Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

QU: Concise Source on History of Feminism

I'm looking for a concise (article rather than book length) overview of the history of feminism (okay if it's primarily European/U.S. focused) for an interdisciplinary course that will draw students from various academic backgrounds. Everything I have found online is too simplisitc and follows an unproblemtized "wave" chronology. I'm looking for something that gives students a general idea of feminism as a capacious set of ideas and movements.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

Marisa Chappell

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Recent Calls for Papers

Call for Papers – Placeless Memories: Digital Constructions of Memory and Identity.

The Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (University of York, UK) is pleased to announce a one-day conference in York on 14 July 2017 that aims to open up discussion on the nature of memory and identity construction online and in digital formats. We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of the digital construction of memory and identity, and the use of digital resources as source material for scholars studying these issues.

 

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Shrabani Basu
Reviewer: 
Brett Bebber

Bebber on Basu, 'For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18'


Shrabani Basu. For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18. New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 256 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8405291-1.

Reviewed by Brett Bebber (Old Dominion University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Akiko Tsuchiya, William G. Acree Jr., eds.
Reviewer: 
Aaron Mallari

Mallari on Tsuchiya and Acree Jr., 'Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World'


Akiko Tsuchiya, William G. Acree Jr., eds. Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. 240 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-2077-7; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-2076-0.

Reviewed by Aaron Mallari (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Marjory Harper, ed.
Reviewer: 
Penny L. Richards

Richards on Harper, 'Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present'


Marjory Harper, ed. Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present. Mental Health in Historical Perspective Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 280 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-52967-1.

Reviewed by Penny L. Richards (UCLA Center for the Study of Women)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Jeffrey Sommers
Reviewer: 
Frank Schumacher

Schumacher on Sommers, 'Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.-Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation'


Jeffrey Sommers. Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.-Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015. 158 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-0914-5.

Reviewed by Frank Schumacher (University of Western Ontario)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Doris G. Bargen
Reviewer: 
Keller Kimbrough

Kimbrough on Bargen, 'Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: "The Tale of Genji" and Its Predecessors'


Doris G. Bargen. Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: "The Tale of Genji" and Its Predecessors. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015. xix + 372 pp. + 8 unnumbered pp. of plates. $59.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5154-5.

Reviewed by Keller Kimbrough (University of Colorado)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Zachary Shore
Reviewer: 
Howard Ward

Ward on Shore, 'A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind'


Zachary Shore. A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 258 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998737-5.

Reviewed by Howard Ward (Air War College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Alfred L. Brophy
Reviewer: 
Jamie Diane Wilson

Wilson on Brophy, 'University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War'


Alfred L. Brophy. University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 408 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-996423-9.

Reviewed by Jamie Diane Wilson (University of South Carolina)
Published on H-Slavery (March, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

Author: 
Arthur J. Ray
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Ray, 'Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History'


Arthur J. Ray. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4743-8.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks)
Published on H-Empire (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

At the Interface of Law and History

Author: 
Balázs Majtényi, György Majtényi
Reviewer: 
Joanna Kostka

Kostka on Majtényi and Majtényi, 'A Contemporary History of Exclusion: The Roma Issue in Hungary from 1945 to 2015'


Balázs Majtényi, György Majtényi. A Contemporary History of Exclusion: The Roma Issue in Hungary from 1945 to 2015. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2016. 244 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-386-122-6.

Reviewed by Joanna Kostka (Lancaster University)
Published on H-Nationalism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan Dahn

Dahn on Rüger and Wachsmann, 'Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany'


Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds. Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 336. pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-34778-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Dahn (University of Chicago, CHSS)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

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