Faculty Doings and Achievements


Recent Faculty Doings and Achievements

Professor Moore in The New York Times

At the Super Bowl, the N.F.L.’s Social Message Is Muddled

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History faculty member named director of Kutsche Office of Local History

Nora Salas, associate professor of history, has been named director of Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History.

Apr 6, 2021

Paul Murphy

GVSU expert: With U.S. facing unique stress point, history shows how America emerged stronger after dark times

The current crisis is likely another critical turning point for the country, said Paul Murphy, professor of history.

Jan 11, 2021

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2020-2021 Faculty Achievements

Peter Dobek, “Diplomacy and the Karczma/Taberna: The Role of Cracowian Public Houses in the Diplomatic Practice of the Jagiellonians (1430-1540).” Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Prace Historyczne [The Academic Journals of the Jagiellonian University, History Notebooks] 147, no. 1 (2020): 1-11.

---, will present a paper for the Department's Speaker Series titled “Visiting Taverns in Excess”: The University of Cracow and the Public Houses During the Jagiellonian Dynasty (1385-1572).

---, will present a paper at the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies, titled “The University and the Public House: The Relationship between the University of Cracow and the Public Houses of the City.”

Steeve Buckridge: Keynote address, “The Wonders of Jamaican Lace-bark: Materiality, Performativity and the Construction of the Feminine,” The North America Hand Papermaking Annual Conference, online, October 17, 2020.

---, Guest speaker by invitation, “History of Jamaican Dress” Montgomery Photography Collection, Study Days Webinar, Art Gallery of Ontario, July 9-10, 2020.

---, Member of “Conceptual Framework: Modern Britain: Working Group on Curriculum for the British Government Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities” (by invitation), 2020.

---, Commentary on Dress in painting for the museum, Latin American Art (by invitation), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 4, 2020.

---, Commentary on Dress in painting for the museum, Portrait from 1770s, European Art, by invitation, National Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, July 6, 2020.

---, Fulbright Scholars Award. Professor Buckridge is the recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Award for the country of Namibia. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. During his Fulbright tenure, Professor Buckridge will be teaching at the University of Namibia and conducting archival research and interviews for his next book, Dress and Trauma: Herero Women and the Aftermath of Genocide in German Southwest Africa, 1900s-2000. His study examines the relation between the traumatized black body and dress practices among the Herero women in Namibia and how clothing was used as symbolic materiality and the process of meaning making within the social, economic and political context of society past and present. His work will highlight new arguments and interpretations of women’s role in colonized society. Professor Buckridge will begin his yearlong program in January of 2022.

Alice Chapman, “Christ the Physician: The Medieval Roots of Christus Medicus in Luther.” In Beyond Oberman: The Medieval Luther (Chapter 7). Edited by Christine Helmer. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (2020), 105-126.

---, “Introduction to the Various Sermons of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.” In Bernard of Clairvaux, the Various Sermons. Translated by Grace Remington, OCSO. Cistercian Fathers Series 84. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, Liturgical Press (2020), 1-53.

---, Review of The Two Powers the Papacy, the Empire, and the Struggle for Sovereignty in the Thirteenth Century, by Brett Edward Whalen, The Medieval Review (November, 2020).

Jason Crouthamel, “Contested Memories of Traumatic Neurosis in Weimar and Nazi Germany,” in Nerven und Krieg: Psychische Mobilisierungs- und Leidenserfahrungen in Deutschland, 1900–1939, edited by Gundula Gahlen, Ralf Gnosa and Oliver Janz (eds), Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2020, 253-273.

Kapoor, Nathan. “Colonial Self-Sufficiency” Bernard Carlson and Eric Conway, eds. Rethinking Electrical History: From Esoteric Knowledge to Invisible Infrastructure to Fragile Networks. (MIT Press, Expected Late 2021).

---, “Technology, Empire, and Environment,” Andrew Goss ed. Routledge History of Science and Empire, New York: Routledge University Press (expected late 2021.)

