Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

CfA: Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe

The Winter Academy “Revisiting the Nation: Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe” will be held from 26 February to 7 March 2018 in Bukarest. It will be concerned with the conditions and implications of nation building in Eastern Europe.
Closing date: 30 August 2017

 

Rationale

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Recent Items For Scholars

Query: Bar Ilan Responsa Project 1.0

Bar-Ilan Responsa Project 1.0
For a book I am currently writing, I'm searching for an image of the box in which the first version of the Responsa Project, 1.0, was
packaged and marketed when it was first released in 1992.   Failing that, I would settle for any one of the earlier versions.   If you own
a copy of the original box, I would be happy to discuss with you how we might arrange having a suitable digital image created from it.

Please contact me at David Stern dstern@fas.harvard.edu

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
DeWitt C. Poole
Reviewer: 
William B. Whisenhunt

Whisenhunt on Poole, 'An American Diplomat in Bolshevik Russia'


DeWitt C. Poole. An American Diplomat in Bolshevik Russia. Edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. 332 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-30224-5.

Reviewed by William B. Whisenhunt (College of DuPage)
Published on H-Russia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg

American Official Recalls Experience of Bolshevik Revolution

Author: 
Douglas Egerton
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey Jensen

Jensen on Egerton, 'Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America'


Douglas Egerton. Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 448 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09664-0.

Reviewed by Geoffrey Jensen (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Security and Intelligence Studies)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Philip Levy
Reviewer: 
Lindsay Chervinsky

Chervinsky on Levy, 'George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape'


Philip Levy. George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2015. 224 pp. $22.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-940425-90-0.

Reviewed by Lindsay Chervinsky (University of California, Davis)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Gaurav Desai
Reviewer: 
Deeptanil Ray

Ray on Desai, 'Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination'


Gaurav Desai. Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 352 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16454-2.

Reviewed by Deeptanil Ray (Sree Chaitanya College, West Bengal)
Published on H-Socialisms (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Commerce and Imagination

Author: 
Julian Gewirtz
Reviewer: 
Hiroki Takeuchi

Takeuchi on Gewirtz, 'Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China'


Julian Gewirtz. Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 416 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97113-4.

Reviewed by Hiroki Takeuchi (Southern Methodist University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Reformers and Internationalists Are Likely Partners

Author: 
Ōmi Toshihiro
Reviewer: 
Galen Amstutz

Amstutz on Fumiaki, 'Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai' and Ōmi Toshihiro, 'Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi'


Iwata Fumiaki. Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2014. 332 pp. JPY 3,600 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-00-025988-0.Ōmi Toshihiro. Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi. Kyoto: Hōzōkan, 2014. 230 pp. JPY 3,000 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-8318-6043-9.

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Brian Kennedy

Kennedy on Gould, 'The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916'


Lewis L. Gould. The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. xiv + 178 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2280-1.

Reviewed by Brian Kennedy (University of Hertfordshire)
Published on H-USA (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
Reviewer: 
Daniel A. Stolz

Stolz on Shefer-Mossensohn, 'Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge'


Miri Shefer-Mossensohn. Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. 262 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-0359-7.

Reviewed by Daniel A. Stolz (Northwestern University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrea Zittlau

Zittlau on Kritsotaki and Long and Smith, 'Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World'


Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds. Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 323 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-45359-0.

Reviewed by Andrea Zittlau (Universität Rostock)
Published on H-Disability (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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