History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Publications

  • Steven Barnes

    Research Interests: Modern Russian and Soviet history, totalitarianism, Cold War Europe

    Selected Publications

    Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society, Princeton University Press, 2011.

    “Open Access: An Argument in Favor,” Newsnet: News of the Assocation for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, June 2013, pp. 10-11.

    “Russian History Blog and Digital Dissemination of Russian Historical Research,” Newsnet: News of the Assocation for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, May/June 2011, pp. 1-5.

    “The Gulag’s Foundation in Kazakhstan,” Global Studies Review, Summer 2008, pp. 5-7.

     “In a Manner Befitting Soviet Citizens: An Uprising in the Post-Stalin Gulag,” Slavic Review, Winter 2005, pp. 823-850.

    “Hits and Misses in the Archives of Kazakhstan,” in Samuel Baron and Cathy Frierson (eds.),Adventures in Russian Historical Research:  Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2003.

    “All for the Front, All for Victory!:  The Mobilization of Forced Labor in the Soviet Union during World War Two,” International Labor and Working Class History, Fall 2000, pp. 239-60.

    “Researching Daily Life in the Gulag,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Spring 2000, pp. 377-90.

  • Sheila A. Brennan

    Research Interests: Public history; digital history; US cultural (19th & 20th C); museums, material culture and memory; popular collecting practices and hobbies

    Selected Publications

    Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, Commemoratives, and the Post, University of Michigan Press, forthcoming, digital and print project.

    A Case for Digital Collections,”Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 12, 4 (Fall 2016).

    “Public, First,” in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016), http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/83.

     “Let the Grant Do the Talking,” Journal of Digital Humanities Vol. 1, No. 4 Fall 2012 http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-4/let-the-grant-do-the-talking-by-sheila-brennan/.

    “Debating Identity and Origins in Early 20th-Century American Commemoratives,” Select Papers of the William M. Blount Symposia 2009-2011, (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2012).

    “Intentional Alts,” conversation with Jeremy Boggs in #alt-academy: Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars, Bethany Nowviskie, editor (MediaCommons, 2011), http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/intentional-alts

    “Oral History in the Digital Age,” Oxford Handbook of Oral History, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), with James Halabuk, Sharon Leon, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Kelly Schrum.

    “‘Little Colored Bits of Paper’ Collected in the Progressive Era,” Select Papers of the William M. Blount Symposia, (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2010).

    “Taking a Byte Out of the Archives: Making Technology Work for You,” Perspectives (January 2005) with Douglas Mudd, Kirklin Bateman, and Paula Petrik. http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2005/0501/0501arc1.cfm

    Encyclopedia of New England Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), 3 entries.

    “The Vindex Special: Learning about Technology Through Advertising,” Magazine of History, (Winter 1998) with Susan Smulyan and Carlita Kosty.

  • Joan C. Bristol

    Research Interests: Latin America, African-American history, social and cultural history, history of commodities

    Selected Publications

    "Creole Civic Pride and Positioning 'Exceptional' Black Women,” with Tamara Harvey, in Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire, eds. Mary McAleer Balkun and Susan C. Imbarrato, 2016

    “Black Catholicism in Mexico,” Journal of Africana Religions, vol. 2, no. 2, 2014

    “A Trail of Precious Goods: Colonial Latin American Commodity History,” History Compass, volume 11, issue 11, November, 2013

    “Ana de Vega: Seventeenth-Century Afro-Mexican Healer,” in Human Tradition in Latin America, ed. Kenneth Andrien, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2013

  • Lawrence E. Butler

    Research Interests: Medieval, Islamic, architecture

    Selected Publications

    Co-author: The Museum Experience: East.  Thomson Wadsworth, 2007.

    “The Role of the Visual Arts in Confucian Society,” in Chinese Culture and the Family, ed. Howard Giskin and Bettye S. Walsh. SUNY Series in Asian Studies Development (Albany: SUNY Press, 2001), 59-88.

    “Hagia Sophia’s Nave Cornices as Elements of its Design and Structure,” in The Hagia Sophia, from the Time of Justinian to the Present, ed. R. Mark and A. Cakmak (Cambridge, 1992), 57-77.

    Book chapter in preparation: “Mosques and Muslim Identity along China’s Trade Routes,” for Discovery and Praxis, ed. David Jones and Michele Marion.

  • Harry Allen Butowsky

    Research Interests: World War I, World War II, Naval History, National Parks. On-line web based history.

    Selected Publications

    An American Family in World War II, 2005

    I Survived: My Name is Yitzkhak, 2015





  • Jane Turner Censer

    Research Interests: 19th century U.S.; American South; women, gender, and family in the U.S.

    Selected Publications

    The Reconstruction of White Southern Womanhood, 1865‑1895. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003.

    North Carolina Planters and Their Children, 1800‑1860. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984; paperback edition 1990.

    Like Unto Like: A Novel by Sherwood Bonner. Edited with an introduction. (Southern Classics series) Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

    Defending the Union: The Civil War and the U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1861‑1863. Edited with an introduction. (Volume 4 of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

    The Years of Olmsted, Vaux and Company, 1865‑1874. Co-edited with an introduction. (Volume 6 of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

    “Finding the Southern Family in the Civil War: A Review Essay,” Journal of Social History (Fall 2012), 1-12.

    "The Gift of Friendship: Ellen Glasgow and Amelie Rives, Virginia Writers," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 124 (2016):99-133.

    “Mary Bayard Clarke’s Plain-Folk Humor: Writing Women into the Literature and Politics of Reconstruction,” Journal of Southern History 76 (May 2010): 241-74

    “Re-imagining the North-South Reunion: Southern Women Novelists and the Intersectional Romance, 1876-1900,” Southern Cultures 5 (Summer 1999): 64-91.

    “A Changing World of Work: North Carolina Elite Women, 1865‑1895,” North Carolina Historical Review 73 (Jan. 1996): 28-55. Reprinted in J. William Harris, Ed., The New South: New Histories(New York, 2008), 43-66.

    “Videobites: Ken Burns’s ‘The Civil War’ in the Classroom,” American Quarterly 44 (June 1992): 244‑54.

