Visiting scholar Shaohong Wang is a Ph.D. candidate from Wuhan University who majors in the history of Japanese immigrants and Japanese American citizens in the 20th century. Before visiting IUB, she received a BA in History from Xinjiang University and a MA in History from Wuhan University. Her research interests include but are not limited to transpacific interaction between Japan, China, and the US, emotional history, gender, race and politics, WWII history. Her most recent work mainly analyses the patriotism of the Japanese American Citizen League and the commitment to their ethnicity during WWII when Japanese Americans are interned by the U.S. government. She is willing to get involved in all kinds of academic activities and discussion, and can easily be reached at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emeritus Professor Larry Friedman had been at Harvard since leaving IU in 2008. He has taught in Harvard’s History of Science Department and in its Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and has chaired two dissertations. The book he began at IU, “A World Without Nations: from Jane Addams to EB White” has finally been completed and is due out in perhaps a year. Larry works with Abigail Modaff (Harvard) and Pilar Damião de Medeiros (Azores) on related research projects and turns 81 next month.
On Friday, September 3rd, Eric Robinson delivered the paper "Did Sparta Decline and Fall — or Just Fall?" for the international conference series Lectures on Decline in Antiquity sponsored by the University of Florence and the University of California at San Diego.
Rebecca Spang wrote about Colin Jones’s The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris (Oxford University Press, 2021) for The TLS. (September 3, 2021). If you want to read her review and the paywall gets in your way, she’d be happy to share a pdf.
Carl Weinberg was interviewed about his new book Red Dynamite: Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America on the Righting America blog.