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 - Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 23 February 2018

Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 23 February 2018
 
Following a successful first workshop in February 2017, The Open University will be hosting a one-day conference on spaces and places on 23 February 2018, drawing upon the interdisciplinary research interests of the OU’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Group.

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Recent Items For Scholars

Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Jodi Kanter
Reviewer: 
Mindy Farmer

Farmer on Kanter, 'Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush'


Jodi Kanter. Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 198 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3520-6.

Reviewed by Mindy Farmer (Kent State University and May 4 Museum)
Published on H-FedHist (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
Reviewer: 
John Gram

Gram on Saldaña-Portillo, 'Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States'


María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016. 352 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5988-3; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6014-8; ISBN 978-0-8223-7492-3.

Reviewed by John Gram (Missouri State University, Department of History)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrae Marak

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"

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