Clio: Feb 19, 2014

Sergei I. Zhuk, “’Soviet Young Man: The Personal Diaries and Paradoxical Identities of “Youth” in Provincial Soviet Ukraine during Late Socialism, 1970-1980s,” The Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 2, 24-36

Sarah Drake Brown’s article, “A Systematic Use of Oral Histories to Promote Historical Thinking: Historical Thinking and the Iraq War,” was published in the Fall 2013 issue of Teaching History: A Journal of Methods. Her invited essay addressing the newly released College, Career, and Civic Life Framework and its implications for the teaching of history, “Historical Thinking: The Highest Form of Civic Action,” appeared in the National Council for History Education’s publication, History Matters! in December 2013.

Graduate Student Abe Schreier was invited to present at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Student History Conference: Racial Formation, Racial Blindness, taking place at UW-Milwaukee on February 14th-15th.

Ken Hall presented a St. Joseph’s College Lecture on “The Kollam Plates and International Trade in the Indian Ocean in the 9th-15th Centuries” on December 3, coincident with a British Museum traveling exhibit of the “Kollam Plates as Artifacts of the 9th-Century Indian Ocean Trade” that is currently on display in the  Ball State University Library.    During the week following final exams he served on a national Fulbright Review Panel at the Institute of International Studies in New York City, recommending funding for 2014-2015 Fulbright research scholars in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Dr. Hall also attended and responded to audience questions at a “book launch” symposium focal on his new book Trade, Polity, and Societal Integration during the Chola Period, 875-1279 in Chennai (Madras), India on January 7.  Senior Indian historians Venkata Raghotham of Pondicherry University and R. Champakalakshmi of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) reviewed and offered extended commentary on his book as this led to follow-up discussion.    Following Dr. Hall presented an invited paper on “West Coast Indian Maritime Diaspora and the 9th-Century India Ocean Trade:  A Case Study of a Multi-Dimensional Port-of-Trade Community” at a two-day international seminar on Trading Circuits, Mobile Cultures:  Port-Cities and Littoral Societies of the Indian Ocean hosted by the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute in Mumbai (Bombay).  He also chaired a conference session and offered commentary on papers addressing “The Ambivalence of Mixed Identity.”

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