PhD candidate Szabolcs László gave a presentation entitled “Small State Orientalism and Imperial History: Hungarian Explorations and Instrumentalizations of Central Asia” on Friday, October 22, at a workshop on Re-examining Empires from the Margins: Towards a New Imperial History of Europe, organized by the Munich Centre for Global History.
Colin Elliott gave a talk at the University of Frieburg titled ‘Network Power, Monetary Standards and Ecology in Roman Egypt’. The talk was part of a research workshop applying David Singh Grewal’s concept of ‘network power’ to the study of pre-industrial economies.
Alex Lichtenstein, along with Phoebe Wolfskill and Rasul Mowatt in American Studies, has received a grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation for $80,000 in support of their project, "Unmasked; The 1935 Antilynching Exhibits and Community Remembrance in Indiana."
Eric Robinson gave the paper "Thermopylae and the Spartan Military Mystique” to inaurgurate this year's Sparta Live! webinar series hosted by the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies at the University of Nottingham and the city of Sparti in Greece. The event series in part commemorates the 2500 anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.
Rebecca Spang was the featured guest on this week’s Earth Eats on WFIU. She was also featured on WBUR’s “On Point,” talking about inflation.
Carl Weinberg’s book Red Dynamite: Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America has been published by Cornell University Press. Thanks to the IU TOME grant, the book can be downloaded as a free pdf. Morgenstern Books will be hosting a book talk/reading/signing on Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The event will be in-person and live-streamed. Check out this “deleted scene” essay (one of many to come) on Carl’s new author website, created with the great help of our colleague Kalani Craig.
Alexis Guilbault, PhD 2021, has been selected as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She will promote their new Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project by organizing a national conference and course on race and the digital humanities to be held in the Fall of 2022. Be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or want to be involved!