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Congratulations to Spencer Segalla (PhD 2003) on the publication of his book, Empire and Catastrophe: Decolonization and Environmental Disaster in North Africa and Mediterranean France since 1954 (University of Nebraska Press).  An interview with Segalla about the book can be found here.


Karl Nycklemoe (PhD candidate) published a book review of James A. Kushlan, Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists (2020) for H-Net.  A PDF of the review can be found here.  

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Professor Shobana Shankar's latest book An Uneasy Embrace: Africa, India, and the Spectre of Race has been named a finalist for the P. Sterling Stuckey Prize of the Association for the Worldwide Study of the African Diaspora.

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Drawing upon papers from the conference, "Global Sixties in the Global South" in May 2022 at the Humanities Institute,  Prof. Eric Zolov and Assoc. Professor Sohl Lee (Art History) coordinated a Special Issue for the journal, The Global Sixties.  You can read their Introduction to the Special Issue here.


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History Club Mixer!  Wed., January 25th, 1pm in the Department Study Lounge.  All are welcome!



Mike Davis

The Department of History mourns the loss Mike Davis, a former member of the department and author of numerous works dealing with themes of historical sociology, political economy, and social criticism.  For a remembrance by Professor Sara Lipton see here. 

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Prof. Shobana Shankar recently published a co-authored article, "Peace and Economy in Uganda: 50 Years after Idi Admin," for the Wilson Center's Africa: Year in Review 2022 publication.

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Professor Shirley Lim was recently featured on BBC 4 Radio Show's podcast Screenshot . The episode aired January 20th, 2023 and offers a refreshing perspective on Hollywood's pre-code Babylon. Check out the podcast here.


Distinguished Professor Paul Gootenberg reflects on the history of drugs in a conversation with Ethan Nadelmann on the podcast Psychoactive.

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Latin American PhD students, José Miguel Munive Vargas and Nicolas Allen, provide an astute political and historical analysis of the current situation in Peru for the podcast, Africa is a Country.


Brenda Elsey,  PhD 2007 who currently teaches at Hofstra University, recently published an Op-Ed in the New York Times titled, "Lionel Messi is the Right Man for Argentina's Post-Macho Movement." The article discusses Messi's recent FIFA evolution and how that reflects Argentinian culture and politics.

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