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Department of History Newsletter

January 22, 2015


Copy for the next edition of the History Department Newsletter should be submitted by Thursday noon to Becky Bryant via e-mail (bryant@indiana.edu). This newsletter is also available on the History Department’s web page, at http://www.indiana.edu/~histweb/



NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Konstantin Dierks has been awarded a 2015 New Frontiers award for his project, Globalization of the United States, 1789-1861: An Interactive Digital Atlas.

Michael Dodson presented a paper entitled "The Municipal Landscape of Benares" at the C. A. Bayly commemoration conference "Bayly, Benares, and the Making of World History" in Varanasi, India, on January 7th. He was also recently featured in the PBS documentary series "Sacred Journeys" in the episode on the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in 2013 at Allahabad, India.

Jeff Gould has been awarded a 2015 New Frontiers award for work on his film project Port Triumph.

The United States Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Ellen Wu to its Indiana Advisory Council. Ellen is one of 18 Indiana citizens who will serve a two-year term.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, January 23, 3:00-4:30 pm, Woodburn 111

Graduate student Alex Tipei will be giving a mock-job talk entitled, “Tools of Civilization: Elementary Education, ‘French Influence’, and the Balkan-Nation States.”

Friday, January 23, 4:00 pm, IMU Persimmon Room

First candidate in the International Studies Department search for a historian of international relations will present “Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual.”

Monday, January 26, 4-5:30 pm, The Poynter Center 618 E. Third St.

Alvin Rosenfeld, Professor of Jewish Studies and English, will present a discussion based on his recent book The End of the Holocaust, and what is the importance of memory. RSVP to eayoung@indiana.edu to receive access to one of the chapters.

Monday, January 26, 4:00 pm, IMU Persimmon Room

Second candidate in the International Studies Department search for a historian of international relations.

Wednesday, January 28, 12:00 noon, Ballantine 004

Institute for European Studies roundtable, “European Responses to #blacklivesmatter” with presentations by Michelle Moyd and other colleagues.

Wednesday, January 28, 3:30 pm, Ballantine 005

History faculty and graduate students will meet for an informal discussion of History’s website.

Wednesday, January 28, 5:30 pm, IMU Oak Room

“Ancient Israel, Modern Identities,” Jewish Studies Lecture by Professor Michael Press, Borns Jewish Studies Program Visiting Scholar, 2014-15. More Info >>

Friday, January 30, 11:30-1:00 pm, IMU Redbud Room

The Islamic Studies program presents Michael Hancock-Parmer, History Phd student, “Islamic or Buddhist, Settled or Nomadic: The Southern Kazakh Steppe in the Early Eighteenth Century.”

Friday, January 30, 3:00-4:30, IMU Redbud Room

Historical Teaching and Practice talk of the spring semester. Ronald J. Osgood, IU Professor Emeritus (Telecommunications), will be speaking on "The Development of a Participatory Online Documentary: 'The Vietnam War/American War: Stories from All Sides.'"

Friday, February 6, 11:00 am, IMU Sassafras Room

U.S. History Workshop with Nate Holdren, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Maurer School of Law

Friday, February 6, 4:00, IMU Redbud Room

Third candidate in the International Studies Department search for a historian of international relations.