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Faculty Publications


Jeffrey D. Burson, “Process, Contingency, and Cultural Entanglement: Toward a Post-Revisionism in Enlightenment Historiography.” Journal of the Western Society for French History 47 (2021):

Kathleen Comerford, “Did the Jesuits Introduce ‘Global Studies’?” in Embodiment, Identity, and Gender in the Early Modern Age, ed. David Whitford and Amy Leonard (Routledge, 2021).

Brian K. Feltman, “Heraus mit unseren Gefangenen!’ The German Homefront & Prisoner of War Repatriation, 1918-1919,” in Marcel Berni and Tamar Cubito, eds. Captivity in War during the Twentieth Century: The Forgotten Diplomatic Role of Transnational Actors (London: Palgrave).

—–“Down, but not Out: Manhood and the American Prisoner of War Experience in the First World War,” in Lorien Foote and Daniel Krebs, eds., Beyond the Prison Camps: Captive Soldiers and Their Roles in American Warfare (Manhattan, KS: The University of Kansas Press).

Carol Herringer, “Roman Catholics: on the Margins and in the Majority,” Victorian Review 46:2, pp. 156-8.

Felicity Turner, “The Contradictions of Reform: Prosecuting Infant Murder in the Nineteenth-Century U.S.” Law and History Review 39:2 (May 2021): 277-297.

Corinna Zeltsman, Ink under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (University of California Press)

Faculty Publications: 2020

William Allison, Jeffrey G. Grey, and Janet G. Valentine, American Military History: A Survey from Colonial Times to the Present (3rd ed.)
Burson, Jeffrey D. “The Polyvalence of Heterodox Sources and Eighteenth-Century Religious Change.” In Clandestine Philosophy: New Studies in Subversive Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe, 1620-1823, edited by Gianni Paganini, Margaret C. Jacob, John Christian Laursen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020, 328-51.
Julie de Chantal, “‘Extra! Extra!’: Boston Regulates Child Labor in the Streets, 1880-1895.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 19, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 226-246. 
Kathleen Comerford, “Corresponding Consorts: Letters between Medici (Grand) Duchesses and Jesuits, 1540s–1620s,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 14/2 (2020): 33-54.
Christopher Hendricks, “Hans Martin Kalberlahn: Moravians, Medicine, and the Laboratory at Bethabara.” XVIII New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 17:1 (2020): 33-63.
Carol Herringer, “The Masculinity of Jesus and the Doctrine of the Real Presence,” in Elizabeth Ludlow, editor, The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan).
Kurt Knoerl, “Canoes in Context: An Ojibwa Maritime Cultural Landscape,” in the International Journal of Maritime History (May 2020)
Jason Tatlock, “The Deuteronomistic Endorsement of Sacrificing Errant Individuals as Reflected by the Hebrew Terms ḥērem and biʿēr.” Journal of Semitic Studies 65, no. 2 (2020): 297-324.
Michael van Wagenen, “Remembering Yellowstone National Park’s First African American Explorers,” in Montana: The Magazine of Western History 70: 2 (Summer 2020).

Faculty Publications: 2017-2019

Ahmet Akturk, Associate Professor


“Family, Empire, and Nation: Kurdish Bedirkhanis and the Politics of Origins in a Changing Era.” Journal of Global South Studies, 35: 2 (Fall 2018): 390-423.

“The Development of Kurdish National Movement in Turkey from Mahmud II to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk” in Routledge Handbook on the Kurds, edited by Michael M. Gunter (London and New York: Routledge, 2019), 62-75.

William Allison, Professor


“Provisional Healing: Vietnam Memorials and the Limits of Memory,” in Geoffrey W.
Jensen and Matthew M. Stith, eds., Beyond the Quagmire: New Interpretations of the
Vietnam Conflict
 (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2019), 359-389.


Edwin H. Simmons Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for Military History, May 2019.

Robert Batchelor, Professor


“The Global and the Maritime: Divergent Paradigms for Understanding the Role of Translation in the Emergence of Early Modern Science.” In Patrick Manning, ed.  Found in Translation: World History of Science, 1000-1800 CE (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, September 2018), 75-90.

Issue editor and “Introduction: Special Issue on Jesuit Cartography,” Journal of Jesuit Studies 6:1 (February 2019)

“The Historiography of Jesuit Cartography” Jesuit Historiography Online (March 2019),

Jeffrey D. Burson, Associate Professor


The Culture of Enlightening: Abbé Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment  (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2019).

The Skeptical Enlightenment: Doubt and Certainty in the Age of Reason, edited with Anton M. Matytsin (Oxford University Studies on the Enlightenment; University of Liverpool Press, 2019).


