The Department of History is pleased to announce that our doctoral student Christian Paiz, has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Congratulations Christian!
Please join us in congratulating Dave Neumann, our Americanist doctoral student colleague, who has just been offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in History-Social Sciences Education at Cal Poly, Pomona. Congratulations Dave!
Wolf Gruner’s new book “The Persecution of the Jews in the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. Local Initiatives, Central decisions, Jewish Responses 1933-1945”, will be published in German by Wallstein Verlag this fall. He was invited to give the keynote “Forgotten experiences. Video Testimonies as a Source for Holocaust Research” and to serve as a participant of the concluding roundtable at the international conference “The Future of Holocaust Testimonies IV”, on 8 March 2016 at Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel, organized by The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia, and the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. At Cornell University, he gave the invited Lecture “Defiance and Protest. Forgotten individual Jewish Reactions to Nazi Persecution” at the Departments of History and Jewish Studies on 17 March 2016, as well as hosted a workshop “Introduction to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive” for faculty and graduate students on 18 March 2016.
Sarah Gualtieri presented a paper in Mexico City at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe as part of the colloquium “Diversidades del Mundo Árabe.” She spoke on Syrian migration to Mexico and California in transnational perspective. Gualtieri will also be the keynote speaker at the Arab American Civic Council’s Heritage Gala on April 24, in Laguna Hills.
Chinese translation of Brett Sheehan’s Trust in Troubled Times (Harvard, 2003) was published by Cishu Press in affiliation with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences: Shi Hanbo 史瀚波. Luanshi zhong e xinren: minguo shiqi de Tianjin de huobi, yinhang, ji guojia-shehui guanxi 亂世中的信任:民國時期天津的貨幣, 銀行, 及國家-社會關係. Shanghai 上海: Shanghai Cishu Press 上海辭書出版社, 2016.