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Andy Walpole - 12/11/2007
A new history site based on Web 2.0 ideas has been launched in November, 2007.
History Nexus encourages users to join, contribute and comment on history websites that others post up.
Aims to be a central portal for history on the web.
To visit History Nexus to go
HNN - 11/20/2007
"Rivers and Plains" is the theme of the 40th Annual Dakota Conference
on the Northern Plains, April 25-26, 2008, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Sponsored by the Center for Western Studies of Augustana College, the
conference will examine historical and literary responses to river
culture in the plains region. Featured speakers include University of
South Dakota archaeologists Brian L. Moyneaux and L.E. Bradley, who have
conducted research on Missouri River steamboats, and University of
Nebraska-Kearney Distinguished Reynolds Chair Allison Hedge Coke. Her
recent book _Blood Run_ is a free-verse poem about the ancient Oneota
community on the Big Sioux River. Program details available from
conference director Dr. Harry F. Thompson, Augustana College, 2001 S.
Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197, or e-mail email@example.com, or
Justine Ahlstrom - 2/9/2007
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2007: Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program for History Majors
The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program, inaugurated in 2003, is a competitive summer scholarship program in American history for outstanding college sophomores and juniors. The program, based in New York City, has been designed to both reward undergraduates who have demonstrated superb research and writing skills in the field of American history and to provide an opportunity for the next generation of historians to engage in discussions with eminent scholars and in primary-source research. The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program has two components:
* 15 History Scholarships that include a five-week scholarly research program
* Up to 50 awards for runners-up, who will be named Finalists and invited to a one-week program.
History Scholars receive a stipend of $2,200, along with room, board, and travel expenses for a five-week program in New York City. Scholars conduct primary-source research to prepare historical materials for publication. The projects provide the students with an opportunity to work with original documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and other archives. The students also have exclusive meetings with eminent historians to discuss historical issues and gain insight into history as a profession (past sessions have been led by Eric Foner, Kenneth T. Jackson, James McPherson, Sean Wilentz, Christine Stansell, Steven Hahn, Steven Mintz, Ron Chernow, and Catherine Clinton, among others). A third component of the program is weekly behind-the-scenes visits, led by archivists, to leading repositories of American historical documents, printed books, and material culture.
History Scholar Finalists receive room, board, and travel expenses for a one-week program in New York City, in a compressed version of the five-week program. Students will participate in seminars with eminent historians, discussions with professionals about careers for history majors, and field trips for behind-the-scenes tours of important archives and museums in New York City.
The 2007 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program will run from June 24-July 28, and the 2007 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Finalists Program will run from June 9-16. To print a pdf version of the brochure, http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/SCHOLARS%202007.pdf. For more information about the program and the application package, go to http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/student2.html or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shailesh Gupta - 1/15/2006
The Illustrated History of the Sikhs by Singh, Khushwant 2006, 29 cms., pp. 280, col. & b/w plates, Oxford University Press , 0195677471, US$ 58.82 or Rs. 2500
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About the Book : This illustrated chronicle of the Sikhs, written by one of India’s best-loved writers-Kushwant Singh, comprehensively records the story of a remarkable community. Over hundred and fifty rare pictures, including portraits, paintings, etchings, religious prints and photographs collected from a wide variety of sources, complement the compelling narrative. Paying particular attention to the community’s return to the national mainstream in India, after the challenge of violence, exclusion and terrorism, the volume explores a people’s achievements across fields-most visible in the elevation of a Sikh to the land’s highest political office. The narrative begins more than 500 years ago with the birth of Sikhism as a pacifist sect, striking out on its own against the complexity and ritualism of contemporary religion and society. Throughout is colourful, yet at times turbulent history, the Sikh community underwent many changes of fortune, always remaining, however, a social and political force to reckon with. Its transformation into an activist community, thanks to a troubled and strife-ridden relationship with the Mughals and Afghans; the consolidation of Sikh power under Maharajah Ranjit Singh; the takeover of the Sikh kingdom by the British; the Punjab’s emergence as the country’s granary; religious reform within the community; the trauma of Partition; the troubled years of separatist militancy; and the return of normalcy, are all detailed in the book.
