Clio: Dec 9, 2014

Alumni News:

Curtis Clock (B.S. Social Studies Education 2012) was hired by Ball State University to be an Academic Advisor for the Freshman Advising Office this past August. The Ball State University Department of History congratulates Curtis Clock for his achievements!

Student News:

Aly Caviness has completed a website on Catalina de Erauso (1585?-1650), a Basque novice who escaped the convent and sailed to the Americas where, disguised as a man, she made her living with her sword.

Faculty News:

Hawaii Conference 2012 (1636 x 2387)​Ken Hall’s article  “European Southeast Asia Encounters with Islamic Expansionism, circa 1500–1700: Comparative Case Studies of Banten, Ayutthaya, and Banjarmasin in the Wider Indian Ocean Context,” appears in the current issue of the Journal of World History, 25 (2-3), 2014, 229-262.  This is a special issue that includes selected revised papers presented at an international conference on Islamic expansionism in the Indian Ocean realm hosted by the University of Hawaii in 2012.

Bruce Geelhoed’s essay, “ ‘Oh, she’s a rather rough war, boys, but she’s better than no war at all:’  The Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Diarists of the Rainbow Division,” was published recently in Edward G. Lengel, ed., A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (Wiley Blackwell, 2014), 194-212.  The essay traces the accounts written by Vernon Kniptash, George Leach, Elmer Sherwood, and Pete Straub, four soldiers of the 42nd Division, and specifically their recollections of combat between October 12-19 at the height of the Meuse-Argonne offensive. All four of these individuals kept meticulous diaries that described the nature of the military experience at the time and the diaries of each individual were later published after the conclusion of World War I.   Kniptash, Sherwood, and Straub were all from Indiana.  Leach was the commanding officer of the Minnesota regiment.

In December of 2014, Sergei Zhuk’s chapter will be published in a collection about a history of youth culture in the Soviet bloc: Chapter Six: “Détente and the Western Cultural Products in Soviet Ukraine during the 1970s,” in Youth and Rock in the Soviet Bloc: Youth Cultures, Music, and the State in Russia and Eastern Europe, Edited by William J. Risch, (Lanham, MD and Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield’s Lexington Press, 2014), 184-242.  A description of this book can be found at

American, Russian and Ukrainian scholars-alumni of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars during the official reception by Ambassador John Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy​ at his residence in Rome

On October 9-10, 2014, Dr. Sergei Zhuk participated at the Woodrow Wilson Center Allumni Conference at the (Italian) Center for American Studies, Palazzo Antici Mattei, in Rome, Italy. He attended three panel discussions: 1) Transatlantic Intelligence Issues; 2) Cold War II? Russia and the West; 3) From the Arab spring to a Caliphate’s Winter: The United States, Europe and the Middle East.  The results of Dr. Zhuk’s participation at this conference will be published as an essay:  “Ukrainian Maidan as the Last Anti-Soviet Revolution, or the Methodological Dangers of Soviet Nostalgia (Notes of an American Ukrainian Historian from Inside the Field of Russian Studies in the USA)” in a journal, Ab Imperio, 2014, No.3, pp. 1-13

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