Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of May 12 - 18, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

Call for Submissions for The Menial Collection

The Menial Collection is a newly established, peer-reviewed journal of art theory and post-modernity, in the form of a pastiche of a rather problematic arts organization based in Houston, Texas, The Menil Collection. This journal is dedicated primarily to the publication of essays, papers, and interviews, which call into question what is entailed within higher-browed intellectualism, and hierarchies propagated by, as well as within, museums. 

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Recent Items For Scholars

Thomas Jefferson, Congress, and Gifts?

Query: Lewis & Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered Thomas Jefferson's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President.

TJ also received a diplomatic (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President. 

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Ikram Masmoudi
Reviewer: 
Levi Thompson

Thompson on Masmoudi, 'War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction'


Ikram Masmoudi. War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-9655-0.

Reviewed by Levi Thompson (UCLA)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Ikram Masmoudi Gives Voice to Iraqi War Narratives

Author: 
Stavroula Pipyrou
Reviewer: 
Anastasia Karakasidou

Karakasidou on Pipyrou, 'The Grecanici of Southern Italy: Governance, Violence, and Minority Politics'


Stavroula Pipyrou. The Grecanici of Southern Italy: Governance, Violence, and Minority Politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 256 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4830-2.

Reviewed by Anastasia Karakasidou (Wellesley College)
Published on H-Nationalism (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Jason D. Hansen
Reviewer: 
Robert Nelson

Nelson on Hansen, 'Mapping the Germans: Statistical Science, Cartography, and the Visualization of the German Nation, 1848-1914'


Jason D. Hansen. Mapping the Germans: Statistical Science, Cartography, and the Visualization of the German Nation, 1848-1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 232 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-871439-2.

Reviewed by Robert Nelson (Department of History, University of Windsor)
Published on H-TGS (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Benjamin Bryce

Author: 
Elizabeth Casteen
Reviewer: 
Tracy Adams

Adams on Casteen, 'From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples'


Elizabeth Casteen. From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 312 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5386-1.

Reviewed by Tracy Adams (University of Auckland)
Published on H-Italy (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Matt Vester

Author: 
Julia Cassaniti
Reviewer: 
Michael Chladek

Chladek on Cassaniti, 'Living Buddhism: Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community'


Julia Cassaniti. Living Buddhism: Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community. IthacA: Cornell University Press, 2015. 232 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-5671-8.

Reviewed by Michael Chladek (University of Chicago)
Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Bruce Kuklick
Reviewer: 
Frank Blazich

Blazich on Kuklick, 'The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes'


Bruce Kuklick. The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Make Heroes. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 224 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2354-9.

Reviewed by Frank Blazich (Smithsonian, National Museum of American History )
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Christoph Mick
Reviewer: 
Dan Gashler

Gashler on Mick, 'Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City'


Christoph Mick. Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947: Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2015. 480 pp. $59.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-671-6.

Reviewed by Dan Gashler (SUNY Delhi)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert K. Brigham
Reviewer: 
Katelyn Tietzen

Tietzen on Brigham, 'The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents'


Robert K. Brigham. The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. xxi + 301 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4051-9899-8.

Reviewed by Katelyn Tietzen (Kansas State University)
Published on H-War (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Wim Klooster
Reviewer: 
Ernst Pijning

Pijning on Klooster, 'The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World'


Wim Klooster. The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 432 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5045-7.

Reviewed by Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Adrian Finucane
Reviewer: 
Adrian Pearce

Pearce on Finucane, 'The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire'


Adrian Finucane. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4812-8.

Reviewed by Adrian Pearce (University College London)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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