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Lisa Trivedi
Trivedi Elected VP of AHA's South Asian Society
Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi has been elected the 2010 vice president and the 2011 president of the Society for Advancing the History of South Asia (SAHSA), a group soon to be an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA). Although there has been a caucus of historians of South Asia for some time in the AHA, the founding of SAHSA nearly three years ago marked a significant change in the visibility of South Asia within the discipline's premier professional organization. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman and Grant Publish in Facts on File Series
Professor of History Maurice Isserman has authored revised versions of Across America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and Exploring North America 1800-1900 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has authored a revised version of Exploration in the Age of Empire 1750-1953. The three books are part of Facts on File's Discovery and Exploration 10-book series revised for a young adult audience. Isserman serves as the co-editor for the entire series. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman Writes Bookforum Feature Review
Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, dissects the collapse of the Soviet Empire in “Reds, Menaced - Taking measure of the unlamented socialist paradise, twenty years after its demise,” the lead feature article in the December/January issue of Bookforum magazine. More ...
Shoshana Keller
Keller Presents Conference Paper
Associate Professor of History Shoshana Keller presented recent research, titled "Public Morality in Soviet Central Asia: Did Islam Matter?" at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies held in November in Boston. This paper is part of a larger project on the creation of modern childhood in Central Asia. More ...
Ambrose Gives Invited Talk at CUNY School
Professor of History Douglas Ambrose gave an invited talk, "The Past is Another Country: Reflections on History and the Humanities," at Hostos Community College (CUNY) on Oct. 30. More ...
Senior Fellow Fiona Kirkpatrick '10
Fiona Kirkpatrick '10 Scrutinizes Life in Imperial India
“I want to research the experiences of British and Indian women during the British colonial rule in India,” explains Fiona Kirkpatrick ‘10. And as a Senior Fellow, she has done (and will continue to do) just that: she is exempt from taking classes so that she may devote her time to writing a lengthy thesis of her choosing. More ...
Robert Martin
Martin Presents at Political Theory Conference
Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin presented “Secret Plodders: Anti-Federalism, Anonymity, and the Struggle for Democratic Dissent” at the annual Association for Political Theory Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24. The three-day event conference was held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. More ...
Christopher Hill
Pop Culture Reshapes Role of Crusades
“The motivations of the people actually involved in the Crusades are completely alien to us,” remarked Christopher Hill, visiting assistant professor of history, to the members of his audience on Thursday, Oct. 8. And perhaps that’s why the significance of a structured religious hierarchy – the guiding force of the Crusades – is frequently downplayed (or downright subverted) in current pop culture dramatizations. The Western attitudes toward religion and war have surely come a long way since the 13th century. More ...
Shoshana Keller
Keller Co-Authors Central Asia History Web Site
Associate Professor of History Shoshana Keller has co-authored a teaching resource Web site called "On-line Histories of Central Asia." The project, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, consists of three thematic sections: "Mobile Identities Through Time" (by Keller), "Islamic Cultural Movements" (Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College), and "The Built Environment" (Robert McChesney, emeritus NYU). More ...
Christopher Hill
Talk by Christopher Hill to Launch Humanities Forum
For the first installment in the Hamilton College Humanities Forum, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Christopher Hill will discuss “Taking the Cross out of the Crusades: Pop Culture’s Secular Transformation of High Medieval Piety,” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m. in the Science Center’s G041 classroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
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