Thursday, April 15, 2010

And They're Off! Historians On The Guggenheim List

You can, of course, check the list yourself. But history colleagues who deserve a Jacquie Lawson e-card are:

Andrew Apter, Professor of History and Anthropology, and Director, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles: A study of slave coasts and hinterlands in Afro-American perspective.

Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate Center, CUNY: The visual culture of the American Civil War.

Antoinette Burton, Professor of History and Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Resistance in the British Empire from the Opium Wars to Mau Mau.

William Caferro, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University: War, economy, and culture in Italy, 1330-1450.

Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, New York University: Peddlers: A New World Jewish history.

Caroline Elkins, Professor of History and African and African American Studies, Harvard University: The end of the British Empire after the Second World War.

Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University: Slavery, capitalism, and imperialism in the Mississippi Valley’s Cotton Kingdom.

Pieter M. Judson, Professor of History, Swarthmore College: A non-nation-based history of Habsburg Central Europe, 1780-1948.

Jeffrey C. Kinkley, Professor of History, St. John’s University: The dystopian imagination of China’s avant-garde.

Thomas K├╝hne, Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History and Professor of History, Clark University: Body aesthetics and social conflict in modern history.

Susan Schulten, Associate Professor of History, University of Denver: The rise of thematic cartography in United States history.

John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and Professor of History, Yale Law School: The laws of war in American history.

And of course, Zenith's very own alum:

Ms. Maggie Nelson, Faculty Member, School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts: Contemporary uses and abuses of cruelty in art, literature, and media.


Janice said...

What an impressive list of outstanding scholars and fascinating topics. I can't wait to see what comes of some of these research plans!

Shane said...

A few other historical projects worth noticing on that list:

Lea VanderVelde, Josephine Witte Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law: Slavery and freedom in the law of the American frontier: 1818-57.

Tomoko Masuzawa, Professor of History and Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan: A history of biblical studies and the 19th-century academy.

Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University: A modern political history of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Gerald Kutcher, Associate Professor of History, Binghamton University: A history of cancer therapies.

Louise McReynolds, Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: True crime and punishment in late Imperial Russia.

But that doesn't even scratch the surface of the full list, which foreshadows new work from Holly Hughes, Philip Gourevitch, Elizabeth Kolbert, Monique Truong, etc...