Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of May 12 - 18, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

REGISTRATION OPEN: Britain, Canada, and the Arts

I'm happy to announce that registration is now open for Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Postwar Renewal

We've managed to assemble a stellar, interdisciplinary lineup with a range of papers. We would be delighted both to see you there, and for any help you can provide in publicizing the event.  

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Recent Items For Scholars

TOC: Journal of the Early Republic

The following is the table of contents for the Journal of the Early Republic, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The issue features articles about black education in antebellum Ohio, the relationship between women and slaves in constitutional thought, and Haitian revolutionaries. Find the table of contents below and the full issue on Project Muse.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Mohammed Gharipour, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi

Demerdash-Fatemi on Gharipour, 'Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World'


Mohammed Gharipour, ed. Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, 2015. xxxviii + 542 pp. $254.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-27906-3.

Reviewed by Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Princeton University)
Published on H-AMCA (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

Author: 
Darren Frederick Speece
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Speece, 'Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics'


Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99951-7.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Sara N. Hottinger
Reviewer: 
Andrew Fiss

Fiss on Hottinger, 'Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics'


Sara N. Hottinger. Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics. Albany: SUNY, 2016. 205 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6009-3.

Reviewed by Andrew Fiss (Michigan Technological University)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

Author: 
Tiago Saraiva
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Lewis

Lewis on Tiago Saraiva, 'Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism'


Tiago Saraiva. Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03503-3.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Lewis (Ohio State University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Adam Rothman
Reviewer: 
James Illingworth

Illingworth on Rothman, 'Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery'


Adam Rothman. Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-36812-5.

Reviewed by James Illingworth (Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park)
Published on H-South (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon

Author: 
Joanna Mishtal
Reviewer: 
Anna M. Muller

Muller on Mishtal, 'The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland'


Joanna Mishtal. The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland. Polish and Polish American Studies Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2140-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2139-0.

Reviewed by Anna M. Muller (University of Michigan - Dearborn)
Published on H-Poland (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Paul Brykczynski

Author: 
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Reviewer: 
David Kieran

Kieran on Nguyen, 'Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War'


Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66034-2.

Reviewed by David Kieran (Washington & Jefferson College)
Published on H-Amstdy (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Eric Covey

A New Politics of Memory

Author: 
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Reviewer: 
Josephine Park

Park on Nguyen, 'Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America'


Viet Thanh Nguyen. Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 240 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-514699-8.

Reviewed by Josephine Park (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Amstdy (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Eric Covey

Revisiting Race and Resistance

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