DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000


I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Beachy, Robert M.

 

"Reforming Interregional Commerce: Leipzig Trade Fairs and Saxon Economic Recovery from the Thirty Years' War," in Central European History 32/4 (1999), 431-52.

 

"Club Culture and Social Authority: Freemasonry in Leipzig, 1741-1830," in The Paradoxes of Civil Society, ed. Frank Trentmann (New York, Berghahn Books, 2000), 157-75.

 

"Recasting Cosmopolitanism: German Freemasonry and Regional Identity in the Early Nineteenth Century," in Eighteenth Century Studies, 33:2 (Winter 1999-2000), 268-76

 

"Local Protest and Territorial Reform: Public Debt and Constitutionalism in Early Nineteenth-Century Saxony," in German History 17/4 (1999), 470-87.

 

Caron, Simone M.

 

"Richard M. Nixon: The 'Problem of Population' versus the  'Sanctity of Human Life',  New England Journal of History (Winter 1999-Spring 2000): 10-21.  [Special edition, double issue entitled The Nixon Presidency: A Retrospective Twenty Five Years Later.]

 

Book Review of Donald T. Critchlow, Intended Consequences: Birth Control,

Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America, http://www.h-net.msu.edu/!women/August 24, 1999

 

Hendricks, J. Edwin

 

Review of the First Impeachment:  The Constitution's Framers and the  Case of  Senator William Blount.  By Buckne F. Melton, Jr.  (Macon, Ga.:  Mercer University Press, 1998. Pp xii, 344.  Maps, illustrations, notes, appendixes, bibliography, index.  $40.00)  in Georgia Historical Quarterly, LXXXII, (Fall, 1999) 558-589

           

Hughes, Michael L.

 

Shouldering the Burdens of Defeat: West Germany and the Reconstruction of Social Justice (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press.)

 

 

Rupp, Susan Z.

 

"A House Divided: Civil War Politics in Siberia, 1918" in Politics and Society under the Bolsheviks, 1917-1945, Kevin McDermott and John Morison, eds. (London: Macmillan Press, 1999), pp. 62-89.

 

Review:  Victor Fic, The Rise of the Constitutional Alternative to Soviet Rule in 1918 in Russian Review vol. 59 no. 2 (April 2000).

 

Review:  Morgan Philips Price, Dispatches from the Revolution: Russia 1916-1918 in Canadian-American Slavic Studies vol. 33 mos. 2-4 (1999).

 

Review:  Vera Tolz, Russian Academicians and the Revolution: Combining professionalism and Politics in Russian History vol. 24 no. 4 (Winter 1998); just appeared this year.

 

Review:  Murray Frame, comp., The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921: A Bibliographic Guide to Works in English in Russian History (1999).

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

Beachy, Robert M.

 

Paper: "The Matriarchal Merchant: Wives, Widows, and Family Firms  in Central Europe, 1700-1840."  European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, April, 2000

 

Paper: "Apparent Absolutism: Saxon Court Politics in Eighteenth Century Leipzig."  Triangle Area German Studies Group, National Humanities Center, Durham, February, 2000.

 

 

Hughes, Michael L.

 

Invited Lecture, "Who Should Pay?  Redistributing War's Burdens in (West) Germany,"  Center for European Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA, March 6, 2000.      

 

Panelist:  "The African American Male, a historical perspective," North Carolina African-American Male Summit, sponsored by Governor Hunt at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro, June 17, 2000.

 

Rupp, Susan Z.

 

Paper: "Ethical Practice and Corporate Identity: The Experience of Lawyers in Late Imperial Russia,"  Southern Conference on Slavic Studies.  Wilmington, NC (March 2000)

 

Schen, Claire S.

 

Paper: "Greeks and 'Grecians' in London: The 'Other' Strangers"

From Strangers to Citizens: Integration of Immigrant Communities in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies, 1550-1750.  April 7, 2000, London, UK

 

Paper: "England in a Turkish Mirror: Forming Identity c. 1600"

Renaissance Society of America, March 22, 2000, Florence, Italy

 

 

Williams, Alan J.

 

Chair, "Reconceptualizing Law and Society After Thermidor," Session at the 27th annual conference of the Western Society for French History, Asilomar, California, October 32-November 3, 1999

 

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Sinclair, Michael L.

 

NEH Projects on China - consultation.

 

Williams, Alan J.

 

Editorial Board of Proceedings (an annual refereed publication of the Western Society for French History)

 

IV. External Grants Received

 

Beachy, Robert M.

 

DM 8500         "The Soul of Commerce" German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), five month post-doctoral fellowship 

 

DM 2700         "Apparent Absolutism", Ger Max-Planck-Institut fur Geschichte, Gottengen, one-month summer fellowship (June/July 2000)