IHR's Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award goes to Writing with Scissors, by Ellen Gruber Garvey

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance has won the Institute for Humanities Research (ASU)'s Transdisciplinary Book Award for a book that exemplifies socially engaged scholarship. Scrapbooks are a technology of public and private memory that allowed 19th century users to both speak back to the media and treasure what mattered to them. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize : 2nd place goes to Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews & Arabs & the Ghosts of Catastrophe

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to let you know that my recent book, Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe (Dundurn Press, 2013) has placed 2nd for the non-fiction Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Faith Adiele, one of the judges, wrote: “Her analysis of the conflict is nuanced and complex…. Jo Roberts’ theories on social suffering and memory narrative resonate across history and culture.

CFP Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, 22-24 March, 2014

4th Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies

Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th March 2015

Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

This inter- and multidisciplinary conference focuses on the relationship

between the monstrous and the geographic. We welcome proposals by

academics, teachers, independent researchers, students, artists, NGOs

and anyone interested in manifestations of monstrosity in space.

Possible topics may include topics as diverse as ancient burial sites,

haunted houses, post-apocalyptic landscapes, and even recent

October 23 - 24 - Legacies of the Italian Occupation in Ethiopia

Centro Primo Levi New York, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NYU Department of History, NYU Creative Studies Program present two days of study dedicated to the Italian occupation in Ethiopia. For further information visit: www.primolevicenter.org

All sessions will be held at NYU, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, admission is free

October 23  | 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Emanuela Trevisan Semi (University of Venice, Cà Foscari)


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