Clio: Sept 13, 2016

Alumni News

One of our MA alumnae, Lisa Mercer.  She has just published an article “‘Where Airy Voices Lead’: Joan of Arc’s Auditions in Historical Debate”. Magistra, Vol. 22, No. 1 Summer 2016, pp. 25-40.  She also has begun her PhD program at Illinois.

Dave Ulbrich, who, as you know, earned his M.A. in our Dept. and is now teaching at Rogers State U. in Oklahoma.

Cortney Cantrell was accepted into the history PhD programs at Louisiana State University and the University of Florida and was offered teaching assistantships at both. She decided to attend the University of Florida where she started this fall. Of the schools that she applied to this was her first choice.

Nathan Wuertenburg passed his PhD comprehensive exams at GWU.

Alysha Page, who earned her bachelors and masters degrees from our department, is now a student in the master’s program in museum studies at Tufts University in Boston.  She has recently been appointed as a Graduate Intern in the Registrar’s Office at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Jason Rose was accepted to present a paper at the first annual IU Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference. The conference is designed to promote research that employs strategies from various disciplines. The paper he submitted has been research from a 650 Course with Dr. Elizabeth Lawrence. The title of the talk is:  “What Makes Modern Things Modern: A Snapshot of the East Asian Modeng Xiaojie and Moga During the Fin De Siècle.”

Rex  Morrow (Graduate 1983) was appointed this year as the Executive Director of the School of Education and Counseling at the newly unified Purdue University Northwest.  He serves as Executive Director of the School and Professor of Education on both the North Central and Calumet campuses of the university. He was previously with Purdue University North Central as an administrator and professor for nine years.

Faculty News

Ken Hall’s article “Commodity Flows, Diaspora Networking, and Contested Agency in the Eastern Indian Ocean c. 1000-1500” has been printed in the August 2016 issue of the Cambridge University Press journal TRaNS:  Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia.

Sergei Zhuk’s paper “A Construction of the Soviet « Young » Men after Stalin. The Personal Diaries, Life Stages and Notions of « Youth » in Soviet Ukraine during Late Socialism” was published last February as: “Les évolutions de la jeunesse ukrainienne des années 1970 et 1980, d’aprèes ses journaux intimes,” La fabrique de l’homme nouveau après Staline: Les arts et la culture dans le projet soviétique, Edited by Cecile Vaissie (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016), 223-238.

James Connolly was interviewed by Reuters on how working-class white men are looking to Trump: http://www.autonews.com/article/20160902/OEM01/160909967/in-the-rust-belt-a-former-auto-town-turns-to-trump

Michael Doyle wrote the introduction to a new book, Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico, which was published this past summer by the University of Nebraska Press:
< http://nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Irwin-Klein-and-the-New-Settlers,677138.aspx >
< https://unpblog.com/2016/04/13/from-the-desk-of-benjamin-klein/ >

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded The Papers of William F. Cody its third Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant.  See the following press release: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2016-08-09  (Note the illustration of Buffalo Bill in the article’s opening image)

The project’s primary goals for this grant are as follows:

  • Edit and publish on CodyArchive.org material related to the transnational cultural legacy of Buffalo Bill’s Congress of Rough Riders of the World, as well as the American Indian perceptions of Europe and European perceptions of Plains culture through the medium of the exhibition.
  • Expand digital interpretation through CodyStudies.org of the following central themes: The Wild West’s cosmopolitan depiction of the America frontier through the modules Congress of Rough Riders of the World and American Indian Performers in Europe.

A big thanks goes out to Doug Seefeldt, Frank Christianson, Kay Walter, Laura Weakly, Karen Dalziel, Linda Clark, Deb Adams, and Sam Hanna who drafted, proofed, and reviewed numerous drafts of the grant request.  A big thank you to Lynn Pitet the Center’s grant officer for bringing all of this together!

Thanks to all of you for your past, present, and future contributions to The Papers.  As we begin our tenth year, we are pleased to see The Papers continues its efforts to expand public access to key William F. Cody archival material, in addition to supporting scholarly research interpreting the life and legacy of Buffalo Bill.

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