---, and Piers J. Hale, Elizabeth Neswald (eds). The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 8, (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020).

---, Talks Delivered: Clarkson University, David A. Walsh Seminar Series, “We Have No Niagara: Electrifying the Britain of the South, 1880-1914.” (February 26th, 2021).

Chad Lingwood, “A Parvānchī Turned Poet Dilettante: History and the Persian Ghazals of Āq Qoyūnlū Statesman Najm al-Dīn Mas‘ūd Sāvajī (d. ca. 898/1493),” International Journal of Persian Literature 5, (2020): 63-84.

Paul Murphy, Edited Volume with Joseph Hogan, Jon K. Lauck, Andrew Seal, and Gleaves Whitney, eds., The Sower and the Seer:  Perspectiveson the Intellectual History of the American Midwest. Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press, 2021.

---, “Ecocentrism, Humanism, and the Wilderness:  Roundtable on Keith Makoto Woodhouse’s The Ecocentrists,” Part 3. S-USIH Blog, Aug. 13, 2020.

---, Review of Moving Up without Losing Your Way:  The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility, by Jennifer M. Morton, in Soundings. 103:4, 2020, 503-507.

---, Review of Iconoclast in Ink:   The Political Cartoons of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, by Richard Samuel West, in Middle West Review. 6:1-2 (Fall/Spring 2019-2020), 179-82.

---, (Conference Papers): Humanism, Religion, and the Conservative Battle for the American Mind,” #USIH2020 Conference:  Revolution & Reform, Webinar, Nov. 30, 2020 (proposed and chaired this session as well).

Patrick Allan Pospisek, was re-elected treasurer of the Midwestern History Association.

Nora Salas, Professor Salas was appointed Director of the Kutsche Office of Local History in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, beginning August 6, 2021.

Patrick Fuliang Shan, “Assessing Li Dazhao’s Role in the New Cultural Movement,” in A Century of Student Movements in China: The Mountain Movers, 1919-2019. Rowman Littlefield and Lexington Books, 2020, 3-22.      

Tamara Shreiner, and B. M. Dykes. Visualizing the teaching of data visualizations in social studies: A study of teachers’ data literacy practices, beliefs, and knowledge, Theory & Research in Social Education (2020). DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2020.1850382.

---, & Zwart, D. It’s just different: Identifying features of disciplinary literacy unique to world history. The History Teacher. 53:3, (2020).

Tamara Shreiner. Building a data-literate citizenry: How U.S. state standards address data and data visualizations in social studies. Information and Learning Sciences, 121:11/12, 2020, 909-931. (https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-03-2020-0054).

--- Turning on the Historian’s Macroscope: A Call to Foreground the Teaching and Learning of Data Visualizations in World History Education. World History Connected. 17:1, 2020. https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/17.1/shreiner.html.

In addition, Professor Shreiner was awarded an NSF Computer Science for All grant for a project she is collaborating on with University of Michigan computer science professor, Dr. Mark Guzdial. The project is titled Creating Adoptable Computing Education Integrated into Social Studies Classes which can be accessed at https://news.engin.umich.edu/2020/09/teaching-cs-in-history-class/.

David Stark, “Crossing the Threshold from Adolescence to Adulthood in Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Baptismal Sponsorship of Enslaved Infants in Arecibo, 1735-1772.” Hispanic American Historical Review. 100:4, 2020, 623-654.

David, Zwart, “Teaching the Past: History Education among Dutch Americans” in Dutch Reformed Education: Immigrant Legacies in North America. Donald Luidens, Donald J. Bruggink, and Herman J. DeVries, Jr., eds. Holland, Mich.: Van Raalte Press, 2020.

--- and Tamara Shreiner, “It’s Just Different: Identifying Features of Disciplinary Literacy Unique to World History.” The History Teacher, 53, no. 3 (May 2020).


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