New Book Out from Professor William Chester Jordan and Dr. Randall Todd Pippenger *18

Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century

Introduced by William Chester Jordan
Annotated by Randall Todd Pippenger
Translated from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg

Apply Now for New Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Environment and Climate

The successful candidate will work on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework. We are especially interested in candidates whose work also addresses issues of race and imperialism.

Applications received by January 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration.

New Faculty Books: November - December 2021

The De Thematibus ('on the themes') of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus translated with introductory chapters and notes by John Haldon
Residues: Thinking Through Chemical Environments by Soraya Boudia, Angela Creager, Scott Frickel, Emmanuel Henry, Nathalie Jas, Carsten Reinhardt, Jody Roberts
In Search of The Third Bird: Exemplary Essays from The Proceedings of ESTAR(SER), 2001-2021 edited by D. Graham Burnett, Catherine L. Hansen and Justin E.H. Smith

Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Welcomes Matthew Delvaux for 2021 Cohort

Matthew Delvaux is one of four new scholars who have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this fall.

Safari Nation by Jacob Dlamini Awarded Two Book Prizes

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini has been awarded the 2021 AHA's Martin A. Klein Prize in African History and the 2021 University of Johannesburg Book Prize.

New Faculty Books: September - October 2021

Intimate States: Gender, Sexuality, and Governance in Modern US History edited by Margot Canaday, Nancy F. Cott, and Robert O. Self
The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization by Harold James
Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold History of the Menthol Cigarette by Keith Wailoo
Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century Introduced by William Chester Jordan, annotated by Randall Todd Pippenger, and translated from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg
Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement by Julian E. Zelizer

Linda Colley Awarded Honorary Degree from Oxford

She received her honorary degree alongside Former United States First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Baronees Ruth Lister, Professor Anna Deavere Smith, and author Jeanette Winterson.

Elise Mitchell Joins Department of History as Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mitchell is working on a book manuscript about enslaved Africans’ social, political and therapeutic responses to smallpox epidemics and how they endured and contested European public health and medical interventions in the Caribbean region.

Isadora Moura Mota Unearths the Fight for Freedom in Brazil

Mota has devoted her career to the study of slavery in Brazil, which was the longest-lasting slave society in the Western world, spanning from the 16th century until 1888.

Revising the Revisionists: Can the Truth Lead to Reconciliation in South Africa?

Historian Jacob Dlamini, born and raised in South Africa, seeks to tell nuanced stories about the apartheid era. His job is especially fraught.

Alum Margaret Schotte Receives 2020-21 Dean's Award for Distinction in Research at York University

Her book, Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800, was published in 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bryan LaPointe Won the Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award for 2021

LaPointe's winning essay is “A Right to Speak: Toward a Political History of Former Slaves Before the American Civil War.”

Lozano Appointed to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program

Rosina Lozano, Associate Professor of History, was one of 23 scholars recently appointed to the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau dedicated to sharing American history.

Davis Seminar Offered in Hybrid Format

The seminar will take place in-person and on Zoom. Registration required to attend.

Phil Nord Transfers to Emeritus Status

Philip Nord is a preeminent historian of contemporary France. He spent 40 years in the Department of History, serving as chair from 1995-2001 and as director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 2012-16.

David Bell and John Haldon Elected as Fellows in the British Academy

David Bell and John Haldon are among 84 new Fellows the British Academy has elected in recognition of outstanding achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

New Faculty Book: July 2021

The Life of Simeon of the Olives: An Entrepreneurial Saint of Early Islamic North Mesopotamia by Robert Hoyland, Sebastian P. Brock, Kyle B. Brunner & Jack Tannous

Rustow’s “Lost Archive” Named Finalist for 2020 National Jewish Book Award

Marina Rustow’s book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue, was named a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the “Writing Based on Archival Material” category.

Teaching a Pandemic in Real Time: The Art and Archaeology of Plague

Janet Kay talks about how she incorporated the coronavirus and the pandemic's effects into her course material for ART 361 / HIS 355 during the spring 2021 semester.

New Faculty Books: July - August 2021
The Life of Simeon of the Olives: An Entrepreneurial Saint of Early Islamic North Mesopotamia

By Robert Hoyland, Sebastian P. Brock, Kyle B. Brunner, and Jack Tannous
July 2021

This book presents the first ever critical edition and complete translation of the Syriac Life of Saint Simeon of the…