Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of July 7-13, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

DH Box and Access in the Digital Humanities

An interview with Stephen Zweibel and Patrick Smyth about the NEH-funded project, DH Box, designed to help faculty integrate digital humanities tools into their curriculum. Stephen Zweibel is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Patrick Smyth is a doctoral student in English and Digital Fellow, also at the Graduate Center.

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Recent Calls for Papers

Call for Submissions: U.S.-Japan Women's Journal

Established in 1988, the U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal (USJWJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual publication available in print and online that promotes scholarly exchange on social, cultural, political, and economic issues pertaining to gender and Japan. We encourage comparative study among Japan, the United States, and other countries. We welcome contributions from all academic fields in the humanities and social sciences and proposals for special issues.

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Recent Items For Scholars

Searching for a Master's Thesis topic

Dear scholars of Nahuatl,


I am a linguistics student at the University of Vienna, preparing to write her Master's Thesis. I wrote my Bachelor thesis and semester papers on Nahuatl (morphology and typology), and apart from great enthusiasm, I have a basic knowledge of the language (I took a Nahuatl class at the Free University of Berlin).

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Julian Gewirtz
Reviewer: 
Hiroki Takeuchi

Takeuchi on Gewirtz, 'Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China'


Julian Gewirtz. Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 416 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97113-4.

Reviewed by Hiroki Takeuchi (Southern Methodist University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Reformers and Internationalists Are Likely Partners

Author: 
Ōmi Toshihiro
Reviewer: 
Galen Amstutz

Amstutz on Fumiaki, 'Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai' and Ōmi Toshihiro, 'Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi'


Iwata Fumiaki. Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2014. 332 pp. JPY 3,600 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-00-025988-0.Ōmi Toshihiro. Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi. Kyoto: Hōzōkan, 2014. 230 pp. JPY 3,000 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-8318-6043-9.

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Brian Kennedy

Kennedy on Gould, 'The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916'


Lewis L. Gould. The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. xiv + 178 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2280-1.

Reviewed by Brian Kennedy (University of Hertfordshire)
Published on H-USA (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
Reviewer: 
Daniel A. Stolz

Stolz on Shefer-Mossensohn, 'Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge'


Miri Shefer-Mossensohn. Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. 262 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-0359-7.

Reviewed by Daniel A. Stolz (Northwestern University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrea Zittlau

Zittlau on Kritsotaki and Long and Smith, 'Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World'


Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds. Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 323 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-45359-0.

Reviewed by Andrea Zittlau (Universität Rostock)
Published on H-Disability (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Anna Rose Alexander
Reviewer: 
Christopher Boyer

Boyer on Alexander, 'City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910'


Anna Rose Alexander. City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910. History of the Urban Environment Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 216 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6418-6.

Reviewed by Christopher Boyer
Published on H-LatAm (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrae Marak

Author: 
Sonja Luehrmann
Reviewer: 
Orel Beilinson

Beilinson on Luehrmann, 'Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge'


Sonja Luehrmann. Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-994362-3.

Reviewed by Orel Beilinson (Harari College)
Published on H-Russia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
David Baron
Reviewer: 
Brent Ruswick

Ruswick on Baron, 'American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World'


David Baron. American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. New York: Liveright, 2017. 352 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-63149-016-3.

Reviewed by Brent Ruswick (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Nicholas Stargardt
Reviewer: 
Paul Steege

Steege on Stargardt, 'The German War: A Nation under Arms, 1939-1945'


Nicholas Stargardt. The German War: A Nation under Arms, 1939-1945. New York: Basic Books, 2015. Illustrations. 760 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-01899-4.

Reviewed by Paul Steege (Villanova University)
Published on H-Nationalism (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

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