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- Fredrik Logevall, M.A. alumnus of our department, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam. He will be speaking at the UO, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center, on May 14, 2014.
- Please join us in the Knight Library Browsing Room on October 14, 2013, at 3:30 pm for the annual Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture. This year's guest will be Thomas Laqueur (UC Berkeley), who will speak on "The Work of the Dead." Laqueur is the author of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud and Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation.
- We welcome Julie Weise, who joins the Department of History this year as an assistant professor. Weise specializes in modern U.S. history, especially the history of immigration, Mexican-American history, and the history of migration in a global context.
- Congratulations to Alex Dracobly, who has been promoted to the rank of Senior Instructor II. Dracobly teaches highly-regarded courses on the theme of war and society and is the creator of the UO Student Veterans Oral History Project.
- Nathanael Andrade, assistant professor of ancient hIstory, has arrived on campus after spending last year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His first book, Syrian Identity in the Greco-Roman World, is due to appear in September, 2013 with Cambridge University Press.
- Ian McNeely has been promoted to the rank of full professor. Congratulations! McNeely is the author of three books, most recently Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet. He is working on a book project about Wilhelm von Humboldt's global reasearch on world langagues, and is currently Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Doctoral student Mi Zhao has been awarded a full-year UO Doctoral Research Fellowship for 2013-14 to support completion of her dissertation, From Singing Girl to Revolutionary Artist: Female Entertainers in Chinese Socialist Transformation across the 1949 Divide." Congratulations!
Recent and forthcoming publications
- Reuben Zahler has published Ambitious Rebels: Remaking Honor, Law, and Liberalism in Venezuela, 1780-1850 (University of Arizona Press, 2013).
- Knight Professor of Social Science James Mohr has published LIcensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)
- Professor Emeritus of History Ray Birn has published Royal Censorship of Books in Eighteenth-Century France (Stanford University Press, 2012).
- Matthew Dennis's most recent book, Seneca Possessed: Indians, Witchcraft, and Power in the Early American Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press) has now been released in paperback.
- Bryna Goodman's edited volume, Twentieth-Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the Everyday & the World (coedited with David S.G. Goodman), appeared with Routledge in 2012.
- David M. Luebke, Jared Poley, Daniel C. Ryan, and David W. Sabean, eds., Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany, Spektrum vol. 4, appeared in 2012 from Berghahn Books.
- Welcome to Julie Weise, who has joined the department as our historian of the twentieth-century United States. She will begin offering courses in Winter Term, 2014.
- Arafaat Valiani joined the department in Septmber, 2012 as the holder of our new position in the history of South Asia. He is the author of Militant Publics in India: Physical Culture and Violence in the Making of a Modern Polity (Palgrave, 2011).
- Nathanael Andrade has joined the department as the holder of our position in Ancient history. In 2012-13 he was in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His dissertation was "'Imitation Greeks': Being Syrian in the Greco-Roman World," and he has a book forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, Syrian Identity in the Graeco-Roman World.
- April Haynes (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara) joined the department in Fall, 2011 in our new position in women's and gender history. Her dissertation is titled "Riotous Flesh: Gender, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice."