Department of History Newsletter
Friday, November 22, 2013
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). This newsletter is also available on the History Department’s web page, at http://www.indiana.edu/~histweb/
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cynthia Bannon gave a paper on "Knowing Names: Fish and Finance in Varro's De re rustica" at Vanderbilt University on November 11, 2013.
Graduate student Susan Eckelmann has been awarded a Moody Research Grant from the Moody Foundation of Galveston, Texas, for her project “Freedom’s Little Lights: The World of Children and Teenagers in the U.S. and Abroad during the Civil Rights Era.” Susan will conduct research at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin.
Larry Friedman’s book, The Lives of Erich Fromm, is reviewed in the current November 8 issue of the Times Literary Supplement, and the German edition of this book was just released. He gave the keynote on Fromm on November 15 for the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC. He also co-chaired a conference in Lisbon in late October -- "The European Conference on Public Intellectuals."
On November 9, graduate student Brendan Gillis presented a paper, "Governing in the Public Eye: Print, Professionalism, and the Discourse of Magisterial Competence in the Long Eighteenth Century," at the North American Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.
History in Africa, co-edited by John Hanson since 2010, marks its 40th anniversary with a supplemental on-line issue with essays by scholars discussing influential articles. This supplemental issue to volume 40 (2013) has free on-line access at:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HIA (click on the 'Special 40th Anniversary Issue' icon for access) or go to:
Ajay Mehrotra presented his paper, “Charles A. Beard and the Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis,” at an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center honoring the 100th anniversary of Charles Beard’s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.
Marissa Moorman presented "Kuduro: Dance, Music, and the Angolan Body Politic" at the symposium – “Globalization and Belonging in Central Africa and Its Diaspora,” held at Miami University of Ohio, November 18 & 19, 2013.
Last weekend, graduate student Julia Riegel presented a paper entitled, "'Jewish Composers are the Crowning Achievements of Foreign Nations:' Jewish Identity and Yiddish Nationalism in the Writings of Menachem Kipnis" at "The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews: 1920-1960: Identity, Politics & Culture," an international conference at Arizona State University.
Jonathan Schlesinger gave an invited paper, "China's Rush for Natural Resources in Historical Perspective," at Georgetown University's Institute for Global History.
Graduate student Alex Tipei presented "Elementary Education in the Balkans, before and after the Greek Revolution," on November 21, 2013, at the ASEEES conference in Boston.
Ellen Wu's op-ed, "Is the Yellow Peril Dead?" was published by the History News Network (hnn.us) this week.
Tuesday, December 3, 12 noon, Ballantine 703
Lunchtime discussion of the film Twelve Years a Slave in the History conference room. For more information, contact Jordan Taylor email@example.com
Friday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, IMU Oak Room
“Graceful Exits: War Cemeteries and British Legacies in the Crimea,” Lara Kriegel, European History Workshop. All papers will be available ahead of time and posted as a resource on Oncourse. If you have questions about the workshop, or would like us to add you to the Oncourse site for the EHW, please contact the organizers, Roberta Pergher (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Julia Roos (email@example.com).