Faculty in the News

August 23 2017
An illuminating op-ed by our professors Lisa Blee & Barry Trachtenberg regarding the "monuments issue."
Monuments, whether devoted to the Confederacy or the Union’s simultaneous battles with Indigenous nations for land and resources in West, do not offer a clear and objective recounting of “what happened” in the past. Instead, they are historical artifacts that tell us more about the time in which they were erected than they do about the subject they purport to revere.
August 10 2017
On of our majors, Tesia Kempski is interning at Gettysburg National Military Park and has a post on the Gettysburg blog! https://npsgnmp.wordpress.com/
July 31 2017
Although Russian interference in the 2016 election is the immediate cause of this battle over sanctions, the tug of war between Congress and Trump over sanctions policy is part of a century-long fight over who gets to decide how to treat the private property of citizens of hostile countries, one that has raged ever since Congress gave the president authority to unilaterally conduct economic warfare.
Continue reading here in The Washington Post.
April 28 2017
Associate Professor Qiong Zhang has received a Visiting International Fellowship from Kyoto University, Japan, where she will conduct research on the intra-East Asian circulation of meteorological knowledge in early modern times from May 15 to August 14, 2017.
April 24 2017
During the 2017-2018 academic year, Associate Professor Robert Hellyer will be in residence at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan supported by grants from that institute and by the Hakuho Foundation.  He will be completing a book on Japan's place in the global tea trade in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
April 24 2017
Assistant Professor Benjamin Coates' book, Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century, received an Honorable Mention for the Vincent P. DeSantis book prize, awarded every two years by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era for the best first book on the history of the United States between 1865 and 1920. Read more about the prize and selection criteria here.
April 28 2017
Congratulations to History Department faculty who have published articles this year. This is just a sampling of the wonderful research that professors in the History Department are pursuing and publishing!
  • Professor Simone Caron, “‘Endeavoring to Carry on Their Work’: The National Debate over Midwives and its Impact in Rhode Island, 1890-1940,” Journal of Nursing History Review 25 (2017): 26-53.
  • Associate Professor Qiong Zhang, "The Jesuit Heresiological Discourse as Enlightenment Project in Early Modern China," has been published in Journal of World History, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017): 31-60.
April 24 2017
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Benjamin Coates and Associate Professor Qiong Zhang, who were awarded Henry S. Stroupe History Faculty Fellowships for the 2017-2018 year.