LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
Photos of Department meeting, June 6, 2007, by Lisa Ding ‘08
Leslie Butler’s book Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform was published by University of North Carolina Press in 2007. The History News Network selected her for its list of “Top Young Historians” who have “made outstanding contributions to the discipline in their area of research through their commitment and achievement to scholarship and teaching”: http://hnn.us/roundup/49.html. On Professor Butler’s current research, go to page 4 of the Rockefeller Center newsletter for Fall 2006: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/assets/pdf/newsletterf06.pdf.
Colin Calloway 's book The Shawnee and the War for America was published in 2007 by Viking/Penguin: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartlife/archives/17-5/calloway.html. It will shortly be out in paperback and on audiotape. The third edition of his textbook, First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, has just been published. His book White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America will be published by Oxford University Press in June. In 2007 he received the distinguished book award of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York for The Scratch of a Pen (Oxford UP, 2006), and the New England History Teachers Association selected him for its 2008 Kidger Award, “given to a most outstanding history scholar-author-instructor in the country annually.” He is also serving as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory.
Pamela Crossley’s book What Is Global History? has just been published by Polity Press. The second edition of Global Society: The World since 1900, which she co-wrote with Lynn Hollen Lees and John W. Servos, was published by Houghton Mifflin in July 2007. She has accepted an invitation to be the John Lax Memorial Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in the fall of 2008. Previous lecturers have included Jonathan Spence, Fritz Stern, Carolyn Bynum, Thomas Laqueur, and Dipesh Chakrabarty.
Margaret Darrow's article “In the Land of Joan of Arc: The Civic Education of Girls and the Prospect of War in France, 1871-1914” will appear in the Spring 2008 issue of French Historical Studies. The article explores how elementary school teachers tried to make the mandatory civics curriculum relevant to girls who would be excluded from two of the fundamental civic duties—voting and military service. One of the strategies was to tell girls stories of French war heroines in order to claim that, although women were exempt from military service, they were still expected to risk their lives for their country. The most interesting part of this research was reading the notebooks of schoolgirls from the late 19th century, complete with teachers' comments.
Steve Ericson and Allen Hockley of the Art History Department edited a volume of papers from the Portsmouth Treaty centennial conference held at Dartmouth in September 2005; the book, titled The Treaty of Porstmouth and Its Legacies, is scheduled for publication by the University Press of New England in the fall of 2008.
Cecilia Gaposchkin’s book, The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages, supported by a Medieval Academy subvention grant, is scheduled for publication by Cornell University Press in June 2008. She has an article appearing in the Journal of Medieval History, vol. 33, no. 1 (2008), entitled “Louis IX, Crusade, and the Promise of Joshua in the Holy Land.” She gave papers related to Louis IX at the 42nd International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May 2007; at the International Medieval Society in Paris and at the Sixteenth International Colloquium of the Medieval Sermons Studies Society in Saint-Maurice d’Aguane, Switzerland, in the summer of 2007; and in Saint Louis in October. She will be speaking at the Society for French Historical Studies in April 2008 and again at Kalamazoo in May and in Saint-Maurice d’Aguane in July. With Christopher MacEvitt of the Religion Department, she is organizing the annual meeting of the New England Medieval Conference, which will be held at Dartmouth on October 3-4, 2008; the conference theme is “Crusade, Jihad, and Identity in the Medieval World,” and the keynote speakers will be Benjamin Kedar (Hebrew University) and Maria Rosa Menocal (Yale): http://personalweb.smcvt.edu/nemc/conferences.htm.
In March 2007 Marlene Heck was awarded the Dartmouth Student Assembly's Profiles in Excellence Award for teaching. In April 2008 she will present a paper at the Society of Architectural Historians annual meeting in Cincinnati titled “At Home in the British-Atlantic World: 18th-century American Palladianism.” The paper is part of the panel “Operating on the Margins: Interdisciplinary Challenges in Pre-Modern Architectural History.”
Jean Kim co-convened a regional symposium, “Critical Dialogues in Asian American Studies,” at Dartmouth in May 2007. Since April 2007, at six national and three international scholarly venues, she has presented papers on U.S. colonial medical discourses, Korean adoption, entomology, nursing and colonialism, and U.S. imperial public health. In March, she will present on plantation architecture and the reproduction of citizen and alien colonial identities on Hawai’i’s sugar plantations. She has submitted a chapter on plantation nursing for a forthcoming anthology, the first comparative volume on both Asian and African diasporas.
Rich Kremer has been named book review editor of the Journal for the History of Astronomy and has joined the advisory editorial boards of two other journals, Studia Copernicana and Isis, the flagship journal in History of Science. In August 2007 he delivered an invited lecture to the History Division of the American Chemical Society. He and his former Presidential Scholar, Latif Nasser '08, both gave papers at international conferences on historical scientific instruments, held at the University of Mississippi and at Harvard. At Dartmouth, Professor Kremer is sitting on an ad-hoc committee charged with revising and updating Sources, the college's statement on plagiarism and citation practices.
Celia E. Naylor’s book, African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in May 2008. Her recent publications include the chapter “’Playing Indian’?: The Selection of Radmilla Cody as Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998,” in Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, edited by Tiya A. Miles and Sharon P. Holland (Duke UP, 2006). In August 2006 she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria (in Dartmouth’s faculty exchange program with that institution). During her 9-day visit in Nigeria, she gave a public lecture and spoke with groups of undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members at the University of Ibadan and at Lagos State University. She was an invited speaker at the November 2006 conference “’The First and the Forced’: Indigenous and African American Intersections,” part of the Shifting Borders of Race and Identity Project (funded by the Ford Foundation and sponsored by the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University). In October 2007 she presented a paper entitled “’One Ever Feels His Two-Ness’: African-Cherokees’ Conceptions of Blood, Culture and Nationality in Nineteenth-Century Indian Territory” at the Biannual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora in Bridgetown, Barbados. Also that month she was an invited speaker at the German-American Frontiers of Humanities Annual Symposium in Potsdam, Germany, and in November 2007 she presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Ethnohistory in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In December 2006 the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights named Annelise Orleck’s book Storming Caesar's Palace among its ten new books outstanding in showing the possibility for social change and resiliency in the face of obstacles: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2006/12/13.html. Also, the Class of 2007 selected Professor Orleck for the Jerome Goldstein '54 Award for Distinguished Teaching: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartlife/archives/17-5/awards.html.
On Walter Simons’ work in 2006-07 with a Presidential Scholar research assistant on a 13th-century manuscript, go to http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartlife/archives/16-5/story.html.
Last Updated: 10/15/08