Douglas W. Dodd recently had an article published: "Boulder Dam Recreation Area: The Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the Origins of the National Recreation Area Concept at Lake Mead, 1929-1936," Southern California Quarterly 88 (Winter 2006-2007): 431-473. The article will also be reprinted in a forthcoming edited volume to be published by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 2008 or 2009. Professor Dodd will be chairing a panel, "Legacy of Conquest Twenty Years Later: Public Historians and the New Western History," at the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History to beheld in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in April. The roundtable panel features academic and public historians of the American West who will assess the influence of the New Western History movement, embodied in the 1987 publication of Patricia Nelson Limerick's Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West on the practice of public history in the West.
Jim Meriwether has been selected for a Fulbright Award for the 2007-08 academic year. He will spend the year in Nairobi, Kenya, doing research and teaching. This is Prof. Meriwether's second Fulbright: in 2000-01 he was on a Fulbright in Zimbabwe. When he returns to the U.S., he will be taking up a position as a full professor at CSU Channel Islands. Congratulations!
Oliver A. Rink has been commissioned by the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, N.Y.) to write an 8,000-word essay for the museum's forthcoming book, New York at 400: Dutch Heritage and Celebration in the Hudson River Valley to be published by Fordham University Press in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of the same name in June 2009.
Miriam Raub Vivian has been selected as one of fifteen faculty from across the US to participate in this summer’s NEH Seminar in Rome. For six weeks, faculty will undertake readings, research projects, and field trips focused on the theme “Roman Religion in its Cultural Context.”