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News and Book Publications

updated December 14, 2017

News 2016-18

  • Lauren Benton has been elected to serve as the next president of the American Society for Legal History. Her two-year term begins in fall 2019.
  • Kimberly Welch received a Mellon Faculty Fellow in Digital Humanities 2017-18. Project title, "Mapping the Other Underground Railroad."
  • Leor Halevi gave the Medieval Academy of America's plenary address at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in May. "Artifacts of the Infidel: Medieval and Modern Interpretations of the Sacred Law of Islam"
  • Moses Ochonu made a presentation at the Library of Congress. Panel discussion on contemporary African migration to the United States. Occurred Dec. 2016 but the video was just uploaded.
  • Bill Caferro has been awarded the 2016 Graduate Teaching Award, from the Arts and Science College, Vanderbilt University.
  • Jane Landers has been awarded the 2016 Graduate Mentoring Award, from the Arts and Science College, Vanderbilt University.
  • A project directed by  Jane Landers , the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies  (ACLS) Digital Extension Grant. See article here
  • Laura Stark has been awarded the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Vanderbilt University.
  • Paul Kramer has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Catherine Molineux has been chosen as a 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Christopher Loss has been chosen as a 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Jefferson Cowie appointed as the new James Stalhman Professor of History beginning January 1, 2016.
  • Alistair Sponsel has received an International Research grant award for continued work on "Coral Reefs: From Threatening to Threatened."
  • Ari Joskowicz has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2016 Fellowship for his project Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide.

Book Publications 2016-18

  • Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow and Bain Atwood, editors, Protection and Empire: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • David Wasserstein, Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate (Yale University Press, 2017)
  • Thomas McGinn, co-editor with Dennis Kehoe, Ancient Law, Ancient Society (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017)
  • Jane Landers, editor, Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World: New Sources and New Findings (Routledge, 2017)
  • Marshall Eakin, Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • The Turkish translation of Julia Cohen's book Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era.
  • Celia Applegate, The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme (University of Toronto Press, 2017)
  • William Caferro, editor, The Routledge History of the Renaissance (Routledge Press, 2017)
  • Peter Lake, How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays (Yale University Press, 2016)
  • The Codex of Justinian: A New Annotated Translation, with Parallel Latin and Greek Text (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a 3-Volume Hardback Set. Bruce Frier, General Editor; Fred. H. Blume Translator; Thomas McGinn, leading contributor.
  • Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford, Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850 (Harvard University Press, 2016)
  • Christopher Loss and Patrick J. McGuinn, editors, The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era (Harvard Education Press, 2016)
  • Translated by Joel Harrington, The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial city of Nuremberg (University of Virginia Press, 2016)
  • David Blackbourn, Landschaften der deutschen Geschichte: Aufsätze zum 19. Und 20.Jahrhundert (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 2016)
  • Celso Castilho, Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
  • Jeff Cowie, The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Princeton University, 2016)