Contents: PART-I :The Punjab and the Birth of Sikhism: The Sikh Homeland/ The Birth of Sikhism/ Building of the Sikh Church/ The Call to Arms/ From the Pacifist Sikh to the Militant Khalsa. PART-II: The Agrarian Uprising: The Rise and Fall of Banda Bahadur/ Persecution of the Sikhs and the Reorganization of the Khalsa Army/ Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs/ From the Indus to the Ganges. PART-III: Punjab Monarchy and Imperialism: Rise of the Sukerchakia Misl/ Maharajah of the Punjab/ Suzerain of Malwa/ British Annexation of Malwa: Treaty of Lahore, 1809/ Consolidation of the Punjab/ Fall of the Sikh Kingdom. Part-IV: Consolidation of British Power in the Punjab: Annexation of the Punjab/ Crescat e Fluviis. Part-V: Social and Religious Reforms: Religious Movements/ Singh Sabha and Social Reform. PART-VI: Political Movements: Marxist, National and Sectarian: Rural Indebtedness and Peasant Agitation/ World War-I and its Aftermath/ Xenophobic Marxism/ Gurdwara Reform: Rise of the Akali Immortals/ Constitutional Reforms and the Sikhs. Part-VII: Politics of Partition: Independence and the Demand for a Sikh Homeland: Sikhs and World War-II (1939-1945)/ Prelude to the Partition of India/ Civil Strife, Exodus, and Resettlement/ A State of their Own/ Prosperity and Religious Fundamentalism/ The Anandpur Sahib Resolution and other Akali Demands/ Fatal Miscalculation/ Assassination and After/ Elections and the Accord/ Foreign Connections and Khalistan/ Politics and Beyond.
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Stacy Horn - 9/12/2005
I researched the subject of unsolved homicide thoroughly, and it's gotten good reviews so far, including starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly. It's also an NPR summer reading selection.
There is more information at: www.therestlesssleep.com.
This is a blog I've started about cold cases. It's more than PR for my book (although it is also that). I am gathering people, information and links to help both law enforcement and the families of victims.
Matthew Carroll Sherman - 8/31/2005
Plan to attend the Conference on Policy History, sponsored by the Journal of Policy History and the Miller Center for Public Affairs, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, June 1—June 4, 2006. Program chairs are Meg Jacobs and Eric Patashnik. All topics concerning the history, development and implementation of public policy, American political development and comparative policy history will be considered. Complete sessions are encouraged, but individual paper proposals are welcome. The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2005. Please send two (2) copies of proposals, including a one-page summary of each paper(s) and a one page C.V. of each panelist to Policy History Conference, Journal of Policy History, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., P. O. Box 56907, St. Louis, MO 63156-0907. Please contact Meg Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Patashnik at email@example.com for questions concerning conference content or participating in sessions. Please direct general e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Matthew Sherman, the conference coordinator, at email@example.com. Additional information regarding the conference can be found at our website, http://www.slu.edu/departments/jph/.
Matthew Carroll Sherman - 8/31/2005
The Institute for Political History, a nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Hugh Davis Graham Grant. The purpose of this grant, named in honor of the late Professor Hugh Graham, is to assist scholars undertaking archival research in the fields of American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. Applications should consist of a letter of no more than two-single spaced pages outlining the project and one letter of reference. Preference will be given to doctoral students and assistant professors. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2006 and the award in the amount of up to $2000 will be announced at the Policy History Conference to be held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, June 1-4 2006. Please send materials to Hugh Davis Graham Fund, C/O Journal of Policy History, Humanities Building, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63108.
For additional information concerning the Institute for Political History or the Hugh Davis Graham Grant, please visit http://www.politicalhistory.org/ or www.slu.edu/departments/jph.
Anita Lenore Wills - 8/21/2005
On August 11, 2005, C-Span taped a presentation of my book, Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color. The segment will be aired on a future segment of Book TV.
Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color, is Non Fiction, African American History (although it covers Native Americans as Well), 292 pages, and is available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, & Blackwell Books. It can also be purchased off of the Lulu Websiste at, http://lulu.com/leboudin.com.
