Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of June 9 - June 15, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach PhD scholarship program for dissertations in "Historical and Tradition-Based African Art"

Freie Universität Berlin
FB Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Kunsthistorisches Institut
Abteilung Kunstgeschichte Afrikas
Sekretariat: Assia Soltani-Nkwo
Koserstr. 20 (A 3.08), 14195 Berlin
Telefon: +49-(0)30-838-55286, Fax: +49-(0)30-838-4-55286< br/>kunstafrikas@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach PhD scholarship program for dissertations in "Historical and Tradition-Based African Art"

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What's New For Teachers

Ten sites that give free access to quality ebooks librarians and publishers should know about [readers, too]

No Shelf Required has a series of  Free Content Alerts, which highlights sites and platforms where ebooks and econtent may be downloaded and read for free. So far they have recommended 10 great sites for "anyone looking for quality content online in digital format".

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Recent Calls for Papers

American Indian Ethos

Hi Everyone,

A colleague and I are working on a encyclopedic-like text on Ethos, and I'm looking for a few scholars to write about a specific ethos of a nation/tribe's respective ethos. One of my greatest concerns about these contributions is co-opting or colonizing an ethos, so if you or a small group of colleagues are part of that nation/tribe, this would be most helpful.

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Research Query: Bahya ben Asher quoting a ḥadith?

This is a very typical "Sufi hadith" (i.e., put in the mouth of the Prophet or perhaps other prominent individuals, but not reported or not considered authentic by the standard collections of sound or good hadiths). I quickly found references to it in many places; most of the Islamic websites quote authorities denying that it is an authentic hadith, although Bahya would presumably have known about it from Sufi sources, not from Bukhari or Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. And many Muslims argue that the meaning is consistent with Scripture (i.e. Quran) even if the ascription to Muhammad is unfounded.

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Author: 
Diane Sicotte
Reviewer: 
Richard Newman

Newman on Sicotte, 'From Workshop to Waste Magnet: Environmental Inequality in the Philadelphia Region'


Diane Sicotte. From Workshop to Waste Magnet: Environmental Inequality in the Philadelphia Region. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7419-6.

Reviewed by Richard Newman (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Tracy Neumann
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Neumann, 'Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America'


Tracy Neumann. Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 280 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4827-2.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College)
Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Nicholas Guyatt
Reviewer: 
Timothy Minella

Minella on Guyatt, 'Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation'


Nicholas Guyatt. Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 416 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-01841-3.

Reviewed by Timothy Minella (Emory University, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry)
Published on H-Slavery (June, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

Author: 
Edward A. Gutiérrez
Reviewer: 
William Gorby

Gorby on Gutiérrez, 'Doughboys on the Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience'


Edward A. Gutiérrez. Doughboys on the Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience. Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014. 320 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1990-0.

Reviewed by William Gorby (West Virginia University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Walter A. McDougall
Reviewer: 
Christopher Hemmer

Hemmer on Walter A. McDougall, 'The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest'


Walter A. McDougall. The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 424 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21145-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Hemmer (Air War College)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert J. Lieber
Reviewer: 
Kyle Haynes

Haynes on Lieber, 'Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order'


Robert J. Lieber. Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-50671-4.

Reviewed by Kyle Haynes (Purdue University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Igor Štiks
Reviewer: 
Siniša Malešević

Malešević on Štiks, 'Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship'


Igor Štiks. Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 240 pp. $108.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-2152-8.

Reviewed by Siniša Malešević (University College Dublin)
Published on H-Nationalism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Volker Prott
Reviewer: 
Conan Fischer

Fischer on Prott, 'The Politics of Self-Determination: Remaking Territories and National Identities in Europe, 1917-1923'


Volker Prott. The Politics of Self-Determination: Remaking Territories and National Identities in Europe, 1917-1923. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-877784-7.

Reviewed by Conan Fischer (University of St Andrews, School of History)
Published on H-Nationalism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Effecting the Politics of Self-Determination: Ambition and Reality

Author: 
Lukasz Kamienski
Reviewer: 
Justin Hubbard

Hubbard on Kamienski, 'Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War'


Lukasz Kamienski. Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 416 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026347-8.

Reviewed by Justin Hubbard (Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

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