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Department News


Professor Wooley was a facilitator for a "Chew On This" dinner discussion on Tuesday, May 9, at J K O'Donnell's. The Indiana Humanities program promotes Hoosier curiosity and conversation, and this special edition addressed questions of evidence and truth. 


Dr. David Schuster was the guest on the live radio show Hoosier History Live with host Nelson Price on March 18, 2016, broadcasting out of Indianapolis on WICR 88.7 FM.


Dr. Bauer published an article “Planting the Espionage Tree: The French Military and the Professionalization of Intelligence at the end of the Nineteenth Century,” Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 31(5), 2016. She also published a book review on Daryl Hafner and Nina Kushner, eds., Women and Work in Eighteen-Century France for Enterprise and Society in March 2016. 


Dr. Bauer and Dr. Erickson both received grants from IPFW’s Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavor to carry out research (Dr. Bauer is researching imperialism and Dr. Erickson is researching the Ku Klux Klan).


Dr. Erickson and Dr. Malanson attended the American Association of University Professors conference in Washington DC September 30 - October 1, 2016.


Dr. LaVere’s book titled Out of the Cloister:  Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250 was published by E.J. Brill, spring 2016.  Available here. Congratulations Dr. LaVere! 


Dr. Malanson’s 2015 monograph Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852 (Kent State University Press) recently became available as an audiobook. Available here.  He also published three book reviews: 

Review of A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington, by Adrienne M. Harrison. Journal of Southern History. Forthcoming.

Review of A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, edited by Stuart Leibiger. Presidential Studies Quarterly 46 (June 2016): 489-90. 

Review of Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All While Being Dead, by Andrew Burstein. Political Science Quarterly 131 (Spring 2016): 172-73.


Carter Ringle’s forthcoming review of Laurie Kahn’s documentary film titled Love Between the Covers will appear in Enterprise and Society. This will be the first film review ever published in Enterprise and Society


Dr. Schuster’s review of Christy Ford Chapin’s Ensuring American Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health System appeared in Enterprise and Society in September 2016.


Sam Thorn began teaching for the History Department in the 1980s. After about three decades of service to the department he will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Thanks for decades of excellent teaching for the department, Sam! 


Dr. Weiner presented “A Plea for Autonomy? Alexander von Humboldt’s Critique of Spanish Mercantilism,” at Science, Knowledge, and Politics: Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland Between Europe and Latin America Conference, SciencesPo, Paris, France, 4-7 July 2016.