Publication Date

May 1, 1999

Perspectives Section


Erving E. Beauregard (Univ. of Dayton) received the Ohioana Library Association Award for distinguished contributions to education.

Robert Blackey (California State Univ. at San Bernardino), a former vice president of the AHA’s Teaching Division and a contributing editor for the Teaching Innovations column of Perspectives, received the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from the Western Regional Assembly of the College Board for his significant contributions on behalf of students and colleagues.

Jane S. De Hart (Univ. of California at Santa Barbara) has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the 1998–99 academic year for work on a book tentatively entitled Defining America: Personal Politics and the Politics of National Identity to be published by the Univ. of Chicago Press.

Carmela Vircillo Franklin (Columbia Univ.) has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 1998–99. She is a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship in Medieval and Renaissance Studies of the American Academy of Rome. Among her publications are Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis and The Latin Dossier of Anastasius the Persian Monk: The Texts and Their Diffusion.

Victor Greene (Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee) was invited by the American Studies Institute, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, to give a series of lectures on American immigration history in early September 1998.

Martin Halpern (Henderson State Univ.) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach U.S. history in Japan at Tohoku University, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Information Agency and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

William B. Hart (Middlebury Coll.) is a visiting fellow for 1998–99 at the Center for the Study of American Religion at Princeton University where he also holds a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minority Scholars in support of his project “Knowledge, Identity, and Religious Change among the Enslaved in 18th-Century New York City.”

Linda K. Kerber (Univ. of Iowa) has published No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship (Hill and Wang, 1998). She is a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, travelling to eight colleges and universities in the course of this academic year.

Josef Konvitz (Organiztion for Economic Cooperation and Development) has been appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment, Univ. of the West of England. He will give occasional lectures and collaborate on research with UWE faculty and students during the next three years. Konvitz is still serving as Head of the Urban Affairs Division of the OECD.

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) has named the following AHA members among its 1998–99 research fellows for work in American history and culture through 1876.

Robert Bonner (Univ. of Southern Maine), “Newspapers and the Confederate Public Sphere.”

Scott E. Casper (Univ. of Nevada at Reno), “First Families: Presidents at Home in the American Imagination, 1789–1920.”

Bridget Ford (PhD cand., Univ. of California at Davis), “People of Sorrow, Children of Grace.”

Nancy L. Hagedorn (St. John’s Univ.), “Interpreters among the Iroquois, 1664–1775.”

Louis P. Masur (City Coll. of New York), “The American Republic in 1831.”

Colin McCoy (PhD cand., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America,1820–1831.”

James Rixey Ruffin (PhD cand., Univ. of Delaware), “William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783–1800.”

Stephen Stoll (Yale Univ.) “Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and the Environment in America, 1800–1850.”

Among the John Carter Brown Library Research Fellows for 1998–1999 are the following AHA members listed by name, affiliation, research topic, and source of funding for the fellowship.

Ricardo Cicerchia (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), “Journey, Narrative, and Rediscovery: European Travel Accounts on the Americas, 18th and 19th Centuries” (Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow).

Alison Games (Georgetown Univ.), “Agents of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1558–1660.” (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow).

Malick W. Ghachem (Stanford Univ.), “Empire’s Law: Colonial Jurisprudence and the 18th-Century Atlantic Revolutions: A Comparative Legal History of Virginia and St. Domingue” (Center for New World Comparative Sudies Fellow).

Sharon Bailey Glasco (Univ. of Arizona), “Conflict or Compromise: Epidemic Crises and Public Health in Late Colonial Mexico City” (Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow).

Joyce Goodfriend (Univ. of Denver), “History of New Amsterdam and New York City in the 17th Century” (Andrew W. Mellon Senior Research Fellow).

Nora Jaffary (Columbia Univ.), “Lives of the Ilusas and Alumbradas: ‘Deviant’ Women’s Religiosity in Late Colonial Mexico.” (Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow).

Elizabeth Mancke (Univ. of Akron), “Political Culture and State Formation in the Early Modern British Empire” (Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow).

Matthew Mulcahy (Univ. of Minnesota), “Melancholy and Fatal Calamities: Natural Disasters and Colonial Society in the English Greater Caribbean, 1607-1786” (Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow).

S. Elizabeth Penry (Fordham Univ.), “The Rey Comun: A Study in the Origins of Indigenous Political Discourse” (National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow).

The Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council has awarded the 1998–99 dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships to the following members of the AHA:

Dissertation Fellowships

Rosemarie Holz (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “The Birth Control Clinic: Women, Planned Parenthood, and the Birth Control Manufacturing Industry, 1923-1973.”

David Johnson (Northwestern Univ.) “From Deviant Bureaucrats to Homosexual Citizens: Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Civil Service, 1945–1975.”

Pablo Mitchell (Univ. of Michigan) “Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880–1920.”

Kevin Murphy (New York Univ.), “The Manly World of Urban Reform: Homosocial Desire and the Politics of Class in New York City, 1886–1916.”

Postdoctorate Fellows

Katie Gilmartin (Univ. of California at Santa Cruz), “A Regional Approach to the History of Homosexuality in the Rocky Mountain West, 1940–1965.”

Dagmar Herzog (Michigan State Univ.), “The Post-Holocaust Politics of the West German Sexual Revolution.”

Johanna Schoen (Illinois State Univ.), “‘A Great Thing for Poor Folks’: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare in the 20th Century.”

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