Don’t miss next Wednesday’s lunch talk, delivered by John C. Rodrigue (Stonehill College). Professor Rodrigue will discuss “Repudiating the Emancipation Proclamation and Reestablishing Slavery,” a chapter from his forthcoming book, Fertile Crescent: The Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Rodrigue has most recently published Lincoln and Reconstruction, a volume in Southern Illinois University Press’s Concise Lincoln Library series. In addition to working on a long-term project on the southern planters after the Civil War, he is also general editor of the college-level textbook, Louisiana: A History, published by Wiley.
We are pleased to announce that Jayita Sarkar (BU) will visit the APHI seminar room next Wednesday, Jan 31 to speak about her paper, “Whack-a-Mole: American Policy to Curb West European Nuclear Exports, 1974-1978.” Please join us for lunch at 12:20!
Sarkar, an historian by training, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her first book examines U.S. nonproliferation policy toward India’s nuclear program since the Kennedy years until the first Reagan administration, and India’s quest for its strategic autonomy through a diversified procurement strategy in the nuclear realm. Entitled Splitting Atoms: The United States, Nonproliferation and India’s Nuclear Program, 1961-1984 the manuscript is undergoing final revisions before review. Concurrently, she is working on her second book project The Market and the Bomb on U.S. nonproliferation policy toward nuclear supplier states— France, Germany (FRG), Switzerland— during 1974-1992. This project is a study of the successes and failures of U.S. nonproliferation leverage on major supplier states by enhancing export controls on nuclear assistance.
Deadline Extended: Jan 26
Check out the CFP here: http://sites.bu.edu/aphi/grad-conference/
Join us this Wednesday for Professor Brooke Blower’s presentation, “Hope and Betrayal in the Pacific War: The Making of an American Radio Correspondent in Southeast Asia.”
Brooke Blower is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. Her first book, Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars (Oxford University Press, 2011) won the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies and the James P. Hanlan Best Book Award from the New England Historical Association. Blower is currently writing a book about Americans overseas on the eve of and during World War II, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. Articles related to this project have appeared in the American Historical Review and the book she co-edited with Mark P. Bradley, The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (Cornell University Press, 2015). Her publication “From Isolationism to Neutrality: A New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941” Diplomatic History (April 2014), won the Stuart L. Bernath Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
February 14, John Rodrigue (Stonehill College), “The Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley during the Civil War”
The 2017-18 APHI seminar kicks off next Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:20PM. University of Michigan Professor Heather Ann Thompson, author of the Pulitzer prize winning Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971, will speak on the subject of her current research, “Surveillance and the State-Building Origins of American Carcerality.” There will be no pre-circulated paper. The seminar will meet in Room 501, 226 Bay State Road, Boston. See you there!
Mark April 12 on your calendars for a very special presentation: Sarah Igo (Vanderbilt University), “The Promises and Perils of Transparency”!
Igo is an Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Her primary research interests are in modern American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. Her first book, The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (Harvard University Press, 2007), explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is currently at work on a cultural history of modern privacy entitled The Known Citizen, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms.
Jump over to the Grad Conference page to grab copies of your own!
We are excited to announce that next Wednesday, March 1, at 12:20 in room 504 of the History Department Building (226 Bay State Rd), Professor Lou Ferleger (BU) will present his paper, “The Anatomy of the Ultimate Investment.”
Professor Ferleger is Professor of History and Department Chair. He is co-author of A New Mandate: Democratic Choices for a Prosperous Economy and No Gain, No Pain: Taxes, Productivity and Economic Growth as well as editor of Agriculture and National Development: Views on the Nineteenth Century. He is also co-editor of Slavery, Secession, and Southern History (2000) and, with Walter Dean Burnham and Thomas Ferguson, Voting in American Elections: The Shape of the American Political Universe Since 1788 (Academica Press, 2009).