Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of February 17-23, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

$1,500 Scholarships for PhD Students in the Humanities/Social Science & eligibility for up to $15,000 Fellowship

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The IHS PhD Scholarship is a $1,500 award to support PhD students interested in answering important societal questi

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What's New For Teachers

ChartAccent: chart annotation tool

ChartAccent is an interesting new tool to annotate charts. The creators have presented it in the following paper:

Donghao Ren, Matthew Brehmer, Bongshin Lee, Tobias Höllerer, and Eun Kyoung Choe, "ChartAccent: Annotation for Data-Driven Storytelling, (Accepted) Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization (PacificVis 2017), 2017, https://chartaccent.github.io/publications/chartaccent-pacificvis2017.pdf

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Recent Calls for Papers

Illustrating Identity/ies

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‘Illustrating Identity/ies’

An international conference organised by IDEA, Illustr4tio and Illustration Research Network

9th-10th November 2017, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Alan Male

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Were African Americans drafted under the 1863 Militia Act?

This has been an extremely enlightening exchange, one that has forced me to think more clearly about the crucial distinctions that need to be kept in mind.

Regional distinctions were clearly important. Were blacks drafted in the North? In the Border States? In the Confederate States? The procedures, formal and informal, varied from place to place. What was true of Massachusetts may not have been true of Maryland, and what was true of Maryland may not have been true of Mississippi.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Joan Quigley
Reviewer: 
Wanda Little Fenimore

Fenimore on Quigley, 'Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital'


Joan Quigley. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937151-8.

Reviewed by Wanda Little Fenimore (University of South Carolina, Sumter)
Published on H-SAWH (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Timofey Agarin, Karl Cordell
Reviewer: 
Erika Harris

Harris on Agarin and Cordell, 'Minority Rights and Minority Protection in Europe'


Timofey Agarin, Karl Cordell. Minority Rights and Minority Protection in Europe. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016. 218 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78348-191-0.

Reviewed by Erika Harris (University of Liverpool)
Published on H-Nationalism (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Minority Protection in Postcommunist Europe: European in Form, National in Content

Author: 
Peter Marshall, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard Rawls

Rawls on Marshall, 'The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation'


Peter Marshall, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959548-8.

Reviewed by Richard Rawls (Georgia Gwinnett College)
Published on H-German (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Capturing the Complexities of the Reformations

Author: 
Nicholas J. Schlosser
Reviewer: 
Joan Clinefelter

Clinefelter on Schlosser, 'Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany'


Nicholas J. Schlosser. Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03969-0.

Reviewed by Joan Clinefelter (University of Northern Colorado)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Michael S. Neiberg
Reviewer: 
Donald Seablom

Seablom on Neiberg, 'The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America'


Michael S. Neiberg. The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046496-7.

Reviewed by Donald Seablom (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Stephen Warren
Reviewer: 
Deena Parmelee

Parmelee on Warren, 'The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America'


Stephen Warren. The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Maps. 336 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1173-0.

Reviewed by Deena Parmelee (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James Fox
Reviewer: 
Shane Peterson

Peterson on Fox, 'British Art and the First World War, 1914-1924'


James Fox. British Art and the First World War, 1914-1924. Studies in the Social and Culture History of Modern Warfare Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xii + 233 pp. $44.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-10587-4.

Reviewed by Shane Peterson (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James Hamilton-Paterson
Reviewer: 
John Abbatiello

Abbatiello on Hamilton-Paterson, 'Marked for Death: The First War in the Air'


James Hamilton-Paterson. Marked for Death: The First War in the Air. New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. 416 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68177-158-8.

Reviewed by John Abbatiello (USAF Academy)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Rosa Brooks
Reviewer: 
Mike Pavelec

Pavelec on Brooks, 'How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon'


Rosa Brooks. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-7786-3; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-7787-0.

Reviewed by Mike Pavelec (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Jeremy Bentham
Reviewer: 
James E. Crimmins

Crimmins on Bentham, 'Writings on Political Economy, vol. 1, The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham'


Jeremy Bentham. Writings on Political Economy, vol. 1, The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Edited by Michael Quinn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-876796-1.

Reviewed by James E. Crimmins (Huron University College)
Published on H-Albion (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

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