Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of March 10 - 16, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Hagley Museum & Library/Grants and Fellowships Awarded

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in December, 2016.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is March 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.  For more information go to http://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships.

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What's New For Teachers

UMN-led site makes African American historical materials more accessible

From handwritten 17th-century letters to underground hip hop albums from the 1970s, a whole bevy of African-American historical artifacts are now available via the University of Minnesota’s Umbra search.

The site, which houses digital African American archives, is now completely free and open to public...

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Recent Calls for Papers

Mnemonics 2017: The Social Life of Memory

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

 

The sixth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform from September 7-9, 2017 at Goethe University Frankfurt. Confirmed keynote speakers are Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz), Andreas Huyssen (Columbia University, New York) and Anna Reading (King’s College, London).

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Reproducing images and copyright

Thanks, Alex. Will look into what copyright permission from the database compiler might entail. It is hard enough tracking down database folks in the US (took me a long time to figure out who to contact at ProQuest, e.g.), so I imagine this will be even harder with Chinese companies. Obtaining the original and taking my own photo might be the easiest way to go, assuming the microfilm version is still in decent shape.

Thanks again!

arunabh

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
James Fox
Reviewer: 
Shane Peterson

Peterson on Fox, 'British Art and the First World War, 1914-1924'


James Fox. British Art and the First World War, 1914-1924. Studies in the Social and Culture History of Modern Warfare Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xii + 233 pp. $44.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-10587-4.

Reviewed by Shane Peterson (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James Hamilton-Paterson
Reviewer: 
John Abbatiello

Abbatiello on Hamilton-Paterson, 'Marked for Death: The First War in the Air'


James Hamilton-Paterson. Marked for Death: The First War in the Air. New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. 416 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68177-158-8.

Reviewed by John Abbatiello (USAF Academy)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Rosa Brooks
Reviewer: 
Mike Pavelec

Pavelec on Brooks, 'How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon'


Rosa Brooks. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-7786-3; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-7787-0.

Reviewed by Mike Pavelec (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Jeremy Bentham
Reviewer: 
James E. Crimmins

Crimmins on Bentham, 'Writings on Political Economy, vol. 1, The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham'


Jeremy Bentham. Writings on Political Economy, vol. 1, The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Edited by Michael Quinn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-876796-1.

Reviewed by James E. Crimmins (Huron University College)
Published on H-Albion (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Author: 
Stuart J. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Richard Ned Lebow

Lebow on Kaufman, 'Nationalist Passions'


Stuart J. Kaufman. Nationalist Passions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 320 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-0056-9; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5345-8.

Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow (King's College London)
Published on H-Nationalism (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Nancy E. van Deusen
Reviewer: 
Karla Luzmer Escobar Hernández

Escobar Hernández on van Deusen, 'Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain'


Nancy E. van Deusen. Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain. Narrating Native Histories Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5858-9; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5847-3.

Reviewed by Karla Luzmer Escobar Hernández (Universidad de los Andes, Max Planck Institute in European Legal History)
Published on H-Law (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Laurent Corbeil

Author: 
Sarah Gwyneth Ross
Reviewer: 
Laura Carnelos

Carnelos on Ross, 'Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice'


Sarah Gwyneth Ross. Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-65983-4.

Reviewed by Laura Carnelos (Consortium of European Research Libraries)
Published on H-Italy (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Matt Vester

Author: 
Stephen Legg
Reviewer: 
Tara Suri

Suri on Legg, 'Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India'


Stephen Legg. Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. xi + 281 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5773-5; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5759-9.

Reviewed by Tara Suri (Princeton University)
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Philippa L. Hetherington

Author: 
Liz Conor
Reviewer: 
Sianan Healy

Healy on Conor, 'Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women'


Liz Conor. Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women. Crawley: University of Western Australia, 2016. 514 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-74258-807-0.

Reviewed by Sianan Healy (University of Melbourne)
Published on H-ANZAU (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Toby Harper

Author: 
Theodore R. Weeks
Reviewer: 
Magdalena Waligorska

Waligorska on Weeks, 'Vilnius between Nations, 1795–2000'


Theodore R. Weeks. Vilnius between Nations, 1795–2000. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2015. 366 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87580-730-0.

Reviewed by Magdalena Waligorska (Bremen University)
Published on H-Nationalism (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Vilnius/Vilne/Wilno/Vilna: A Short History of Overwriting

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