History PhD candidate Laura Perille has been named a Brown-Wheaton Faculty Fellow for 2014-15. Teaching a course called "Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Early Modern World" at Wheaton College, she says,"It is meaningful for us to bring our original course ideas to Wheaton, and gain insight into being a faculty member at a small liberal arts college."
Today, the Oxford University Press will release a new book by Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Jundt—Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America. The book reveals the history of environmentalism as a reaction to corporate capitalism amidst the anti-communist crusades of the Cold War.
On April 5, Professor Hu-Dehart was awarded the 2014 Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award by the National Association for Ethnic Studies. The award recognizes outstanding persons who demonstrate the same spirit of mentoring and commitment to students and faculty as Dr. Robert L. Perry, one of the earliest members of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and one of the first African Americans to earn a Ph.D.
On Sunday, April 6 and Monday, April 7, Brown University will host an international conference about the culture of Zionism. The conference kicks off with a keynote address by author Ronit Matalon on Zionism and literature.
Throughout both days, panel discussions and symposia will explore literature, music, visual culture, and more in the context of Jewish culture and Zionist politics. On Sunday evening, enjoy a program of concert chamber music performed by Israeli musicians.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced that Assistant Professor Jonathan Conant received the 2013-14 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship for his project The Carolingians and the Ends of Empire, ca. 795-840. This program, along with the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship , support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.