As a Visiting Scholar at the Master Erasmus Mundus TPTI program at the Université Paris-1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Leonard Rosenband presented a lecture in December 2010 entitled “Faire du papier: les techniques, les patrons, les ouvriers, et l’historien.”
Colleen O'Neill published an article "Jobs and Sovereignty: Tribal Employment Rights and Energy Development in the Twentieth Century" in a new anthology, edited by Sherry L. Smith and Brian Frehner, entitled: Indians & Energy Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest. (School of Advanced Research Press 2010).
Lawrence Culver made an invited presentation on November 29th at the Graduate School in History and Sociology at the University of Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany. The topic of his talk was "The City in Contemporary Environmentalist Thought."
Lawrence Culver presented a lecture on November 25th at the Rachel Carson Center Colloquium at Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. The topic of his talk was "The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America.
Daniel McInerney published an article, "Rubrics for History Courses: Lessons from One Campus," in Perspectives on History (the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association), 48:7 (October 2010) 31-33.
The USU Press is proud to announce that Comb Ridge and Its People: The Ethnohistory of a Rock by Robert McPherson of Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah has won the Utah Book Award for Nonfiction.
James Sanders has published "Subaltern Strategies of Citizenship and Soldiering in Colombia's Civil Wars: Afro- and Indigenous Colombians' Experiences in the Cauca, 1851-1877." in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community during the Liberal Period, eds. Nicola Foote and René D. Harder Horst (Gainesville: The University of Florida Press, 2010) 25-41.
On October 2, 2010, Leonard Rosenband chaired "The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective," a panel at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology in Tacoma, Washington.
David Rich Lewis published a chapter titled "American Indian Environmental Relations," in A Companion to American Environmental History, editedby Douglas C. Sackman (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2010).
David Rich Lewis (as editor of the Western Historical Quarterly) took part in an NEH-sponsored symposium entitled "Sustaining Digital Publishing" at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in October 2010. He joined a dozen other invited journal and press editors in an ongoing discussion of "born digital" history scholarship and the future of academic publishing.
Norm Jones has co-edited with Susan Doran a new book coming out from Routledge entitled The Elizabethan World. Included in it is a chapter he co-authored with Doran, "Governing Elizabethan England."
Heath Mitton addressed the annual meeting of the Front Range Early American Consortium (FREAC) in Boise, Idaho on October 2, 2010. His topic was "Slavery's Viability in the Industrial Age: What Jacksonian Americans Knew--And When They Knew It."
James Sanders spoke at the Hemispheric Freedom Symposium at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, on September 21, 2010. His talk was entitled, "Issues of Equality: Afro-Latin Americans' Contestation and Creation of Equality in the Nineteenth Century."
Frances B. Titchener has begun residency as a Visiting Fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, as the invited guest of the Faculty of Arts. She will remain in Leuven until late December 2010.
Leonard Rosenband has received the appointment of Visiting Scholar at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, November 2010-January 2011.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press has published Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution, a book co-edited by Leonard Rosenband. It includes his essay “The Many Transitions of Ebenezer Stedman: A Biographical and Crossnational Approach to the Industrial Revolution.”
Lawrence Culver has published his first book, The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America. His book examines how the tourism, resorts, and leisure culture of Southern California influenced the development of the region and the city of Los Angeles, and in turn shaped the growth of suburbs and attitudes towards nature and recreation across the modern U.S. You can read more about it at the Oxford University Press website.
In 2010, Philip Barlow published a chapter entitled "Regions" in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America, edited by Philip Goff (Oxford: Blackwell).
In July 2010, Lawrence Culver presented a paper "Manifest Disaster: Climate and the Making of America" as part of the Green Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Climate, and Catastrophe Conference, sponsored by the Bavarian American Academy and Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany.
In July 2010, Philip Barlow presented "My Approach to a Difficult Field" at Terryl Givens's Summer Graduate Seminar at Brigham Young University. In August, at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, Barlow moderated a plenary public conversation between Yale's Jon Butler and Jan Shipps (emerita, IUPUI) on "What Happens to New Religions as They Mature."
In 2010, Routledge published the 2nd edition of Charles Prebish's book Introducing Buddhism, co-authored with Damien Keown.
