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G E O R G E T O W N U N I V E R S I T Y NEWS MAGAZINE Fall 2017 FALL 2017 HISTORY NEWS MAGAZINE A

T A B L E O F C O N T EN T S Letter from the Department Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Gregory Afinogenov Joins History Depa

F A C U LT Y Letter from the Department Chair IT IS MY PLEASURE to look back on my first twelve months as Chair of the History Department and thank colleagues, staff, students and alumni for making t

FACULTY Letter from the Department Chair Continued from page 1 on Public Sector Unions. And Professor Meredith McKittrick has won a Summer Academic Grant for her research on the Redemption of the Ka

FACULTY Faculty News Katie BentonCohen is putting the finishing touches on her book about the origins of modern immigration policy in the U.S. Dillingham Commission of 19071911, to be published by Ha

FACULTY Dagomar Degroot became a dad and spent the spring on paternity leave. But first, he completed his revisions to his forthcoming book, The Frigid Golden Age, and formally earned a contract from

FACULTY Michael Kazins big news of 20162017 was the publication of War Against War The American Fight for Peace, 19141918 Simon Schuster. It was named an Editors Choice by the The New York Times Boo

FACULTY Professor Kathryn Olesko Honored for Excellence in Teaching Kathryn Kathy Olesko, Associate Professor, History, and Faculty, Science, Technology, and International Affairs, was one of three r

S TA F F Historys Steady Pilot An Appreciation Of Djuana Shields BY AVIEL ROSHWALD IN FALL 2016, Djuana Shields moved on from her position as the History Departments Administrative Officer to take u

FACULTY New Faculty Publications, 20162017 Michael DavidFox, ed., The Soviet Gulag Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison Pittsburgh University Press, Russian and East European Studies and Kritika

FACULTY Michael Kazin, War Against War The American Fight for Peace, 19141918 Simon and Schuster, January 2017. The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of th

FACULTY John Tutino, ed., New Countries Capitalism, Revolutions and Nations in the Americas, 17501870 Duke University Press, December 2016. After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolut

STUDENT In Memoriam Carol Jean Dockham, 19532016 BY CAROL A. BENEDICT GEORGETOWN HISTORY DOCTORAL CANDIDATE Carol J. Dockham passed away suddenly on September 14, 2016. Carol was born on April 6, 19

FACULTY In Memoriam John Ruedy, 19272016 BY JUDITH TUCKER John Jack Ruedy Jack is remembered by his students and colleagues as not only good company, but also as an extraordinarily decent man. IN

FACULTY in new ideas and approaches. His was a nimble and curious intellect. Osama AbiMershed recalls a tutorial in which he and Ruedy together explored the theoretical horizons of postcolonial theor

F A C U LT Y A N D S T U D E N T Historians Continue their Work on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation GEORGETOWN HISTORIANS CONTINUE to make important contributions to the universitys ongoing effor

FACULTY University in March and which was covered by the New York Times March 5, 2017. In October, 2016, Professor Marcia Chatelain joined other Georgetown faculty on a panel hosted by Georgetowns In

FACULTY QA with Professor Chandra Manning Continued from page 15 the book is about the experience of exiting slavery in contraband camps throughout the occupied Confederacy. The second half of the b

FACULTY Q A with Professor Kate de Luna INTERVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKITTRICK Associate Professor Kate de Luna is an historian of Africa specializing in the histories of eastern, central, and southern A

FACULTY QA with Professor Kate de Luna Continued from page 17 Kafue River floodplain in the dry season, central Zambia. we forge an empathetic bond with the past. We may not feel the same way those

STUDENT Directors Notes The Doctoral Program BY PROF. ADAM ROTHMAN, DIRECTOR OF DOCTORAL STUDIES THE HISTORY DEPARTMENTS PH.D. PROGRAM is thriving at a time when deep knowledge of history is sorely

STUDENT Adam Rothman talks to Ph.D. Candidate, Faisal Husain Faisal Husain is on a roll . Entering his 6th year as a student in environmental history in our doctoral program, Faisal just won the Gra

STUDENT Graduate Student News DOCTORAL STUDENTS Clark Alejandrino Asia, year 5 received the Chiang Chingkuo Doctoral Fellowship for 20172018. Tom Foley US, year 4 received a Piepho grant in 2017. H

