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History News for November 2014

Kathleen Comerford presented a paper, “What Is a Jesuit Library?”, at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 18, 2014, in New Orleans and organized and chaired a round table, “What Is the Job Search Really Like?” for the President’s Graduate Student Breakfast Session


Jonathan Bryant was interviewed about his book on the slave ship Antelope in the Savannah Morning News


She was also co-editor of Facets of the Reformation: Essays on Church and State, Calvinism and the Family in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon with Amy Burnett (University of Nebraska) and Karin Maag (Calvin College), and contributor.  Geneva: Droz, 2014. Her chapter was “Cosimo I dei Medici’s Cooperation with the Jesuits in Creating a Christian Realm in His Expanding State,” article in Facets of the Reformation.


Alan Downs gave a lecture for the National Park Service in Macon on November 15. It was entitled “Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the March to the Sea” as part of the National Park Service’s Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration.   November 15th was the day Sherman began is “March to the Sea” through Georgia.


Michael VanWagenen will participate in a panel session at The National Council of Public History annual meeting on the Visual History Summer Institute he directed at Georgia Southern Last summer.


Craig Roell appears among other historians in a newly released feature-length documentary, Washington-on-the-Brazos & the Politics of Revolution (DVD, 2014), which is episode three in The Birth of Texas Series of eight documentaries by award-wining director Mike Vance and produced by Houston Arts & Media.


Solomon K. Smith’s article “Firearms Manufacturing, Gun Use, and the Emergence of Gun Culture in Early North America,” was published in Autumn 2014 edition (v. 34) of the 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies.


Ms. Melissa Gayan attended a conference: “The Digital Humanities in the Southeast 2014: A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH Office of Digital Humanities Workshop” in Atlanta, GA on October 29-20. This conference included a grant writing workshop as well as demonstrations of current projects throughout the southeast.


Eric Hall was interviewed about his book on Arthur Ashe on the New Books in Sports podcast:


And columnist Steve Tignor discussed the book on tennis.com




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