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