STUDENT Ph.D. Graduates, 20162017 SUMMER 2016 Mariya Amelicheva The Russian Residency in Constantinople, 17001774 RussianOttoman Diplomatic Encounters. Catherine Evtuhov advisor, Gabor Agoston, Davi

STUDENT MAGIC Graduates, 20162017 Members of the MAGIC Class of 2017 during Commencement. CREDIT CAROLINA MADINAVEITIA MA IN GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL, AND COMPARATIVE HISTORY MAGIC Elizabeth Abosch Th

STUDENT Graduate Student Honors and Awards POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS James Benton, Ph.D. 16 K Georgetown University, Office of the President, Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation PostDoctoral Fellow

STUDENT Larisa Veloz, Ph.D. 15, Receives Glassman Dissertation in the Humanities Award The Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has named Dr. Larisa Veloz the recipient of the 2017 Harold

STUDENT Directors Notes Masters Program BY MEREDITH MCKITTRICK, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DIRECTOR, MAGIC LAST AUGUST, the M.A. in Global, International, and Comparative History MAGIC welcomed an enterin

ALUMNI MAGIC Alumni Spotlight BY MEREDITH MCKITTRICK Dr. James Pickett An M .A . in Global, International and Comparative History can lead to many different careers . In honor of the programs 10th

ALUMNI Magic Alumni Spotlight Continued from page 27 superb language instructor. ... I could not have become a scholar of Eurasian history without the MAGIC program, and will always be grateful for

STUDENT Directors Notes The Undergraduate Program BY TOMMASO ASTARITA THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM currently has about 110 history HIST majors in the College, and 27 international history IHIS majors i

STUDENT Alyssa May Russell, C17 FirstGeneration Student Graduates with Honors BY JOE MCCARTIN Alyssa Russell C 17 with honors thesis mentor, Prof. Joe McCartin CREDIT CAROLINA MADINAVEITIA After si

STUDENT Phi Alpha Theta News 2017 BY AMY LEONARD IT WAS ANOTHER ACTIVE YEAR for the history honors society, Phi Alpha Theta. The main event of the Fall Semester was the Book Sale, which was a ripro

GIGH Georgetown Institute of Global History GIGH Update BY KATE DE LUNA IN ADDITION TO PROGRAMMING related to our regular fieldspecific seminar series and support of numerous other events and instit

ALUMNI Alumni News 1960 Michael P. Onorato, M.A., 59, Ph.D. 60 published the seventh and last volume transcribed from his fathers fortythree volumes of diaries concerning Mr. Onoratos management of

ALUMNI Alumni News 1975 Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D. 75 delivered a number of talks at The Smithsonian Institute, on a wide range of historical and Middle East related topics. He is an Adjunct Professor

ALUMNI Alumni News Michael R. Fischbach, Ph.D. 92 just completed twentyfive years teaching at RandolphMacon College. His most recent book manuscript, Palestine as a Country of Color Race, Identity,

ALUMNI Alumni News 2000 Paul Heineman, Ph.D. 00 works as an analyst for the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and teaches 20thCentury European History f

ALUMNI Alumni News 2008 Melissa K. Byrnes, Ph.D. 08 was named a Social Justice Fellow at Southwestern University this year, charged with strengthening and deepening the social justice components thr

ALUMNI New Alumni Books, July 2016December 2017 Hibba Abugideiri Ph.D. 01, Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt Routledge, September 2016. Zeinab AbulMagd Ph.D. 08, Militarizi

ALUMNI NO COVER ART AVAILABLE Richard Jorgensen Ph.D. 73, Yuko Friendship Between Nations July 2017. Ross E. Dunn, Laura J. Mitchell M.A.MSFS 93, and Kerry Ward eds. The New World History A Field G

Giving to the History Department Thank You . . . The Department of History gratefully acknowledges the gifts of alumni, family, and friends. These gifts have sustained the Department over the years a

201617 GIVING Our sincere thanks to those who generously supported the Department of History with their gifts over the past year July 1, 2016May 31, 2017. J. Randle Adair C69 Stacey Bellet C04 Carol A

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