Mark Baker will spend much of his summer in the Boston area working at the Widener Library at Harvard to finish his book manuscript on peasants in Kharkiv province during the revolutionary period in Russia (1914-1921).
Douglas Dodd will complete a 3,000-word article for a historical encyclopedia he was commissioned to write on the US Department of the Interior. “Department of the Interior” will appear in Kathleen Brosnan, Martin Melosi, and Joseph Pratt, eds., Encyclopedia of American Environmental history (New York Facts on File, forthcoming)
In addition to teaching History 270 in summer school, John Maynard will be doing research on Dan Duchaine, the "steroid guru" of Venice in the 1980s.
A trip to Mexico City this summer will provide Cliona Murphy an opportunity to do research for the course she is developing on modern Mexican and European connections. She has also just had another article published: “‘Great Gas’ and ‘Irish Bull’: Humour and the Fight for Irish Women’s Suffrage,” Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward, eds., Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2007): 90-113.
After grading AP exams in world history in Colorado at the end of the term, Connie Orliski will present a paper at the 41st Annual Conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, at the East-West Center at the University of Hawai’i, from June 15 to 17. She returns to teach History 210 in summer school.
Oliver Rink will travel to the Netherlands in July to research ship drawings and other material at the Scheepvaart Museum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam. He is searching for a few drawings or sketches of typical Dutch river sloops to illustrate an essay he has been commissioned to write for the Hudson Museum exhibit, celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Voyage to Manhattan. He will also spend a day or two trying to obtain permission from the Rijksarchief in the Hague to reprint two lithographs from their collection of the Dutch West India Company, showing the townscape of New Amsterdam in 1650.
Alicia Rodriquez plans to complete her research for the article she is working on about the Ku Klux Klan in Kern County.
While in Rome for six weeks with an NEH seminar on Roman religion, Miriam Raub Vivian will be working on her article on “The Monastic Impulse and the Christianization of Space in Late Antiquity: The Life of St. Daniel the Stylite as Guidebook.”