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Publication: Michael Chang

Publication: Michael Chang

The books just keep coming. Last week Michael Chang’s book, A Court on Horseback: Imperial Touring and the Construction of Qing Rule, 1680-1785 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2007), was released by Harvard University Press.

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Publication: Zachary Schrag

Publication: Zachary Schrag

In the most recent issue of the AHA Perspectives, Zach Schrag takes a look at the training required by institutional review boards for his oral historians in “Ethical Training for Oral Historians” and argues that the training is not appropriate for historians on several counts.

Publication: Kelly Schrum, Eleanor Greene, & Sarah Whelan

Publication: Kelly Schrum, Eleanor Greene, & Sarah Whelan

Again, in the most recent issue of the AHA Perspectives, the Teaching American History team at the Center for History & New Media report on their problems and prospects of using primary sources in the secondary classroom.

Awards: Claudia Verhoeven

Awards: Claudia Verhoeven

Claudia Verhoeven received a Jean Monnet Fellowship for the academic year, 2007–2008. She will be in residence at the European University, Florence, Italy. A hat tip to Claudia.

Greet Award and Publications

Greet Award and Publications

Michele Greet has been awarded the Hazel Junior Faculty Award and the Allan and Gwen Nelson travel grant for work on her book manuscript “Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960.”

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Presentation: Sheila ffolliott

Presentation: Sheila ffolliott

Sheila ffolliott presented a paper, “European Women Patrons of Art and Architecture, c. 1500-1650: Some Patterns,” as part of a seminar entitled “Renaissance Women as Collectors and Patrons of Art and Culture” that took place at the University of Copenhagen, 21 September 2006.

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Publication: Sumaiya Hamdani

Publication: Sumaiya Hamdani

In her first book, Sumaiya Hamdani, director of Islamic Studies and associate professor of history, analyzes the writings of the revolutionary 10th-century Muslim theologian and jurist Qadi al-Nu’man.

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Tidbits

Tidbits

The department welcomed several new faculty in Fall 2006. Professor Marty Sherwin came to Mason from Tufts University. Professor Sherwin recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of J. Robert Openheimer, American Prometheus: The Tiumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Awards: Dan Cohen

Awards: Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen was one of five recipients of an American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship for 2006-7, the first year of the competition.

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