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Dr. Herzog Presents Virtual Lecture

Shawna Herzog presented a virtual lecture on “Negotiating Abolition: The Antislavery Project in the British Straits Settlements” on March 21. This lecture was open to all undergraduate and graduate students in History, as well as other members of the NIU community. Participants were invited to view the lecture and participate in the discussion session afterward.

Dr. Gaynair Awarded Grant

Marlene Gaynair has been awarded an External Mentor Grant through ADVANCE @ WSU. Marlene will work with Dr. Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, to prepare her book proposal.

Dr. Finkelberg Published in Dix-Neuf

Abstract: The iconography of King Louis-Philippe I and his invoices for garments purchased new and refurbished between 1831 and 1846 bring to light how the July Monarchy deployed fashionable menswear in a canny politics of image-making. In doing so the regime used dress to establish the credentials of the new regime. This work examines Louis-Philippe’s iconography alongside the written records of his purchasing habits to show how the regime used a strategic combination of visually tame military uniforms and subdued, but fashionable civilian menswear to create a new visual and sartorial vocabulary meant to legitimize the monarchy.

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.