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Victoria Cain Publishes New Book

Rich with archival detail and compelling characters, Life on Display uses the history of biological exhibitions to analyze museums’ shifting roles in twentieth-century American science and society. History professor Victoria E. M. Cain and her co-author, Karen A. Rader, chronicle profound changes in these exhibitions—and the institutions that housed them—between 1910 and 1990, ultimately offering…
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Stacy Fahrenthold Publishes Article

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.

The Third World in the Global 1960s

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.

German Occupation of Ukraine During World War II in Kiev

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…
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Recipient of the Honors Senior Fellowship Award, 2011-2012

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.”

Recipient of the Gladys Brooks Undergraduate Award, 2011-2012

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.”

Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900 – 1955

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.