Freshly published by the University Press of Colorado, The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change, edited by Char Miller and Jeff Crane, includes contribution from our very own Dr. Jeffrey C. Sanders!
“The Nature of Hope focuses on the dynamics of environmental activism at the local level, examining the environmental and political cultures that emerge in the context of conflict. The book considers how ordinary people have coalesced… to demand environmental justice and highlights the powerful role of intersectionality in shaping the on-the-ground dynamics of popular protest and social change.” – University Press of Colorado
Brian Stack and Peter Boag recently co-wrote an invited essay for the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Entitled, “George Chauncey’s Gay New York: A View from 25 Years Later,” the piece appeared online in December but the hard-copy version can now be found in JGAPE 18, no. 1 (January 2019), p. 120-132. Well done!
Dr. Peter Boag gave an interview for “BackStory with the American History Guys” and was featured in their episode 0259 “Out of the Closet: The LGBTQ Community in American History,” which published on December 6, 2018.
Dr. Charles Weller’s article on “Al-Farabi’s World Historical Travels” has been published in the Eurasian Journal of Religious Studies (Habarshi/Vestnik: Dintanu, Vol 15, No 3, 2018: 30-34, Kazakh University Press). It is an expansion of his short plenary address at the 5th International Farabi Forum at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 3-4, 2018). Thanks to Professor Nagima Baitenova for her assistance in preparing the article for publication.
Jesse Spohnholz’s book, The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2017) won the 2018 prize for the best book in German History or Social Sciences published in the previous two years, awarded by the German Studies Association and the DAAD.
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Clements Center will welcome Matthew Sutton, the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, for his talk “Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence.” The Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) will co-host this event.
Lawrence Hatter speaks to Joseph Stoltz, a historian at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Topic of discussion – Negotiating Independence: American Overseas Merchant Communities in the Age of Revolution. Listen here!