Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of March 10 - 16, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Integrated Studies Program Full-time Lecturer

The Integrated Studies Program at Penn invites applications for two full-time one-year lectureships in the humanities for academic year 2017-18, with the possibility of renewal based on a review and approval of the Dean. Successful applicants will join a team teaching an innovative freshman-year curriculum across the liberal arts. Lecturers from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences will be expected to collaborate on all aspects of the delivery of the course, and influence its design and direction.

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

Fertilizer history: anthropologist needs help from historians

I'm an anthropologist working on a book on agricultural change and the research is pulling me deep enough into the waters of agricultural history that I could use some help.  I have done as much digging on this question as I can and I'm asking this forum for any insights or leads.

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Author: 
Balázs Majtényi, György Majtényi
Reviewer: 
Joanna Kostka

Kostka on Majtényi and Majtényi, 'A Contemporary History of Exclusion: The Roma Issue in Hungary from 1945 to 2015'


Balázs Majtényi, György Majtényi. A Contemporary History of Exclusion: The Roma Issue in Hungary from 1945 to 2015. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2016. 244 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-386-122-6.

Reviewed by Joanna Kostka (Lancaster University)
Published on H-Nationalism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan Dahn

Dahn on Rüger and Wachsmann, 'Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany'


Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds. Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 336. pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-34778-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Dahn (University of Chicago, CHSS)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

Author: 
Nancy Woloch
Reviewer: 
Lauren MacIvor Thompson

MacIvor Thompson on Woloch, 'A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s'


Nancy Woloch. A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. vii + 337 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00259-0; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17616-1.

Reviewed by Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Zeb Tortorici, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mackenzie Cooley

Cooley on Tortorici, 'Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America'


Zeb Tortorici, ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28814-0.

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Bill Kissane
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Zartman

Zartman on Kissane, 'Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War'


Bill Kissane. Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 272 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960287-2.

Reviewed by Jonathan Zartman (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Sherene Baugher, Richard F. Veit
Reviewer: 
Christopher Heaney

Heaney on Baugher and Veit, 'The Archaeology of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers'


Sherene Baugher, Richard F. Veit. The Archaeology of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers. American Experience in Archaeological Perspective Series. Tampa: University Press of Florida, 2014. 276 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4971-7; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-6193-1.

Reviewed by Christopher Heaney (University of Texas Austin)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Hillel Cohen
Reviewer: 
Ido Zelkovitz

Zelkovitz on Cohen, 'Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929'


Hillel Cohen. Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929. The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2015. 312 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-811-5; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-810-8.

Reviewed by Ido Zelkovitz (The Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
R. Michael Stewart, Kurt W. Carr, Paul A. Raber, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karl Lorenz

Lorenz on Stewart and Carr and Raber, 'The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures: Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP'


R. Michael Stewart, Kurt W. Carr, Paul A. Raber, eds. The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures: Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07095-7.

Reviewed by Karl Lorenz (Shippensburg University)
Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brian R. Robertson

Robertson on Notaker and Scott-Smith and Snyder, 'Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad'


Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds. Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad. Key Studies in Diplomacy Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-331-3.

Reviewed by Brian R. Robertson (Texas A & M University, Central Texas)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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