Department of History Newsletter
Monday, May 6
The Department of History Newsletter is published weekly during the academic year. Copy for the next edition of the History Department Newsletter should be submitted by Thursday noon to Becky Bryant via e-mail (email@example.com). This newsletter is also available on the History Department’s web page, at http://www.indiana.edu/~histweb/
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Graduate student Chris Eichstedt has been awarded a Fulbright for study in Costa Rica in 2013-14.
Jeff Gould recently presented “Scars of Memory: El Salvador, 1932” at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.
Graduate student Katie Hiatt has been awarded a Fulbright for study in Ukraine in 2013-2014.
Owen V. Johnson presented a seminar, "Whom Do We Serve? A Comparative Historical Analysis of Journalistic Professionalism in Russia and East Central Europe," at the Center for Baltic and East European Studies at Sodertorn University in Stockholm, Apr. 17. He also was a keynote speaker at the 6th International Conference on Media in Central and Eastern Europe, Apr. 26 at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Ed Linenthal delivered the 2013 Branigin Lecture, "'The Predicament of Aftermath': Oral History and the Toxic Past," at Franklin College, Monday, April 29th. He wrote a preface for Stephen Fagin's spring 2013 University of Oklahoma Press book Assassination and Commemoration: JFK, Dallas, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Scott O’Bryan delivered a paper March 22 at the National Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in San Diego: “Affluence in the Thermal City: Heat, Social Capital and the Built Environment of Tokyo,” on the panel, Rethinking Affluence in Postwar Japanese History.
Mark Roseman published a Polish edition of his book on the Wannsee Conference: Wannsee. Willa. Jezioro. Spotkanie. (Warsaw: Wielka Litera, 2013)
Rob Schneider presented a paper, "The Ethos of Otium cum Dignitate and Literary and Intellectual Culture in the Age of Richelieu," at the 66th Annual KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 19.
Graduate student Jim Seaver received the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant to support his research at the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, later this year. In two weeks he will present a paper entitled "Secondhand-to-Hand Combat: The Rise of the World War II Antiquities Collecting Community, 1945-1990" at "The Past for Sale? The Economic Entanglements of Cultural Heritage" conference at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. On the teaching front, Jim recently received a Collins teaching award for his fall 2012 course "American Spirits: The History and Culture of Alcohol in the United States" at IU's Collins Living-Learning Center. In June and July he will join the faculty of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program at its Murray State University campus.
In Spring 2014 Micol Seigel will be a visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Ellen Wu has been awarded a New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship for her project “Overrepresented: Asian Americans, Race, and Class in Late-Twentieth Century America.” On May 3, Ellen will present her invited paper "Deghettoizing Chinatown: Race and Space in Postwar America" at the Conference on Cities, Towns, and Suburbs. The symposium is organized by the Rutgers University Center for Race and Ethnicity as part of its year-long Sawyer Seminar on Race, Place, and Space in the Americas. She will also share a version of "Deghettoizing Chinatown" at the University of Chicago's Social History Workshop on May 16.
Tuesday, May 7, 2:00-5:00, IMU Hoosier Room
Roundtable on Universal History (1500-1800), with presentations by Konstantin Dierks (History);Eric MacPhail (French);Hall Bjørnstad (French); Guillaume Ansart (French); and Johannes Türk (German).
May 8-10th, IMU Distinguished Alumni Room
Twelfth annual Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop, "For Instance...: Eighteenth-Century Exemplarity, its Practices and Limits." For the full program and to register (so as to receive the pre-circulated papers), see http://www.indiana.edu/~voltaire/workshop2013.html
Journal of American History
***Please Apply Now***
The Journal of American History has an immediate opening beginning July 1, 2013. This position provides a valuable funding opportunity for the graduate student who is interested in training to become a professional historian/scholar. As an editorial assistant you will learn copyediting skills that will help improve your writing; become familiar with the world of academic publishing; participate in meetings on selected manuscripts; and work with major historians in the field. As this is a twelve-month position, the JAH works closely with editorial assistants to find time for research trips during the year.
Duties include the collection, preparation, and production of copy for the Journal, including such tasks as proofreading, checking the accuracy of scholarship, copyediting, assisting editors with finding and preparing illustrations, and preparing the “Recent Scholarship” section of the Journal. Editorial assistants are also involved in working on special projects for the Journal.
All graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to apply. Students with a major or a demonstrated interest in U.S. history are preferred.
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation to:
Journal of American History
Edward T. Linenthal, Editor
1215 E. Atwater
Bloomington, IN 47401
The application deadline is May 31, 2013. We will begin calling applicants to schedule a proofreading test for the week June 3, 2013. Interviews will be conducted during the latter part of the same week. The position begins July 1, 2013.
We ask for a two-year commitment, with the possibility of extending your employment and funding for a third year. This is a twelve-month, half-time position that currently pays $1750.00 per month plus fee remissions.
PLEASE NOTE: Résumés and references must be received by May 31, 2013. Please call Nancy Croker if you have any questions (855-3034).
Indiana Magazine of History
Application deadline May 15, 2013
The Indiana Magazine of History (IMH) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Editor. The IMH is a quarterly scholarly journal published by the IU Department of History, with offices located on the 8th floor of Ballantine Hall.
The position requires an average commitment of twenty hours per week, commencing August 15, 2013. This is a 12-month, renewable position (two-year commitment preferred). Anticipated salary (subject to final budget approval) is $1745 per month plus fee remissions; successful candidate will also be eligible for up to $500 annually in conference travel or research-related funding.
The IMH assistant editor takes part in virtually every aspect of journal publication, including:
• Editing: edit manuscripts for style and content; check facts and citations; correspond with authors. Once trained, the assistant editor serves as issue editor for alternating issues of the journal.
• Illustrations: assist authors in researching and obtaining illustrations
• Production: work with staff and printer on issue layout and design
• Reviews: identify books for review; assist editor with choice of reviewers; prepare review notices
Graduate students in the Department of History are invited to apply. Students with a major or demonstrated strength in American history are preferred.
Submit cover letter, cv, and one letter of recommendation to: Editor, IMH, Ballantine Hall 742, Indiana University. Interviews and editing tests will be scheduled for late May. For further information, contact IMH editor Eric Sandweiss, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 855-0210.