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Mark Roseman
Dr. Mark Roseman

Mark Roseman (History/Jewish Studies) has been named a Distinguished Professor- the highest academic rank for scholars and researchers at IU. For more information please see https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/12/iu/releases/11-distinguished-professors.html. He has recently published numerous works. His chapter, "ברברים מ'מעגל התרבות' שלנו :הפושעים הנאצים בעיני יהודי גרמניה" (Barbarians from our "Kulturkreis"; Perpetrators in the eyes of the Jews of Germany) was published in Chidushim, Studies in the History of German and Central European Jewry Volume 19 (2017). He also published the chapter "Biographical Approaches and the Wannsee Conference" in the Hans-Christian Jasch and Christoph Kreutzmuller work (editors), The Participants: The Men of the Wannsee Conference (Berghahn Books, 2017). He is a co-editor, together with Devin Pendas and Richard Wetzell, of Beyond the Racial State: Rethinking Nazi Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The volume, which appeared simultaneously in hardback and paperback, draws on an international conference that took place at Indiana University, co-funded by the IU History Department. As well as co-editing the volume, Roseman co-wrote the introduction and the chapter "Racial discourse, Nazi violence, and the limits of the 'racial state' model."

Dr. Roseman also delivered a series of lectures. On October 30th, 2017, he presented “The Rescue of History: Help for Jews in Nazi Germany in History and Memory" to a joint session of the Colloquium for Global History and the Colloquium in Contemporary History at the Free University of Berlin. He also gave a public lecture on “Holocaust Research and Education in the USA and UK" at the Haus der Wannseekonferenz in Berlin on November 6, 2017. It was the keynote speech for the conference "Lehre, Vermittlung und Forschung zum Holocaust in Deutschland - Status Quo, Impulse und Perspektiven" (Teaching, Dissemination, and Research on the Holocaust in Germany -- current situation, new directions and prospects). In January, 2018, he presented a talk "Beyond the Racial State" to the Research Colloquium of the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. On February 9, 2018, he traveled to Columbia University and presented his paper "Diagonal Reading: From Recasting the Ruhr to Rescued Lives," at the conference, Germany Past and Present: A conference in Honor of Volker Berghahn.

Dr. Anya Peterson Royce (Anthropology) will receive the 2018 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, which honors an IU Bloomington faculty member for outstanding research/creative activity and teaching. Royce will present the annual Sonneborn Lecture during the fall 2018 semester at a time and location to be announced. The Sonneborn award and lecture are named for the late IU biologist Tracy M. Sonneborn, a renowned geneticist who was also highly regarded for his teaching.

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