In July 2010, Lawrence Culver was invited to present a lecture entitled "California Dreams and Disasters: Environmental Hazards in America's Golden State" as part of the "Still the Golden State? Kalifornien Heute (California Today)" Lecture Series, sponsored by the Bavarian American Academy, the Rachel Carson Center, and the Amerika Haus Association in Munich, Germany.
In 2010, Charles Prebish published a refereed article titled "The Role of Prātimoksa Expansion in the Rise of Indian Buddhist Sectarianism" in Pacific World.
Philip Barlow's two essays, "Demographics" and "Geographical Approaches," appeared in the new Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams.
Leonard Rosenband presented four lectures as a Visiting Professor at the Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy, May 2010.
In May 2010, Lawrence Culver was invited to present a lecture entitled "The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America" as the annual Clark Davis Memorial Lecture for the Los Angeles History Research Group and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
In May 2010, Philip Barlow responded to papers written by Utah State students Chris Blythe, Christine Magula, and Ryan Roos at the annual meeting of the Mormon History Association in Kansas City. In June, he presented a paper entitled "The Essence of Religion, the Core of Mormonism" at the Mormon Encounter with Religions of the World Conference, University of California in Los Angeles.
In 2010, Charles Prebish published a chapter titled "Family Life and Spiritual Kinship in American Buddhist Communities" in American Buddhism as a Way of Life, edited by Gary Storhooff and John Whalen-Bridge. He also published another chapter entitled "Buddhism" in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America , edited by Philip Goff.
In June 2010, James Sanders was invited to present a paper entitled "Revolution and the Creation of an Atlantic Counter-Modernity: Popular and Elite Contestations of Republicanism and Progress in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Latin America" for the symposium Les Empires de Monde Atlantique en Révolution: Une perspective transnationale (1763-1865) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the Sorbonne, Paris.
Heath Mitton has been awarded a Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2010-2011. He will be in residence at Yale University in February 2011.
Mark L. Damen and Frances B. Titchener co-authored the paper "True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse Novels of Charlaine Harris: A Bacchae for Our Time." It was presented by Titchener at the annual meeting of the Classical Association in Cardiff, Wales, 6-9 April 2010.
Daniel McInerney was a panelist at the 31st annual Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference, 11-13 March 2010, Tampa, Florida. In the "Historical Stages" panel, he delivered a paper entitled "Feats of Memory: Staging Mnemonics in Antebellum America."
Daniel McInerney was elected to the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association in March 2010. He will serve a three-year term on the Board, from 2010-2013.
Daniel McInerney was elected to the Executive Board of the Western Social Science Association in January 2010.
Victoria Grieve has been awarded a Teaching Development Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Grieve will undertake research and curriculum development to refocus and expand the content of her USU 1320 Humanities course. Currently the course focuses on the intersections of politics and visual culture in the twentieth century. In an effort to strengthen the global perspective of the course she will incorporate study in the relationships between modernist visual art and music, and demonstrate how American artists drew from a wide variety of global sources in their work. Grieve hopes her research will encourage students to explore connections not only among the arts, but also among thinkers and ideas in an international context.
Lawrence Culver has been awarded the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation and Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marion, California. He will be in residence at the Huntington for three months in Spring 2011 during his sabbatical to work on his second book.
Norm Jones has been elected to a Francis Bacon Fellowship at the Huntington Library for 2010-11. He will be in residence at the Huntington for a month, doing further research for his book on the management of Elizabethan England.
Lawrence Culver has published a new anthology chapter, "America's Playground: Recreation and Race" in A Companion to Los Angeles, edited by William Deverell and Greg Hise. This volume is in the first in the Blackwell Companions to American History series to focus on a U.S. City.
On January, 27, 2010 Heath Mitton presented an invited lecture to the American History Research Seminar of Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute. The lecture was titled "The Underground War: Slaveholding America, Postemancipation Britain, and the Struggle for Mastery of the Atlantic.
On January, 7, 2010 Heath Mitton presented a paper as part of the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) entitled "The Ashburton Capitulation': The Convention of London, British Defeat, and the Americanization of the Atlantic, c. 1842."
