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Publication of new book Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 by Stephen Prince
The book offers a reconceptualization of the period between the end of the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow segregation, centered on the changing visions of the South at play in U.S. culture. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Steve demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.
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Brian Connolly named as Visitor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study
Assistant Professor Brian Connolly of the University of South Florida Department of History has been named a Visitor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study for the next academic year (2014-2015). This year-long position will provide Connolly with the time and resources to make substantial progress on his second book project, which explores the interconnections between religion, kinship, and modernity in the nineteenth-century United States.
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USF Historian David K. Johnson wins highly competitive National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship
Associate Professor David K. Johnson of the University of South Florida Department of History has been named a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015). This year-long fellowship will provide Johnson with the time and resources to complete his on-going study of the historic relationship between consumer commodities and subcultural identity politics.
Located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, The National Humanities Center is one of the nation’s foremost centers of independent scholarship in the humanities. Receiving approximately 400 applications from around the country and from a wide variety of disciplines each year, the Center awards only 30 fellowships. Fellows work on their individual research projects and have the opportunity to share ideas through seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
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Professor Fraser Ottanelli’s new co-authored book, Letters from the Spanish Civil War: A U.S. Volunteer Writes Home, was recently published by Kent State University Press. Letters from the Spanish Civil War, possibly the largest surviving collection of letters written by a U.S. volunteer during this conflict, provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to across the Atlantic to fight in defense of democracy. The detailed and candid descriptions of the daily reality of warfare in one of the first battlefields of World War II sought to inspire those back home to awaken the U.S. public opinion and policy makers to the global threat of Fascist expansionism.
History professor wins USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award
History professor Dr. Frances Ramos has been selected to receive a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award. 2012 proved an extraordinary year for Dr. Ramos. The University of Arizona Press published her monograph Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla, a study of colonial Mexico´s “second city,” which has since been awarded the Michael C. Meyer Award for Best Book on Mexican History (2008-2012) from the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies. She also received a prestigious and highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to conduct long-term research at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
CAS professor wins competitive humanities fellowship [02.27.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor has won a prestigious fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015).
History professor to speak in Europe about recent book [11.22.2013]
One of the University of South Florida’s history professors, Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, is attracting worldwide attention because of his recent book “Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915.” He has been awarded a Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. Book Prize (Honorable Mention) in 2010, and is planning his trip to Europe to give lectures on his publication.
CAS professor awarded for work in Latin American history [10.25.2013]
A University of South Florida professor in the Department of History was awarded the USF Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award.
Upcoming Job Talks for Assistant Professor position in 16th- 19th Centuries, Caribbean/South Atlantic:
Juan Ponce Vazquez, 10:00-11:00 am Tuesday March 4th (Swanson Room, SOC 255)
Johnhenry “Hank” Gonzalez, 2:00-3:00 pm Thursday March 6th. (Garcia Room, SOC 254)
Jerusha Westbury, 2:00-3:00 pm Thursday March 20. (Swanson Room, SOC 255)