Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of April 7 - 13, 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

CFP: "The Visual History Archive, Research Experience", American University of Paris, October 26-27, 2017

Founded by the film director Steven Spielberg in 1994, the Visual History Archive is a collection of testimonies recorded in order to preserve the words, faces, gestures and histories of genocide survivors. Holocaust survivors’ testimonies, recorded around the world in 28 languages, represent the bulk of the collection (51 333 to this day).

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Gender and World History

I agree with what Kara has said already, and would like to expand on a few of her points. First, though, I think that perhaps because gender is constructed contextually, specific to the societies and cultures in which norms develop, it has been difficult for some to see how gender history could be done as world history. However, as Kara has pointed out, prioritizing gender as a lens, as opposed to needing its construction to be the same across the globe, is a way forward.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Sudhir Mahadevan
Reviewer: 
Eugenia M. Palmegiano

Palmegiano on Mahadevan, 'A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India, 1840-1930'


Sudhir Mahadevan. A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India, 1840-1930. Albany: SUNY Press, 2015. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-5829-8.

Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University)
Published on Jhistory (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Anthony R. Wells
Reviewer: 
Corbin Williamson

Williamson on Wells, 'A Tale of Two Navies: Geopolitics, Technology, and Strategy in the United States Navy and the Royal Navy, 1960-2015'


Anthony R. Wells. A Tale of Two Navies: Geopolitics, Technology, and Strategy in the United States Navy and the Royal Navy, 1960-2015. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2017. Illustrations, charts. 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-120-3.

Reviewed by Corbin Williamson (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Bradley R. Clampitt
Reviewer: 
Robert Glaze

Glaze on Clampitt, 'The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory'


Bradley R. Clampitt. The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 200 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-7727-4.

Reviewed by Robert Glaze (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Helen Watt, Anne Hawkins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sofia Zepeda

Zepeda on Watt and Hawkins, 'Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793-1815'


Helen Watt, Anne Hawkins, eds. Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793-1815. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2014. 384 pp. $165.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-896-8.

Reviewed by Sofia Zepeda (University of Arizona)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Saadia M. Pekkanen, ed.
Reviewer: 
Erin Zimmerman

Zimmerman on Pekkanen, 'Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order'


Saadia M. Pekkanen, ed. Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order. Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-0052-1; $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0051-4.

Reviewed by Erin Zimmerman (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Jacob Paul Dalton
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Dalton, 'The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra'


Jacob Paul Dalton. The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. xxiii + 246 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17600-2.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University)
Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2017)
Commissioned by John Powers

Author: 
Audra Jennings
Reviewer: 
Beth Linker

Linker on Jennings, 'Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America'


Audra Jennings. Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 296 pp. 55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4851-7.

Reviewed by Beth Linker (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Adam Rayski
Reviewer: 
Laurien F. Vastenhout

Vastenhout on Rayski, 'The Choice of the Jews under Vichy: Between Submission and Resistance'


Adam Rayski. The Choice of the Jews under Vichy: Between Submission and Resistance. Notre Dame: University Of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 408 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-268-04061-1.

Reviewed by Laurien F. Vastenhout (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Alexia M. Yates
Reviewer: 
Philipp Reick

Reick on Yates, 'Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital'


Alexia M. Yates. Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Maps, tables. 368 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08821-4.

Reviewed by Philipp Reick (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Published on H-Urban (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Ling Zhang
Reviewer: 
Zhaoqing Han

Han on Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128'


Ling Zhang. The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128. Studies in Environment and History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15598-5.

Reviewed by Zhaoqing Han (Fudan University)
Published on H-Water (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Yan Gao

A Dynastic Tragedy Caused by the Yellow River

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