“The Interweaving of Sacred and Secular: Metaphysics, Reform, and the Limits of Religious Enlightenment in the Rivalry between Dom Deschamps and Claude Yvon, 1769-1774.” Intellectual History Review 29, no. 3 (2019): 439-466.

“Entangling the ‘Century of Lights’ to Disentangle the Enlightenment,” Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kleyed. Mita Choudhoury and Daniel Watkins (Oxford University Studies of the Enlightenment; Liverpool University Press, 2019), 25-53.

“Refracting Century of Lights: Alternate Genealogies of Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Thought,” in Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality, ed. Anton Matytsin and Dan Edelstein (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), 227-246.

“An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against esprit de système from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 44, no. 2 (summer 2018): 22– 45.

Paul Rodell, Professor


“A Syncretic Culture,” in Mark R. Thompson and Eric Vincent Batalla, eds., Routledge Handbook

            of the Contemporary Philippines, NY, Routledge Press, 2018, pp. 321-329

Craig H. Roell, Professor


“Not in Kansas Any More: Selling Midwesterners the ‘Magic Valley’ of South Texas”, with Ruth May Euler Roell. New Studies in Rio Grande Valley History,Volume Sixteen of The UT Rio Grande Valley Regional History Series, edited by Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, Antonio Zavaleta, and Thomas Daniel Knight.  University of Texas at Brownsville, 2019.

Jason Tatlock, Professor


“Human Sacrifice and Propaganda in Popular Discourse: More Than Morbid Curiosity.” Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy 6, no. 1 (2019).

James Todesca, Associate Professor


“Mediterranean Trade in the Wake of Lateran IV: The Millares Revisited.”  In The Fourth Lateran Council and the Crusade Movement, ed. Jessalynn Bird and Damian Smith, 241-71.  Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2018.

“Selling Castile: Coinage, Propaganda and Mediterranean Trade in the Age of Alfonso VIII.”  In King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family and War, ed. Miguel Gómez, Damian Smith and Kyle C. Lincoln, 30-58.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2019.

Faculty Publications: 2013-2016


Robert Batchelor, London: The Seldon Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Jonathan M. Bryant, The Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope (New York: W.W. Norton, 2015).

Kathleen Comerford, Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 (Leiden, NL: Brill, 2016).

Alan C. Downs, Sherman’s March to the Sea (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015).

Brian K. Feltman, The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond (Durham, NC: University of North Carolina, 2015).

Michelle Haberland, Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia, 2015).

Craig H. Roell, Matamoros and the Texas Revolution (Austin: Texas Historical Association 2013).

Michael Scott Van Wagenen, A Cultural Landscape Inventory of the Fort Brown Siege Site (Washington DC: National Park Service / American Battlefield Protection Program, 2013).


Edited Volumes & Special Issues

Jeffrey D. Burson and Ulrich L. Lehner (eds.), Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014).

Jeffrey D. Burson and Jonathan Wright (eds.), The Suppression of the Jesuits: Causes, Events, Consequences (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Kathleen Comerford, Amy Burnett, and Karin Maag (eds.), Facets of the Reformation: Essays on Church and State, Calvinism and the Family in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon (Geneva: Droz, 2014).

Kathleen Comerford (ed.), Special issue of Journal of Jesuit Studies: “Jesuits and Their Books around the World, 1541-2013.”  Issue 2.2, May 2015.

Johnathan O’Neill, Joseph W. Postell (eds.), Towards an American Conservatism: Constitutional Conservatism during the Progressive Era (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

Johnathan O’Neill, Joseph W. Postell (eds.), Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013).


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Ahmet Akturk, “Female Cousins and Wounded Masculinity: Kurdish Nationalist Discourse in the Post-Ottoman Middle East,” Middle Eastern Studies 52:1 (January 2016): 46-59.

Robert Batchelor, “Maps, Calendars and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia,” in Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang, eds. Sea Rovers, Silk, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in World History, 1500-1750 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015).

Robert Batchelor, “The Selden Map and the Archipelagos of East and Southeast Asia,” Education About Asia (Fall 2014), 33-38.

