UIC Department of History
GOOD NEWS BULLETIN
October 2000

 

Late-breaking news:

 

Prof. Emeritus and University Historian ROBERT V. Remini has just been

informed that the governing council of the AHA has selected him to receive

the AHA Award for Scholarly Distinction, to be conferred at the annual

meeting in Boston in January 2001.  (Other award recipients include Ramsay

MacMullen of Yale and Arno Mayer of Princeton.)

Prof. GEORGE HUPPERT has been elected to a two-year term as president of

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, the organization founded several years ago. 

He succeeds Eugene Genovese, who was the Society's first president. 

He served as Regional Coordinator for the Metropolitan Midwest Region

of the Society since 1998.

After more than a few years in the memory hole, the UIC History Club is up

and running again.  Its current president is CARMEN NOWKA, it has an active

executive committee, and the faculty advisor is Prof. JONATHAN DALY.  At its

first meeting, Prof. of History and CLASSICS GREGOR ANDERSON gave a

presentation on "Sports & Memory: The Olympics Ancient and Modern."

Following the lecture training was broken in Greektown.

 

 

Good News from Faculty, Grad Students and Alums

 

DAVE BECK (Ph.D. 1994) has been appointed Associate Professor of Native

American Studies at the University of Montana, where he began teaching this

fall. The Native American Studies Department is relatively new, and Dave is

contentedly settling into the Big Sky Country.

 

Graduate student ANNETTE CHAPMAN-ADISHO will present a paper, "Caught

between God and Country: Patriotic Priests and the Dechristianization

Movement of Year II in the French Revolution" at the meeting of the Southern

Historical Association in Louisville, KY, on Nov. 10.

 

Prof. JONATHAN DALY has published an article, "Criminal Punishments and

Europeanization in Late Imperial Russia," in Jahrbücher für Geschichte

Osteuropas 47 (2000).

 

Prof. LAURA HOSTETLER will take part in a roundtable discussion on "History

NOW" at the upcoming Humanities Festival, November 4, 2000 (panel #305).

 

St. Martin's Press has just published Creating Change:  Sexuality, Public

Policy, and Civil Rights, edited by Prof. JOHN D'EMILIO, William Turner,

and Urvashi Vaid.

 

Grad student BARBARA DOBSCHUETZ presented a paper on October 21 entitled

"Emma Dryer and the Moody Church: The Role of Gender and

Proto-fundamentalist Identity, 1864- 1900" at the 22nd Conference on Faith

and History in San Diego.  She also will have four entries in Women

Building Chicago, 1794-1994: A Biographical Dictionary, to be published later
this year.

 

Prof. RICK FRIED's paper, "The Idea of ‘Conspiracy' in McCarthy Era

Politics," at the Hoover Library on Sept. 30, was part of a year-long series

of presentations on "Point of No Return: 1950, The Cold War and the 20th

Century," cosponsored by the University of Iowa and the Hoover Library.

 

Prof. RICHARD R. JOHN recently attended an invitational conference on new

directions in American political history at MIT.  In addition, he has made

several appearances on "Odyssey," a radio program sponsored by WBEZ, the

local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate.  Next May, he will have a

one-month stint in Paris as a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes

Etudes en Sciences Sociales.  Quelle sacrifice pour l'histoire!

 

Grad student ANA MARIA KAPELUSZ-POPPI was recently selected to teach a

course on Mexican history at the Evanston campus of Northwestern University,

replacing a professor who is on leave.

 

Prof. VIRGIL KRAPAUSKAS (Ph.D. 1998) had a revised version of his

dissertation published in September by East European Monographs (Boulder,

distributed by Columbia University Press).  The title is Nationalism and

Historiography: The Case of  Nineteenth Century Lithuanian Historicism.  He

is currently an assistant professor at Chowan  College in North Carolina.

 

On Oct. 28 Prof. JOHN KULCZYCKI gave a lecture, "Who are the Poles?" as part

of a program on "Poland: The Land of Copernicus and Solidarity" at Winnetka

Covenant Church.

 

Prof. RICHARD LEVY spoke "Anti-Jewish Violence in Germany before the

Holocaust" to the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame University on April 17 and

served as Commentator for the panel:  "The Divergent Problems of Mischehen

and Mischlinge under National Socialism, 1933-1945" at the German Studies

Association Conference, Houston, TX on October 8.

 

Grad student GWEN McNAMEE will be presenting papers at two upcoming

conferences: "Social Justice and the Chicago Courts: The Work of the Protective

Agency for Women and Children, 1886-1905" will be presented at the Social

Science and History Association meeting in Pittsburgh October 26, 2000 and

"Crossings of the Color Line: African-American Women Lawyers in Illinois,

1894-1930" at the AHA meeting in Boston January 5, 2001.

