A Message from Professor Alfred J. Andrea of the WHA

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The Fall 2014 elections of the World History Association will fill three Executive Council positions. In order to identify the best possible candidates for these posts, the Nominations Committee of the WHA respectfully requests the assistance of the Association’s members.

The Nominations Committee seeks persons with a demonstrated commitment to world history studies and to the WHA, who are willing to devote their time and talent to furthering the well being of both the field and the Association. All nominees must be members in good standing of the WHA with a record of active participation in the activities of the Association and/or its regional affiliates.

Executive Council posts are for a three-year term, commencing 1 January 2015.  Persons elected to these positions will be expected to attend and participate fully in the annual Meeting of the Executive Council, which is held on the day preceding commencement of the WHA’s annual conference (normally held during the last week of June or early July). Future conferences are scheduled for Savannah, GA (2015), Ghent, Belgium (2016), and Boston, MA (2017).

Executive Council members are further expected to offer timely advice on all matters discussed and decided on by the Executive Council in its e-mail and telephone communications throughout the year. All elected officials of the WHA also serve on one or more of the association’s committees. Put frankly, a WHA office brings with it a degree of commitment of time and resources.

The Nominations Committee welcomes any and all WHA members to suggest a member or members whom they deem worthy of consideration for nomination and possible election. A member may also place her/his own name in the pool. All names should be submitted to the Nominations Committee chair, Alfred J. Andrea aandrea@uvm.edu, on or before 30 August 2014, and the sooner the better. It would be helpful if the person offering a submission also supply the e-mail address/es of the person/s so named.

Each person whose name has been given to the Committee will be contacted on a rolling basis and asked to submit a formal application consisting of a CV and brief statement of service, purpose, and vision. The Committee will then choose nominees for these three posts.

Please give this process your careful attention and assist your association in its search for leaders who will serve with distinction.

 

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Register for the 2014 MWWHA Conference now!

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The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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The Middle Ground Journal Book Review Department, Home Office. We celebrate the end of the work week with a photo of our host institution, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. 

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies is a scholarly, teaching journal housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association, an affiliate of the World History Association. 

For more information on The Middle Ground Journal, please visit https://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal and http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm For a recent article on The Middle Ground’s undergraduate interns’ excellent work, published in the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, see: http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2013/1305/Opening-The-Middle-Ground-Journal.cfm

Please address all inquiries to the journal’s chief editor Professor Hong-Ming Liang at HLIANG@CSS.EDU


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Review of Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1912-1923 by Ryan Gingeras

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Review of Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1912-1923 by Ryan Gingeras

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Review of The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us by Francis Tapon

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Review of The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us by Francis Tapon

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Review Essay: Examining Race, Gender and Identity in American Popular Culture

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Review Essay: Examining Race, Gender and Identity in American Popular Culture

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Review of Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France by Naomi Davidson

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Review of Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France by Naomi Davidson

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A Small Minnesota Town by Jennifer Hendrickson

A Small Minnesota Town by Jennifer Hendrickson.

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Review of Archaeology of Minnesota: The Prehistory of the Upper Mississippi River Region by Guy E. Gibbon

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Review of Archaeology of Minnesota: The Prehistory of the Upper Mississippi River Region by Guy E. Gibbon

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Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

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From: Hong-Ming Liang, The College of St. Scholastica HLIANG@CSS.EDU

The Middle Ground Journal, (http://themiddlegroundjournal.org) an open-access, refereed, and nonprofit scholarly journal of world history and global studies, is seeking qualified reviewers. For a list of the available books, documentaries and other artifacts, please visit:

http://middlegroundjournal.com/book-review-department-the-middle-ground-journal/

These reviews are due on October 31, 2014. To apply, please email the title/author(s) of the book/documentary, your contact information (e-mail, postal address, phone), and your CV/resume to the journal’s chief editor, Professor Hong-Ming Liang, at HLIANG (at) css.edu. We are particularly interested in reviewers who are planning to use the book in a class, and are willing to submit follow-up reports. Preferences will be given to reviewers who propose long term cooperative projects with the journal. We have a very limited budget for shipping books internationally. Please note that it will require several weeks to process the requests. Because of the volume of correspondence we are unable to acknowledge every e-mail. Accepted and edited reviews will typically require six to twelve months for publication. These reviews are scheduled for the spring 2016 semester and later.

The guiding principle of The Middle Ground is to be a bridge between disciplines, between teaching and research, between students and teachers, and between all levels of education. Therefore, reviewers must address the widest possible audience, and to specifically discuss how the artifacts reviewed may be used in classrooms. Please consult the journal for guidelines and specifications. The journal is also seeking reviews from students and teachers on books and other artifacts (documentaries, films, music, art, and so on) currently in your possession, particularly those you have used in a course. Please contact the chief editor with proposals. Please note that because of the educational mission of the journal, your submissions and correspondence may be used to teach student interns. An important part of their education is in scholarly professionalism and confidentiality. Your CVs/resumes are never shared with student interns.

The Middle Ground Journal is housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association, an affiliate of the World History Association. We strongly encourage membership in both scholarly organizations. Further information on the journal may be found at: https://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal

Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal
Assistant Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA

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