Susan Eckelmann Berghel presented a paper entitled “‘What My Generation Makes of America’: Letter Writing, Political Kinship, and Everyday Youth Activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Era” at the Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium held at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2016 and a paper entitled “‘Why Must There Be War?’: Young Correspondents, U.S. Politics, and the LBJ Administration, 1963-1968” at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting held in Denver in January 2017.

Ryan Edwards’ article “Convicts and Conservation: Inmate Labor, Fires and Forestry in Southernmost Argentina” is in press in the Journal of Historical Geography.  In November 2016, Dr. Edwards attended the National Conference on Higher Education in Prison in Nashville. Edwards, who has taught incarcerated students at the Cayuga Correctional Facility in upstate New York, organized the panel “Prison Humanities and the Challenge of Networks in the Digital Age” and presented the paper “The Space Between World History and Cement Walls.”

Boris Gorshkov served as a discussant at a conference in Newcastle, United Kingdom in January 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution and is putting the finishing touches on a new book.

Fang Yu Hu presented a paper on “Colonial Nostalgia and Postcolonial Identity: Critique of Chinese Nationalist Policies in Postwar Taiwan” at the Annual Meeting for the New England Conference of the Association of Asian Studies held at Boston College in January 2017, and a paper on “‘Good Wife, Wise Mother’ and Colonialism: Education and Ideal of Womanhood in Taiwan under Japanese Rule, 1897-1945” at the Annual Meeting for the Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies held at the University of Mississippi also in January 2017.

Kira Robison presented a paper entitled “To See What’s on the Slab: Access and Regulation of Anatomical Dissections at the University of Bologna” at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference held in Knoxville in October 2016 and a paper entitled “Blurring Lines: Medieval Anatomy and the Intersection of Disciplines” at the Mediterranean Seminar held at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (Collegeville, MN) in November 2016.

Annie Tracy Samuel presented a paper entitled “Commanding the Faithful: The Kingdom of Morocco’s Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran” at the Fall Meeting of the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar held in Valle Crucis, NC in October 2016.  Her article on “Implementing the Nuclear Deal with Iran: Vital Lessons from the Iran-Iraq War,” co-authored with Ariane Tabatabai of Georgetown University, was accepted for publication in International Security and will be published in 2017.

Michelle White contributed ten biographical entries to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Abington, Oxon: Routledge, 2017).

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