The book is a narrative of the lives of my ancestors, who were Free Persons of Color, in Colonial Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They were listed as Mulatto, Free Black, and Negroes. The book gives a detailed chronicle of those who had extraordinary achievements, such as Charles and Ambrose Lewis, Rawley Pinn, and Mary Bowden. My Lewis and Pinn ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, both faced the British Colonial Cornwallis.
Ambrose and Charles fought at the Battle of Camden South Carolina, a losing Battle. Rawley Pinn fought at The Siege of Yorktown, where Cornwallis was defeated.
The book also chronicles the life of Mary Bowden who was a Mulatto Indentured Servant to George Washingtons' family. Mary was born in the House of William Monroe in Westmoreland County Virginia. Her mother was a Mulatto woman, and her father is believed to be William Monroe. Mary Bowdens' father was the Uncle of President James Monroe. When she was seven years of age, Mary was indentured to Augustine Washington Senior, for thirty years. Her crime was that she was a Mulatto, and fell under the laws of the times.
Book TV will air the presentation I gave from, Central Rappahannock Library. The talk centered on my ancestors, Charles and Ambrose Lewis, who served in the Revolutionary War from Fredericksburg.
Please check the Book TV Website for the dates that the segment will air.
reese lindsey - 8/1/2005
I was reading about some of the locations in Iraq and came across some comments about the military camp at Tallil and how they have added another Burger King at the temple of Ur. Let me assure your readers that this is not true. I have just spent a year at Tallil and can assure you there is only one Burger King, and it is located on the base that the Iraqi's built. Also, the temple is open to visitors with strick rules of what they can do. The military has spent alot of effort to protect these tresures on top of trying to protect themselves. Please have all the facts before making incorrect remarks.
Anita L Wills - 7/8/2005
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, is hosting a book Reading & Signing by Author, Anita L. Wills. The title of Ms. Wills book is, Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color.
Lecture At Central Rappahannock Library:
Anita L. Wills, Author
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
Date: August 11, 2005
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Rappahannock Library
1201 Caroline Street
Thomas G. Hart
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
There is a book signing scheduled for, August 12th, at Wounded Bookstore, in Fredericksburg. Please call Thomas Hart, for an update.
Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color, (Lulu Press, revised July 2004), is Non Fiction, African American History, with 292 pages. It is a chronicle of Ms. Wills ancestors, who were labled,"fpc", or Free Persons of Color, in the Fredericksburg Free Negro Registry. The book chronicles the lives of several families of Free Persons of Color, who resided throughout Colonial Virginia. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and Walmart Stores.
For further information and questions, email Anita Wills at, firstname.lastname@example.org
HNN - 5/26/2005
Press Contacts: For Immediate Release
Kimry Blackwelder, 919-831-0999 May 20, 2005
Susan F. Lamb, 919-807-7917
Third Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference
Old Spies, New Threats www.raleighspyconference.com
Star Lineup for 2005 Conference
A “who’s who” of scholars and intelligence experts will gather in Raleigh for the third annual Raleigh International Spy Conference, set for Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the N.C. Museum of History. The conference is presented by Bernie Reeves, editor and publisher of Raleigh’s Metro Magazine, and the N.C. Museum of History.
The theme for the 2005 event is Old Spies, New Threats. Topics will include a comparison of claims made by the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy to newly available declassified information, the influence of the Left on Hollywood activists, an analysis of the decline of the Communist Party U.S.A. from 1930 to 1945, the emerging danger of Chinese espionage in the United States, the part played by American communist agents in establishing new computer and microelectronic technology for the Soviets, and the latest in new data from the Venona files and other formerly classified sources.
Speakers and their subjects for the third annual Raleigh International Spy Conference are:*
Ronald Radosh – keynote speaker and co-author of The Rosenberg File on the topic of his newly released Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance With the Left
Harvey Klehr – co-author of In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage on the topic: Was Joe McCarthy Right: What New Evidence From Secret Archives Say About Soviet Espionage in America
John Earl Haynes – co-author of In Denial and the series Annals of Communism by Yale University Press, on the damage caused by Soviet manipulation of the Communist Party U.S.A. from the 1930s to 1945
I.C. Smith – author of Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies and
Bureaucratic Bungling Inside the FBI, on Chinese espionage in the United States
Nigel West – author of Venona: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War, on the
latest revelations of Soviet espionage
Steve Usdin – author of the new book Engineering Communism: How Two Americans
Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, on the story of two
Rosenberg spy ring members who fled to the Soviet Union to help build a city dedicated to microelectronics and computing.