    “Southwestern Migration among North Carolina Planter Families: ‘The Disposition to Migrate,’” Journal of Southern History 57 (August 1991): 407‑26.

    “‘Smiling Through her Tears’: Ante‑bellum Southern Women and Divorce,” American Journal of Legal History 25 (January 1981): 24‑47. Reprinted in Nancy F. Cott, ed., History of Women in the United States: Historical Articles on Women’s Lives and Activities, 20 vols. (Munich and London, 1992), 3: 34-55.


  • Michael G. Chang

    Research Interests: political, social, cultural and economic histories of late imperial/early modern China (1500-1800); ethnicity; state-formation; court studies

    Selected Publications

    A Court on Horseback:  Imperial Touring and the Construction of Qing Rule, 1680-1785. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center/Harvard University Press, 2007. Chinese translation: Zhang Mianzhi 張勉治 (Michael G. Chang), Mabei shang de chaoting 《馬背上的朝廷》. Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe (Jiangsu People's Press), forthcoming.

    "Of Feasts and Feudatories: the Politics of Commensal Consumption at the Early Kangxi Court." In Elif Akcetin and Suraiya Faroqhi, eds. Living the Good Life: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman Empires of the Eighteenth Century, p. 307-329. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

    Michael G. Chang; Chiu Shih-hwa, trans. “The Mobile Court in Jiangnan: the Use of the Imperial Encampments During the Qianlong Emperor’s Southern Tours.” The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art , no. 410 (May 2017), 30-38.

         Published in Chinese as 張勉治 (Michael G. Chang), 邱士華  譯 (Chiu Shih-hwa trans.) 〈行動宮廷在江南〉 《故宮文物月刊》  民國 106 年 5 月. 


    "Envisioning the Spectacles of Emperor Qianlong's Tours of Southern China: an Exercise in Historical Imagination." In James A. Cook, Joshua L. Goldstein, Matthew D. Johnson, and Sigrid Schmalzer, eds. Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750-Present, p. 25-46. New York: Lexington Books, 2014. Click here for this volume's companion website and here for online materials for Ch. 2.

         An online adaptation of this essay also appears here as: Michael G. Chang, "The Emperor Qianlong's Tours of Southern China: Painting, Poetry and the Politics of Spectacle," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 8, No. 2, February 23, 2015.

    "Historical Narratives of the Kangxi Emperor's Inaugural Tour to Suzhou, 1684." In Jeroen Duindam and Sabine Dabringhaus, eds. The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces: Agents and Interactions, p. 203-224. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

    "Civil-Military Tensions during the Kangxi Emperor's First Southern Tour." Frontiers of History in China  6.1 (March 2011): 26-52. Simultaneously published in Chinese as: Zhang Mianzhi 張勉治 (Michael G. Chang), “簡論康熙皇帝首次南巡與文武值觀之間的對立” Qingshi yanjiu 《清史研究》(The Qing History Journal) No. 1 (2011): 78-89.

    “Kangxi’s Imperial Tours:  a Historical Reconsideration.” In Reign of the Kangxi Emperor: Conference Proceedings, 19-34. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum, 2010.

    “Fathoming Qianlong: Imperial Activism, the Southern Tours and the Politics of Water Control, 1736-1765.” Late Imperial China 24.2 (December 2003), 51-108. Published in Chinese translation as: 張勉治 (Michael G. Chang), "洞察乾隆:帝王的實踐精神,南巡,和治水政治, 1736-1765Qingshi yicong 《清史譯叢》 (Qing History Overseas Research), no. 5 (June 2006). 6-60.

    “The Good, the Bad, & the Beautiful: Movie Actresses & Public Discourse in Shanghai, 1920s-1930s.” In Yingjin Zhang, ed. Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922-1943, p. 128-159. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999. Published in Chinese translation as: 張勉治 (Michael G. Chang), "Shanliang, duoluo, meili: ershi shiji er sanshi niandai de dianying nu mingxing he Shanghai gonggong huayu" "善良、堕落、美丽:20世纪二三十年代的电影女明星和上海公共话语," in Mingguo shiqi di Shanghai dianying yu chengshi wenhua 《民國時期的上海電影與城市文化》, p. 140-170. Beijing: Beijing daxue chubanshe, 2011.

  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Research Interests: Interactions of early South Asian Buddhism with popular religious practice, the origin of the Buddha image and the social, political, religious factors that led to its codification and spread

    Selected Publications

    Image Problems: the Origins and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia (Seattle:University of Washington Press, 2015)

    “‘The Abode of a Naga King’: Questions of Art, Audience, and Popular Deities at the Ajanta Caves” Ars Orientalis. vol. 40 (2011) 142-161.

    Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

    “Shedding Skins: Naga Imagery and Layers of Meaning in South Asian Buddhist Contexts” in Buddhist Stupas in South Asia. A. Shimada and J. Hawkes eds. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009) 94-113.

    “From the Living Rock: Understanding Images in Early South Asia” in What’s the Use of Art?: Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. J Mrazek and M Pitelka eds. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008) 21-45.

    “Reading Bhaja: A Non-Narrative Interpretation of the Vihara 19 Reliefs.” East and West. vol. 50. (2000) 259-280.

  • Marion F. Deshmukh

    Research Interests: European cultural history, history of modern Germany and Austria, German and Austrian art history

    Selected Publications

    Max Liebermann: Modern Art and Modern Germany, (Ashgate Publishers, 2015)

    Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War, [exhibition catalog], Irene Guenther, co-curator, Pepco Edison Gallery, Washington, DC & the Printing Museum, Houston, TX, 2014

    Co-editor (with Françoise Forster-Hahn & Barbara Gaehtgens),  Max Liebermann and International Modernism: An Artist's Career from Empire to Third Reich (Studies in German History) (Berghahn Books, 2011)

    Introduction and essay:  Sonderwege Historical and Art Historical: the Case of Max Liebermann in book above.

    Iconoclash! Political Imagery from the Berlin Wall to German Unification, [Exhibition catalog, Goethe-Institut] (Washington, DC, 2009).

