Accomplishments: Department of History

April 9, 2021
Noria Litaker (History) recently published an article, "Lost in Translation? Constructing Ancient Roman Martyrs in Baroque Bavaria," in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. The article examines the construction and material presentation of Bavarian catacomb saints as well as the vitae written for them in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. It offers a new vantage point from which to consider how the intellectual movement known as the paleo-Christian revival and the scholarship it...
April 6, 2021
Paul Werth (History) has received a Title VIII Summer Research Fellowship at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Study of Russia and Eurasia in Washington, D.C. 
March 30, 2021
Michelle Tusan (History) delivered a lecture, "Mapping Genocide and the Refugee Experience during the Great War in the Middle East," for the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   
March 11, 2021
John Curry (History) was the featured guest on an inaugural podcast series launched by the Yunus Emre Institute in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Cengiz Sisman, the virtual podcast "Humans of the Ottoman Empire: Sufis," was attended by several hundred people from around the world and covered a variety of topics related to the influence of Islamic mysticism on the Ottoman Empire and beyond.
March 10, 2021
Paul W. Werth (History) has received a fellowship for historical research in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia from the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus. 
March 5, 2021
John Curry (History) made a keynote presentation of his work in progress for the Mediterranean Seminar's Spring Workshop, The Global Mediterranean, this month. His paper was "Working the Global Mediterranean: Mezemorta Hüseyin Paşa as Corsair, Captive, Dey, and Admiral in the Late Seventeenth Century." He was the third of three keynote presentations in the workshop, which was first of these workshops ever to be held virtually.
March 3, 2021
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been interviewed for the podcast "Writing Westward" about the recently published book Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West. The podcast is sponsored by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University,
February 25, 2021
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) was invited by the department of history and Native American studies at the University of Oregon to discuss his forthcoming book, We Are the Land: A Native History of California. Bauer discussed the process of writing the book, the principal arguments, and challenges of writing a survey of California Indian history.
February 10, 2021
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. He discussed his forthcoming book, We Are the Land: A Native History of California, which is a survey of California Indian history.
February 10, 2021
Mary Ludwig (History), delivered a paper, "Parallels, Intersections, and Divergences: The Gila River Indian Community and Japanese Americans during World War II," at the annual conference of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Her research examined the entwined histories of Indigenous People and Japanese internment during World War II. She is a Ph.D. student.
January 28, 2021
Paul W. Werth (History) is about to release a new book, 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution with Oxford University Press. In chapters ranging from poetry and opera to empire and industry, the book paints a rich and vivid portrait of Russia at a critical moment, when the world's largest country acquired many of its most distinctive and outstanding features. In contrast to accounts that portray this era as one of stasis and stagnation, Russia's Quiet Revolution reveals dynamism and dramatic movement...
January 26, 2021
Susan Lee Johnson (History) is the author of Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West (University of North Carolina Press 2020), which is featured on "The Page 99 Test," a blog of the Campaign for the American Reader that follows the maxim of Ford Madox Ford: "Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you."