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Focus on Teaching Pre Conference Workshop at AHA

Dear Colleagues,

I write to make you aware of a free teaching workshop offered Thursday morning prior to the American Historical Association's Annual Meeting in Denver.  Details are below:


Focus on Teaching Pre Conference Workshop Sponsored by the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History

Thursday, January 5, 2017: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Mineral Hall B (Hyatt Regency Denver, Third Floor)


Author's comment: Sartore on Duindam, 'Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800'

Melissa Sartore’s review provides an apt summary of the themes addressed in my comparative book on dynasties worldwide. My comment has three purposes:


  1. correcting one major and one minor misunderstanding;
  2. saying something about the ambitions of the book, not visible in this review;
  3. adding a few thoughts on ‘difficult’ books and teaching.


Call for Reviewers

I would like to renew our network's call for book reviewers. At this time we would benefit especially from volunteers with research and teaching specialization in non-western history, but all others are welcome as well. As a community of teacher-scholars, H-Teach is uniquely positioned to offer book reviews of interest beyond specialized research, for the daily work of preparing lessons and lectures, creating assignments, and overseeing student research projects.

Jeroen Frans Jozef Duindam
Melissa Sartore

Sartore on Duindam, 'Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800'

Jeroen Frans Jozef Duindam. Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 435 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-63758-0.

Reviewed by Melissa Sartore (West Virginia University Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Teach (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Camarin M. Porter