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Volume 1 • Number 2 • November 2014

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What's New For Teachers

Translation of medical case study, Bordeaux, 1669

Colleagues,

  I am writing on behalf of an art and architectural historian of 17th c. France, Robert W. Berger, who is hoping that a medical historian will be interested in utilizing his translation of a case study, written in Bordeaux in 1669, in a work of medical history. Having seen the brief translation, I agree that it could be of interest, certainly for teaching purposes. Please respond directly to him at: rwberger36@gmail.com . What follows is his description of the material in 2 emails to me.   

Ellen More

Re: Primary readings on antebellum reform movements

If you want to make some selections from reform and anti-reform pamphlet literature, the American Antiquarian Society's  Teach US History has a useful collection of links to plain-text versions of them, sorted by topic.  I've found the Clements Library's assortment of primary sources on female education, evangelism, and culture to be really i

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Recent Calls for Papers

CFP: Jewish-German-Polish - histories and traditions in medical cultures

For German and Polish please scroll down

 

Jewish–German–Polish:

histories and traditions in medical culture(s)

15th International Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine

Poznan University of Medical Sciences

In co-operation with:

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

German Historical Institute, Warsaw

Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

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Recent Items For Scholars

Translation of medical case study, Bordeaux, 1669

Colleagues,

  I am writing on behalf of an art and architectural historian of 17th c. France, Robert W. Berger, who is hoping that a medical historian will be interested in utilizing his translation of a case study, written in Bordeaux in 1669, in a work of medical history. Having seen the brief translation, I agree that it could be of interest, certainly for teaching purposes. Please respond directly to him at: rwberger36@gmail.com . What follows is his description of the material in 2 emails to me.   

Ellen More

Conference Program: Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated-UNL-March 19-20, 2015

Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

March 19-20, 2014

Wick Alumni Center – Great Hall

1520 R Street.

Sponsored by

Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research

Society for Armenian Studies

Department of History

Re: Sources for tracking down fugitive legislator

Thanks, Janet. I've done all those things except for going to the county itself and digging through local records. One newspaper story on the guy said that it was thought he had fled to Mexico. In any case, it's hard enough trying to track some obscure dude, but one who was purposefully trying to cover his tracks is close to impossible. I don't even really know what the procedure is for having someone declared legally dead. Who does that? Probate court?

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Latest Postings from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Mikołaj Stanisław Kunicki
Reviewer: 
Agnieszka Pasieka

Pasieka on Kunicki, 'Between the Brown and the Red: Nationalism, Catholicism, and Communism in Twentieth-Century Poland—The Politics of Bolesław Piasecki'


Mikołaj Stanisław Kunicki. Between the Brown and the Red: Nationalism, Catholicism, and Communism in Twentieth-Century Poland—The Politics of Bolesław Piasecki. Polish and Polish American Studies Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2073-7; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2004-1; $30.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8214-4420-7.

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'


Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Shlomo Avineri
Reviewer: 
Mark Blum

Blum on Avineri, 'Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State'


Shlomo Avineri. Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State. Translated by Haim Walztman. Katonah, NY: BlueBridge, 2013. 304 pp. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-933346-98-4.

Reviewed by Mark Blum (University of Louisville)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Experiential Development of Theodor Herzl's Vision

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