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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 2005




History at the University of Florida:

Keeping the Past Before Us
by Brian Ward, Chair


It is a pleasure to introduce the first
edition of History Matters-an annual
newsletter that will keep you
informed of the latest developments
in UF's Department of History. As
chair of that department, it is an
even greater pleasure to note that
these pages contain news of tremen-
dous achievements by UF historians in
research, teaching and in broader
service to the community.
The Mississippi writer William
Faulkner once wrote that "the past is
never dead. It's not even past." Of
course, he was and is correct. The
past is always right before us, mold-
ing the world in which we live and
shaping the kinds of futures we can
imagine and strive towards. The pop-
ularity of history, both among Florida
students and the general public sug-
gests that people still look to the past
to help them make sense of a present
that often seems perplexing and not
a little dangerous. While there is
some truth to philosopher Georg
Hegel's lament that "what experience
and history teaches is this-that
nations and governments have never
learned anything from history, or


Graduate Program ........................2.
Undergraduate Program .................2
Passages .................... .......... ......
History Alumnus
Endows Awards ..........................3..
What to do with
a History M ajor?.............................3.
Student Success Story ......................3
New Faculty.............. ........... 4


acted upon any lessons they might
have drawn from it," at Florida we
labor in the belief that the study and
writing of sophisticated history can
make for better-informed, more
responsible citizens. Our faculty is
contributing to that goal by produc-
ing internationally acclaimed research
on historical topics ranging from the
role of monk-bishops in Late Antiqui-


Faculty New s .................................5
University Press of Florida ..............10
Other Faculty Books .............1..... 1
Faculty Honors,
Grants and Awards ...............1.... 1
Thank you
for your support........................... 12
Keep your
classmates up to date ..................12


ty to controversies over presidential elections in
contemporary Florida, from class and gender rela-
tions in colonial India to postcolonial predicaments
in Latin America, and from political assassinations
in modern Zimbabwe to secessionist politics in Vir-
ginia on the eve of the Civil War.
Beyond the quality of its research, the depart-
ment also continues to command an enviable rep-
utation for the excellence of its teaching. And
there is a lot of that teaching to be done these
days. Despite a net loss in the number of full-time
history faculty in the department since 2001, we
now have nearly 1,000 undergraduate history
majors and about 135 graduate students studying
for MA and PhD degrees. Most of our graduate
students specialize in US history, but there are also
many working in African, European, and Latin
American history, and in the History of Science.
Newer fields in women's history and legal history
are also proving very popular and we may soon
add another track in the history of the Atlantic
World.
On a planet effectively shrunk by develop-
ments in technology and commerce and bound
together in a complex network of economic, mili-
tary and ideological relationships, our undergradu-
ates are rightly exposed to the histories of many
geographical areas, time periods and cultures.
They also acquire a set of transferable skills that
equip them to read and think critically, to conduct
independent research, to question the legitimacy
of various kinds of "evidence," to evaluate the rel-
ative merits of conflicting interpretations of that
evidence, and, finally, to draw their own conclu-
sions and express them in a clear, logical and
defensible way. These are important attributes in
any number of careers. Indeed, the ability and will-
ingness to think critically, and an appreciation for
diverse cultural traditions and histories, are impor-
tant elements in any functioning democracy in an
age of globalization. We are glad to foster such
characteristics in our students.
Perhaps one of the most exciting develop-
ments over the past couple of years has been our
faculty's success in bringing their research to
broader, non-academic audiences. UF historians
have frequently appeared as "expert witnesses" on
historical matters in the media, presented talks at
public venues-from the Country Music Hall of
Fame in Nashville to local churches, schools and
community centers-organized conferences,
exhibits and lectures with popular appeal and writ-
ten historical pieces for a variety of general inter-
est magazines. I hope that this trend continues.
History is too important, too fascinating and too
much fun to be enjoyed only by professional histo-
rians.
In sum, the department faces the future with a
sense of cautious optimism. We certainly hope that
we can increase the size of our faculty quickly, both
to reflect our vastly increased student numbers and
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DEPARTMENTupdates


Graduate Program
by Jeff Needell
Graduate Coordinator

There are many signs of the continued
strength and success of the department's
graduate program. The department now has
about 135 graduate students on the books, of
whom about 100 are on campus. In
2003-2004, the department awarded eight
doctoral degrees; to date, we have awarded
two this academic year. In 2003-2004, we
awarded six master's degrees; we have award-
ed three this current year.
In Fall 2004, we counted 39 entering stu-
dents, of whom 16 are funded by the depart-
ment or by the college. Indeed, candidates of
the department won four of the prestigious
Alumni Fellowships, and one is a fellow with
the new Center for European Studies.
Of the recent PhDs, several have begun
careers in academics or as public historians:
Julian Chambliss is an assistant professor at
Rollins College; Nancy Engle is an adjunct assis-
tant professor at Eastern Washington Universi-
ty; Adam Howard is in the Office of the Histo-
rian of the Department of State; Kym Morri-
son is an assistant professor at Moravian Col-
lege; Randall Stephens is an assistant professor
at Eastern Nazarene College; and Marixa Lasso
is an assistant professor at California State Uni-
versity of Los Angeles.


