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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EXTENDED Call for Proposals – “Rights” in World History 5th Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association 26-27th September 2014, Governors State University (University Park, Illinois) NEW DEADLINE MAY 16TH!

EXTENDED Call for Proposals – “Rights” in World History 5th Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association 26-27th September 2014, Governors State University (University Park, Illinois) NEW DEADLINE MAY 16TH!

The Midwest World History Association is happy to announce a call for paper, poster, panel, roundtable, and workshop proposals for its annual conference to be held at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, on September 26th and 27th 2013. The conference theme of “Rights” in World History is intended to bridge the gap that often exists between US history and World History, connecting the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with other struggles to conceptualize, claim, and defend the “rights” of individuals and groups in different societies and at different times. The organizers encourage proposals from K-12 teachers, college faculty, students, and public historians, and especially encourage collaborations between Americanists and world historians. We hope for a variety of sessions that focus on possible lesson plans, research in these areas, archival resources, and other innovative approaches.

The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Juan Gonzales, the award-winning journalist, activist, and historian of Latino rights activism in the United States. Additionally, Professor Robert Smith of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will offer a half-day workshop for teachers on The Civil Rights Movement in Transnational Context. Continuing education credit will be available for K-12 teachers taking the workshop.

The MWWHA offers competitive Graduate Student Awards to offset part of the conference costs. Graduate students interested in applying should include a letter with their conference proposal explaining how the conference helps them with their studies, teaching and/or future career plans.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short curriculum vitae via email to the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Nat Godley, at nat.godley@alverno.edu no later than May 16th, 2014. Where a complete panel is proposed, the convener should also include a 250 word abstract of the panel theme. Panelists should plan to spend no more than 20 minutes presenting their paper.
Presenters must register for the conference by September 1st 2014 to be included in the program. We also invite accepted papers to be submitted to our journal, The Middle Ground, for potential publication: http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/his/historyjournal/

Further information about the MWWHA, including membership and conference registration (when it becomes available) can be found on our website: http://mwwha.org/

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Review of The Family: A World History by Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner

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Review of The Family: A World History by Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner

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