    “The Visual Arts and Cultural Migration in the 1930s and 1940s: A Literature Review,” Central European History, 41:4, December, 2008, 569-604.

    Max Liebermann: Works on Paper [Exhibition Catalog, Goethe-Institut] (Washington, DC, 2006).

    “Max Liebermann and the Politics of Painting,” in: Max Liebermann from Realism to Impressionism, [Exhibition Catalogue, Skirball Cultural Center] (Los Angeles, CA, 2005), 128-149.

    “The Revision of Vision: Kunstvereine after 1945,” in Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich (ed.), Germany and America, (New York & Oxford, 2001).

  • Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Research Interests: History of Engineering; History of Science; History of Technology; Naval history; Military history; History of the American Revolution; History of the Scientific Revolution; Latin American history; Naval architecture; Naval ship design; Defense acquisition; Systems engineering; Complex systems management

    Selected Publications

    • Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 (Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History 2017 ; Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year 2016)
    • Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World. New York: Basic Books, 2011 (Physics World Top 10 books of 2011)
    • Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007 (North American Society for Oceanic History award, best science and technology book, 2007)
    • Technology of the Ships of Trafalgar (editor). Madrid: UPM, 2006
    • Bridging the Seas: The Rise of Naval Architecture in the Industrial Age, 1800-2000. In process
  • Oscar Fitzgerald

    Research Interests: American furniture, studio furniture, history of craft

    Selected Publications

    Four Centuries of American Furniture (Wallace-Homestead Book Company)

    Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Fox Chapel Publishing)

    New Masters of the Wooden Box: Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making (Fox Chapel Publishing)

  • C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

    Research Interests: 19th-Century, Indigenous Histories, Public History, Washington D.C.

    Selected Publications

    Crooked Paths to Allotment: The Fight Over Federal Indian Policy after the Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012). 

     Beyond “Two Worlds”: Critical Conversations on Language and Power in Native North America, Tribal Worlds series, co-edited with James Buss (State University of New York Press, 2015). 

    “Ely Parker and the Paradox of Reconstruction Politics in Indian Country,” The World the Civil War Made (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), forthcoming 2015

     “Ely Parker and the Contentious Peace Policy,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 197-217. 

     “Ely S. Parker,” in Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring the Primary Sources of Notable Americans, edited by Paul Finkelman (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009). 

     “’[A]ll intent on seeing the white woman married to the red man’: The Parker/Sackett Affair and the Public Spectacle of Intermarriage,” Journal of Women’s History 20(2) (June 2008): 57-85. 

     “The Politics of Assimilation in the Great Lakes, 1880-1910,” Northwest Ohio Quarterly, 73(3) (Spring 2001): 65-79.

  • David J. Gerleman

    Research Interests: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Nineteenth Century United States, Military History, Antebellum South, Public History, Archival Research Methods

    Selected Publications

    “Will that Thing Work? Civil War Naval Inventions, ”Civil War Times, 54, 1, (February 2015).

    “Don’t Mess with a Soldier’s Coffee,” Civil War Times (Online Edition), 53, 4, (August 2014).

    “A Roosevelt, A Dodge, and A. Lincoln,” Lincoln Editor: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, XIV, 2 (April-June 2014).

    “Sam Houston Returns?  Two Letters from Texas Secessionists in 1863.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, CXVII, 4, (April 2014), 404-409.

    “’Say AAAAAbe’: Abraham Lincoln’s First Washington Physician.” Lincoln Editor: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, XIV, 1 (January-March 2014).

  • Jennifer Goldsborough

    Research Interests: American and British cultural history (with a special focus on dining customs and table-settings), silver, ceramics

    Selected Publications

    Ms. Goldsborough is the sole or co-author of the following books and museum catalogues: 

    Lavish Legacies: Baltimore Album and Related Quilts in the Collection of the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, Maryland Historical Society, 1994)

    Classical Maryland, 1815-1845 (with Gregory Weidman; Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1993)

    Women Silversmiths (with Philippa Glanville; London & NY: Thames & Hudson, 1991)

    Silver in Maryland (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1983) 

    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Maryland Silver (Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum, 1975)

    New London, Connecticut Silver (New London, CT: Lyman Allyn Museum, 1969)

    She also is a major contributing author for:

    Rococo Silver in England and Its Colonies (London: The Journal of the Silver Society, 2006)

    Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table (NY: Assouline for The Smithsonian Institution, 2006)

    Becoming a Nation: Americana from the Diplomatic Reception Rooms (NY: Rizzoli, 2003)

    The Biggs Museum Collection (Dover, DE: 2002)

    Treasures of State: Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State (NY: Abrams, 1992)

  • Michele Greet

    Research Interests: Twentieth-century Andean art, Latin American artists in Europe

    Selected Publications


    Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars (forthcoming with Yale University Press, 2018).

     Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960, “Refiguring Modernism: Arts, Literatures and Sciences” series, Penn State University Press, 2009.

    Edited volume:

    Art Museums of Latin America: Structuring Representation (forthcoming with Routledge, Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions series, 2018). Co-editor with Gina M. Tarver

    Journal articles/catalogue essays:

    “Rivera and the Language of Classicism,” in Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time. Exh. Cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2016.

    “Mapping Cultural Exchange: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars.” Circulations in the Global History of Art; Studies in Art Historiography series. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Catherine Dossin, and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel eds. Ashgate: 2015, 133-147.

    “Devouring Surrealism: Tarsila do Amaral’s Abaporu.” Papers of Surrealism. Issue 11, spring 2015: 1-39. http://www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/papersofsurrealism/journal11/index.htm

    “Occupying Paris: The First Survey Exhibition of Latin American Art.” Journal of Curatorial Studies Volume 3, Numbers 2+3, June-October 2014: 212-237.

    “From Cubism to Muralism: Angel Zárraga in Paris,” Ángel Zárraga. Retrospectiva, Ex. cat., Mexico City: Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Apr.-Jul. 2014).

