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North Star Reports, Middle Ground Journal, St. Scholastica Student Newspaper The Cable

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26/11/2014 · 6:43 AM

The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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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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Borders, Classrooms, and Global Connections: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, Issue Number 8, Spring 2014.

Borders, Classrooms, and Global Connections: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, Issue Number 8, Spring 2014.

I am delighted to introduce The Middle Ground Journal’s eighth issue, Spring 2014. The Middle Ground has published uninterrupted for four years since its establishment. The Middle Ground Journal has pioneered the format of weekly publication, adopting a hybrid between that of a traditional academic journal, while utilizing the form of a web-journal. The special forum of articles, case studies, and reviews on borderlands studies outlined below represents the journal’s continued commitment to develop special, thematic forums of interest to the world history and global studies communities. My special thanks to our guest editor, Professor Benita Heiskanen, and The Middle Ground’s Contributing Editor, Professor Andrae M. Marak, for developing and editing this special forum. A great deal of thanks, too, to our Assistant Editor Jeanne E. Grant for lending her expertise towards the final editing process of this forum. It is with this special forum that we begin our Spring 2014 issue.

The Middle Ground Journal has continued to innovate and develop as an open-access, scholarly teaching journal. I was honored to have been invited to present the experience of The Middle Ground during the 2014 American Historical Association annual conference in Washington, DC. The journal continues to receive excellent support from our host, The College of St. Scholastica, as well as The Midwest World History Association, and The World History Association. We will continue to develop research articles, essays on teaching, and reviews of books and other artifacts. Finally, our North Star Project – collaboration between the journal, our graduate and undergraduate student interns, and K-12 classes has continued to flourish and to expand. We have had student writers reporting in from such locales as Mongolia, Venezuela, Micronesia, Japan, Tanzania, Northern Ireland, Peru, The Philippines, India, Finland, Ecuador, Ghana, Russia, and China. I invite you to follow the progress of these projects on these pages, and to propose collaborative projects with The Middle Ground by contacting me directly. My profound gratitude to the dedication and hard work all of our editors, our students, and to our many generous supporters.

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

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The North Star Project, 2013-2014 Report Number Twenty-Two — The Amazon and Yasuní National Park by Zach Friederichs

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Review of Understanding Central Asia

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http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?name=Review-of-Understanding-Central-Asia:-Politics-and-Contested-Transformations-by-Sally-M.-Cummings&cat=7&art=220

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14/10/2013 · 1:33 PM

Review of Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness Edited by Michal Jan Rozbicki and George O. Ndege The Middle Ground Journal

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The North Star Project Number Six China Brock Erdahl

See: http://mgjnorthstarproject.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/the-north-star-project-2013-2014-report-number-six-jintai-temple-china-by-brock-erdahl/

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Book Review Working Group Innovative Student Internship Program Middle Ground Journal A Scholarly Teaching Journal

Book Review Working Group Innovative Student Internship Program Middle Ground Journal A Scholarly Teaching Journal

The Middle Ground Journal Home Office, Book Review Department update. A scholarly, teaching journal — from its establishment I have thought of The Middle Ground as a scholarly teaching journal, very much in the spirit of a teaching hospital. The Middle Ground Journal Book Review Working Group has been created in that spirit, consisting of ten undergraduate and graduate student interns. This pilot program is integrating student interns into all phases of the book review process, beginning with researching and recommending books to acquire. Student interns study The Middle Ground’s published reviews, investigate comparable journals and publications, and present annotated book lists to explain and justify their recommendations. These lists are then discussed and debated by the student interns. The chief editor makes the final decision. Over the summer, these students are assigned to different publishers to study their history and publishing focus, to study different genres of reviews (NY Review of Books, TLS, London Review of Books, New Yorker, NYT, Washington Post, various online journals and reviews) — as we research, questions, discuss, and debate, we will also formulate new questions for future reviewers to address.

This is one of the documentaries/books that arrived recently at the Middle Ground’s Home Office. It will be placed with reviewers during the 2013-2014 school year.

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

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29/08/2013 · 10:46 AM

The North Star Project Middle Ground Journal Innovative Student Internship Summer Reports Tianjin, China

The North Star Project Middle Ground Journal Innovative Student Internship Summer Reports Tianjin, China

The North Star Project: Collaboration between The Middle Ground Journal Student Interns, The College of St. Scholastica, and North Star Academy 8th Grade Global Studies Classes, 2013-2014 School Year Summer Reports.

Under the leadership of our North Star host teachers and student interns, The North Star Project has flourished for two years. For a brief summary, please see a recent article in the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, at:

http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2013/1305/Opening-The-Middle-Ground-Journal.cfm

This summer we will re-tool and re-design the collaborative program, drawing on the experience of our veteran student interns, ideas from our host teachers, and new projects provided by our incoming student interns. This summer The Middle Ground Journal will share brief dispatches from our North Star Project student interns, particularly from those who are currently stationed, or will soon be stationed abroad. As of the time of this report we have confirmed student interns who will be reporting from Mongolia, Southern China, Shanghai, northeastern China, The Netherlands, Tanzania, Ireland, England, Finland, Russia, and Haiti. We also have students developing presentations on theatrical representations of historical trauma, historical memory, the price individuals pay during tragic global conflicts, and different perceptions of current events from around the world. We will post their brief dispatches here throughout the summer, and report on their interactions with the North Star students and teachers throughout the school year.

For all of the North Star Project Summer Reports, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=9

Hong-Ming Liang, Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA, June, 2013

(c) 2013 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 6, Spring, 2013. See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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28/08/2013 · 10:03 AM