Volume 2 - Number 2 - June 2015

New Funding and Job Opportunities

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Amstdy: 20 July - 27 July

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 20 July 
2015 to 27 July 2015. These job postings are included here based on 
the categories selected by the interim editor of H-California. See the 
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more 
information.

 

AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Position, Assistant / Associate Professor (South Asian Studies), Stanford University

For full details see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51183

Stanford University, Religious Studies
South Asian Studies – Assistant / Associate Professor in Humanities

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   California, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Contact:

Jill Covington
South Asian Studies Faculty Search
450 Serra Mall, Bldg 70
Religious Studies Department
Stanford, CA 94305

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What's New For Teachers

Re: short pieces analyzing objects in historical and cultural context?

All,

Thank you to everyone on the list who provided such smart and generous suggestions—there are too many of you to name but I appreciate all of your assistance. I have compiled a list here of the texts and other resources recommended by the group. I hope others find these many suggestions helpful as well.

Warmly,

Carrie Lane

 

Books

 

“Richard Pryor’s Peoria” digital archive

Dear colleagues,

I’m writing to announce “Richard Pryor’s Peoria”, a digital humanities project that reconstructs the comedian’s formative years through a curated collection of over 200 documents related to his life, his family, and the changing history of Peoria, Illinois, in whose red-light district Pryor was raised. 

A Timeline of Federal History

We are adding to our timeline of historical dates important to the development of the federal government and its roles and policies. The timeline has been useful to scholars and students interested in the evolving structure and responsibilities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

We welcome comments and suggestions.

See the timeline at  http://shfg.org/shfg/programs/resources/timeline-of-federal-history/

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Recent Calls for Papers

CFP: 2016 Urban History Group Conference, Re-Evaluating the Place of the City in History, University of Cambridge, 31 March – 1 April

As the devolution of powers to cities gains political momentum in the UK it brings into sharper focus the roles of towns and cities in previous times and cultures.

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Recent Items For Scholars

Manuscripts of Western Sumatra and the province of Jambi. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new catalogue to its web pages. The catalogue gives details of Arabic and Jawi manuscripts held in private collections that were copied by the project EAP352: Endangered Manuscripts of Western Sumatra and the province of Jambi. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods.

More information about the project can be found at: http://eap.bl.uk/database/overview_project.a4d?projID=EAP352

QUERY> Info on new, English translation of Abhayakaragupta's Nispanna-yogavali

Dear colleagues,

I recenly became aware of this new publication on Abhayakaragupta's Nispanna-yogavali:

http://adityaprakashan.com/index.php?String=66730&p=sr&Field=bookcode&Exactly=yes&Format=d...

described as containing "Sanskrit text in Devanagari ... the Tibetan version in Tibetan script ... [and] English translation".

Is anyone able to offer any comments on the quality of the editions and translation?

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Latest Postings from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Kai Chen
Reviewer: 
Jane Ferguson

Ferguson on Chen, 'Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures'


Kai Chen. Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures. Illustrations. New York: Springer Press, 2014. xii + 97 pp. $54.99 (paper), ISBN 978-981-4560-01-6; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-981-4560-02-3.

Reviewed by Jane Ferguson (Australian National University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Child Soldiers S-E Asia

Author: 
Gareth Williams
Reviewer: 
Daniel J. Wilson

Wilson on Williams, 'Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio'


Gareth Williams. Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Illustrations. xvii + 354 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-29975-8; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-137-50658-0.

Reviewed by Daniel J. Wilson (Muhlenberg College)
Published on H-Disability (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Timothy Snyder, Ray Brandon, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter Ruggenthaler

Ruggenthaler on Snyder and Brandon, 'Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953'


Timothy Snyder, Ray Brandon, eds. Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xii + 326 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-994556-6; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-994558-0.

Reviewed by Peter Ruggenthaler (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Study of War-Consequences)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Katka Reszke
Reviewer: 
Michael Newmark

Newmark on Katka Reszke, 'Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland'


Katka Reszke. Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland. Jews of Poland Series. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013. 260 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-246-0; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61811-308-5.

Reviewed by Michael Newmark (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Poland (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Paul Brykczynski

Author: 
Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds.
Reviewer: 
Theodore Nitz

Nitz on Naranch and Eley, 'German Colonialism in a Global Age'


Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds. German Colonialism in a Global Age. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 432 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5723-0.

Reviewed by Theodore Nitz (Gonzaga University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Andrés Mario Zervigón
Reviewer: 
Kristopher Imbrigotta

Imbrigotta on Zervigón, 'John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage'


Andrés Mario Zervigón. John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-98177-2.

Reviewed by Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Prosecutor with Scissors: John Heartfield and the Photomontage

Author: 
Ṭovah Gamliel
Reviewer: 
Rachel S. Harris

Harris on Gamliel, 'Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women'


Ṭovah Gamliel. Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. x + 450 pp. $54.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8143-3476-8.

Reviewed by Rachel S. Harris (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Published on H-Judaic (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Matthew A. Kraus

Wailing for a Dying Culture: The Loss of Yemenite Women’s Tradition

Author: 
Victor Madeira
Reviewer: 
Alex Nordlund

Nordlund on Madeira, 'Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929'


Victor Madeira. Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2014. 339 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-895-1.

Reviewed by Alex Nordlund (University of Georgia)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Philip MacDougall
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Cunigan

Cunigan on MacDougall, 'Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800: The Saffron Banner and the Tiger of Mysore'


Philip MacDougall. Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800: The Saffron Banner and the Tiger of Mysore. Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014. 224 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-948-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas Cunigan (University of Kansas)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jack A. Goldstone
Reviewer: 
Nicole Bauer

Bauer on Goldstone, 'Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction'


Jack A. Goldstone. Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 168 pp. $11.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-985850-7.

Reviewed by Nicole Bauer (UNC Chapel Hill)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

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