Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of April 14 - 20, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

H-Net Job Guide 17 - 24 April

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

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Recent Calls for Papers

CfPanelists: "Time and Temporality in Migration Control: Intersectional Perspectives," ESSHC 2018

Call for abstracts for a session at the 12th European Social Science History Conference, Belfast, April 4-7, 2018

Session title: Time and Temporality in Migration Control: Intersectional Perspectives

Session organizers: Dr. Johanna Leinonen (Migration Institute of Finland) and Dr. Saara Pellander (University of Helsinki)

Abstract deadline: April 27, 2017

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and the early sexologists

Dear Douglas,

I'm not sure he actually communicated with scientists of his day - I believe he was rather monomaniacal - but he did read their work and used it to his own advantage (much to the displeasure of other then gay activists). He was familiar, for example, with an extensive discussion in entomology about same-sex copulation in cockchafers. I just finished a chapter on this discussion, which includes a few pages on Ulrichs. I can send you a copy if you're interested.

Best wishes,

Pieter R. Adriaens

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Roger Hardy
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Bishop

Bishop on Hardy, 'The Poisoned Well: Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East'


Roger Hardy. The Poisoned Well: Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-062320-3.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Bishop (Texas State University/San Marcos)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Peter McPhee
Reviewer: 
Jordan Hayworth

Hayworth on McPhee, 'Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life'


Peter McPhee. Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11811-7.

Reviewed by Jordan Hayworth (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert Schmuhl
Reviewer: 
Mathieu Billings

Billings on Schmuhl, 'Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising'


Robert Schmuhl. Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022428-8.

Reviewed by Mathieu Billings (Notre Dame)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Ken Hughes
Reviewer: 
Cody J. Foster

Foster on Hughes, 'Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection'


Ken Hughes. Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. 288 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3802-8.

Reviewed by Cody J. Foster (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Lisa Jakelski
Reviewer: 
Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Fosler-Lussier on Jakelski, 'Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968'


Lisa Jakelski. Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968. California Studies in 20th-Century Music Series. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 272 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29254-3.

Reviewed by Danielle Fosler-Lussier (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Anika Walke
Reviewer: 
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Kotljarchuk on Walke, 'Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia'


Anika Walke. Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia. Oxford Oral History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 352 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933553-4.

Reviewed by Andrej Kotljarchuk (Sodertorn University)
Published on H-Russia (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Ken Frieden
Reviewer: 
Danielle Drori

Drori on Frieden, 'Travels in Translation: Sea Tales at the Source of Jewish Fiction'


Ken Frieden. Travels in Translation: Sea Tales at the Source of Jewish Fiction. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 389 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3457-7; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3441-6.

Reviewed by Danielle Drori (New York University)
Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Sonya Freeman Loftis
Reviewer: 
Paula Hellal

Hellal on Loftis, 'Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum'


Sonya Freeman Loftis. Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 208 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01800-7.

Reviewed by Paula Hellal (Birkbeck University of London)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Laure Murat
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Murat, 'The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon'


Laure Murat. The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-02573-5.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University, Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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