Accomplishments: Department of History

December 3, 2021
John Curry (History) gave a virtual invited presentation to the Anglo-Turkish Society in the United Kingdom titled "The Legacy of Mezemorta Hüseyin Paşa: Corsair, Captain, Ottoman Grand Admiral." The Anglo-Turkish Society is a learned society of scholars that promotes scholarship on Turkey and strengthening Turkish-U.K. relations. The talk was…
November 30, 2021
John Curry (History) published a chapter, "Sufi Spaces and Practices" in A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul, a volume edited by Shirine Hamadeh and Cigdem Kafescioglu. The chapter, which was dedicated to the urban history of Istanbul, it detailed the fucntion of mystical organizations and religious institutions in the development of the Ottoman…
November 17, 2021
John Curry (History) joined a National Endowment for the Humanities grant application as part of a project team for the "Khataynameh ("Book of China") Translation Project." Headed by Kaveh Hemmat of Benedictine University, the proposal has just been funded at $195,764, and will produce an edited volume, translation and commentary of the…
November 17, 2021
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-author have published an article entitled "Can peer-to-peer accommodations act as lodging a stepping-stone for mega-events?" in Tourism Management Perspectives. This article examines the role of peer-to-peer accommodations like Airbnb in helping mid-sized cities host mega-events by examining the behavioral…
November 15, 2021
Jeff Schauer (History) participated in "Remembering Kaunda: His Life and Legacies in Southern Africa and Beyond," a conference hosted by the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (based in Lusaka, Zambia). Kenneth Kaunda (1924-2021) was Zambia's president between 1964 and 1991. Schauer's paper, "Arming Zambia for Africa: Kenneth…
November 10, 2021
Nicole Batten (History), a doctoral student, won the WHA-Huntington Martin Ridge Fellowship to conduct dissertation research at The Huntington Library.
November 10, 2021
Doris Morgan-Rueda, a doctoral student, and Alejandra Herrera, a master's student (both History), won the 2021 Western History Association Trennert-Iverson Conference Scholarships to help fund their attendance at the Western History Association conference recently in Portland, Oregon.
November 10, 2021
Kristen Phipps (History), a doctoral student, presented as part of a panel at the recent Western History Association conference in Portland, Oregon. The panel was "Adventures in Applied History: Turning Hindsight into Insight," co-sponsored by the Center of the American West.
November 10, 2021
Analiesa Delgado (History) was recently granted the Graduate Student Prize by the Western History Association at their annual conference this year in Portland, Oregon. 
November 10, 2021
Nicole Batten, Analiesa Delgago, Alejandra Herrera, and Doris Morgan-Rueda (all History), all graduate students, won the Western History Association Graduate Student Prize, and were honored at the organization's 2021 conference, held recently in Portland, Oregon.
November 9, 2021
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) was recently awarded the Graduate Student Prize and the Trennert-Iverson scholarship by the Western History Association at the annual conference this year in Portland, Oregon. 
November 2, 2021
John Curry (History) presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) in San Diego on Oct. 28. The presentation, "Trans-Mediterranean Ottoman Naval Strategies in the Great Turkish War: The Case of Mezemorta Hüseyin Paşa (d. 1701)," was part of a broader panel that he organized on "Trans-Imperial…