Department of History



Department of History Newsletter

September 4, 2015

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Graduate student Katie Hiatt presented "Exploring Increased Archival Access in Ukraine: Contextualizing Greek Catholic Experience of the Gulag," on July 30 at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as part of the Hoover Institution Summer Archival Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes from July 20-31. The presentation was based on dissertation research in Ukraine as well as the Hoover Institution's microfilm collection.

Alex Lichtenstein's essay on dual enrollment classes in Indiana high schools appears in the September issue of AHA Perspectives.

Michelle Moyd presented the paper “From Colony to Mandate: Postwar Governance and Local Meanings in Tanganyika, 1916-1925” at the workshop "Beyond Versailles: Governance, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities after the Great War,” held at Humboldt University in Berlin, 21-23 May 2015. Two weeks later, she gave a short presentation entitled “Are Soldiers Free: Some Reflections” at the “Six Years of Re: Work” workshop, also in Berlin. She presented the paper “Home Front as Front Line: Schutztruppe Columns at War in German East Africa, 1914-1918” to the "Great War in Africa” conference, held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, June 29-30, via YouTube. Michelle has also accepted an invitation to serve as Interim Associate Director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) for 2015-2016.

Congratulations to Alex Rabinowitch, who has just received the 2015 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies by the Association for the Study of East European and Eurasian Studies.

Deutschlandfunk produced a 20 min. radio-feature on Mirjam Zadoff’s book Next Year in Marienbad

Noam Zadoff received a Monograph Grant from the Israel Institute for the translation of his book "From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back: Gershom Scholem's Zionism between Israel and Europe". The book is forthcoming with Brandeis University Press. Between September 17-19 he is organizing an international workshop "Writing Gershom Scholem's Biography" together with David Biale (UC Davis).


Friday, September 4, 12:00 noon, College Arts and Humanities Institute, 1211 East Atwater Ave.

Publishing talk for the first candidate in the AHR Editor Search. More information can be obtained from Nick Roberts (

Friday, September 4, 1:15 pm, IMU Georgian Room

The U.S. History Workshop will feature the work of Dr. Sarah Knott on Friday, September 4th from 1:15-2:15pm in the Georgian Room at the IMU. Dr. Knott’s paper is now available on the Canvas site. If you would like to be added to the site email Adrienne Chudzinski at, Daniel Story at, or Jordan Taylor

Tuesday, September 8, 5:30-7:00 pm, Ballantine 330

Welcome Back Supper for undergraduate History majors. Food will be provided, and information on History-sponsored programs and events for the upcoming year will be provided. For more information, contact Deborah Deliyannis

Thursday, September 10, 4-5:30 pm, IMU Dogwood Room

Second candidate in the AHR Editor and Professor of History search will present their job talk, “Such denial of the right of existence shocks the conscience of mankind: The Language of Destruction and the Concept of Genocide.” For more information, contact Nick Roberts

Friday, September 11, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, location TBA

Second candidate in the AHR Editor and Professor of History search, AHR workshop and discussion. Feel free to bring lunch to the discussion.

Thursday, September 17, 5:30 pm, IMU University Club, 2nd floor

Professor David Biale, Department of History, University of California, Davis, will present “Scholem in Love”, keynote lecture for the Borns Jewish Studies workshop on Writing Gershom Scholem’s Biography.

Friday, September 18, 2:45-4:00 pm, Ballantine 314

HGSA Pedagogy Workshop for History graduate students, “Teaching Your Own Summer Course: Tips and Strategies.”

Monday, September 21, 4:00 pm, Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison 006

The Borns Jewish Studies Program presents Professor Jeffrey Herf, Department of History, University of Maryland, “At War with Israel: Communist East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967-1989.”