Professor Kenneth Lipartito has just published an article in the American Historical Review titled "Reassembling the Economic: New Departures in Historical Materialism." This is a major professional accomplishment, for the AHR is undoubtedly the most important and competitive journal in our profession within the United States. Publishing in it is reserved to a select few. Professor Lipartito makes us all proud and deserves our warmest congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. April Merleaux, whose grant proposal on "Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis" has been funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for Humanities in the Public Square. This is a major public history grant, and we are happy to celebrate the achievements of Dr. Merleaux and Dr. Rebecca Friedman, who also worked on the proposal.
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