Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – April 2023

April 20, 2023

Liane Hewitt accepted a 3-year research postdoctoral position at the Centre for History and Economics Paris, housed at Sciences Po in collaboration with the joint centres at Harvard and Cambridge.

Dr. Julian Weideman *21 recently published “Tunisian Islam,” Women’s Rights, and the Limits of French Empire in Twentieth-Century North Africa” in the March 2023 edition of the American Historical Review. He also published the article “Praxis of Reform: The Politics of Zaytuna Student Housing in Colonial Tunis,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 65 (2022): 859-889.

Emily R. Chesley and her co-host Rebekah Haigh were interviewed by historian Pamela Toler for Women’s History Month over on her blog History in the Margins. They talked about public history: how their podcast Women Who Went Before came into existence, their love of historical fiction, and how to engage people outside academia with good history.

Hasan Hameed wrote a piece for the Daily Princetonian on the importance of employing a language that can help us better care for the sick: "To visit or not to visit: A vocabulary to better care for the sick." He also reviewed Ahmed El Shamsy's Rediscovering the Islamic Classics which was published in Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, vol. 117, no. 3 (2022): 238–240. Established in 1898, the OLZ is one of the oldest German journals specializing in scholarship on the 'Orient'.

Robert Yee published an article in Contemporary European History: "Stability in Numbers: Central Banks, Expertise and the Use of Statistics in Interwar Europe."

Nicholas Barone recently interviewed Will Theiss about his lovely article in the Journal of the History of Ideas, "The Abbé d’Aubignac’s Homer and the Culture of the Street in Seventeenth-Century Paris."

Doctoral candidate Ben Lindquist has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2023-2025 from the Science in Human Culture Program at Northwestern University. Ben’s postdoc brings him back to Chicago, where he studied painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA). He also has an MFA from Yale University’s School of Art (MFA) and has taught art history and art theory at Butler University and Purdue University.