Heath Mitton presented a paper at the Southern Historical Association meeting in Louisville, KY, entitled "'No More Experiments': The American Sectional Crisis as an Atlantic Story," November 6, 2009.
Tim Wolters recently was awarded the 2009 Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize for the best article in naval history for "Electric Torpedoes in the Confederacy: Reconciling Conflicting Histories," published in The Journal of Military History 72 (July 2008), 755-783.
In July, Eric Kimball presented new research findings on colonial New Englanders trading patterns with the Atlantic slavery economies of the eighteenth century at the National Endowment for the Humanities - "We the People" - Summer Institute for school teachers: "The Role of Slavery in the Rise of New England Commerce, Industry, and Culture to 1860" at Brown University.
In June, Eric Kimball presented a paper, " 'The Meat of All the Slaves in All the West Indies': How Fisherman from Salem Sustained the Plantation Complex in the 18th Century Caribbean," at the 2009 World History Association conference in Salem, Massachusetts.
Lawrence Culver has been chosen as a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Deutsches Museum. As a fellow in 2010, he will join a group of twelve scholars chosen from all disciplines worldwide conducting research in environmental studies. He will use this fellowship for research and writing related to his second book project, “Manifest Disaster: Climate, Catastrophe, and the Making of America.” He will be in residence at the University of Munich for the summer and fall of 2010.
Prof. Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford, and adjunct Professor of History at Utah State University, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy. The Academy elects annually up to thirty-eight outstanding UK-based humanities and social sciences scholars. Becoming a member of this fellowship is a mark of distinction, as only a very small number of scholars in any field are chosen. Click here for more information about Prof. Pelling and the British Academy.
Norm Jones recently published “Assessing History: Can We Know Our ‘Outcomes’?” in Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association 47:3 (March, 2009), in print and online (click here to access this article).
As part of the fruit of his year as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, Norm Jones gave the following seminar papers:
Because of his participation in national and international discussions of History program assessment, Norm Jones was invited to deliver a paper entitled “Historians and the Pedagogical Schizophrenia of History Survey Assessment,” at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Seattle, Washington, March 25, 2009.
Prof. Victoria Grieve has written a new book The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture, published by the University of Illinois Press. It examines the complicated processes of compromise and negotiation between high and low art, federal and local interests, and the Progressive Era and New Deal during the 1930s. The Press has also created a “Book Blog” page for Prof. Grieve. She has posted an entry entitled “Museums Look to the Common Man.”
Prof. Sue Shapiro was awarded a grant under the Pilot Program in Enhance Undergraduate Research in the Humanities. The grant, funded by USU’s Office of the Vice President for Research, awards an undergraduate research assistant to a faculty member in the humanities. Her research assistant is Muriel McGregor (a History major and Classics minor) and their project is “ Pasolini’s Medea: A Twentieth-Century Tragedy.”
Prof. Jennifer Ritterhouse was invited to deliver a talk on "Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race," part of the exhibit on "Race: Are We So Different?" at the Cincinnati Museum Center, March 12, 2009.
Prof. Sue Shapiro was invited to give a lecture at the University of Utah on March 11, 2009. Her lecture was entitled “Catiline’s Legacy.”
Prof. James Sanders has published "Atlantic Republicanism in Nineteenth-Century Columbia: Spanish America's Challenge to the Contours of Atlantic History." Journal of World History 20 (March 2009): 131-150.
Prof. James Sanders was invited to the University of Illinois to participate in the symposium "Latin American Revolutions and Civil Wars before Mass Politics, 1810-1910: Towards New Interpretations from the Political Culture and Social Movements Perspectives," April 2-4, 2009, Champaign, IL.
Prof. James Sanders participated on a panel focusing on "Comparative Histories: Writing Across and Beyond the Spanish World," part of the conference entitled "Beyond Modernity: How Are We Writing the Political History of the Spanish World," University of Warwick, UK, March 7, 2009.
Prof. Norm Jones delivered a paper entitled "The Informality of Rule: Managing Elizabethan Government" at the Early Modern British and Irish History Seminar which was held at Cambridge University on February 4, 2009.
