Department of History News

January 2015 News

Douglas Boin, Ph.D. (History) was quoted in a CNN.com piece about archaeology and early Christianity regarding the potential discovery of the earliest copy of the Gospel of Mark.

Stefan Bradley, Ph.D. (African American Studies and History) wrote a piece about Martin Luther King Jr. for the St. Louis American.

Douglas Boin, Ph.D. (History) was quoted in a Live Science piece about the controversy surrounding the discovery of poems belonging to the ancient Greek poet Sappho.

Thomas Madden, Ph.D. (History) was quoted in a Liberty Magazine story about the radical Muslim movement.

Congratulations to Stefan Bradley, Ph.D  for receiving the Better Family and Life's Excellence Achievement Award (received Nov. 22nd)

Charles H. Parker, Ph.D recently published several articles "Diseased Bodies, Defiled Souls: Corporality and Religious Difference in the Reformation," Renaissance Quarterly 67 4(2014): 1265-1297; "The Reformation in Global Perspective," History Compass (2014): 1-11.

 

October 2014 News

Congratulations to History Associate Professor, Dr. Nathaniel Millett, who has just received the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit book award for The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013).

Dr. Lorri Glover - New publication, New Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries, Yale University Press, 2014

Review:

Surprisingly, no previous book has ever explored how family life shaped the political careers of America's great Founding Fathers-men like George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. In this original and intimate portrait, historian Lorri Glover brings to life the vexing, joyful, arduous, and sometimes tragic experiences of the architects of the American Republic who, while building a nation, were also raising families.


The costs and consequences for the families of these Virginia leaders were great, Glover discovers: the Revolution remade family life no less than it reinvented political institutions. She describes the colonial households that nurtured future revolutionaries, follows the development of political and family values during the revolutionary years, and shines new light on the radically transformed world that was inherited by nineteenth-century descendants.

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