Sue Peabody’s contribution to the online roundtable recognizing the prize-winning Caribbean New Orleans: Race, Empire, and the Making of a Slave Society (UNC, 2019), by Cécile Vidal (Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), has been published by the Toynbee Prize Foundation: https://toynbeeprize.org/posts/roundtable-panel-cecile-vidals-caribbean-new-orleans-rethinking-the-interconnected-nature-of-the-global-north-and-south-through/
Alan Malfavon will be giving a talk tomorrow on one of his current book project’s chapters at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, for the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute’s “American Origins” Seminar.
The chapter is entitled “Afro-insurgents vs. Afro-royalists: Early Mexican War of Independence and Cádiz liberalism, 1810-1813.” During the talk he will share the ways by which Veracruz’s Afro-descendants during the early years of the Mexican War of Independence, 1810-1813, engaged local and transatlantic political and ideological frameworks that helped them shape the outcomes of the struggle. By looking at their participation as either royalists or insurgents and their experiences with 1812 Cadiz liberalism, his paper tackles the ways by which regional war and liberalism were transformed by Black leadership and agency.
On the midterm elections, Matt Sutton was briefly interviewed on the BBC’s Sunday religion/news show. His interview begins at the 32:09 mark: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001f4gf. On Wednesday, he published the following in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/made-by-history/2022/11/16/falwell-religious-right-herschel-walker/
For the second year in a row, Jesse Spohnholz co-organized a five-panel series at the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October 27-31, titled “The Loose Ends of History” aimed at providing alternative narratives from early modern history by asking new questions of underutilized sources. He presented on his own research on sixteenth-century Dutch refugees as part of this series, in a panel dedicated to “Recategorizing the Archive.” He also participated in an evening roundtable on “Crisis and Refuge: Historical Reflections on War, Persecution, and Exile.”
Sue Peabody, Professor of History, WSU Vancouver, was the discussant for the panel “Global Perspectives on Using Names of Liberated Africans in Digital Humanities Projects,” international Virtual Workshop on the Ethics and Politics of Naming the Names of Enslaved People in Digital Humanities Projects, hosted by Stanford University, October 28, 2022.
She is also participating in the roundtable: “Life Stories of France and the French Empire: Researching and Writing Biographies” at the meeting of the Western Society for French History in Victoria, BC, November 5, 2022.
Nikolaus Overtoom has secured his third book contract. Lexington Books will be publishing his forthcoming third book, The Parthians at War: Combat, Logistics, Reputation, and the First War with Rome (2025).
Nikolaus Overtoom’s book Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East has been translated by Prof. Shahin Aryamanesh into Farsi and published by the Research Institute and Cultural Heritage and Tourism in Tehran, Iran.
Jesse Spohnholz is giving an invited lecture at the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University on Friday, October 7th, titled “A Reformation of Refugees: Dutch Protestant Escapees to the Holy Roman Empire, 1550–1600.”