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Archive for November, 2011

Professor Ethan Segal to speak at Smith College

 Ethan Segal will be speaking on “Medieval Women and the Economy” at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Dr. Segal is currently on leave from MSU and conducting research for his next book as a Visiting Scholar at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.  His first book, an economic history of medieval Japan, […]

Congratulations Lewis Siegelbaum on your latest publication!

Congratulations to Lewis Siegelbaum, for his recent publication “Sputnik Goes to Brussels: The Exhibition of a Soviet Technological Wonder” , in Soviet Space Culture: Cosmic Enthusiasm in Socialist Societies

African Women in Politics

Episode 58 of Africa Past and Present, the podcast about African history, culture, and politics, is available at: In this episode, Professor Aili Mari Tripp (Political Science, University of Wisconsin Madison; President-elect, U.S. African Studies Association) discusses African women’s movements, democratization, and the paradoxes of power in Museveni’s Uganda. She also underscores the need […]

Football Scholars Forum

The Football Scholars Forum is holding its second fall session on Wednesday, November 9, at 2pm Eastern Time. The topic is “Soccer in the Classroom.” Peter Alegi, Alon Raab, Tom McCabe, Steven Apostolov, and Sean Jacobs will each make 5 minute presentations to spark discussion about syllabi, sources, reading lists, and teaching perspectives. Course syllabi […]

MSU History PhD wins major award

 Dr. Luz María Gordillo (MSU PhD 2005) won the 2011 Book Award from the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists for Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration (University of Texas Press, 2010).  The association said the book was “a terrific contribution to the feminist literature on Mexican immigrants’ transnational experience, especially in the […]