Dipesh Chakrabarty Named 2014 Toynbee Prize Recipient

The Toynbee Prize Foundation has selected Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, as the recipient of the 2014 Toynbee Prize. The Prize, given every other year to a distinguished practitioner of global history, will be formally awarded at a session of the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in … Continue reading Dipesh Chakrabarty Named 2014 Toynbee Prize Recipient

H-Net Review Publication: Wu on Gabaccia, 'Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective'

Donna R. Gabaccia. Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13419-2. Reviewed by Judy T. Wu (Ohio State University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach Immigrant Foreign Relations In Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective, Donna R. Gabaccia offers a bold new interpretation that brings diplomatic history … Continue reading H-Net Review Publication: Wu on Gabaccia, 'Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective'

Rothermere American Institute Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sir John Elliott: ‘Spanning the Atlantic’

Friday 3 May at 17.00 Rothermere American Institute, Oxford All welcome No scholar has done more to explain and illuminate the history of the Atlantic and the nations and empires that have bordered it than Professor Sir John Elliott, FBA. For more than fifty years, his work has shaped the understanding of European settlement and … Continue reading Rothermere American Institute Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sir John Elliott: ‘Spanning the Atlantic’

Colloquium – Al-Andalus: History, Memory and Meaning (February 8 2013, CUNY Graduate Center)

Al-Andalus: History, Memory and Meaning http://alandaluscuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ February 8 2013 – 5-8 pm – Room C 197, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY Al-Andalus was a rare example where Muslims, Christians and Jews largely, if uneasily, co-existed and where, as a result of this intermingling, exceptional art, architecture and literature developed over the course … Continue reading Colloquium – Al-Andalus: History, Memory and Meaning (February 8 2013, CUNY Graduate Center)

Jason Ralph Receives Economic and Social Research Council Funding

Jason Ralph has been awarded some funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) to pursue his research project: “Law, War and the State of American Exception.” The central question driving the proposed research is whether the post-9/11 exception has now become the norm in US security policy and what this means for English … Continue reading Jason Ralph Receives Economic and Social Research Council Funding