Faculty in the News

December 9 2017
Professors Raisur Rahman, Qiong Zhang, Monique O'Connell, Jake Ruddiman, and Ben Coates celebrated the publication of their new books at the History Department Faculty Publications Reception on December 9, 2016. Congratulations! Read more about their books here: Ben Coates, Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century (2016) Monique O'Connell and Eric R. Dursteler, The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon (2016) Raisur Rahman, Locale, Everyday Islam, and Modernity: Qasbah Towns and Muslim Life in Colonial India (2015) Jake Ruddiman, Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War (2014) Qiong Zhang, Making the New World Their Own: Chinese Encounters with Jesuit Science in the Age of Discovery (2015)
November 10 2016
This November 2016 episode marks the first Roundtables episode of Humanities Viewpoints in which a group of Wake Forest faculty gather to discuss a topic from the lens of their respective fields. The topic is “Familiar Prejudices from Unexpected Sources.” The conversation includes discussions of anti-Greek sentiments in Roman satire, Ancient Greek and Roman anti-Semitism, women’s involvement in the second era Ku Klux Klan, imagined histories, and the rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential campaign. The guests are T.H.M Gellar-Goad, Jeffrey D. Lerner, and Lynn S. Neal. Listen to the podcast here.
September 27 2016
Professor Wilkins discussed the history and culture of Aleppo prior to the conflict in Syria. As he described in his interview, “I can hardly put into words my emotions in seeing this city brought to its knees in this way.” Listen to the podcast of the program here.