I would like to call the attention of H-Asia members to three tributes to Wm. Theodore de Bary that we published earlier this week at the AAS #AsiaNow blog. Carol Gluck (Columbia professor), Donald Keene (Columbia professor emeritus), and Larry Chengliang Hong (Columbia College ’17) have generously taken the time to share their reflections on Ted de Bary’s career and the influence he had on the field of Asian Studies, as well as on his students, colleagues, and friends. Please see this multi-generational memorial post here:
It is with profound sadness that I pass on the news that Dr. Carolyn Neel passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the age of 75.
Sad to hear about the passing of Jean Johnson. Many in the H-World community are undoubtedly familiar with her and her husband's Don multi-volume world history text The Human Drama.
It is about a year now since Patrick Wolfe passed away. He defined the concept and field of “settler colonialism.” Undoubtedly, many on H-World will be familiar with his work. But those who are not, his last book, Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race (London: Verso, 2016), might be of particular interest to world historians.
Recently at Borealia, we shared two reflections on the life and scholarship of Daniel Vickers, professor of history at the University of British Columbia, who passed away in February 2017. The essays were by former student, now professor at Dalhousie, Jerry Bannister, and recent PhD candidate at UBC, Stephen Hay. Here is a short selection from each of their reflections:
By Jerry Bannister:
Several world history teachers I know appreciate the materials provided by Hans Rosling as valuable teaching tools. I always appreciated his food for thought.