    “’Exhilarating Exile’: Four Latin American Women Exhibit in Paris.” Artelogie: Revue de recherches sur les arts, le patrimoine et la littérature de l'Amérique Latine. No. 5, Fall 2013, http://cral.in2p3.fr/artelogie/spip.php?article262

    “César Moro’s Transnational Surrealism.” Journal for Surrealism and the Americas Vol 7, No 1 (2013)19-51.  https://jsa.hida.asu.edu/index.php/jsa/article/view/115/112

     “From Indigenism to Surrealism: Camilo Egas in New York, 1927-1946.” Nexus: New York, 1900-1945: Encounters In The Modern Metropolis. Ex. Cat. New Haven and London: Yale University Press and El Museo del Barrio, 2009.

    “Manifestations of Masculinity: The Indigenous Body as a Site for Modernist Experimentation in Andean Art.” Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos. Art and Encounters. December 2007, vol. 6 no. 1: 57-74.

    “Pintar la nación indígena como una estrategia modernista en la obra de Eduardo Kingman.” Revista de Historia Procesos, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. October 2007, no. 25: 93-119.

    Inventing Wifredo Lam: The Parisian Avant-Garde’s Primitivist FixationInvisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. Issue 5: Visual Culture and National Identity, Jan 2005.

  • Erik Gustafson

    Research Interests: Medieval & Renaissance Art & Architecture

    Selected Publications

    Refereed Articles:

    “Medieval Franciscan Architecture as Charismatic Space,” in The Faces of Charisma, edited by Martha Rust & Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, Brill, 2017 (accepted, volume in production).

    “The Palimpsest-ing of a Crusader Portal on a Cairene Madrasa,” in The Monument as Palimpsests: Buildings, Sites, Time, edited by Nadja Aksamija, Clark Maines & Philip Wagoner, Brepols, 2017 (accepted, volume in production).

    “Roman versus Gothic in Trecento Architecture,” in conference proceedings for the 2016 Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium, edited by Holly Flora & Sarah Wilkins, Brepols, 2018 (accepted, volume in preparation).

    2017    “How Urban was Urban for the Mendicants in Medieval Tuscany?” in Medieval Urban Planning: The Monastery and Beyond, edited by Mickey Abel, 148-173 (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017).

    2007    “Architecture and the Image of Architecture: Documenting, Teaching and Photographing the Built Environment.” Visual Resources Association Bulletin 34, no. 2 (2007): 34-50.

    2006    “Documents and Images: Animating the Institute of Fine Arts’ Lantern Slide Collection.” Visual Resources Association Bulletin 32, no. 3 (2006): 23-25; 35-36; 40-55.

  • Angela Ho

    Research Interests: Renaissance and Baroque Europe

    Selected Publications

    Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting: Repetition and Invention (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017).

    "The Just Price of a Painting: Quantifying Value in the Dutch Art Market.” (under review).

    “Gerrit Dou’s Enchanting trompe-l’oeil: Virtuosity and Agency in Early Modern Collections.” JHNA 7 (2015).

    “An Invitation to Compare: Frans van Mieris’ Cloth Shop in the Context of Early Modern Art Collecting.” Renaissance Studies 23 (2009): 694-717.

  • Mack P. Holt

    Research Interests: Early modern Europe, especially France, the Reformation, the history of wine, the history of the book

    Selected Publications

    The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle During the Wars of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1986; paperback ed. 2002)

    The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; 2nd edition 2005)

    (As editor) Society and Institutions in Early Modern France (University of Georgia Press, 1991)

    (As editor) Renaissance and Reformation France, 1500-1650, vol. 4 of The Shorter Oxford History of France (Oxford University Press, 2002)

    (As editor) Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History (Berg Publishers, 2006)

    (As editor) Adaptations of Calvinism in Reformation Europe (Ashgate Publishers, 2007)

  • Gail Hook

    Research Interests: British Empire, modern Mediterranean, architecture

    Selected Publications

    Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I (U.K.: I.B. Tauris, 2015) . http://www.amazon.com/Protectorate-Cyprus-Imperial-International-Colonial/dp/1780761147

  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Research Interests: Women’s history, African American history, women’s labor in the global economy, labor history, Pan-Africanism, Cold War

    Selected Publications


    Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations.  Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.

    Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.



    “George McCray and the Making of Transnational Identity in Ghana,” James Miller, ed. Narrative of Expatriation and Return section, The [Oxford] Handbook of the History of African Diaspora (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).


    “Marred by Dissimulation: The AFL-CIO, the Women’s Committee, and Transnational Labor Relations,” American Labor's Global Ambassadors: The International History of the AFL-CIO during the Cold War. (Palgrave Macmillan) (December 2013).


    “The Activism of George McCray: Confluence and Conflict of Pan-Africanism and Transnational Labor Solidarity,” Nico Slate, ed. Black Power Beyond Borders (Palgrave MacMillan, December 2012).


    “Labor’s Gendered Misstep: The Women’s Committee and African Women Workers, 1957-1968,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 44, 3 (December/January 2011-2012): 415-442.


    "Race, Gender, and Anticommunism in the International Labor Movement: The Pan-African Connections of Maida Springer," Journal of Women's History 11, 2 (Summer 1999): 35-59.


    "African and African-American Labor Leaders in the Struggle over International Labor Affiliation," The International Journal of African Historical Studies 31, 2 (1998): 301-334. 

  • Matthew B. Karush

    Research Interests: Modern Latin American history: twentieth-century Argentina, cultural history

    Selected Publications

    Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017).

    Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920-1946 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012).  Published in translation as: Cultura de clase: Radio y cine en la creación de una Argentina dividida, 1920-1946 (Buenos Aires: Ariel Historia, 2013). 

    The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power & Identity in Mid-Twentieth Century Argentina (Duke University Press, 2010) [edited with Oscar Chamosa]

    Workers or Citizens: Democracy and Identity in Rosario, Argentina (1912-1930), Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

    Recent Articles and Chapters:
    “Reinventing the Latin in Latin Jazz: The Music and Career of Gato Barbieri,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (May 2016).

    “Black in Buenos Aires: The Transnational Career of Oscar Alemán,” in Eduardo Elena and Paulina Alberto, eds., Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 73-98.

