By Justin Schreiber
Graduate student Zach Fredman received the W. Stull Holt Dissertation Fellowship from The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Please join us in congratulating Zach on this accomplishment!
Megan McCauley has won the North American Conference on British Studies’ Undergraduate Essay Prize for her essay, “Round the Empire in a Day’: Exhibiting Empire at Wembley, 1924″. She is the second History Major to win this prize in the past two years. Please join us in congratulating her on this fine achievement!
Sponsored by the Undergraduate History Association, Come enjoy good conversation and food with your favorite history professors and other history students! Before you set your schedule, come find out about the courses being offered in the Spring. This is an opportunity to find out more than just the course description will tell you! Thurs November 14 6-8pm in Room 504 of the History Dept (226 Bay State Road).
You can read the full article on Reuters here: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/10/28/what-about-social-securitys-rollout/
On Saturday, October 12, Professor Bruce Schulman opened the annual History Forum at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Speaking to a sell-out crowd in excess of 500 people, Schulman’s presentation, “Are We A Nation?” The Emergence of Modern America, 1896-1929,” kicked off a series of lectures around the theme, “The Vast Possibilities: America at the Dawn of the 20th Century.”
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MIH 10.3, November
Josh Ehrlich, “William Robertson and Scientific Theism”
Iain McDaniel, “Philosophical History and the Science of Man in Scotland: Adam Ferguson’s Answer to Rousseau’s Second Discourse”
Katja Guenther, “The disappearing lesion – Sigmund Freud, sensory-motor physiology, and the beginnings of psychoanalysis”
Daniel Geary, “Children of The Lonely Crowd: David Riesman, the Young Radicals, and the Splitting of Liberalism in the 1960s”
Mark Gamsa, “Uses and Misuses of a Chinese Renaissance”
James T. Kloppenberg, “Well-Tempered Liberalism”
Mark Peterson, “Why They Mattered: The Return of Politics to Puritan New England”
James Chappel, “Beyond Tocqueville: A Plea to Stop Taking Religion Seriously”
Francis Couvares, “Freedom, Modernity, and Mass Culture”
Charles Capper edits Modern Intellectual History. His coeditors are Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge), Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia), and Samuel Moyn (Columbia University). Published by Cambridge University Press, the journal serves as a focal point and forum for scholarship in intellectual history and related fields. Though its primary focus is on Europe and the United States, it also devotes attention to intellectual and cultural exchanges between the West, the non-West, and the Americas. It encompasses the period from 1650 to the present. MIH is concerned with this era’s intellectual discourses—with understanding the contextual origins and reception of texts, and with recovering their historical meaning. The term “texts” encompasses various forms of intellectual and cultural expression, including political thought, philosophy, religion, literature, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the visual arts.
History Ph.D. student Ben Twagira has just won a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship to conduct research in Uganda next year. Please join us in congratulating him on this achievement!
The recent discovery of film footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his wheelchair has revived the myth of a gentleman’s agreement between press and president to keep Roosevelt’s disability a secret. The Journal of the Historical Society recently published graduate student Matt Pressman’s article setting the record straight. A condensed version of the article was also published on the Time Magazine website here.