“We have seen enrollment increase each year,” says Raleigh International Spy Conference founder Bernie Reeves, “as word has spread around the world that we put on a first-class event with top-flight speakers here in Raleigh. In year one, we examined espionage in the Cold War up to today’s intelligence environment; year two we presented experts on the subject of intelligence and terrorism; and this year we cover the current intellectual debate raging around the effort of ‘revisionists’ to deny the new evidence available about the Cold War side by side with the new threat of Chinese espionage.”
Elizabeth F. Buford, director of the N.C. Museum of History, is grateful to conference founder Bernie Reeves. “The Raleigh International Spy Conference has brought the museum national and international visibility, and funds from this event support other museum programs.”
The conference fee is $250 per registrant. Reduced registration is $175 for seniors (55 or over) and $145 for educators, students and the intelligence community. The fee includes all sessions, the keynote address and a ticket for an evening gala on Thursday, Sept. 1. Additional gala tickets are available to conference attendees for $30.
For registration information, access www.raleighspyconference.com, call Brooke Eidenmiller at 919-807-7875 or e-mail email@example.com. Hotel information is available at www.raleighspyconference.com.
* The speaker lineup is subject to change.
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The N.C. Museum of History’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The department’s Web site is www.ncdcr.gov.
Lenia Alexis Burrows - 4/28/2005
I really enjoyed you article about Richard Wallingford. I felt like you had alot of information about him, and I would have liked to hear a little more about his invention of the clock. I also think this was a very appropriate place to post your article. I fell like you did a really nice job on this.
Kirsten Hiemstra - 4/25/2005
Great article. Richard of Wallingford sounds like a really interesting topic to research - how did you come to choose him as your topic? A couple questions that I got from the article:
what was the importance of the clock, and did the revolt end after his death? I can't wait to hear more details in your class presentation.
Jennifer Hook - 4/24/2005
I was just wondering if this posting was supposed to be more of a biography of Richard of Wallingford or more about the clock he built. "Richard of Wallingford is known for his mathematical and mechanical achievements and best known for the astronomical clock he constructed ..." I was hoping for much more information about that part of his life. Could you expain what his works are, how they were used, how they were valued, instead of just listing them? Are there any pictures available to see what this clock looked liked? Also I would suggest for our class presentation, how Richard of Wallingford's life and/or work takes on a larger historical perspective and how it relates to an "...added remarkable value for our modern world technology..." How does/did it?
HNN - 4/22/2005
Plan to attend the 2005 Conference on Illinois History
October 27-28, 2005
The Conference on Illinois History—now in its seventh year—is the state’s largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. More than two hundred fifty attended the 2004 conference, which featured traditional academic papers, local history studies, teacher workshops, and roundtable discussions.
This year’s luncheon and dinner speakers (pre-registration required by October 21, 2005):
CARL J. EKBERG, Professor Emeritus of History, Illinois State University
Ekberg, an expert on the French in colonial Illinois, has written the award-winning books French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times; François Valle and His World: Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark; and Colonial Ste. Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier. His presentation will be on French-ness and Indian-ness in Illinois.
DARROCH GREER, Documentary film-maker and historical researcher
Greer researched the casualty figures for “The Civil War in Four Minutes,” one of the exhibits in the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. He has written, produced, and directed documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and VH1. He will discuss the development of “The Civil War in Four Minutes.”
EDNA GREENE MEDFORD, Associate Professor of History, Howard University
Medford is a nationally recognized scholar and frequent lecturer on African Americans in Slavery and freedom. As a member of the Scholars Advisory Board for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, she participated in discussions for planning the museum’s content. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Medford will speak on blacks’ perceptions of emancipation.
To ensure that you receive a registration form and program for the conference, contact Donna Lawrence, IHPA, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 217/785-7933. Details will be posted as they become available at www.Illinois-History.gov/conference.htm
The Conference is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education for CPDU.