Prof. Norm Jones has published “Advice to Elizabeth” in History Today, exploring the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession and examining the problems of state that faced the new queen in November 1558. Jones used as the basis of his article evidence from state papers, newly made available online. Prof. Jones serves as an academic adviser for the State Papers project.
Our Classics Program grows! The Utah State Board of Regents has approved a new minor in Latin Teaching, which will allow students to receive certification to teach Latin in secondary schools. Click here to read more about this new minor!
Denise Conover was named the recipient of the Fall 2008 “Excellence in Education” award from the Logan LDS Institute of Religion. The Institute invites students to nominate a professor who has touched their lives in an exemplary way.
Colleen O'Neill participated in an international workshop on "Indigenous Women, Colonialism and Labor," August 21-23, 2008. The meeting included indigenous women scholars from New Zealand, First Nations scholars from Canada, and American Indian women whose collaborative project will take final form in the first book on Native women's labor (University of Illinois Press).
Susan Shapiro was invited to give the Theodore Guerard Lecture on Latin Literature on April 4, 2008 at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. The title of her talk was"Catullus Politicus."
Victoria Grieve's article,"Work That Satisfies the Creative Instinct: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Arts and Crafts," was published in the Winterthur Portfolio Vol. 42, No. 23, Summer/Autumn 2008.
Susan Shapiro's article, "Cicero and Today's Intermediate College-level Student," was published in The Classical Outlook, vol. 84, no. 4, Summer 2007, pages 147-152.
Nick Demas, director of the Utah History Fair, coordinated the projects of five dozen students who participated in the 2008 National History Day Competition held in June College Park, Md. With Nick’s assistance, three of the Utah participants placed in the top 10 of their individual categories. For the full story, click here.
Leonard Rosenband’s contributions to the historiography of French industrialization have been highlighted in François Jarrige’s essay, "Un chemin singulier? L'industrialisation française vue par les historiens américains" ("A Singular Path? French Industrialization as Seen by American Historians"), in Revue d'histoire du XIXe siècle 36, 2008/1: 151-162. To see the essay, click here.
Lawrence Culver was interviewed on "Which Way, LA?," the evening news program on KCRW, a National Public Radio station that broadcasts across Southern California. He spoke about his research on the history of parks and recreation in Los Angeles and other American cities, commenting on the current state of parklands in L.A. To hear the broadcast, click here.
Check out the Utah State Alumni magazine, Summer 2008. Mark Damen, along with his former student Willy Lensch and current student Chuck Oughton, is interviewed about their research on a seventeenth-century medical treatise in Latin.
Timothy Wolters recently published the article "Electric Torpedoes in the Confederacy: Reconciling Conflicting Histories" in the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Military History 72 (July 2008), 755-783. This journal accepts just one in nine manuscripts that are submitted for publication.
In July 2008, Victoria Grieve (along with Nadra Haffar and Laurie Baefsky) received a Faculty Fellowship from the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies for 2008-2010. Prof. Grieve will use the grant to develop two curriculum modules about land use in the West based on the work of a visiting artist in Fall 2009.
In June 2008, Victoria Grieve was awarded a fellowship from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to complete research in 1930's children's literature at the New York Public Library and Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Jay Anderson has received the John T. Schlebecker Award from the Association of Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums [ALHFAM]. This lifetime award is intended to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and development of ALHFAM. It is given once a year.
Jamie Sanders has been awarded a University of Florida Library Travel Grant for use this summer in order to pursue his project on the Atlantic World in nineteenth-century Latin America. The University of Florida has one of the best Latin American research libraries in the world.
Jamie Sanders has written an article entitled “ ‘A Mob of Women’ Confront Post-Colonial Republican Politics: How Class, Race, and Partisan Ideology Affected Gendered Political Space in Nineteenth-Century Southwestern Colombia.” It was published in The Journal of Women’s History 20 (Spring 2008): 63-89.
Norm Jones has been named the Senior Visiting Fellow by the Governing Body of Jesus College, Oxford, for 2008-2009, his sabbatical year.
Jamie Sanders has written an essay, “The Ghostwriter’s Story,” which was published in the 24 January 2008 issue of The London Review of Books.
