Faculty News

Members of Mount Holyoke College's History Department are active inside and outside the classroom. Here is just a sample of the many things they have in the works:

Daniel Czitrom has been inducted into the 250-member Society of American Historians. His book, Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York is now out in paperback.

Kavita Datla discusses her book, The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India (University of Hawai'i Press; Orient Blackswan, 2013), with Chapati Mystery.

The American Historical Association's Michael Kraus research grant was recently awarded to Christine DeLucia. "The Sound of Violence: Music of King Philip's War and Memories of Settler Colonialism in the American Northeast" can be read in the Winter 2013 issue of Common-Place. Read about another of her articles here.

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon delivered a paper at a Harvard University conference on "Histories of Land, Economy and Power."

Watch the Spanish-language interview with Lowell Gudmundson about his edited volume, Blacks and Blackness in Central America: Between Race and Place. His inaugural address to a University of Costa Rica symposium appears in a multi-author volume that offers a once-per-decade assessment of the state of Costa Rican historiography. His introductory chapter is titled El futuro que reside en el pasado: Recuerdos, anhelos, realidades (The Future That Lives in the Past: Memories, Hopes, Realities). The book, La historiografía costarricense en la primera década del siglio xxi: tendencias, avances e innovaciones, is published by the Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica (2014).

Holly Hanson is a recipient of the 2013 Mount Holyoke College Faculty Award for Teaching.

Read about repair in urban Brno in Jeremy King's essay "Czech Housing in Dictatorship and Democracy: A Case Study."

Jonathan Lipman's co-authored textbook, Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (Pearson, 2012), is being used in college and university classrooms.

Lynda Morgan discusses the world of Solomon Northup and the legacies of slavery in "What Can 12 Years a Slave Teach Us?"

"What Would Mary Lyon Say?" As the college celebrated its 175th anniversary, Mary Renda reflected in the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly on the many things that have been said in Mary Lyon's name.

Nadya Sbaiti is co-editor of the Arab Studies Journal and a board member of the Arab Studies Institute. Tadween Publishing interviewed her as the journal celebrated its twentieth year.

Listen to Robert Schwartz on WAMC's Academic Minute as he discusses the historical events that inspired Victor Hugo to pen Les Misérables.

Watch some of their lectures here.

Top image, from upper left row (clockwise): Jeremy King, Holly Hanson, Kavita Datla, Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, Nadya Sbaiti, Lynda Morgan, Robert Schwartz, Sean Gilsdorf, Lowell Gudmundson, Daniel Czitrom, and Jonathan Lipman.