Christine Hiatt - 4/17/2005
It is obvious that extensive research on the life and work of Richard of Wallingford was conducted for this article. Regarding references, an annotated bibliography would be helpful in understanding what pieces of information came from what source, and why you felt they were pertinent to your article. It is not immediately obvious where Richard's life and accomplishments fall into place with respect to other late medieval scientists/theologians. Excellent depth in terms of places and dates, but more breadth on trends in science and religion would be helpful for your reader to put Richard into perspective. Lastly, what is scrofula?
Henok Mamo Tenaye - 4/14/2005
Richard of Wallingford is known for his mathematical and mechanical achievements and best known for the astronomical clock he constructed while serving as abbot. He was born in 1292 at Wallingford, Berkshire and served as abbot of St. Albans in England from1327-1336. He was a son of a blacksmith who died when Richard was ten years old, and then was adopted by William of Kirkeby, the former abbot of St Albans in Wallingford. Richard was sent to Oxford where he gained his BA after six years of study and joined the Benedictine order at St. Albans in 1314 when he was 23. Richard then spent three years as deacon (December 18, 1316) and then priest (May 28, 1317) at St Albans, and had been ordained in 1317 to study theology when he returned to Oxford, probably at Glouscester College, a Benedictine establishment. He spent about fifteen years studying and teaching in the faculties of art and theology at Oxford. Most of his treatise work was written during his second residency at Oxford (1308-15 and 1318-27) he accomplished remarkable scientific writing. He commented by The Abbey Chronicles that Richard himself felt failure not to concentrate on theological studies. Instead, he was concentrated on mathematics and astronomy. In addition, he wrote on horoscopes, astrology and several ecclesiastical texts.
His works are:
• "Tractus Holologii Astronomici" describing the astronomical clock.
• "Tractus Albionis" which explains the Albion. The Albion was an equatorium, used for calculating planetary positions according to Ptolemy.
• "Tractus Rectanguli" which explains an observational instrument that can also be used for coordinate transformation.
• Canons to the star tables of John Maudith.
• "Quadripartitum" and "Tractus de Sectore" which is about spherical trigonometry.
• Four short works on celestial coordinates.
• "Exafrenon Pronosticacionum Temporis" and "Canon Supra Kalendarium" which are about horoscopes and astrology.
• Ten ecclesiastical and spiritual works.
In late 1327 at the age of 35, Richard earned a degree as Bachelor of Theology, and returned to St Albans where he found the Abbot, Hugh of Eversdon, very ill. He was called to Avignon and selected to take Hugh’s position. According to his fellow monks, he predicted by astrological means the Abbot's death on 7 September and his own election as the twenty-eighth abbot of St Albans on 29 October. He was not only abbot at St. Albans but also a politically powerful man in England and sometimes referred as Richard Wallingford, the latter being of his hometown.
When Richard went back to St. Albans he found himself oppressed by three great burdens: the Abbey was deeply in debt, the townsmen of St. Albans were in revolt, objecting to the abbot’s feudal privileges. Around 1328 while in Avignon, Richard was afflicted with leprosy (probably his sickness was not leprosy but maybe syphilis, scrofula, or tuberculosis) and suffered impairment of speech from the disease in the early 1330s. He died 23 May 1336 at St. Albans, Hertfordshire after four years of steadily declining health. Before he died, he had cleared most of the debts and put down the revolt in the town. He had also kept control of a complex domestic situation, several of his monks having contested to his position, and one having gone further to initiate a papal investigation. He showed not only moral firmness but also intellectual and practical genius. Regardless of his illness, Richard was not able to earn the respect and friendship as abbot from the monks. While he suffered from the illness, he didn’t stop doing his most important work: his astronomical clock. After his death, the clock stayed in the south transept at St. Albans until around 1546, when Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries the clock disappeared.
In monasteries, they had been using timekeeping devices for tracking their accuracy dividing the day into various cycles of prayer. They used water clocks, which were vulnerable to changes in temperature and to impurities of the water which distorted the flow of liquid. Robertus Anglicus (II. 1270s) was writing about a way of using weights to drive a wheel on a steady velocity making a single revolution a day which was the first such mechanical clock, in England at least, and appeared at Dunstable Priory in 1283. It seems that clock had been known for more than forty years when he began his work, but Richard Wallingford’s clock is the first entirely mechanical clock whose inventor is known was an improvement on its predecessor in many respects.
