Dr. Puck Brecher’s new book Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930. You can take a look at Dr. Brecher’s book by clicking here.
The Smith Teaching and Learning Grants are awarded by the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement to faculty members who submit proposals supporting innovative ideas that enhance teaching and learning at WSU. This year’s recipients include Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom as well as Dr. Tracey Hanshew and instructor Robert Franklin for a joint proposal. Congratulations to all award recipients!
Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom’s recent talk, “The Tradition of Rome and Parthia’s Rivalry,” is now available for viewing on Youtube. You can view his new video by clicking here.
R. Charles Weller and Anver Emon, eds., Reason, Revelation and Law in Islamic and Western Theory and History (Islam and Global Studies Series, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).
(Ch 1) “Introduction: Reason, Revelation, and Law in Global Historical Perspective” (pp 1-24)
(Ch 2) “The Historical Relation of Islamic and Western Law” (pp 25-45)
Learn more about Reason, Revelation and Law in Islamic and Western Theory and History by clicking here!
Stefan Bradley (’98 MA History) was recently interviewed and highlighted in a Washington State Magazine article by Tom Kertscher, titled “Working Forward.” Now a professor of African American Studies and coordinator for diversity and inclusion initiatives at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Dr. Bradley studied with Dr. LeRoy Ashby during his time in our program. We celebrate Dr. Bradley’s success and hope you’ll take the opportunity to read more about his books and work at Loyola Marymount. You can access the Washington State Magazine article by clicking here.
Dr. Shawna Herzog is celebrating the release of her new book, Negotiating Abolition: The Antislavery Project in the British Straits Settlements, 1786-1843! Negotiating Abolition “provides an important new perspective for scholars of slavery interested in Southeast Asia, British imperialism in the Indian Ocean world and Asia, the East India Company in the Straits, and gender and sexuality in the context of empire,” (Bloomsbury Academic). You can read more about Dr. Herzog’s book by clicking here!
Professor Mathew Sutton recently published an article, “The Capitol Riot Revealed the Darkest Nightmares of White Evangelical America: How 150 years of apocalyptic agitation culminated in an insurrection,” in The New Republic. You can read his article about the January 6th events at the Capitol by clicking here.
Associate Professor Lawrence Hatter’s article, “The similarities to the last invasion of the Capitol matter — so do the differences,” was published in the Washington Post on January 11th. You can read his thoughts on the events at the U.S. capitol by clicking here.
Dr. Jesse Spohnholz was recently interviewed on the New Books Network podcast about his book, The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition (Cambridge University Press 2017; paperback 2020). Click here to listen to his recent interview!
PhD student Samantha Edgerton recently published a book review in the Western Historical Quarterly! The review covers Land Uprising: Native Story Power and the Insurgent Horizons of Latinx Indigeneity, by Simón Ventura Trujillo. Click here to read Samantha’s review!