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Archive for February, 2013

Lewis Siegelbaum has just published “Those Elusive Scouts: Pioneering Peasants and the Russian State, 1870s-1950s,”

Lewis Siegelbaum has just published “Those Elusive Scouts: Pioneering Peasants and the Russian State, 1870s-1950s,” in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 14, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 31-60. “Those Elusive Scouts” refers to the peasant practice of sending out members of their community to inspect land available for settlement usually at a considerable distance.  During […]

Professors Fine and Fermaglich in NYT

Professors Lisa Fine and Kirsten Fermaglich edited early this year a 50th year edition of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. Their W.W. Norton edition is featured in the New York Times.

Dr. Susan Sleeper-Smith receives a NEH award

The National Endowment for the Humanities Committee on Awards has voted to offer Professor Susan Sleeper-Smith a fellowship for her project “Gender, Race and Empire: Mapping State Formation through the Lives of Indian Women.” The fellowship is for research at the Newberry Library in Chicago between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Congratulations Susan!

Doctoral Candidate Ben Sawyer to present at UNC this week

Doctoral Candidate Ben Sawyer will be presenting his work at the Carolina Seminar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His paper is entitled “American Immigration and the Making of Nep-Era Soviet Immigration Policy.” For more information about this exciting opportunity, please see the link below on the UNC Chapel Hill website:

Dr. Peter Knupfer’s article in Journal of American History

Peter Knupfer, “Consultants in the Classroom: Student/Teacher Collaborations in Community History” Journal of American History (2013) 99(4): 1161-1175 doi:10.1093/jahist/jas602. Teaching HST 480.