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Department news for December 2015

Former undergraduate and graduate student Robert Greene, now doing Ph.D. work at the University of South Carolina, was named a “Breakthrough Graduate Scholar” this week.

Jonathan Bryant spoke about the Antelope case and archival research at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Ga, on Friday, Jan. 8.  On Friday, Jan. 15 he was the featured speaker for the Friends of the Henderson Library Donor’s Reception.  On Saturday, Jan. 16, he spoke to the Low Country Sisters in Crime Writing in Savannah.


Brian K. Feltman has been awarded a faculty research grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for summer 2016. During his one-month research stay in Germany, he will be a guest scholar at the Freie Universität Berlin.


Eric Hall’s book, Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era, has been named an Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE.  This designation is reserved for the top 1% of all academic books published in a given year.  Arthur Ashe is available in paperback on May 26.


Jeffrey D. Burson delivered a paper at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta on January 7, 2016.  The paper was entitled, “Crucible of Suppression: the Janus-Faced Jesuit Enlightenment.”  The panel, entitled “Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Jesuit Scholarship in Global Context,” included papers by faculty at the University of North Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Robert K. Batchelor, Jr. chaired the session and provided comments.


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