History Ph.D Candidate Olivia Paschal wrote a column for The Washington Post's "Made by History" blog about the more effective track record historically of Black newspapers in the coverage of racist massacres and other racial violence: The Black press provides a model for how mainstream news can better cover racism.
Click the link to read the column: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/02/17/black-press-provides-model-how-mainstream-news-can-better-cover-racism/
Professor Emeritus Michael Holt was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning for a feature segment on the 14th President of the United States entitled, "Franklin Pierce: America's Handsomest President?"
Click the link to read the segment: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/franklin-pierce-americas-handsomest-president/
Professor Karen Parshall's new book, The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920–1950, published by Princeton University Press
In Professor Karen Parshall's newest book, The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920–1950, she discusses the development of American mathematics in the 30 years following World War I.
Professor Karen Parshall featured in newest issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Professor Karen Parshall was featured in an article titled, "Celebrating Karen Parshall as an Advisor" in the most recent issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Five of Karen's former graduate students reflected on her dedication to and excellence in mentoring.
Professor Caroline Janney's award-winning book, "Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox," has been recognized as a "work that enhances the general public's understanding of the Civil War Era," and thus awarded the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
The University of Virginia Lifetime Learning Program’s most recent podcast featured Professor Justene Hill Edwards, who discussed her book Unfree Markets: The Slaves' Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina.
Professor Philip Zelikow was featured in a New York Times article discussing a bipartisan push to create a Congressional-appointed, high-level independent commission with broad powers to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Sarah Milov was a guest on the podcast, "This Day in Esoteric Political History." The episode focused on the 35th anniversary of General Services Administration regulations limiting where federal employees could smoke at work.
Professor and Co-Director of the Holsinger Portrait Project, John Mason, awarded grant from the Jefferson Trust
Professor John Mason, who also serves as the co-director of the Holsinger Portrait Project, has been awarded a Jefferson Trust grant. The grant of $73,000 was awarded for the Project's proposal "Centering African American Life in Central Virginia: Community Engagement & The Holsinger Portrait Project." The grant will support the The Holsinger Portrait Project’s upcoming exhibitions at the Small Special Collections Library and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, as well as community engagement programming, publications, and a website. The UVA exhibition opens in September 2022 and the JSAAHC exhibition will open in early 2023.
Allison Mitchell discusses the civil rights movement and how economic demands of Black people were resurrected.
Graduate Student Allison Mitchell's article, "For Jobs and Freedom: How Histories of the Civil Rights Movement Resurrected Black Folks' Economic Demands," was published in Medium as part of the New Ideas in American History project.
The history of slavery at UVA exhibit, written and researched by Ian Iverson and Joshua Morrison, on display in Pavilion X.
Graduate Student Ian Iverson and UVA alum Joshua Morrison highlight the history of slavery at UVA in the new Pavilion X exhibit.
Meghan Herwig considers whether a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics will change human rights in China.
Graduate student Meghan Herwig's op-ed in the Washington Post's "Made by History" series, discusses whether the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics will push China on human rights.
Professor Sarah Milov was interviewed by The Long View, and spoke about tobacco and social media whistleblowing
Professor Sarah Milov was interviewed by the BBC radio program, The Long View, about parallels between tobacco whistleblowing and social media whistleblowing.
Professor Thomas Klubock Publishes New Book, Ránquil: Rural Rebellion, Political Violence, and Historical Memory in Chile
The history department congratulates Professor Thomas Klubock on the publication of his new book, Ránquil: Rural Rebellion, Political Violence, and Historical Memory in Chile. Below, is the description for his book:
The first major history of Chile’s most significant peasant rebellion and the violent repression that followed
"In 1934, peasants turned to revolution to overturn Chile’s oligarchic political order and the profound social inequalities in the Chilean countryside. The brutal military counterinsurgency that followed was one of the worst acts of state terror in Chile until the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973–1990). Using untapped archival sources, award-winning scholar Thomas Miller Klubock exposes Chile’s long history of political violence and authoritarianism and chronicles peasants’ movements to build a more just and freer society. Klubock further explores how an amnesty law that erased both the rebellion and the military atrocities lay the foundation for the political stability that characterized Chile’s multi-party democracy. This historical amnesia or olvido, Klubock argues, was a precondition of national reconciliation and democratic rule, which endured until 1973, when conflict in the countryside ended once again with violent repression during the Pinochet dictatorship."
History Post-doc Justin McBrien explains why disaster films won't spur climate change action in his Op Ed in The Washington Post.
Published as an Op Ed in The Washington Post, Justin McBrien speaks about how disaster films such as 'Don't Look Up' will not spur action in regard to climate change.
Professor Neeti Nair spoke on the latest incident of Anti-Muslim hate speech in India, and the lack of response from political leadership on NPR's All Things Considered.
In a recent article in the Indian Express, Professor Neeti Nair writes, "The recent assembly of so-called sadhus at Haridwar in Uttarakhand has called for the mass murder of Muslims. The videos of the vitriolic, hate speeches have now been in circulation for a few days, and have been analysed by the media in some measure. Yet, with Covid surging and election news dominating headlines, this latest avalanche of hate speech has already begun to drop off the front pages of newspapers. We neglect this new low at our peril." For more, click the link below:
Professor Brian Owensby Publishes New Book, New World of Gain: Europeans, Guaraní, and the Global Origins of Modern Economy
The history department congratulates Professor Brian Owensby on the publication of his new book, New World of Gain: Europeans, Guaraní, and the Global Origins of Modern Economy. Here’s a description of Professor Owensby's new book:
“In the centuries before Europeans crossed the Atlantic, social and material relations among the indigenous Guaraní people of present-day Paraguay were based on reciprocal gift-giving. But the Spanish and Portuguese newcomers who arrived in the sixteenth century seemed interested in the Guaraní only to advance their own interests, either through material exchange or by getting the Guaraní to serve them. This book tells the story of how Europeans felt empowered to pursue individual gain in the New World, and how the Guaraní people confronted this challenge to their very way of being. Although neither Guaraní nor Europeans were positioned to grasp the larger meaning of the moment, their meeting was part of a global sea change in human relations and the nature of economic exchange.
Brian P. Owensby uses the centuries-long encounter between Europeans and the indigenous people of South America to reframe the notion of economic gain as a historical development rather than a matter of human nature. Owensby argues that gain—the pursuit of individual, material self-interest—must be understood as a global development that transformed the lives of Europeans and non-Europeans, wherever these two encountered each other in the great European expansion spanning the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.”
Professor William Hitchcock takes readers inside his HIST 2214: The Cold War class in a new blog post through the Office of Engagement.
Take a closer look at the course here: https://engagement.virginia.edu/learn/thoughts-from-the-lawn/Teaching_th...
New Chinese Translation of Professor Brad Reed’s book, Talons and Teeth: County Clerks and Runners in the Qing Dynasty
The Chinese translation of Brad Reed’s Talons and Teeth: County Clerks and Runners in the Qing Dynasty, is out. The book is now in its fourth printing with total sales around 30,000.