     “Populism as an Identity: Four Propositions on Peronism,” in John Abromeit, et.al., eds., Transformations of Populism in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.: History, Theories and Recent Tendencies (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015) 197-211.

    “Blackness in Argentina: Jazz, Tango and Race before Perón,” Past & Present 216 (August 2012), 215-45.


  • T. Mills Kelly

    Research Interests: Historical pedagogy, digital humanities, public digital history, modern East Central Europe, Appalachian Studies

    Selected Publications

    Teaching History in the Digital Age, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013, 2016)

    World History Matters: A Student Guide to World History Online, with Kristin Lehner and Kelly Schrum, (New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009)

    Without Remorse: Czech National Socialism in Late Habsburg Austria, (Boulder: East European Monographs/Columbia University Press, 2007)

    International Perspectives on Public History, with Marko Demantowsky, (Munich: De Gruyter Oldenbourg), in progress

    “Lying About the Past,” Change. The Magazine of Higher Learning, July/August 2014, 14-15

    "True Facts or False Facts: Which Are More Authentic?" in Past Play, Kevin Kee, ed. (University of Michigan Press, 2014): 309-328

    "But Mine’s Better: Teaching Students in the Digital Age," The History Teacher, 44/3 (May 2011): 369-378

    “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History: Three International Perspectives,” with Sean Brawley (Australia) and Geoff Timmins (UK), in Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 8/1 (2009): 7-24.

    “Tomorrow’s Yesterdays: Teaching History in the Digital Age” in Brave New Classrooms: Educational Democracy and the Internet, Mark Pegrum and Joe Lockard eds. (New York: Peter Lang, 2006): 213-224.

  • Cynthia A. Kierner

    Research Interests: Colonial and revolutionary America; early republic; Old South; women and gender

    Selected Publications

    Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries (coauthor; 2013).

    Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (2012).

    The Contrast: Manners, Morals, and Authority in the Early American Republic (2007).

    Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (2004).

    Revolutionary America, 1750-1815: Sources and Interpretation(2002).

    “‘The dark and dense cloud perpetually lowering over us’: Gender and the Decline of the Gentry in Postrevolutionary Virginia,” Journal of the Early Republic (2000).

    Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835 (1998).

    Southern Women in Revolution, 1776-1800: Personal and Political Narratives (1998).

    “Gender, Hospitality, and Sociability in the Southern Colonies,” Journal of Southern History (1996).

    Traders and Gentlefolk: The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790 (1992).

  • Meredith H. Lair

    Research Interests: The Vietnam War, war and American society, veterans, collective memory, consumerism, militarism, conflict tourism, American social history

    Selected Publications

    "The Education Center at The Wall and the Re-writing of History," Public Historian, Winter 2012.

    Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam WarUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2011.

    “Red Coat Theater: Negotiating Identity in Occupied Philadelphia, 1777-78,” in Pennsylvania’s Revolution, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.

  • Alison Landsberg

    Research Interests: Visual culture, the politics of memory, affective engagements with the past, political subjectivity

    Selected Publications

    Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge (New York: Columbia UP, 2015).

     “‘This isn’t usual, Mr. Pendleton, this is history’: Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Production of Historical Knowledge,” Rethinking History, April 2015.

    “Politics and the Historical Film: Hotel Rwanda and the Form of Engagement,” in A Companion to the Historical Film, eds. Robert Rosenstone and Constantin  Parvulescu. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

    “Cinematic Temporality: Modernity, Memory and the Nearness of the Past,” in  Time, Media, Modernity ed. Emily Keightely, London: Palgrave, 2012.

    “Waking the Deadwood of History: Listening, Language, and the ‘Aural Visceral’” Rethinking History 14.4 (December 2010): 531–549.

    “Memorie riflesse: lo schermo tra vero e falso”: atti del secondo seminario internazionale su Memoria e mass media tenutosi a Trento il 18 novembre 2009. A cura di Daniela Cecchin e Matteo Gentilini. Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino, Trento, 2010 (Collana: Quaderni di Archivio trentino, 26), forthcoming.

    “Memory, Empathy, and the Politics of Identification,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 22.2 (June 2009). To be republished in American Politics and Global Citizenship, ed. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein.

    Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture (New York: Columbia UP, 2004).

  • Sam Lebovic

    Research Interests: 20th century culture and politics; U.S. and the world; media history; democracy; civil liberties; cultural globalization.

    Selected Publications

    Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America (Harvard University Press, 2016)

    Awarded 2017 Ellis W. Hawley Prize by the Organization of American Historians (for best book on the political economy, politics, or institutions of the U.S. from the Civil War to the present)

    Awarded 2012 Paul Murphy Prize in the History of Civil Liberties by the American Society for Legal History (in support of book completion)

    “When the ‘Mainstream Media’ was Conservative: Media Criticism in the Age of Reform,” in Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America, ed. Bruce J. Schulman and Julian Zelizer (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

    “Here, There, and Everywhere': The Beatles, America, and Cultural Globalization, 1964-1968,” Journal of American Studies, January 2017

    “Limited War in the Age of Total Media” in Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. Beth Bailey and Richard Immerman (NYU Press, 2015)

    “‘A Breath from Home’: Soldier Entertainment and the Nationalist Politics of Pop Culture During World War II,” Journal of Social History, December 2013

    “From War Junk to Educational Exchange: The WWII Origins of the Fulbright Program and the Foundations of American Cultural Globalism, 1945-1950,” Diplomatic History, April 2013

  • Charles Kevin Matthews

    Research Interests: Britain, Ireland, 19th and 20th century Europe, Anglo-American relations

    Selected Publications

    “Churchill and the Ulster Unionists: 1918-25", in Robert McNamara (ed.), The Churchills in Ireland, 1660-1965: Connections and Controversies (Irish Academic Press, 2012)

     Fatal Influence: The Impact of Ireland on British Politics, 1920-1925 (Dublin, 2004)

     “Stanley Baldwin’s ‘Irish Question”, The Historical Journal, Vol. 43, 4 (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 1027-49

     Wrote the “Black and Tans and Auxiliaries”, “Michael Collins”, “Eamon de Valera”, “Easter Rising”, and (co-wrote) “Ireland” entries in Spencer C. Tucker (ed.), The Encyclopedia of World War I (Santa Barbara, California, 2005)

     Dr Matthews has also written numerous book reviews for Cercles: Revue pluridiscipline du monde anglophone, History: Reviews of New Books, and H-Net Reviews, as well as opinion columns as a freelance writer for several newspapers.