David Rich Lewis, with Michael Lansing, has published an article entitled "Surveying the Western History Association" in the Western Historical Quarterly (Autumn 2007).
Leonard Rosenband has published an article entitled “Becoming Competitive: England’s Papermaking Apprenticeship, 1700-1800,” in The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation (2007).
Norman Jones has published an article entitled “Indispensable Digital Sources” in Sixteenth Century Journal (2007).
USU history majors Laura Newton and Joshua Booth were named first- and second-place winners of the Arrington Writing Award, offered in conjunction with the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at USU. Prizes of $1000 and $500 went to Newton and Booth.
Named the country’s “Top Young Historian” by the History News Network for the week of June 3, Lawrence Culver's op-ed essay on the history of tourism, “Are We There Yet? Historians and the History of Tourism,” appeared on the HNN web site. Click here to read the full essay.
Scott Davis, a History Major and Classics Minor, was named the USU Student Scholar of the Year at the Robins Awards for 2007. Many congratulations to Scott and his teachers!
Lawrence Culver was awarded a John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Fellowship from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University for 2007-2008. He'll use it to fund travel this summer.
History students Chuck Oughton and Daniel Allred were given "Best Papers" awards at the Phi Alpha Theta 2007 state conference, Chuck in Ancient and Medieval history and Daniel in Asian and World history. Also, USU Latin students took five of the ten prizes offered by the state-wide Yengich Latin translation competition. Kudos to all these hard-working students!!
Congratulations to Jamie Sanders who was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor this Spring (2007)!
During USU's 2007 Research Week, held April 2-5, Michael Nicholls was named the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year for the College of HASS. His student Lenaye Howard was named the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year for the College of HASS. In addition, Colleen O'Neill was named Researcher of the Year, and Daniel McInerney the Humanist of the Year. All in all, it's a fine year to be a historian!
The University of Nebraska Press has published Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian (2007), coedited by David Rich Lewis, editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.
Culver has received the "Excellence in Instruction for First-Year
Students" award from USU for the 2006-2007 academic year. He is
only one of five professors at USU to receive this award.
The Society for the History of Technology in conjunction with the American Historical Association has published Peter Mentzel's booklet entitled Transportation Technology and Imperialism in the Ottoman Empire, 1800-1923. It is part of the Historical Perspectives on Technology, Society and Culture series.
Robert Cole was interviewed for a story entitled "Pentagon's Fine Line: War Machine, P.R. Machine" which aired nationally July 13 2006 on Morning Edition (NPR). Click here to listen to that report (hit the "Listen" button at the top of the page).
Jamie Sanders has won a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, from January to June 2007, for his project "Democracy in the New World: Imagining Politics, the West, and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World."
Colleen O'Neill has received a grant from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, a private operating foundation that supports basic research in all branches of anthropology. This grant will fund a symposium entitled "American Indians and the Culture of Capitalism" which will discuss emerging work on American Indian culture and economies.
The USU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was named the "Club of the Month" for March, 2006.
Four USU undergraduate history majors presented papers at this year's Utah Regional Conference of the international honor society in history, Phi Alpha Theta. Shay Wood won the award for "Best Paper in the History of the Americas" for his presentation "Polygamy and the Law: The Experience of Charles Lowell Walker."
The Historical Society of New Mexico gave Colleen O'Neill's latest book, Working the Navajo Way: Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century (University Press of Kansas, 2005) the 2006 Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award for best historical publication (by an individual).
Scott Davis is one of six recipients nationwide of a Manson A. Stewart Scholarship for 2006, awarded by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS). Scott will receive $1000 toward tuition at Utah State University for the 2006-2007 school year, as well as a year's membership in CAMWS and a year's subscription to its scholarly journal, The Classical Journal. Warmest congratulations to Scott for winning this prestigious award!
Joel Miyasaki, a graduate student in the Department of History, has received the best paper prize for HASS at the Utah State Graduate Research Symposium. His paper was entitled "Irony, Good Intentions, and Misconceptions about the Manzanar Incarceration Camp."
Highland Sanctuary: Environmental History in Tanzania’s Usambara Mountains (Ohio University Press) by Christopher Conte has been included on Choice Magazine's list of the “best of the best” books for 2006 (click here to read more about this award).
