Volume 2 - Number 4 - December 2015

January 30-February 5, 2016

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Fellowship: Leo Baeck Institute Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship

Leo Baeck Institute Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship

The Leo Baeck Institute is offering a Career Development Award as a personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: American Propaganda Artists during World War I

It will probably be very difficult for you to find, but the San Antonio Public Library Foundation produced a booklet along with a presentation they had several years ago called "The Winds and Words of War." Here's the data: Alison Hays Lane, ed., San Antonio Public Library Foundation, 625 Shook Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78212. www.saplf.org and the phone number is (or was as of the printing in 2008) 210-225-4728. It has color prints of dozens of posters and a chapter on the artists.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
William B. Jensen, Henry Fenichel, Milton Orchin
Reviewer: 
Pnina G. Abir-Am

Abir-Am on Jensen and Fenichel and Orchin, 'Scientist in the Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann (1903-1975)'


William B. Jensen, Henry Fenichel, Milton Orchin. Scientist in the Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann (1903-1975). Jerusalem: Hebrew University, Magnes Press, 2011. 416 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-965-493-580-7.

Reviewed by Pnina G. Abir-Am (Brandeis University)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Author: 
Samantha Grant
Reviewer: 
Jon Marshall

Marshall on Grant, 'A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times'


Samantha Grant. A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times. Bullfrog Films, 2014. documentary film, DVD, 75 minutes.

Reviewed by Jon Marshall (Northwestern University)
Published on Jhistory (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Seeking the Truth about Lies

Author: 
Valerie Traub
Reviewer: 
Mackenzie Cooley

Cooley on Traub, 'Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns'


Valerie Traub. Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns. Haney Foundation Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 480 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4729-9.

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
John Pownall Reeves
Reviewer: 
Augustine Meaher

Meaher on Reeves, 'The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II'


John Pownall Reeves. The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II. Edited by Colin Day and Richard Garrett. Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 251 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-988-8208-32-6.

Reviewed by Augustine Meaher (Baltic Defense College)
Published on H-War (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Daniel Marston
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Marston, 'The Indian Army and the End of the Raj'


Daniel Marston. The Indian Army and the End of the Raj. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 400 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89975-8.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-War (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Paul J. Kosmin
Reviewer: 
Christian Djurslev

Djurslev on Kosmin, 'The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire'


Paul J. Kosmin. The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. xv + 423 pp. $52.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72882-0.

Reviewed by Christian Djurslev (University of Exeter)
Published on H-War (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Lindsey A. Freeman
Reviewer: 
Sarah Siff

Siff on Freeman, 'Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia'


Lindsey A. Freeman. Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 256 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2237-8.

Reviewed by Sarah Siff (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-War (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Audra J. Wolfe
Reviewer: 
David Mills

Mills on Wolfe, 'Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America'


Audra J. Wolfe. Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America. Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Science Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. viii + 166 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0769-2; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-0771-5.

Reviewed by David Mills (Minnesota West Community & Technical College )
Published on H-War (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Mariah Adin
Reviewer: 
Molly J. Scanlon

Scanlon on Adin, 'The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s'


Mariah Adin. The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2015. 167 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-3372-4.

Reviewed by Molly J. Scanlon (Nova Southeastern University)
Published on H-Law (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles L. Zelden

Author: 
Daniel H. Usner
Reviewer: 
Katherine M. Osburn

Osburn on Usner, 'Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South'


Daniel H. Usner. Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South. Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lecture Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 136 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4849-0; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4848-3.

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