  • Carol C. Mattusch

    Research Interests: Classical art and archaeology, rediscovery of antiquity

    Selected Publications

    Pompeii and the Roman Villa, exhibition catalogue (National Gallery of Art, 2009)

    The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005)

    The Victorious Youth (J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997)

    Classical Bronzes: The Art and Craft of Greek and Roman Statuary (Cornell University Press, 1996)

    The Fire of Hephaistos: Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections, exhibition catalogue (Harvard University Art Museums, 1996)

    Greek Bronze Statuary: From the Beginnings through the Fifth Century B.C. (Cornell University Press, 1988)

  • Stamatina McGrath

    Research Interests: Byzantium, Crusades, social history, historiography

    Selected Publications

    Vita of Philotheos of Athos annotated translation in Richard Greenfield and Alice-Mary Talbot Holy Men of Mount Athos: Lives of Saints of the Holy Mountain (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, forthcoming, 2014).

    “Women in Byzantine History in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries: Some Theoretical Considerations”, Eustratios Papaioannis, Elizabeth Fisher and Denis Sullivan eds., Festschrift in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming, 2012).

    The Life of Saint Basil the Younger: Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Moscow Version by Denis Sullivan, Alice-Mary Talbot and Stamatina McGrath (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, forthcoming, 2012).

    “Monastic Onomastics” Alice Mary Talbot and Stamatina McGrath in Monastères, Images, Pouvoirs et Société à Byzance, Publications de la Sorbonne [Byzantina Sorbonensia, 23] (Paris, 2006).

     The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century by Alice-Mary Talbot and Denis F. Sullivan with the assistance of George T. Dennis and Stamatina McGrath (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2005).

    “Elias of Heliopolis: The Life of an Eighth-Century Syrian Christian Saint” in J.W. Nesbitt, ed., Byzantine Authors: Literary Activities and Preoccupations (Leiden: Brill, 2003) 85-107.

    “The Value of the Vita of Elias of Heliopolis as a Historical Source”. Paper presented at the Medieval and Byzantine Studies Lecture Series, The Catholic University of America, January 25, 1998.

    “Onomastics and Patterns of Nomenclature”. Paper presented at the Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium: “Computerized Access to Byzantine Saints’ Lives: Roundtable on the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database Project”, March 28, 1998.

    “The Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database Project”. Paper presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, October 1996.

    “The Battles of Dorostolon (971): Rhetoric and Reality”, in T. Miller and J. Nesbitt eds. Peace and War in Byzantium, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1995).

    “The Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database of the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Centuries” [database on-line], A. Kazhdan, A.-M. Talbot et al., Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C., 1995-98).

    “Computer Technology in the Study of Byzantine Texts: A Preliminary Report”. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, October 1992.

  • Lincoln Mullen

    Research Interests: American religious history, digital history, computational history, 19th-century U.S. history

    Selected Publications

    The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, forthcoming fall 2017).

    America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (2016–). Digital project, winner of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2016 Data Challenge.

    Mapping Early American Elections. Co-PI with Sheila Brennan. Digital project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016–2019).

    See the complete list at my website.

  • Heidi Nasstrom Evans

    Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American and European visual culture.

    Selected Publications

    French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Family Guide, 2013, published in print and online at http://www.nga.gov/content/dam/ngaweb/Education/learning-resources/Guides/family-guide-french.pdf

    American Art at the National Gallery of Art, Family Guide, 2011, published in print and online at https://www.nga.gov/kids/guide_american.pdf

    “Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead: Cofounder of the Byrdcliffe Art School,” Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony, Nancy Green, et. al. (Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2004): exhibition catalogue, winner of the 2007 Henry Allen Moe Prize, NY State Historical Association

    Guest curator and author of exhibition brochure for "Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead's Idealized Visions about Simple Living and Arts and Crafts," Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, October 8–December 5, 2004, published in print and online at www.tfaoi.com/aa/5aa/5aa34.htm

  • Michael O'Malley

    Research Interests: 19th and 20th century US, cultural history, history of technology

    Selected Publications

    Face Value: The Entwined History of Race and Money in America (Chicago 2012)

    With James Cook And Lawrence Glickman, The Cultural Turn in US History: Past, Present, and Future (Chicago 2009)

    Keeping Watch: A History of American Time (Viking/Penguin edition 1990: Smithsonian press edition 1995)


    Selected Articles

    “Rags, Blacking, and Paper Soldiers,” in The Cultural Turn in US History: Chicago 2009

    “That Busyness Which is Not Business: Nervousness and Character at the Turn of the Last Century,” in Social Research Summer 2005

    With Roy Rosenzweig, “Brave New World or Blind Alley: American History on the World Wide Web,” in Journal of American History, (June 1997)

    “Specie and Species: Race and the Money Question in 19th Century America,” and “Response to Nell Irvin Painter,” both in American Historical Review 99 (April 1994)


    Digital publications

    “Free Silver and the Constitution of Man: The Money Debate and Immigration at the Turn of the Century,” in Common-Place (Vol. 06, No. 03, April 2006)

    With Roy Rosenzweig and the American Social History project, Who Built America? V. II (CD-Rom edition) December 1999

  • Lindsy Parrott

    Research Interests: History of glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany, American art pottery

    Selected Publications

    "A Closer Look at Louis C. Tiffany’s Unglazed Favrile Pottery," American Ceramic Circle Journal, 2011

    Louis Comfort Tiffany: Nature by Design, Shelburne Museum, 2009 (with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Jean M. Burks)

    “Sheets and Shards, Gems and Jewels: The Archive of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass,” Journal of Glass Studies, 2009

    “The Ceramics of Louis Comfort Tiffany,” Nineteenth Century Magazine, 2006

    “Tiffany’s Favrile Pottery,” Style 1900, 2004

    “Louis Comfort Tiffany and His Pottery,” Journal of The American Art Pottery Association, 2002

  • Brian W. Platt

    Research Interests: Japan, East Asia

    Selected Publications

    “Imperialism and Civil War in mid-19th Century East Asia,” in Peter Stearns, ed., The American Civil War in Global Context (Richmond, Virginia, The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, 2015).

