Originally published 07/16/2013
Courtesy Julie-Irene Nkodo, project assistant at the AHA.Bernadotte Schmitt Grant: to support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and AfricaJeffrey Ahlman, Smith College “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana.”Laura Beers, American University “Red Ellen: Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist.”Alexander Bevilacqua, Princeton University “Islamic Culture in the European Enlightenment.”Jessica Clark, McGill University “Imperial Beauty: The Global Trade in Appearance, 1830-1930.”Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University “Mapping the Peoples of the New World: Ethnography, Imagery and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.”Erin Hochman, Southern Methodist University “Anschluss before Hitler: The Politics of Transborder Nationalism in Germany and Austria, 1918-1938.”
Originally published 05/07/2013
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center has named nine promising young scholars as 2013–14 Miller Center national fellows. Each fellow will receive a one-year $22,000 grant to support research and writing as they complete dissertations on the history of U.S. politics, foreign policy, and global politics. Each fellow will also be guided by a “dream mentor,” a leading scholar in their field, and take part in workshops to learn how to reach a broader audience with their scholarship. The 2013–14 Miller Center fellows are: Laura Blessing, Politics, University of Virginia “The New Politics of Taxation: The Republican Party and Anti-Tax Positions” Sean Beienburg, Politics, Princeton University “Constitutional Resistance in the States, 1880–2010” Rebecca Brubaker, International Politics, University of Oxford “From the Un-Mixing to the Re-Mixing of Peoples: Understanding U.S.-Led Support for Minority Returns Following the Ethnic Conflict in Bosnia” Brent Cebul, History, University of Virginia
Originally published 04/23/2013
LITTLE ROCK — Dr. Ray Granade, chair of the Arkansas History Commission, and Richard Davies, Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced today the hiring of Dr. Lisa K. Speer as the new State Historian and Director of the History Commission. Speer succeeds Dr. Wendy Richter, who resigned in December, 2012. The Arkansas History Commission is the official state archives, with research facilities in Little Rock, Powhatan, and Washington, Arkansas.Born in Fayetteville, Dr. Speer grew up near Malvern, graduated from Glen Rose High School and then from Ouachita Baptist University in 1988 with a degree in History. She earned an MA and PhD in American History from the University of Mississippi, where she worked as Curator of the Mississippi Collection in the University’s Archives and Special Collections. She then earned an MA in Library and Information Studies with archival certification from the University of Alabama, where she worked as an archival technician. For just over a dozen years, Dr. Speer has directed the Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University....
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