Prof Ferleger and grad student Matthew Lavallee co-author “Taylor’s World Revisted” for Business and Economic History Online
“Taylor’s World Revisited”
Textbooks often provide readers with first impressions or introductions. Therefore, the portrayal of Frederick Winslow Taylor in management textbooks might explain why many hold Taylor and his ideas in low regard. Rather than recognizing Taylor as one of the first thinkers to study work in and of itself, the textbooks in our sample reduce him to little more than the inventor of time-and-motion studies and a more scientific approach to management. This, however, fits with the mainstream of the historical profession, which eyes Taylor suspiciously. Both historical and management literature, nevertheless, often fail to see that Taylor sought to overcome the irreconcilability of the interests of workers and managers with his new system of management
link to full text: http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/Ferleger_BEHO_Final%20Draft_0.pdf
In the latest (August 2015 issue) of the Journal of Southern History , Professor Bruce Schulman published a remembrance of Carl N. Degler, the pioneering historian of slavery and race relations, and women and the family, who passed away last December at the age of 93. A Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, founding member of the National Organization for Women, and long-time Professor of History at Stanford University, Degler achieved a rare trifecta, serving as president of of the American Historical Association (1986), the Organization of American Historians (1979-1980), and the Southern Historical Association (1986), To read Schulman’s tribute, click here.
Recapturing the Oval Office: New Historical Approaches to the Presidency (co-edited by Prof. Schulman) Published by Cornell University Press
Cornell University press has just published Recapturing the Oval Office: New Historical Approaches to the Presidency, a collection of articles co-edited by Professor Bruce Schulman and University of Virginia Professor Brian Balogh. The anthology not only includes an essay by Schulman, but also contributions from BU Political Scientist Cathie Jo Martin and BU History Ph.D., and current Purdue University Professor Kathryn Brownell. For more, visit: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?gcoi=80140100111090
Prof Simon Rabinovitch recently had the opportunity to sit down with Israeli politician Tzipi Livni, for an interview appearing in the Marginalia Review of Books. Link to full text: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/a-conversation-with-tzipi-livni/
A recent article, published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, extensively quoted Prof Keylor about the large number of middle-aged men who served in WWII. Link to full text: http://spr.ly/6007BG5hb
Professor Keylor recently had a piece appear on the on-line H-Net publication H-Diplo, reviewing Professor Stephen A. Schuker’s article “John Maynard Keynes and the Personal Politics of Reparations.” Link to full text: http://tiny.cc/AR546
On August 2, 2015, an article co-authored by Professor Louis Ferleger and Assoc Professor Jonathan Zatlin of the BU History Department, was published by the History News Network. The piece, “Why Have Germans Taken such a Hard Line with Greece?” can be found here: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/160112.
Katie Brownell, recent BU PhD and Asst. Professor of History at Purdue, published an op-Ed on Reuters Aug. 7. The piece “Donald Trump and Jon Stewart aren’t so different after all,” can be found here: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/donald-trump-and-jon-stewart-arent-so-different-after-all/
Professor Blower wins Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Congratulations to Professor Blower, who won the Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) for her publication, “From Isolationism to Neutrality: A New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941,” Diplomatic History 38.2 (2014): 345-376.
link to article: http://dh.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/2/345
Congratulations to grad student and Jeopardy! contestant, Matt Pressman! After winning the game 3 nights in a row, he returns to take on two new competitors for win #4.