The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is sponsoring a traveling exhibition, "Varian Fry, Assignment Rescue: 1940 - 1941" which will be held at the Pima County Fairgrounds on April 3 - May 2, 2006.  In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Severin Hochberg, senior historian at USHMM, on "The Role of Antisemitism and Nazi Policies 1933 - 1941."  This talk is free and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 8:34am

Each semester, faculty nominate outstanding papers from their History 396a Senior Capstone course. The winners of the Department of History's Outstanding Research Paper in History for Spring 2006 are:

Undergraduate Essay

First Prize - Meghan K. Hendricks, "La Madre y la Co-Madre: A Biography of Maria Teresa Tula"

Second Prize - Kevin Voit, "The Breakdown of Procedural Restraints on Torture in the European Witch-Hunt"

Each prize includes a cash award.

(3/15/... Read more

Post date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 8:29am

PAT-sponsored film-showing of the Robert Greenwald documentary:

"Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price."

Prof. Anderson will introduce the documentary and place it within the the perspective of US labor history.



TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:55 PM



Post date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 8:27am

My article, "Social Cohesion ('Asabiyya) and Justice in the Late Medieval Middle East," has been accepted for publication by Comparative Studies on Society and History.

On March 24-25, I will give a paper in Cairo entitled "Rhetorics of Justice and Practices of Power in Mamluk Egypt," for the ARCE-IFAO Conference on "Exercising Power in the Age of the Sultanates."

The National Geographic's Concise History of the World, edited by Neil Kagan, to which I contributed... Read more

Post date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 8:26am

Gail Bernstein spoke on two of her books, Haruko's World, and Isami's House, at a meeting of the Barnard-in-Tucson Club on March 4.

Isami's House is one of five finalists (out of a field of 79) for the Kiriyama Book Prize.


Post date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 8:24am

H. Michael Gelfand book on student life at the Naval Academy, entitled Seachange at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000, is being published by the University of North Carolina Press in the Fall.

H. graduated from the University of Arizona History graduate program with his Ph.D. and, afterwards, worked as an adjunct professor in the department.


Post date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 8:54pm

Cherstin Lyon, U.S. history doctoral student, has accepted a tenure track position in the history department at Cal State San Bernadino.


Post date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 8:51pm

Great news:

Our own Cory Schott has just won the Phi Alpha Theta Award for the best paper presented in Latin American History at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference "Conflict and Cooperation" at Arizona State University!!!

His paper "From Indentured Servants to Active Citizens: Chinese Immigrant Labor and Peruvian National Identity, 1850-1930" is part of a larger project he develops for the Seminar in Latin American History this semester.Please note that the papers of the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 8:50pm

Dr. Richard Eaton has written a book chapter entitled "The Articulation of Islamic Space in the Medieval Deccan," in Irene A.

UK: Garnet Publishers, 2005), 113-31.

He will also be giving public talks:

  1. "The 2004 tsunami in historical perspective," Voyager RV Park, Tucson, 2 Feb., 2006.
  2. "The History of Medieval India: Separating Myths from Lives,"... Read more
Post date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 8:48pm

Dr. Gail Bernstein's new book, Isami's House, Three Centuries of a Japanese Family and Katherine G. Morrissey's edited book, Picturing Arizona: the Photographic Record of the 1930s is noted in J.C. Martin 's column "Southern Arizona Authors" in the Sunday February 5, 2000 , issue of Arizona Daily Star.


Post date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 8:47pm


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