Eric Spall (M.A. 2013) has had his essay, “The Disinterested and Heroic Quality of a Volunteer: European Mercenaries and the Continental Army” accepted for publication in the Spring 2014 edition of Early American Studies. The essay was originally written for HIST 613.
The Ball State Mu-Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, national history honorary, inducted history students Ashley Cornwell, Brittany Held, Erik Jones, Julia Ricci, Michael Smith, and Nathan Wuertenberg, based on their academic excellence.
Dr. Nicole Etcheson has recently published two articles in edited collections: “No Fit Wife: Soldiers’ Wives and Their In-Laws on the Indiana Home Front,” in Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front during the Civil War, ed. by Ginette Aley and J.L. Anderson (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013), 97-124 and “General Jackson is Dead: James Buchanan, Stephen A. Douglas, and Kansas Policy,” in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, ed. by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013) 86-110. Her latest piece in the New York Times’s Disunion series is “Tom Ewing’s Dirty War,” Aug. 26, 2013.
Dr. Etcheson also published an article, “The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the ‘Crisis in Law and Order,’” in Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border, ed. By Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013), 47-63.
Dr. Sergei Zhuk’s book, Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985 (Baltimore, MD: the Johns Hopkins University Press & Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010) was selected as one of 5 Great Books on Russia by Choice magazine.
Dr. Ken Hall’s article “Revisionist Study of Cross-Cultural Commercial Competition on the Vietnam Coastline in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries and Its Wider Implications” was published in the current issue of the Journal of World History. In June he conducted a series of four well-attended day-long workshops for college and high school faculty on “Teaching Cambodian Citizenship” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sponsored by the Cambodian Minister of Education, as this relates to new ASEAN regional citizenship mandates. He followed by leading a group of Cambodian graduate students on newly discovered pre-Angkor archeological site visitations in the Siem Reap region, and Vietnam archeological students reconstructions of Cham temples sites on the central Vietnam coastline. In July he served on a national review panel of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC, selecting grant recipients studying South and Southeast Asia.