University of Oklahoma Press has published O Tempora! O Mores! Cicero's
Catlinarian Orations: A Student Edition with Historical Essays
by Susan O. Shapiro.
In December 2005, USU bestowed a "Golden Mouse" award on Mark Damen for his work on the History Department web site—and if you're reading this, you can see it for yourself!—noting, in particular, his preternatural interest in exploring various genres of classroom technology. Our condolences to his wife Fran!
The University Press of Kansas has published Working the Navajo Way: Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century by Colleen O'Neill, the associate editor of The Western Historical Quarterly.
The Logan City School District—and its partner, the Utah State University History Department—have received a $999,974 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's "Teaching American History" program. The award is part of a nationwide program to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history. Professors Norman L. Jones and Daniel J. McInerney worked with the local school district to create the successful grant proposal.
Norm Jones and Robert Tittler were awarded the Roland Bainton Prize for the best reference work on early modern Europe in 2004 for their Companion to Tudor Britain . The prize was awarded to them by the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.
Michael Lansing, formerly the visiting assistant editor of The Western Historical Quarterly and a visiting assistant professor in 2003-5, now a tenure-track assistant professor at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, has won the 2005 Dale L. Morgan Award from the Utah State Historical Society for the best article published in The Utah Historical Quarterly.
Susan O. Shapiro, who is Vice President for Utah of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, was named Outstanding State Vice President for 2004-2005.
Four History professors — Lawrence Culver, Victoria Grieve, Colleen O'Neill and Tim Wolters — have been awarded New Faculty Research Grants for 2005-2006. Mike Johnson has also received a Community/University Research Initiative.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences has chosen Denise Conover as the Faculty Advisor of the Year and Monica Ingold as the Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year. A round of applause for their outstanding service to our program!
Lawrence Culver has won the 2005 Rachel Carson Prize for the best dissertation in Environmental History completed between November 1, 2003 and October 31, 2004. His dissertation, filed in June 2004 at UCLA, is entitled "The Island, the Oasis, and the City: Santa Catalina, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Southern California's Shaping of American Life and Leisure." This award is given out annually by the American Society for Environmental History. It will be presented to him at the Society's annual meeting in Houston.
The Utah Humanities Council awarded Ona Siporin, Assistant Editor of the Western Historical Quarterly, the Albert J. Colton Research Fellowship for Projects of National and International Scope for her work on a translation of a biography of a Venetian architect. The work is entitled The Boat Knows the Way: The Biography of a Venetian.
Jamie Sanders was selected to receive the James Alexander Robertson Prize for his article entitled "'Citizens of a Free People': Popular Liberalism and Race in Nineteenth-Century Southwestern Colombia," Hispanic American Historical Review, 84:2 (May 2004). The Robertson Prize is for the best article in the Hispanic American Historical Review for the year under review.
The University of Press of Colorado has published Colleen O'Neill's book coedited with Brian Hosmer. It is called Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century.
Mark Damen, Associate Professor of History, presented the commencement speech this year at Utah State's graduation ceremony on December 18, the first ever held at the end of Fall term.
Professor Mick Nicholls was featured in the December 6th edition of The Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of Utah State University.
Christopher Conte, Associate Professor of History, recently published Highland Sanctuary: Environmental History in Tanzania's Usambara Highlands. This book is part of the Ecology and History series put out by Ohio University Press.
Oxford's Blackwell Publishing has recently released The Blackwell Companion to Tudor Britain, a collection of essays co-edited by Robert Tittler and Norm Jones, the Chair of the History Department.
Jamie Sanders' book, Contentious Republicans: Popular Politics, Race, and Class in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, has recently been published by Duke University Press and is for sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and The Duke University Press.
Leonard Rosenband was selected Researcher of the Year for 2004 by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Utah State University.
An audio course (Roman History) by Frances Titchener is currently available from the Listener's College Division of Recorded Books.
Susan O. Shapiro was given a Top Professor Award by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society of Utah State University on March 23, 2004.
Jennifer Ritterhouse is a Visiting Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, for the academic year 2004-5.
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