The American Historical Review published Colin Elliott’s article entitled: ‘The Ecology of Exchange: The Monetization of Roman Egypt’.
Sara Gregg published “Visualizing the Enlarged Homestead Act: Mapping Power and Place in Early Twentieth-Century US Land Policy,” in Mapping Nature Across the Americas (University of Chicago Press, 2021), a chapter stemming from an NEH Summer Institute on the history of cartography in the Americas at the Newberry Library. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo68653536.html
Gregg also recently co-authored a piece on citational politics by twelve prominent women in in environmental history published in Inside Higher Ed, “The entrenched inequity of not appropriately citing the scholarship of women and people of color.”
The University Partnership Program between the University of Novi Sad (UNS) in Serbia and IU, led by Alex Lichtenstein, was covered in the IDS on November 7: IU history professor chaperones Civil Rights tour with students from IU, Serbia. With support from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and IU alumni Ann Jakisich Erne and David A. Erne, this program will bring together five students from UNS and five students from IU on a five-day tour of historic monuments to the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Applications are now open for the May 29-June 4, 2022 trip.
Michelle Moyd makes the case for a new, global understanding of who fought World War I in a piece from today's Washington Post: World War I's Black veterans are often overlooked.
On November 5-6, Kaya Şahin attended the Tomorrow's Renaissance symposium, organized by the Renaissance Society of America and dedicated to exploring new directions in scholarship for the period 1300–1700. As part of the symposium, Kaya convened a panel called "What Would an Ottoman Renaissance Look Like?" Other panels focused on "Critical Junctures, Racial Intersections," "Global Imaginings," "Object Lessons," and State of the Field: What Needs to Change."
Ellen Wu was a featured presenter at IU's Undergraduate Research Journal Research Day on Saturday, November 6. She spoke on "Asian American History and 'Public-Facing' Research." On Tuesday, November 16, will speak on a post-screening panel for filmmaker Jon Osaki's new documentary "Not Your Model Minority." The event is part of the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum x Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 2021 VOICES virtual conference.
Do you like the idea of using a role-playing game in your classroom but are reluctant to try it? Consider joining our Faculty Learning Community (FLC) that will provide support to instructors—faculty and graduate students--who are attracted to this pedagogy and would benefit from close collaboration aimed at a successful launch of a role-playing game in your classroom over the next academic year. We will jointly explore the opportunities and challenges posed by Reacting to the Past role-playing games; identify games that are most suitable for our classes; work through the nuts and bolts of playing a specific game with students; “play-test” a part of each of our games with community members to give instructors practice at managing the process; and share lessons we learn once we have put our plans into operation.
This FLC is sponsored by the PACE Institute for Role-Immersive Teaching and Learning. If you are interested in joining the FLC, please contact Professor Carl Weinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as we have a critical mass of participants, we’ll get started.