Faculty Publication: Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury

Alex Novikoff, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, was featured in CNN’s 6-part documentary entitled Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury. The documentary focuses on six of the epic battles that have helped to define the holy city, and Professor Novikoff was featured in episode 3 (“A Country on Edge”) which focused on the events ofContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury”

Faculty Publication: Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe

Eliza Ablovatski, Associate Professor of History, has published Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe: The Deluge 1919, released June 2021 from Cambridge University Press. Summary Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities famously begins with the paradox, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”; the 1919 revolutions in Central Europe evokedContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe”

Kenyon Faculty Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Frankie Gourrier, Assistant Professor of American Studies and History, for receiving a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars. The Career Enhancement Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunitiesContinue reading “Kenyon Faculty Awarded Fellowship”

Faculty Publication: Women in the State

 Wendy Singer, Roy T. Wortman Distinguished Professor of History, has published “Women in the State: Elected women and the Challenge of Indian Politics (1957-1962)” in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies Volume 44, Issue 1 (2021). Abstract When Parvathi Krishnan (MP, Coimbatore Madras) entered India’s parliament on 28 March 1958, it was just aContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Women in the State”

Faculty Publication: An Educational Riot in Botswana

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published a chapter, “An Educational Riot in Botswana,” in the book Faculty as Global Learners: Off-Campus Study at Liberal Arts Colleges written by Joan Gillespie, Lisa Jasinski and Dana Gross.   Excerpt I first realized the seriousness of the situation when I heard loud chanting coming from elsewhere inContinue reading “Faculty Publication: An Educational Riot in Botswana”

Faculty Publication: In Black Hands

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published an article, “In Black Hands: Tswana Chieftaincy and the Ethiopian Church Movements of 1880-1910” in the July 2020 issue of South African Historical Journal.  ABSTRACT The history of colonialism in Africa is often portrayed as a confrontation between black Africans and white Europeans, but African adoption ofContinue reading “Faculty Publication: In Black Hands”

Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published an article, “‘But I Know You, You Are Not God’: African Responses to European Colonialism in a Missionary Newspaper” in the July 2020 issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies. Abstract This article analyses how African letter-writers in the missionary-edited Setswana newspaper Mahoko a Becwana (1883–96)Continue reading “Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God”

Kenyon Faculty Member Awarded Two Fellowships

Patrick Bottiger, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded two fellowships to support a new book project, The Three Sisters Agricultural Revolution, that will span the 2021-2022 academic year and into the fall of 2022.  Professor Bottiger was awarded a full 9-month fellowship to conduct research at the Newberry collection in Chicago. The independent libraryContinue reading “Kenyon Faculty Member Awarded Two Fellowships”