Volume 3 - Number 1 - April 2016

April 23 - 29, 2016

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Research Grant (Richard)

To promote the use of collections housed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Department of History and Geography is pleased to announce the Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Research Grant in the amount of $2,000 for a researcher who is not a faculty member, staff member, or graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

Conference on Digital History and Philosophy of Science -- Norman, OK -- August 26-28, 2016

The Digital HPS Consortium is holding its annual conference from Friday morning August 26, through Sunday morning August 28, 2016 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
 
Conference title: "Varieties of Digital HPS: How Do We Make Unique Projects Survive in a Networked and Evolving Environment?"

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
James R. Skillen
Reviewer: 
Christine Reed

Reed on Skillen, 'Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife'


James R. Skillen. Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xii + 348 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2127-9.

Reviewed by Christine Reed (University of Nebraska, Omaha)
Published on H-Environment (May, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Louise Woodroofe
Reviewer: 
Charlie Thomas

Thomas on Woodroofe, 'Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente'


Louise Woodroofe. Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente. New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations Series: Kent: Kent State University Press, 2013. vii + 168 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-184-0.

Reviewed by Charlie Thomas (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME)
Published on H-War (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Elizabeth Schmidt
Reviewer: 
Charlie Thomas

Thomas on Schmidt, 'Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror'


Elizabeth Schmidt. Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xviii + 267 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88238-5; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-70903-3.

Reviewed by Charlie Thomas (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME )
Published on H-War (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Ian Worthington
Reviewer: 
Christian Djurslev

Djurslev on Worthington, 'By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire'


Ian Worthington. By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxi + 388 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-992986-3.

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

Author: 
Silke Strickrodt
Reviewer: 
Matthew Reardon

Reardon on Strickrodt, 'Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast, c. 1550- c.1885.'


Silke Strickrodt. Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast, c. 1550- c.1885. Western Africa Series. Suffolk: James Currey, 2015. 280 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84701-110-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Reardon (West Texas A&M)
Published on H-War (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Matthew Smith
Reviewer: 
Kendra Smith-Howard

Smith-Howard on Smith, 'Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy'


Matthew Smith. Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy. Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. xii + 290 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16484-9.

Reviewed by Kendra Smith-Howard (University at Albany-SUNY)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Ashton W. Merck

Author: 
Jussi Jalonen
Reviewer: 
Christopher Gennari

Gennari on Jalonen, 'On Behalf of the Emperor, on Behalf of the Fatherland: Finnish Officers and Soldiers of the Russian Imperial Life-Guard on the Battlefields of Poland, 1831'


Jussi Jalonen. On Behalf of the Emperor, on Behalf of the Fatherland: Finnish Officers and Soldiers of the Russian Imperial Life-Guard on the Battlefields of Poland, 1831. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 372 pp. $175.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-30376-8.

Reviewed by Christopher Gennari (Camden County College)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Kamran Rastegar
Reviewer: 
Zeina G. Halabi

Halabi on Rastegar, 'Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East'


Kamran Rastegar. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-939017-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-939016-8.

Reviewed by Zeina G. Halabi (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Specters of Postcolonial Traumas

Author: 
Jon Cowans
Reviewer: 
Inês C. Dias

Dias on Cowans, 'Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959'


Jon Cowans. Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 448 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1641-0.

Reviewed by Inês C. Dias (University of California, Los Angeles)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Charles E. Claggett Jr, Richard E. Weiss
Reviewer: 
Henry C. Alphin Jr

Alphin Jr on Claggett Jr and Weiss, 'Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights'


Charles E. Claggett Jr, Richard E. Weiss. Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 400 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-883982-79-9.

Reviewed by Henry C. Alphin Jr (Drexel University)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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