DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998

 
 
 
 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits
 
 

Caron, Simone M.

"Birth Control and the Black Community in the 1960s: Genocide or Power Politics?" Journal of Social History 31 (Spring 1998): 545-569.
 
 

Cobb, Paul M.

A translated text for an anthology: "On the Campaigns and Diplomacy of ‘Avo Al-Rahman III (918-939). B. Ibn Hayyan, Muqtabis." In O.R. Constable, Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources. Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
 
 

Hughes, Michael L.

Review of Rudi Koopman’s Democracy from Below, German Studies Review, XX:2.
 
 

Izbicki, Joanne

"Jiyü no hyosho: kofukugo no Nihon eiga ni okeru josei no jitai" (Japanese translation of article published in English in January 1977). Published in Nichibei josei jaanaru (U.S. Japan Women’s Journal) No. 23, 1998.
 
 

Meyers, William K.

"Seasons of Rebellion: Nature, Organization of Cotton Production, and the Dynamics of Revolution in La Laguna, Mexico, 1910-1916." Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 30, Part I, Februrary 1998, Cambridge University Press.

Book Review: A Peaceful, Working People, American Historical Review, June, 1997.
 
 

Rupp, Susan Zayer

Review of Jonathon Smele, Civil War in Siberia in Rusisan Review, vol. 57, no. 2.

Review of Vladimir Brovkin, ed. The Bolsheviks in Russian Society, H-Net Russia,September 1997.

Review of Mark Lupher, Power Restructuring in China and Russia in Europe-Asian Studies, April 1997.

Review of Robert Service, Lenin: A Political Life in Russian History, Vol. 23, nos. 1-4.

Review of Vladimir Brovkin, Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 30, nos. 2-4.
 
 

Zuber, Richard L.

Biographical sketch of Jonathan Worth in new American Biography. Oxford University Press.

Review of Patrick Kelly, Creating a National Home: Building the Veteran’s Welfare State, 1860-1900. December 1997.
 
 

II. Papers and Presentations
 
 

Caron, Simone

Paper: "Reproductive Policy in Nineteenth-Century Rhode Island," The John Nicholas Brown Center for American Civilization Symposium, Brown University, Providence, RI, November 15-16, 1997.

Paper: "Birth Control in the 1960s: Black Male Militants versus Black Women in Pittsburgh,: Oral History Association, New Orleans, LA, September 24-28,1997.
 
 

Cobb, Paul N.

Chair of Panel for "History and Biography in Early Islamic Syria." Middle East Studies Association, Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

"Abbasid Studies: The State of the Art." 1st Annual Abbisid Roundtable.
 
 

Hendricks, J. Edwin

Presentation: "Cultural distinctive of Surry County," Surry County History Museum Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Mount Airy, NC, April 20, 1998.

Presentation: Life on a Piedmont Fard," R.J. Reynolds Birthplace, Critz, VA, November 6, 1997.

Presentation: "Researching your historic site," Association of Railroad Museum, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC, March 28, 1998.
 
 

Izbicki, Joanne

Paper: "Singing the Orphan Blues: Misora Hibari, Cinema, and Post-Surrender Re-moralization." At Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 28, 1998.

Paper: "Heading for the Hills: Marriage and Democracy in Japanese Cinema of the Occupation Era." Invited lecture at Center for Japanese Studies, Colloquium, UCLA, March 9, 1998.

Paper: "Heading for the Hills: Marriage and Democracy in Japanese Cinema of the Occupation Era." Shorter version of UCLA paper, at American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 11, 1998.
 
 

Meyers, William K.

Paper: "Ya Somos Federales …" paper for the panel Revuelta, Rebelion y Revolucion en Mexico, 1890-1940, at the Forty-Ninth International Congress of Americanistas, Quito, Ecuador, July 1997.
 
 

Rupp, Susan Z.

Participant in a roundtable discussion of teaching Russian and Soviet women’s history. Southern Conference of Slavic Studies, Duke University campus, Durham, NC, March 1998.
 
 

Schen, Claire S.

Paper: "Gift-giving and Mentalités in Reformation London," Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 26, 1997.

Paper: "The ‘Glass of Life’: Aged Women in Sixteenth-Century London," Feminist Women in History Group, February 27, 1998.

Paper: "Gendered Concepts of Age in Early Modern London," Western Association of Women Historians, May 16, 1998.

Chaired panel of History of London, Carolinas Symposium on British Studies (regional), October 4, 1997.
 
 

Smith, J. Howell

Co-chair: "Class and Philanthropy," Seventy-Eighth Annual Southwestern Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, TX, March 1998.
 
 

Watts, Sarah L.

Paper: "Built Languages of Class: Skyscrapers and Labor Protests in Victorian Public Space." Presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 1997.

Paper: "My Body, My Nation: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boundaries of the Corporeal State." Presented at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, April 4, 1998.
 
 

Williams, Alan

Paper: "Modern Debates and Early Modern History: Taking Stock of Trends in the History of Early Modern France," Chair. Western Society for French History, Saskatoon, Canada, October 15-19, 1997.
 
 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies
 
 

Cobb, Paul M.

Editor, H-Mideast medieval, a Listserv administered by H-Net.

Manuscript referee for University of Utah Press.

Manuscript referee for International Journal of Middle East Studies.
 
 

Hendricks, J. Edwin

N.C Bar Association preparation of Centennial History, 2 hours a week, April and May.

Twenty hours a week, June, July and August.
 
 

Meyers, William K.

Editorial Board of Transicion, Universidad Juarez del Estado de durango, Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, Durango, Durango.
 
 

Zuber, Richard L.

Advised a media firm in Hickory, NC (Catawba Valley Communications) when it was making a film.
 
 

IV. External Grants Received
 
 

None.