    Burning and Building: Schooling and State Formation in Japan, 1750-1890 (Harvard, 2004). 

    “Japanese Childhood, Modern Childhood: The Nation-State, Schooling, and 19th-Century Globalization,” Journal of Social History, vol. 38, no. 1 (Summer 2005)

    “Chiiki to kokumin kokka no keisei: Meiji kyōiku kara mite” (“The Local in the Nation State”). In William Steele and Kawanishi Hide, eds., Approaches to Japanese Local History (Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppansha, 2005).

  • Jennifer Ritterhouse

    Research Interests: 20th century U.S.; U.S. South; African American history; women and gender; children and childhood

    Selected Publications

    Discovering the South: One Man's Travels Through a Changing America in the 1930s, University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

    Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race, University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Received Honorable Mention for the 2007 Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.

     "Sarah Patton Boyle: A White Activist, the Black Pragmatist Who Taught Her, and the Long and the Short of the Civil Rights Movement," in Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times, vol. 2, ed. by Cynthia Kierner and Sandra Treadway, University of Georgia Press, 2016.

    "Woman Flogged: Willie Sue Blagden, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and how an impulse for story led to a historiographical corrective," Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, January 2014.

    "Dixie Destinations: Rereading Jonathan Daniels's A Southerner Discovers the South," Southern Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Journal about Regions, Places, and Cultures of the American South and Their Global Connections (www.southernspaces.org), May 2010.

    “The Etiquette of Race Relations in the Jim Crow South,” in Manners in Southern History from the 1860s to the 1960s, edited by Ted Ownby. University Press of Mississippi, 2007.

    “Reading, Intimacy, and the Role of Uncle Remus in White Southern Social Memory,” Journal of Southern History, August 2003.

    Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South. Co-edited as part of the Behind the Veil project (http://cds.aas.duke.edu/btv/). New Press, 2001.

    The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition, by Sarah Patton Boyle. Edited with an introduction and selected correspondence, University Press of Virginia, 2001.

    “Speaking of Race: Sarah Patton Boyle and the ‘T.J. Sellers Course for Backward Southern Whites,’” in Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History, edited by Martha Hodes. New York University Press, 1999.

  • Stephen Robertson

    Research Interests: digital history, history of sexuality, history of New York City, legal history

    Selected Publications

    Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars (with Shane White, Stephen Garton & Graham White) [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010]

    Crimes Against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960 [Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005]

    Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History,” Law and History Review 34, 4 (November 2016): 1047-69

    The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History,” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, ed Matt Gold and Lauren Klein (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), 289-307

    Digital Mapping as a Research Tool: Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930,” American Historical Review 121, 1 (February 2016): 156-166

    “The Company’s Voice in the Workplace: Labor Spies, Propaganda and Personnel Management, 1918-1920,” Labor: Studies in the Working-Class History of the Americas 10, 3 (Fall 2013): 57-79

    Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” Journal of Urban History 39, 5 (September 2013): 864-880 (with Shane White and Stephen Garton) 

  • Zachary Schrag

    Research Interests: Post-1945 US history, urban history, history of technology, public policy, human subjects regulations, riot control

    Selected Publications

    The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

    Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).

  • Kelly Schrum

    Research Interests: scholarship of teaching and learning, online learning, digital humanities, history education

    Selected Publications

    “Teaching Hidden History: Student Outcomes from a Distributed, Collaborative, Hybrid History Course.” The History Teacher (Forthcoming, 2017). Co-authored with Nate Sleeter, Anthony Pellegrino, and Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe.

    “Assessing the Effect of Historic Site-Based Professional Development on History Teaching and Learning.” The History Teacher. (December 2016). Co-authored with Karen Kortecamp, Jennifer Rosenfeld, Kevin Briscoe, and Kathleen Steeves.

    “The Power of Historical Site Visits to Transform History Teaching and Learning” What are History Teachers Learning at Historic Sites (American Educational Research Association Report, 2014). Co-authored with Karen Kortecamp, Jennifer Rosenfeld, Kevin Briscoe, and Kathleen Steeves.

    Beyond Flipping Classrooms Inside Higher Ed: Higher Ed Beta. June 30, 2014. Co-authored with Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe and Nate Sleeter.

    How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses in Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell, eds. WebWriting: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning. Michigan Publishing/Trinity College ePress edition, August 2014. Co-authored with Celeste Sharpe and Nate Sleeter.

    A Tale of Two Goldfish Bowls . . . Or What’s Right with Digital Storytelling in Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt, eds., Hacking the Academy: A Book Crowdsourced in One Week. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2012.

    Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2004, 2006.

  • Randolph Scully

    Research Interests: colonial and revolutionary America, race, gender, religion, Southern history, Virginia history

    Selected Publications

    Religion and the Making of Nat Turner’s Virginia: Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840 (University of Virginia Press, 2008). Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer prize from the American Society of Church History.

     “‘I Come Here Before You Did and I Shall Not Go Away’: Race, Gender, and Evangelical Community on the Eve of the Nat Turner Rebellion,” Journal of the Early Republic 27:4 (Winter 2007): 661-684.

     “‘Somewhat Liberated’: Baptist Discourses of Race and Slavery in Nat Turner’s Virginia, 1770-1840,” Explorations in Early American Culture 5 (2001): 328-371.

  • Suzanne E. Smith

    Research Interests: African American, 20th century Cultural History, History of Death in America, American Popular Music, African American Religious History

    Selected Publications

    "Tuning into the 'Happy Am I' Preacher: Researching the Radio Career of Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux," Sounding Out! Sound Studies Blog, March 5, 2015.

    To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010).

    Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (Harvard University Press, 1999).

