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Dr. Chastain Wins Albert J. Beveridge Grant

 Andra Chastain won an Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere from the American Historical Association. The grant will support preliminary research on a new project on the history of air pollution in California, Mexico, and Chile, tentatively titled Urban Air: A History of Smog in the Americas.

Dr. Peabody Selected for Endowment

Sue Peabody (History, Vancouver) is thrilled to have been selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2023 Summer Stipend. She will complete the archival research for her book project, “The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage” in Paris and Nantes, while giving several invited lectures in Paris (Campus Condorcet, Sorbonne, Dartmouth Study Abroad) and Venice (Ca’ Foscari).

Aaron Jesch Invited to Present

Aaron Jesch has been invited to present (and sing) at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Labor History Association conference to be held at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma, May 6, “Songs and Poems of the Industrial Workers of the World.” Last summer Jesch received a competitive Sam Fishman Travel Grant from the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University.

Dr. Peabody Participates in Roundtable

Sue Peabody (History, WSU Vancouver) will participate in a roundtable, Representing Slavery in Museums: The French World, at the University of Texas, Austin, on Tuesday, January 17th, sponsored by the French Embassy Cultural Services and the Department of French and Italian, UTAInterested WSU students and faculty are invited to attend. The roundtable will take place from  11-12:35 Pacific (1:00-2:45PM Central) over Zoom: (you’ll need to register first; QR code in the poster). Keynote speaker: Prof. Ana-Lucia Araujo, Howard University. Other panelists: Dr. Jérémy Boutier and Jean-Barbier, Musée de Villèle: History of Slavery and the Plantation. Chair: Prof. Mélanie Lamotte, UTA. Respondant: Prof. Nathan Marvin, U. Arkansas, Little Rock.