He will be there for sabbatical working on a new book, a biography of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, to be published in the Jewish Lives Series of Yale University Press.
Colombia Was a World Pioneer in Peace Processes
Robert Karl's book Forgotten Peace has been released in Spanish translation as La paz olvidada. He spoke with Colombian newspaper El Espectador about the book's significance for Colombia's national conversation on violence, peace, and the past.
LBJ Foundation Names "The Fierce Urgency of Now" Winner of D.B. Hardeman Prize
The prize is given to the author(s) of the most significant book on the U.S. Congress, as chosen by the Hardeman Prize National Selection Committee.
Faculty Appointments: Rhae Lynn Barnes, Michael Blaakman, Iryna Vushko
This fall, we will welcome three new faculty members to the department:
Rhae Lynn Barnes (U.S. Cultural History)
Michael Blaakman (American Revolutionary Era)
Iryna Vushko (Modern Continental Europe).
Appointed for a term of one year, Old Dominion Professors will join a program designed to provide additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly
Conlan will pursue his research project, “Kings in All but Name: The Rise of the Ōuchi, 1350-1465, and Japan’s Age of Yamaguchi, 1466-1551,” and Guenther her research project, “The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Sciences of Mind and Brain.”
Angela Creager has received the American Philosophical Society’s 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science for her book Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine.
Her project aims to bring together historians of science and art to explore the craft of alchemy and its practitioners in early modern Europe.