appointment.
Compensation is currently $1,575 per month with health benefits, and it can be a ten or twelve-month position. The position has potential to be renewable annually for up to three years provided that the candidate is still eligible for G901.
Deadline for applications is Friday, October 14, 2016.
Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:Nick Cullather, Anne Foster, Editors Diplomatic History Indiana University 1217 E. Atwater Avenue Bloomington IN 47401-3703 email@example.com