Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of April 14 - 20, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

On the lives of fugitives: Runaway slave advertisement databases

Crystal Eddins has published a list of digitized runaway slave advertisements collections "suitable for research and teaching on black resistance."

Source: HASTAC, March 30, 2017, https://www.hastac.org/blogs/crystal-eddins/2017/03/30/lives-fugitives-runaway-slave-adver...

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

Requesting for Advice for the Study of Feminism in the Ming Dynasty as a Global Concept

I am a graduate student in the history department at Northeastern University, and recently working on my own research project about the endogenous root of Feminism in the Ming Dynasty, China. I have finished reading the Biographies of Exemplary Women, Chronicles, and Legendary novels during the Ming Dynasty as primary sources. For the secondary sources, I found Dorothy Ko’s Teacher of the inner Chamber: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China; and Timothy Brook’s The Confusion of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in the Ming China, etc.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Darren Frederick Speece
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Speece, 'Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics'


Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99951-7.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Sara N. Hottinger
Reviewer: 
Andrew Fiss

Fiss on Hottinger, 'Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics'


Sara N. Hottinger. Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics. Albany: SUNY, 2016. 205 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6009-3.

Reviewed by Andrew Fiss (Michigan Technological University)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

Author: 
Tiago Saraiva
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Lewis

Lewis on Tiago Saraiva, 'Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism'


Tiago Saraiva. Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03503-3.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Lewis (Ohio State University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Adam Rothman
Reviewer: 
James Illingworth

Illingworth on Rothman, 'Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery'


Adam Rothman. Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-36812-5.

Reviewed by James Illingworth (Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park)
Published on H-South (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon

Author: 
Joanna Mishtal
Reviewer: 
Anna M. Muller

Muller on Mishtal, 'The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland'


Joanna Mishtal. The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland. Polish and Polish American Studies Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2140-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2139-0.

Reviewed by Anna M. Muller (University of Michigan - Dearborn)
Published on H-Poland (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Paul Brykczynski

Author: 
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Reviewer: 
David Kieran

Kieran on Nguyen, 'Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War'


Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66034-2.

Reviewed by David Kieran (Washington & Jefferson College)
Published on H-Amstdy (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Eric Covey

A New Politics of Memory

Author: 
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Reviewer: 
Josephine Park

Park on Nguyen, 'Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America'


Viet Thanh Nguyen. Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 240 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-514699-8.

Reviewed by Josephine Park (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Amstdy (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Eric Covey

Revisiting Race and Resistance

Author: 
Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tally Gur

Gur on Aschheim and Liska, 'The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions'


Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds. The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. 300 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-037293-9.

Reviewed by Tally Gur (Haifa University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

The German Jewish Experience Revisited

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