    “‘Where Did Our Love Go?’: Contemplating the Life and Death of Motown and the Motor City,” Michigan Quarterly Review, (Fall 2010).

     “To Serve the Living: The Public and Civic Identity of African-American Funeral Directors” in Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States. Marguerite S. Schaffer, Editor (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

     “‘Laid Out in Big Mama’s Kitchen’: African Americans and the Personalized Theme Funeral,” in American Behavioral History. Peter N. Stearns, Editor (New York University Press, 2005).

     “‘Boogie Chillen’: Uncovering Detroit’s African American Cultural History.” Michigan Historical Review 27:1 (Spring 2001): 93-107.

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Research Interests: Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

    Selected Publications

    Select Publications since 2000:

    • Cultural Change in Modern World History (forthcoming)
    • Tolerance in World History (forthcoming)
    • Sexuality in World History, 2nd ed. (2017)
    • A History of Shame (2017)
    • Globalization in World History, 2nd ed. (2016)
    • The Industrial Turn in World History (2016)
    • Childhood in World History, 3rd ed. (2016)
    • The Civil War in Global Perspective (2015)
    • Gender in World History, 3rd ed. (2015)
    • Guiding the American University: Challenges and Choices (2015)
    • Peace in World History (2014)
    • Doing Emotions History (2013)
    • Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society (2012)
    • Globalization in World History (2010)
    • Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities:  Challenges and Opportunities (2009)
    • From Alienation to Addiction: The History of American Work in Global Context (2008)
    • Revolutions in Sorrow: American Death Experience and Policy in Global Context (2007)
    • American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety (2006)
    • Anxious Parents: a 20th Century History (2003)
    • Fat History (2002)
  • Sean Takats

    Research Interests: Eighteenth-century France and its colonies; the Enlightenment; history of medicine

    Selected Publications

    The Expert Cook in Enlightenment France. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

  • John Turner

    Research Interests: American Religion; History of Early New England; Mormonism

    Selected Publications

    The Mormon Jesus: A Biography (Harvard University Press, 2016)
    Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (Harvard University Press, 2012)
    Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ  (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)
  • Jacquelyn Williamson

    Research Interests: Ancient Egypt, The Amarna Period, Gender, Religion

    Selected Publications

    Book Manuscripts:

    Nefertiti’s Sun Temple: A New Cult Complex at Tell el-Amarna, Harvard Egyptology Series (September 2016)

    Refereed Journal Articles:

    ‘Death and the Sun Temple: New Evidence for Private Mortuary Cults at Amarna’ Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 101, 2017 (not yet in press).

    ‘Alone before the God: Gender, Status, and Nefertiti’s Image’ Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 51, 2015, 179-192.

    ‘Two Names, One Compound: the rwd ʿnḫw ỉtn and the Sunshade of Re at Kom el-Nana’ Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 49, 2013, 143-152.

    Popular Books:

    Ancient Egypt in 30 Seconds, Ivy Press, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2015 (consultant and ghost writer)

  • Laura McCloskey Wolfe

    Research Interests: Irish history and art history

    Selected Publications

    “Love is Blindness: Reflections of Ascetic Monasticism in Irish 7th-10th Century Manuscript Illumination”; in “Love, Friendship, Marriage: 32nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University (April 15-16, 2011)”. Ed. Raffaele Florio and Aniesha R. Andrews. CreateSpace.

  • Diane C. Wright

    Research Interests: History of glass, ancient to modern; studio and contemporary glass; stained glass, Louis C. Tiffany and Frederick Wilson

    Selected Publications

    “Innovation by Design: Frederick Wilson and Tiffany Studios’ Stained Glass Design,”Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion. London: Dan Giles in conjunction with Museum of Biblical Art, exhibition catalog, fall 2012

    “New Acquisitions in Glass,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, February 2012

    Contributor, A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 19201950. Yale University Art Gallery and Yale University Press, December 2011

    “Pilchuck: Still Introducing Artists to Glass,” GASnews. Glass Art Society, October 2011

    “Vitreous Verve,” Modern Magazine, Summer 2011

    “Frederick Wilson: 50 Years of Stained Glass Design,” Journal of Glass Studios, 51 (2009), pp. 198–214, Corning Museum of Glass, 2009

  • Rosemarie Zagarri

    Research Interests: Early American history (colonial-1820s); Early American women; 18th-century transatlantic history and global history

    Selected Publications


    Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007; paperback, 2008).

    A Woman’s Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan-Davidson, Inc., 1995; 2nd. ed. Wiley, 2015).

    David Humphreys’ ‘Life of General Washington’ with George Washington’s ‘Remarks’ (edited, with an introduction) (Athens, Ga.: The University of Georgia Press, 1991; paperback, 2006).

    The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776 - 1850 (Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1987; paperback, 2010).

    Selected Articles:

    "The Empire Comes Home: Thomas Law's Mixed-Race Family in British India and the Early American Republic," in India in the American Imaginary: Indo-American Encounters, 1780s-1880s, ed. Rejoinder Kaur (forthcoming). 

    “The Family Factor: Congressmen and the Burden of Public Service in the Early American Republic,” Journal of the Early Republic 33(Summer 2013), 283-316.

    “Scholarship on the American Revolution since The Birth of the Republic,”in Edmund S. Morgan, The Birth of the Republic, 1763-1789, 4th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), 193-209.

    “The Significance of the ‘Global Turn’ for the Early American Republic: Globalization in the Age of Nation-Building,” Journal of the Early Republic 31(Spring 2011), 1-37.

    “Mercy Otis Warren on Church and State,” in The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life, ed. Daniel Driesbach, Mark David Hall, and Jeffry Morrison (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), 278-303.

    “Women and Party Conflict,” in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic, ed. Jeffrey Pasley, Andrew Robertson, and David Waldstreicher (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004), 107-28.

    “The Rights of Man and Woman in Post-Revolutionary America, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. ser., 60 (April 1998), 200-227.

    “Morals, Manners, and the Republican Mother,” American Quarterly 44 (June 1992), 192-215.

    Representation and the Removal of State Capitals, 1776 - 1812,” Journal of American History 74 (March 1988), 1239-1256.

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