Publication Date

March 1, 2012

Perspectives Section


Editor’s Note: The purpose of this column, which is published in Perspectives on Historyas space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. Submissions are welcome; entries will be published in alphabetical order. To submit an entry, e-mail or write to , Web Editor, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

  • Emily Greble, assistant professor of history at the City College of New York, is the recipient of a faculty research award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant, announced by the NEH on December 9, 2011 will support Greble’s book project, “Islam and the European Nation-State: Balkan Muslims between Mosque and State, 1908–1949,” which examines how South Slavic Muslims adapted to six significant political shifts over a 41-year period.
  • Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Spruill Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in fall 2011.
  • Christine Hunefeldt, has won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, for her lifelong contributions to the field of Latin American History.
  • Bonnie Mak, assistant professor of library & information science and assistant professor of medieval studies at the University of Illinois, had her book,How the Page Matters, published in September 2011 by the University of Toronto Press. Mak graduated with a PhD in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2004.
  • William P. McEvoy’s article “Experiences at Sea: A Navy Doctor at War,” was published in the October 2011 edition of the Journal of Military History.
  • Bonnie M. Miller published her new book From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898 (Univ. of Massachusetts Press). It examines a variety of cultural forms—including political cartoons, advertisements, newspapers, stage performances, photography, world’s fair attractions, and parades—to assess how media makers rallied support for military action in 1898 and rationalized the dramatic shift in foreign policy goals once the war began. The book contains over 85 political cartoons and photographs that trace how ideologies of gender, race, and sexuality shaped the representations of war and all its participants.
  • Joseph F. Patrouch changed professional affiliations over the summer, moving from Florida International University to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he was promoted to be full professor and named director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
  • Barbara Bennett Peterson (University of Hawaii, former fellow, East-West Center) an emeritus professor of American History has published a new book on the origins of Native Americans titled Peopling of the Americas: Currents, Canoes, and DNA. Peterson’s book explains the early migrations of ethnic peoples from the Pacific Rim countries across the Pacific Ocean and uses DNA tracings to identify the migrants’ points of origin. The book is described under the title. Peterson is also a former research associate at Bishop Museum and senior Fulbright scholar to Japan and China.
  • Matthew P. Romaniello has published The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552–1671 through the University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Gleb Tsipursky, assistant professor at the Ohio State University, had an article come out in an edited volume: “Integration, Celebration, and Challenge: Youth and Soviet Elections, 1953–68,” in Ralph Jessen and Hedwig Richter eds., Voting for Hitler and Stalin: Elections under 20th Century Dictatorships (Frankfurt and Chicago: Campus and University of Chicago Press, 2011), 81–02.

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