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

Job:Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (65%, Doktorand/in) im DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Gegenwart/Literatur, Geschichte, Theorie und Praxeologie eines Verhältnisses“ (15.07.2017)

Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität  Bonn sucht für das DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Gegenwart/Literatur, Geschichte, Theorie und Praxeologie eines Verhältnisses“ in der Philosophischen Fakultät im Rahmen einer Promotion zum 1. Oktober 2017 befristet für 3 Jahre

12 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen

(65%, Doktorand/in)

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What's New For Teachers

Oral History Tips Podcast

I am pleased to share with you news of the oral history podcast coming out of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony http://alotarchives.org/blog.

Our podcasts speak to broad themes of interest to all oral historians. The format is as follows: we interview someone who has undertaken oral history interviews and play a clip from one of their interviews. The clip is discussed, and we ask for a specific tip on doing oral history. We conclude with updates from the ALOT archivist.

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Recent Calls for Papers

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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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Latest from H-Net Reviews

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

On War, Modernity, and Other Drugs

Author: 
John F. Collins
Reviewer: 
Andrew Britt

Britt on Collins, 'Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy'


John F. Collins. Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 480 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5320-1; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5306-5.

Reviewed by Andrew Britt (Emory University)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Barbara Weinstein
Reviewer: 
Colin M. Snider

Snider on Weinstein, 'The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil'


Barbara Weinstein. The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil. Radical Perspectives Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 472 pp. $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5777-3; $109.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5762-9.

Reviewed by Colin M. Snider (University of Texas at Tyler)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Hyacinthe Destivelle, O.P.
Reviewer: 
Heather Coleman

Coleman on Destivelle, 'The Moscow Council (1917-1918): The Creation of the Conciliar Institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church'


Hyacinthe Destivelle, O.P. The Moscow Council (1917-1918): The Creation of the Conciliar Institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church. Translated by Jerry Ryan, edited by Michael Plekon and Vitaly Permiakov. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. xviii + 447 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-268-02617-2.

Reviewed by Heather Coleman (University of Alberta)
Published on H-Russia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Bradley R. Simpson
Reviewer: 
Jaroslaw Suchoples

Suchoples on Simpson, 'Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968'


Bradley R. Simpson. Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008. viii + 367 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5634-1.

Reviewed by Jaroslaw Suchoples (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Frank Dhont

Author: 
Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Reviewer: 
Barbara Brickman

Brickman on Wojcik, 'Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction'


Pamela Robertson Wojcik. Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6447-0.

Reviewed by Barbara Brickman (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Childhood (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Sarah Crabtree
Reviewer: 
Julie Holcomb

Holcomb on Crabtree, 'Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution'


Sarah Crabtree. Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution. American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-25576-7.

Reviewed by Julie Holcomb (Baylor University)
Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Amy G. Remensnyder
Reviewer: 
John F. Schwaller

Schwaller on Remensnyder, 'La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds'


Amy G. Remensnyder. La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. ix + 470 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989298-3; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-989300-3.

Reviewed by John F. Schwaller (University at Albany)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Richard H. Jones
Reviewer: 
Michael Miller

Miller on Jones, 'Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable'


Richard H. Jones. Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6119-9; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6118-2.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University)
Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Michael D. Thompson
Reviewer: 
James Illingworth

Illingworth on Thompson, 'Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port'


Michael D. Thompson. Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port. Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. 312 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-474-8.

Reviewed by James Illingworth (University of Maryland, College Park)
Published on H-Slavery (June, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

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