Robert Batchelor, “The Selden Map Rediscovered: A Chinese Map of East Asian Shipping Routes, c.1619,” Imago Mundi 65:1 (January 2013), 37-63.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “The Distinctive Contours of Jesuit Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Context,” in Proceedings of the First International Congress of Jesuit Studies, ed. Robert Maryks (Leiden: Brill, 2016): 214-236.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Between Power and Enlightenment: The Cultural and Intellectual Context for the Jesuit Suppression in France,” in The Jesuit Expulsion: Causes, Events, and Consequences, ed. Jeffrey D. Burson and Jonathan Wright (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 40-64.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Unlikely Tales of Fo and Ignatius: Rethinking the Radical Enlightenment through French Appropriation of Chinese Buddhism,” French Historical Studies 38.3 (August 2015): 391-420.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “The Papal Bull Unigenitus and the Forging of Enlightenment Catholicism, 1713-1764,”History Compass 12.8 (August 2014): 672-684.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Vitalistic Materialism and the Theological Enlightenments of Abbé Claude Yvon in the Encyclopédie.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 40.2 (Summer 2014): 7-33.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Entangled History and the Concept of Enlightenment.” Contributions to the History of Concepts 8.2 (Winter 2013): 1-24.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Buddhism as Caricature: China and the Legitimation of Natural Religion in the Enlightenment,” Religion in the Age of Enlightenment 4 (Fall 2013): 33-52.

Jeffrey D. Burson, “Chinese Novices, Jesuit Missionaries, and the Accidental Construction of Sinophobia in Enlightenment France,” French History 27.2 (March 2013): 1-24.

Johnathan Bryant, “‘We Defy You!’: Politics and Violence in Reconstruction Savannah,” in Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry, eds., Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2014), 161-184.

Jonathan Bryant, “‘Surrounded on All Sides by an Armed and Brutal Mob’: Newspapers, Politics, and Law in the Ogeechee Insurrection, 1868-1869,” in Bruce E. Baker and Brian Kelly, eds., After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South (Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 2013), 58-76.

Kathleen Comerford, “Cosimo I dei Medici’s Cooperation with the Jesuits in Creating a Christian Realm in His Expanding State,” in Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation, ed. Kathleen Comerford, Amy Burnett, and Karin Maag (Geneva: Droz, 2014), 95-118.

Kathleen Comerford, “Jesuit Tuscan Libraries of the 1560s and 1570s: Bibliotheca not-yet Selecta,”Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu 162 (2013): 515-531.

Brian K. Feltman, “Images of Despair: Artistic Representation and Popular Perceptions of German Prisoners of War, 1914-1919,” in Stefan Karner and Philipp Lesiak, eds., Erster Weltkrieg: Globaler Konflikt—Lokale Folgen, Neue Perspektiven (Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 2014), pp. 355-370.

Mao Lin, “To See is to Believe?”—Modernization and U.S.-China Exchanges in the 1970s,” The Chinese Historical Review (Spring 2016).

Johnathan O’Neill, “Property Rights and the American Founding: An Overview,” Journal of Supreme Court History 38 (2013): 309-29.

Johnathan O’Neill, “Constitutional Conservatism during the Progressive Era: The National Association for Constitutional Government and Constitutional Review,” in Toward an American Conservatism: The Birth of Constitutional Conservatism during the Progressive Era, ed. Joseph Postell and Johnathan O’Neill (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 13-34.

Johnathan O’Neill, “The Idea of Constitutional Conservatism in the Early Twentieth Century,” in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War, ed. Paul Moreno and Johnathan O’Neill (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), 201-22.

Juanjuan Peng,  “Changes and Continuities: the Technological and Institutional Development of a Privatized State-owned Enterprise in Late Qing China.” American Journal of Chinese Studies 20, no. 2 (Oct. 2013): 121-136.

Juanjuan Peng, “The Development of Social Welfare Programs in the Yudahua Business Group, 1921-1957,”  Frontiers of History in China 8. no. 1 (March 2013): 104-130.

Juanjuan Peng, “Weisheng gainian, weisheng chanping yu weisheng xiaofei: 1902-1911 nian dagongbao shang miaoshu de jiankang shenghuo fangshi” (Weisheng Concept, Weisheng Products, and Weisheng Consumption:  A Healthy Lifestyle Described in Dagongbao Advertisements, 1902-1911), Zhongguo jingji yu shehuishi pinglun [Studies of Chinese Economic and Social History] (Beijing: Zhongguo Shehui Kexue Chubanshe, 2013), 105-116

Paul A. Rodell, “USG Asia Council Teaching Southeast Asia Workshop,” Education About Asia, vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2015): 42-45.

Craig H. Roell, “Matamoros Before the Texas Revolution: Becoming Mexico’s Pivotal Port City on the Northern Frontier,” in Milo Kearney, Anthony Knopp, and Antonio Zavaleta, eds., Still More Studies in Rio Grande Valley History (Brownsville: The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies and the University of Texas at Brownsville, 2014), 3-36.

Solomon Smith, “Firearms Manufacturing, Gun Use, and the Emergence of Gun Culture in Early North America,” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, 34 (Autumn 2014):

Solomon Smith, “Pounding Dice into Musket Balls: Using Wargames to teach the American Revolution,” The History Teacher. Vol. 46, No. 4 (August 2014): 561-576.

Last updated: 3/30/2022