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ISU Historians on the Go: June Edition

This month we catch up with three Iowa State historians and learn something about what they have been doing since classes ended. Doctoral candidate Jack Seitz is in Kazakhstan, where he presented his research to the history department at his host institution, Al Farabi Kazakh National University. The presentation was called "Сельскохозяйственная наука, агрономия, и … Continue reading ISU Historians on the Go: June Edition

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Hilliard receives PEAES fellowship

Kathleen Hilliard has been awarded a 2017-2018 fellowship from the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. It funds one month of research at the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in support of her book, Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of Getting By in Civil … Continue reading Hilliard receives PEAES fellowship

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Hilliard receives fellowship

Kathleen Hilliard has been awarded the 2017-2018 Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences by the Boston Athenaeum and Massachusetts Historical Society. It funds 8 weeks research in Boston this summer. The fellowship funds research for her book project, Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of Getting By in … Continue reading Hilliard receives fellowship

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Andrews gives presentation at New York University

On February 17th, Prof. James T. Andrews presented “Narrating the Soviet Metropolis: Visual Culture, Underground Architectural Space, and the Moscow Metro” at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University. In his talk, Prof. Andrews showed how iconographic public spaces can have critical discursive meanings when they are juxtaposed across … Continue reading Andrews gives presentation at New York University

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Low wins ASEH award

Christopher Low has won the Alice Hamilton Prize from the American Society for Environmental History for his article ‘Ottoman Infrastructures of the Saudi Hydro-State: The Technopolitics of Pilgrimage and Potable Water in the Hijaz.’ The award is for the best article on environmental history published outside of the Society’s own journal, Environmental History. Congratulations to … Continue reading Low wins ASEH award

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Seitz receives prestigious fellowship

Jack Seitz, a PhD candidate in History has been awarded a 2016-2017 Stephen F. Cohen Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTDRF) for his dissertation project, ‘Colonizing the Countryside: Scientific Agriculture and Colonial Control on the Kazakh Steppe, 1881-1928.’ The fellowship is sponsored by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies together with … Continue reading Seitz receives prestigious fellowship

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Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg edits a major new book on the history of rural America

"Routledge has just published a major new anthology, The Routledge History of Rural America, edited by Professor of History Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, who also wrote the introduction, contributed an essay, and co-authored another essay in the volume. In addition to Professor Riney-Kehrberg, among the twenty-six contributors are current ISU history faculty Jeff Bremer, Julie Courtwright, and … Continue reading Professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg edits a major new book on the history of rural America