Record Number: 10526.tif
Shelfmark: Cotton Nero D. VII
Page Folio Number:
Title of Image: Abbot Richard Wallingford
Description: [Miniature only] Richard of Wallingford, Abbot of St Albans. He is pointing to a clock, referring to his gift to the abbey, and his face is disfigured by leprosy
Title of Work: Golden Book of St Albans
Author: Walsingham, Thomas; Wylum, William de, scribe
Illustrator: Strayler, Alan
Production: England [St Albans]; 1380
Language/Script: Latin / -
The clock Richard built at St. Alban not only showed time, but also the season, as well as the course of the sun, moon, and planets. It had a 120-geared teeth wheel at the bottom that rotated once in 24 hours and drove all the other wheels, including another wheel with 115-geared teeth that rotated once in 23h 56m 4.12s and produced a revolution just 0.03 seconds longer than the day. There was also a third wheel with 331-geared teeth which, rather than being circular, was shaped in such a fashion that it replicated the sun’s equatorial velocity.
In Richard of Wallingford's period, there were traditional large clocks installed in religious buildings. The Canons of Dunstable had built their own clock; Norwich cathedral was trying to build a clock with an astronomical dial, unlikely clock was very accurate. Richard must have been aware of all these developments but he knew that he could design a far more accurate mechanism to show lunar phases. But the available evidence showed that Richard did not live to see if his clock worked.
I would like to say, Richard of Wallingford outstanding work on astronomical clock and other mathematical and mechanical achievements added remarkable value for our modern world technology. If his clock had ever been completed according to his determination, would have added extra step in modern technology.
1. The Study of Time II, edited by J. T. Fraser and N. Lawrence
2. Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English. Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta
Steve Haberman - 4/7/2005
Murder Without Pity is a mystery set in contemporary Paris, but with echoes from that city's tragic World War II German Occupation, as the protagonist/state criminal investigator discovers.
"A very good book, well worth reading." Mainly Mysteries
An "admirable debut." Mystery Morgue
"Intriguing." Criminal History, For Fans of Historical Crime Fiction
For more information, visit: http://www.parismurdermysteries.com
HNN - 3/16/2005
A Reminder about the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Summer Seminar deadline approaching March 31, 2005.
Each summer, IHS sponsors a series of seminars for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent college graduates exploring a wide variety of issues. From globalization and the environment to the limits of freedom, we bring top students and faculty from around the world together for lectures, discussions, films, and socials lasting well into the night.
This year, we’re sponsoring eleven seminars from coast to coast, and we’ve added a “Civil Liberties in the 21st Century” seminar exploring the limits of personal and economic freedoms.
For more information, please go to: www.TheIHS.org/seminars.
Thanks again for your help and keep up the great work.
Institute for Humane Studies
Nancy J. Taniguchi - 2/7/2005
The Coalition for Western Women’s History announces
the Irene Ledesma Prize, 2005
For Ph.D. graduate student research in western women’s history.
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2005.
The $1,000 prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the American West.
Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program. The prize honors the memory of Irene Ledesma whose contributions to Chicana and working-class history were ended by her untimely death in 1997. The CWWH will award the prize at the women’s history breakfast during the 45th Annual Western History Association conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 12-15, 2005.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. How well has the applicant stated her/his research question and the significance of the overall project?
2. How well has the applicant demonstrated her/his knowledge of the primary source materials related to the proposal?
3. How well has the applicant framed her/his project in terms of the broader theoretical/historiographic issues significant to the topic?
4. How well has the proposal addressed issues of gender and/or women’s history in the U.S. West?
5. How well does the proposed budget dovetail with the applicant’s stated research agenda?
To apply: submit four copies of the following: a vita, a brief description of the research project (not exceeding three pages, double-spaced), including an explanation of how the prize funds would support the research, and a letter of support from the student’s major advisor by May 1, 2005, (postmark) to:
Dr. Nancy Taniguchi
California State University, Stanislaus
801 West Monte Vista Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
For more information, contact Dr. Taniguchi at:
email@example.com or by phone at (209) 667-3529