 

Prof. ROBERT MESSER recently chaired a panel and commented on recent

scholarship on the early Cold War by German historians at the annual meeting

of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in Toronto. In

August he presented a paper on "Roosevelt, Truman and Presidential

Leadership in the Early Cold War" to a conference on the military history of

the Early Cold War of forty historians from the US and abroad sponsored by

the McCormick foundation and VMI at Cantigny.

 

JOHN MORELLO (Ph.D. 1998) presented papers on advertising history this year

at the Missouri Valley History Conference, the Popular Culture Association

Conference, the Great Lakes History Conference and the OhioValley History

Conference.  His dissertation,  “Candidates, Consumers and Closers: Albert

Lasker, Advertising and Politics: 1900-1920,” will be published by Praeger next

year.  Prentice Hall plans a second edtion of Technology and Society:

A Spectrum of Issues for the 21st Century.  This is the third in a series

of books which Dr. Morello has co-written with three other colleagues.  His

article on the history of Schlitz Beer advertising will appear next year in

The Encyclopedia of Advertising History, to be published by Fitzroy

Dearborn of Chicago.  He currently serves as moderator of the New Deal

Internet discussion group and was recently promoted to Senior Professor of

History in the Department of General Education, DeVry Institute of

Technology.

 

Prof. THOMAS MURPHY (Ph.D., 1997) of the University of Maryland will have

his book,  A Land Without Castles: The Changing Image of America in Europe

1780-1830,  published by Roman and Littlefield in January.

 

Prof. DOMINIC A. PACYGA (Ph.D. 1981) of Columbia College has been named

guest curator for  the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Chicago Bungalow

exhibit. He will also co-edit a book on the importance of the Chicago

bungalow and the democratization of urban housing in Chicago. Dominic Pacyga
was profiled in the October 9, 2000 edition of the Daily Southtown.

 

Prof. DON PARKERSON of East Carolina University (Ph.D., 1983) recently

finished his third book (co-authored with Jo Ann Parkerson) Transitions in

American Education: A Social History of Teaching  (Garland).

 

Dr. WENDY PLOTKIN (Ph.D., 2000) participated in a Sept. 8 workshop at North

Central College entitled "Weaving the Web into History," aimed at college

teachers from around the state.  The Workshop WWW site (at

http://www.noctrl.edu/~adedeac/histconf2/index.htm) includes

information on the conference  and the major presentations, including her

own, which was entitled "The Web of History: What the Internet Offers the

Historian."  It examines the opportunities and perils of scholarly use of

the WWW and classifies WWW sites according to the amount of interpretative

and primary material, and offers an extensive set of links on historical WWW

sites, including the best of the WWW archival sites.

 

A chapter from Prof. ROBERT REMINI's forthcoming book, entitled "Andrew

Jackson versus the Cherokee Indians," will appear in next June's American

Heritage.  The book itself, Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars, will

follow in July.

 

Prof. GREG SCHNEIDER (Ph.D. 1996) of Emporia State University is Book Review

Editor of CONSERVATIVEnet, a new e-history established by RICHARD JENSEN.

 

Prof. DAN SMITH was one of four former presidents of the Social Science

History Association who participated in a plenary session on the past and present of

social science history at the 25th annual meeting in Pittsburgh in October.

He also chaired a session on "Work, Gender, and Marriage in Historical

Perspective at the SSHA meetings.

 

Prof. Mary TODD of Concordia University (Ph.D., 1996) submits a lesson whose

meaning she is still puzzling through.  She went out to the biennial meeting

of the Lutheran Historical Conference in her capacity as program chair.  She

comes home as that organization's new president.  The LHC is a pan-Lutheran
organization of historians, archivists and librarians interested in

fostering research and scholarship on Lutheranism in North America.

 

Each semester the History Department, through its Teaching of History

program, sends student teachers to Chicago-area high schools for 15 weeks of

training.  This semester we have 11 students, as follows:

 

        Christopher Colias, Foreman High School, CPS (Chicago Public Schools)

        Matthew Heller, Lane Technical High School, CPS

        Thomas Jankowicz, Reavis High School, Burbank

        Michael Keyes, Brother Rice High School, Chicago

        William Lamme, Kelly High School, CPS

        Bryon Mane, Morton West High School, Berwyn

        Barbara Mastin (Tivador), Foreman High School, CPS

        Frank Schneider, Jones Academic Magnet High School, CPS

        Susan Sebestyen, Lane Technical High School, CPS

        Joshua Sheridan, Kenwood Academy, CPS

       George Strack, Taft High School, CPS