Dr. Victor Uribe's new book, Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic, is now available from Stanford University Press. For historians, spousal murders are significant for what they reveal about social and family history, in particular the hidden history of day-to-day gender relations, conflicts, crimes, and punishments. Click on the link above for more information at the press's website.
Hilary Jones presented a paper titled, “Extraversion and Creolization in Saint Louis, Senegal: The Political Economy of a Nineteenth Century Port,” for the AHRC International Research Network called “The Global City, Past and Present.”
Dr. Adler's op-ed describes the first university-based gathering of a nationwide reading/conversation program called Talking Service, which offers veterans the opportunity to discuss speeches, memoirs, letters, and stories focusing on the experience of military service. Created by the Great Books Foundation and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Talking Service is a promising model for university programming geared toward a growing student population of veterans.
Just in time for Halloween, Dr. April Merleaux, an expert on food history and the history of sugar, was quoted on National Public Radio in an October 30, 2015 story titled "Tainted Treats, Racism and the Rise of Big Candy."
Dr. Aurora Morcillo will speak on "The ‘Woman Question’ and the Quest for Modernization in Ortega y Gasset" at Tel Aviv University on November 19. Her talk, at 16:45 in Gilman Building Room 133, will be part of a conference titled "Spain's Road to Modernity."
On Tuesday October 27th 2015 Dr. Gwyn Davies delivered the annual Feinstone Lecture in the Archaeology of Israel for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) at the McClung Museum, University of Tennessee. This lecture was entitled "The Late Roman Fort at Yotvata, Israel" and featured the excavations carried out at the site by both Dr. Davies and his co-director, Dr. Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between 2003 and 2007.
Dr. Aurora Morcillo has published her third singled authored book. Titled En cuerpo in alma. Ser mujer en tiempos de FrancoMadrid: Siglo XXI, 2015) is a compendium and updated rendition of more than twenty years of scholarship.
In August 2014, a group of FIU historians and archivists began creating the digital archives of Miami Beach. By March of 2015, the month that Miami Beach celebrated its Centennial, the group had processed and digitized more than 8,000 documents. Now, the digital repository contains more than 20,000 images, and the original documents have been safely archived at the Miami Beach City Hall. The City of Miami Beach Historical Archives is home of a rich collection of photographs, postcards, brochures
Dr. Gwyn Davies has recently published a book titled "The 2003–2007 Excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata", which provides the results of the excavations there by Gwyn Davies and Jodi Magness.
Congratulations to Dr. April Merleaux on her new book "Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness", which explores the connections between sugar markets, business practices, and American Imperialism from the Spanish-American War to the Great Depression.