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Ronnie Hsia gave the 6th Distinguished Lecutre on Chinese Culture and Religion at The Confucius Institute of Hong Kong

Congratulations to Ronnie Hsia!  Ronnie gave the 6th Distinguished Lecture on Chinese Culture and Religion at The Confucius Institute of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (14 Dec, 2015) on "Elective Affinities: Mazu and the Virgin Mary as Patronesses of the Sea in the Early Modern World."

Greg Eghigian's article published

Congratulations to Greg Eghigian! Greg’s article "Making UFOs Make Sense: Ufology, Science, and the History of Their Mutual Mistrust," Public Understanding of Science, December 2015 has been published

(early online version),

http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/12/05/0963662515617706

Jonathan Brockopp's essay published.

Congratulations to Jonathan Brockopp!  Jonathan’s essay "Muhammad the Peacemaker, Muhammad the Warrior: Visions of Islam's Prophet after 9/11" just appeared in Muhammad in the Digital Age from the University of Texas Press.

Gary Cross's book published

Congratulations to Gary Cross!  Gary’s book Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism has been published by Columbia University Press.

Brad Bouley's article has been accepted by the Catholic Historical Review.

Congratulations to Brad Bouley! Brad’s article "Negotiated Sanctity: Incorruption, Community, and Medical Expertise" has been accepted by the Catholic Historical Review.

Lior Sternfeld's article appears in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Congratulations to Lior Sternfeld!  Lior’s article “Iran days in Egypt: Mosaddeq's Visit to Cairo in 1951”
appears in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 42, no. 4, (September 2015) http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cbjm20/current

Crystal Sanders article published

Congratulations to Crystal Sanders!  Crystal recently published an article on beach segregation.  "Blue Water, Black Beach: The North Carolina Teachers Association and Hammocks Beach in the Age of Jim Crow" was the cover article in the Spring 2015 issue of the North Carolina Historical Review.

Amy Greenberg's keynote lecture and article published

Congratulations to Amy Greenberg!  Amy’s keynote Walter Prescott Webb lecture, “Time’s Noblest Empire is the Last’: Texas Annexation in the Presumed Course of American Empire,” was published in Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution, Sam Haynes and Gerald Saxon, eds. (Texas A&M University Press, 2015): 139-164.  Another article, “A Christian Soldier in the U.S.-Mexican War,” appeared in the online journal History Now 43 (Fall 2015). https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/first-age-reform/essays/ralph-w-kirkham-christian-soldier-us-mexican-war .  This month Amy will be participating in a Journal of American History interchange on the topic of “Globalization and its Limits Between the Revolution and the Civil War”

Greg Eghigian's book just published, article recently came out and recipient of Residential Scholar Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Greg Eghigian! Greg’s book The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany (University of Michigan Press, 2015) has just been published. In addition, his article "A Drifting Concept for an Unruly Menace: A History of Psychopathy in Germany," Isis, 106 (2015): 283-309 recently came out.  Greg is also the recipient of Residential Scholar Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

Erica Brindley's book Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c.400 BCE - 50 CE has just been published

Congratulations to Erica Brindley!  Erica’s book Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c.400 BCE - 50 CE (Cambridge University Press, September 2015) has just been published in August.

Kate Baldanza's forthcoming book won the Weatherhead East Asia Institute First Book Prize

Congratulations to Kate Baldanza! Kate’s forthcoming book Ming China and Vietnam: Negotiating Borders in Early Modern Asia, (Cambridge, 2016) won the Weatherhead East Asia Institute First Book Prize.  Kate also received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2016.

Open Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of History, Modern Latin America (since 1800)

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Modern Latin America (since 1800). The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications, and will begin in August 2016. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the graduate concentration in Latin American history, demonstrate an active research agenda, be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department, and be ready to participate in the Latin American Studies program. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of application. Prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://psu.jobs/job/58906. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters. Please request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, Modern Latin America, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



Assistant Professor in African History

The Department of History at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in African History. All fields and specialties dealing with the period before 1960 will be considered. The position, which begins fall semester 2016, is a joint appointment with African Studies with the tenure home in History. PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and c.v. to https://psu.jobs/job/58871 and request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, African History, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA, 16802.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. A short list of candidates will be interviewed at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego in November.


CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to
http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Kwok-leong Tang has been awarded a semester residency for the Spring 2016 at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Congratulations to Kwok-leong Tang! Kwok-leong has been awarded a semester residency for the Spring 2016 at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Emily Seitz has won the M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship from the Drexel College of Medicine Archives and a Wood Institute Travel Grant from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Emily Seitz, PhD candidate!  Emily has won the M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship from the Drexel College of Medicine Archives (http://archives.drexelmed.edu/fellowship.php) and a Wood Institute Travel Grant from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia (http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/library/wood-institute/travel-grants/) to research her dissertation, What About the Mother?: A Medical History of the Fetus in America, 1850-1930.

Evan Rothera was awarded a Research Fellowship for the Study of the Global South from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant from the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.

Congratulations to Evan Rothera! Evan was awarded a Research Fellowship for the Study of the Global South from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant from the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.

Courtney Rong Fu and Kwok-leong Tang have received research travel grants from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies.

Congratulations to Courtney Rong Fu and Kwok-leong Tang! Both Courtney and Kwok-leong have received research travel grants from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies.

Scott Cave has won numerous fellowships and awards

Congratulations to Scott Cave!  Over the past year, Scott has won an unprecedented number of fellowships and awards - nine in all. Many of these have already appeared here in Good News, but three are worth repeating:  the Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellowship underwriting a full semester of work at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University; a Princeton University Library Grant for a month of research; and the Lydia Cabrera Award from the Conference on Latin American History that supported three months research in Spain.

Amy Greenberg has been elected a member of the Society of American Historians

Congratulations to Amy Greenberg!  Amy has been elected a member of the Society of American Historians in recognition of the literary and scholarly distinction of her historical writing.

Carol Reardon has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.

Carol Reardon has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.

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