Maria Bucur (History) has published her essay “Brexit: A Tipping Point towards New Tribalism” as a contribution to the forum “Contemporary European Historians on Brexit,” in Contemporary European History, vol. 28, no. 1 (February 2019). Her “From Invisibility to Marginality: Women’s History in Romania,” has been published in the edited volume by Karen Offen and Chen Yan, Women’s History at the Cutting Edge (Routledge, 2019). Maria Bucur has also been awarded a research grant from the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research for her project “War and Welfare Citizenship: Democracy and Populism in Romania after 1918.” Additionally, Maria Bucur has published “The Queen is No Sister: Three Faces of Marie of Romania,” in Journal of Romanian Studies I, no. 1 (2019): 77—104; “Statues for Predators. Poland struggles with the entanglements of the Catholic Church and Solidarity,” in Public Seminar, 13 March 2019, and is a recipient of the Trustees Teaching Award in the Department of Gender Studies.
Ben Eklof (History) has published "From the Top Down: Legislation and Public Initiative in the Building of a School System in Russia After the Great Reforms: 1855-1914" in School Acts and the Rise of Mass Schooling: Education Policy in the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. by Johannes Westberg (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 253-276. The essays explore the history of education through the lens of "neo-institutional discourse"; colleagues might be interested in another essay in that volume which explores that approach.
Owen Johnson (Journalism, Emeritus) presented (together with Rasha Mammadov) “Retreat from the Golden Age: Russian Journalists and Their World, 1992-2000,” at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August. He also presented "An Historical Perspective on Digital Transformation of the Mass Media: Russian Journalism and Journalists, 1917-29, " at the Tenth International Moscow Readings Conference in the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University in August.
Hiro Kuromiya (History) has received a fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton.
Mark Roseman (History/Jewish Studies) gave the keynote, “Diverse vantage points: rescue and resistance in history and memory – a microstudy” at the 49th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, UT Dallas, March 2-5 2019.
Kaya Sahin (History) delivered a talk as part of the Farouk Mustafa Memorial Friday Lectures at the University of Chicago under the title “Imperial Performances: Circumcision Ceremonies for Ottoman Princes, 1457-1582.” Kaya also presented "The Times and Spaces of Ottoman History: From the Particular to the Universal" at World History and the Temporalities of the Pre-Colonial, a workshop organized by the Saxo Institute (University of Copenhagen) and the Global Humanities Initiative at Northwestern University.
Russell Valentino (Slavic/Comparative Literature) contributed a chapter entitled “Who’s It For: Towards a Rhetoric of Translation” in the volume At Translation's Edge, edited by Nataša Durovicova (Rutgers University Press, 2019).
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