Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of August 4 - 10, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 7 August - 14 August

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 7 August 2017 to 14 August 2017.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

ANTHROPOLOGY

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What's New For Teachers

Re: Query: Teaching Regions after the Election

For a more in-depth analysis of various processes of regionalism and spatial change in the United States, Donald Meinig's 4-volume set, The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, is an incredible resource. I tap only a tiny portion of it but for example in Volume 3 (1850-1915) I use Part 3, Chapter 2, New Economic Regions (as well as Chapter 3, Railroads: The Contest for Territory) to help students think about the development of new regions as agriculture, forestry, mining and industry expanded out of the East Coast. Volume 4 goes up to 2000.

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Recent Calls for Papers

CfP: The 6th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 23 – 25 November 2017, Lucca, Italy

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 6th Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again

 

23 - 25 November 2017, Lucca, Italy

Agora Cultural Centre

 

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of September 2017

Early Bird Deadline: 15th of August 2017

 

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Edward J. Klekowski, Libby Klekowski
Reviewer: 
Kevin Braam

Braam on Klekowski and Klekowski, 'Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914/1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical staff'


Edward J. Klekowski, Libby Klekowski. Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914/1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical staff. Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. 296 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-7255-0.

Reviewed by Kevin Braam (U.S. Army)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Armand de Mestral, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jason Yackee

Yackee on de Mestral, 'Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies'


Armand de Mestral, ed. Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies. Waterloo, Ontario: CIGI Press, 2017. 552 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-928096-38-2.

Reviewed by Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Stefan Vander Elst
Reviewer: 
Jay Rubenstein

Rubenstein on Vander Elst, 'The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400'


Stefan Vander Elst. The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4896-8.

Reviewed by Jay Rubenstein (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Chris Alden, Sérgio Chichava, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joseph Hanlon

Hanlon on Alden and Chichava, 'China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists'


Chris Alden, Sérgio Chichava, eds. China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists. Johannesburg: Jacana, 2014. 256 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-920196-94-3.

Reviewed by Joseph Hanlon (The Open University (UK); London School of Economics (UK))
Published on H-Luso-Africa (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Andrew Pettegree
Reviewer: 
Jon Marshall

Marshall on Pettegree, 'The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself'


Andrew Pettegree. The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 445 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17908-8.

Reviewed by Jon Marshall (Northwestern University)
Published on Jhistory (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Molly W. Berger
Reviewer: 
Sean Seyer

Seyer on Berger, 'Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929'


Molly W. Berger. Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $34.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4214-1992-3.

Reviewed by Sean Seyer (University of Kansas)
Published on H-USA (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Gregg Bocketti
Reviewer: 
Marshall C. Eakin

Eakin on Bocketti, 'Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil'


Gregg Bocketti. Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 320 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6255-6.

Reviewed by Marshall C. Eakin (Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-Nationalism (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Karlos Hill
Reviewer: 
Tameka Bradley Hobbs

Hobbs on Hill, 'Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory'


Karlos Hill. Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 136 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-62037-7.

Reviewed by Tameka Bradley Hobbs (Florida Memorial University)
Published on H-Law (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer

Author: 
Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds.
Reviewer: 
Edward Snyder

Snyder on Naranch and Eley, 'German Colonialism in a Global Age'


Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds. German Colonialism in a Global Age. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 419 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5723-0.

Reviewed by Edward Snyder (Chowan University)
Published on H-TGS (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Benjamin Bryce

Author: 
Peter Gough
Reviewer: 
Philip Bohlman

Bohlman on Gough, 'Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West'


Peter Gough. Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West. Music in American Life Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 304 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03904-1.

Reviewed by Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago)
Published on H-Music (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Lars Fischer

A Moment in History when Singing and Listening to Diversity Made Americans More Alike Than Different

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