Departmental Kudos

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History Department Spotlights                                                                                         
  • Graduate student Stacy Fahrenthold published her article “Sound Minds in Sound Bodies: Transnational Philanthropy and Patriotic Masculinity in al-Nadi al-Homsi and Syrian Brazil, 1920-1932” in the International Journal for Middle East Studies. Please find the complete article on the following link:
  • Samantha Christiansen and Zachary A. Scarlett have edited a book entitled The Third World in the Global 1960s that will be published by Berghahn Books. This new book is set to be released by the end of 2012. More information is available here.
  • Graduate Student Regina Kazyulina conducted research for her dissertation on the lives of civilians under the German occupation of Ukraine during World War II in Kiev, Ukraine in the summer of 2012 with support from a Lucille R. Zanghi LA ’72 and James M. Dow LA ’72 Endowed History Fund, as well as a Gillis Family Fund for Graduate World Historical Research.
  • History major Emily Falconer was chosen to be the recipient of the Honors Senior Fellowship Award for 2011-2012. This award is to be used for her honors project “1938: The Munich Conference, the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact, and Espionage on the Eve of World War II.”
  • History major Kelsey Bacon was chosen to be the recipient of the Gladys Brooks Undergraduate Award for 2011-2012. This award is to be used for her honors project “The Cambridge Five: Biographical Account of Five King’s Men Who Spied for Stalin.”
  • Graduate Student Ross Newton’s article, “‘Good and Kind Benefactors’: Honduran Logwood Merchants and Boston’s Christ Church” has been accepted for publication in a special Issue of Early American Studies: “Forming Nations, Reforming Empires: Atlantic Politics in the ‘Long Eighteenth Century.” (Winter 2013).
  • Professor Katherine Luongo published her new book, Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya,  1900 – 1955 with Cambridge University Press. Focusing on colonial Kenya, this book shows  how conflicts between state authorities and Africans over witchcraft-related crimes provided an important space in which the meanings of justice, law, and order in the empire were debated.
  • Graduate Student Burleigh Hendrickson‘s article, “March 1968: Practicing Transnational Activism From Tunis to Paris,” has been published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. (November 2012).
  • Matthew Schutzer (History ‘10) was awarded a Fulbright grant for 2011-2012. Matthew will be conducting research in India on the relationship between agricultural communities and local forests.
  • Tom Jay Cinq-Mars (History, ‘10) was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the history of the secret police in Russia. Tom will spend the next year at Kazan State University conducting research.
  • Professor William Fowler published a new book nominated by his publisher for the Pulitzer Prize and entitled An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 (Walker). Professor Fowler examines the two contentious years following the battle of Yorktown in which the success of the American Revolution was very much in doubt.
  • Professor Jeffrey Burds has released a set of audio CDs entitled The Second Oldest Profession: A World History of Espionage with The Modern Scholar series of Recorded Books. Professor Burds examines the history of spying around the world, beginning with the Roman Empire and concluding with espionage in the modern age.
  • Professor Timothy Brown is the co-editor of a new volume entitled Between the Avant-garde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe, 1957 to the Present and published with Berghahn Books. Professor Brown’s volume brings together a group of essays examining the interaction between culture and politics and the development of anti-authoritarian politics in Europe from the 1950s to the fall of Communism.
  • Graduate student Stacy Fahrenthold’s article, “Transnational Modes and Media: The Syrian Press in the Mahjar and Emigrant Activism during World War I,” has been accepted for publication in Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle Eastern Migrations (Spring 2013).
  • Professor Katherine Luongo has been awarded a visiting fellowship at Cambridge University’s Center for the Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities for Easter Term 2013.


Please also see the NU News articles on members of the History Department, including Robert Hall, Harlow Robinson, Uta Poiger, Tim Brown, Burleigh Hendrickson, and others at this link: