Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of June 16 - 22, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

CFP: NERWHA 2017 Fall Symposium

New England Regional World History Association

Call for Participants

“Tolerance and Intolerance in World History”

Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts

4 November 2017

 

NERWHA welcomes proposals from teachers, scholars, and advanced students on any aspect relating to its theme “Tolerance and Intolerance in World History.” Proposals may be for an entire panel, a round table, a single paper, a workshop, or a poster.

 

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Bedross Der Matossian
Reviewer: 
James N. Tallon

Tallon on Der Matossian, 'Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire'


Bedross Der Matossian. Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9147-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9263-9.

Reviewed by James N. Tallon (Lewis University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
André Gerolymatos
Reviewer: 
Robert Niebuhr

Niebuhr on Gerolymatos, 'An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949'


André Gerolymatos. An International Civil War: Greece, 1943-1949. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 432 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-18060-2.

Reviewed by Robert Niebuhr (Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Tryntje Helfferich
Reviewer: 
Nathan Michalewicz

Michalewicz on Helfferich, 'The Essential Thirty Years War: A Documentary History'


Tryntje Helfferich. The Essential Thirty Years War: A Documentary History. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing, 2015. xxii + 161 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62466-349-9.

Reviewed by Nathan Michalewicz (George Mason)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
John Powers
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Powers, 'The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism'


John Powers. The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 393 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935815-1.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University)
Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Andrew Mangham
Reviewer: 
Andy C. Brown

Brown on Mangham, 'Dickens’s Forensic Realism: Truth, Bodies, Evidence'


Andrew Mangham. Dickens’s Forensic Realism: Truth, Bodies, Evidence. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2017. xvi + 253 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1324-7.

Reviewed by Andy C. Brown (University of Exeter)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner

Author: 
Mark Moyar
Reviewer: 
Robert Farley

Farley on Moyar, 'Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces'


Mark Moyar. Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. pgs. $28.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.

Reviewed by Robert Farley (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Reviewer: 
Giacomo Lichtner

Lichtner on Ben-Ghiat, 'Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema'

Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 420 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01559-4.

 

Reviewed by Giacomo Lichtner (University of Wellington)
Published on H-Nationalism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Films in Search of a Formula: Italian Empire Cinema as "Imperial Debris"

Author: 
Alicia Brazeau
Reviewer: 
Richard Mikulski

Mikulski on Brazeau, 'Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910'


Alicia Brazeau. Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 210 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3544-2.

Reviewed by Richard Mikulski (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly
Reviewer: 
Cassie Brand

Brand on Felsenstein and Connolly, 'What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City'


Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly. What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. 304 pp.. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-141-9.

Reviewed by Cassie Brand (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

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