Undergraduate Program
by Howard Louthan
Undergraduate Coordinator


The most striking feature of the
undergraduate major is its increasing
size-at last count we had nearly 1000
majors. With under 40 full-time facul-
ty we are strapped to meet the
demands of this burgeoning popula-
tion. These circumstances have
prompted the undergraduate commit-
tee to rethink the nature of our major
and consider ways to meet the peda-
gogical goals of an academic disci-
pline that demands the development
of critical-thinking, reading, research
and writing skills. A number of
reforms are in the pipeline that seek
to deal with the numbers pressure
while simultaneously strengthening
the intellectual integrity of the history
major. These challenges notwithstand-
ing, our undergraduates continue to
distinguish themselves. We have con-
sistently had at least three of our stu-
dents win awards in the competitive
University Scholars Program, a new
initiative that allows talented under-
graduates at UF to pursue advanced-
level research in


archives and libraries around the
world. One of our winners, Max
Miller, used his grant to support sum-
mer research in Richmond, Virginia,
where he worked in the state library
on a project considering the origins of
religious freedom in the state during
the early Republic. Miller has gone on
to win a highly competitive national
prize, the Harry Truman fellowship.
Last year also marked the appear-
ance of a departmental undergradu-
ate/graduate research journal, Alpata
(the Timucuan word for alligator!). Its
inaugural edition included articles by
our students on the conversion of
medieval Jewry and displays of
nationalism in 19th-century Baltimore.
Finally, our students also have more
resources available for study abroad.
Along with our longstanding Cam-
bridge program, UF has established a
Paris Research Center where students
can take courses during the fall and
winter semesters alongside the tradi-
tional summer offerings.


Passages


Retirements: The department salutes
the retirement of these colleagues
since 2003: Hunt Davis, professor,
African history; Michael Gannon, pro-
fessor, history of Florida; Murdo
Macleod, professor, colonial Latin
America; Eldon Turner, professor, early
America; and Bertram Wyatt-Brown,
Richard J. Milbauer Professor, American
South. John Sommerville will retire as
professor of British History at the end
of Spring 2005. Combined,these distin-


guished faculty have accounted for
nearly 200 years of teaching and serv-
ice in the department and for countless
thousands of students taught. We
express our thanks for their many years
of dedicated service to the depart-
ment.

Chair's secretary Betty Corwine and
graduate secretary Barbara Guynn
retired in 2003, also with the depart-
ment's thanks for many years of out-
standing service.


Deaths: The Department of History
regrets the passing of former col-
leagues George Bentley, John Mahon,
Merlin Cox, Stephen Conroy, Ralph
Peek and Harold Wilson. They will be
remembered with affection and grati-
tude for their many years of service
and contributions to the department.

Hirings: In 2003 the department wel-
comed Erin Smith as chair's secretary
and Joanne Fort as graduate program
assistant.


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History Alumnus
Endows Awards
Daniel J. Koleos, a UF alumnus and History
major, has given $100,000 to support merit
scholarships for undergraduate and graduate
students. The Daniel J. Koleos Undergraduate
Research Award, established in Fall 2003, pro-
vides at least $1,000 to students who are
working on their senior theses and need
funding to travel to archives and other histori-
cal institutions outside Gainesville. Any junior
history major demonstrating academic excel-
lence and seeking funds for research for a
senior thesis is eligible. The Koleos Disserta-
tion Research Award provides $1,250 to grad-
uate students who have passed their qualify-
ing exams with "special merit" and have been
admitted to candidacy.
Daniel J. Koleos is the President and Man-
aging Partner of Koleos, Rosenberg & Met-
zger, PA., a civil trial litigation defense firm
with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa. In
1978, he graduated from the University of
Florida with his BA in History, then spent the
next 13 years on active duty as a regular com-
missioned officer in the United States Marine
Corps, earning three Navy Commendation
Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal. In
1985, he graduated from Stetson University
College of Law with a juris doctor.
Koleos is a member of the bars of the
State of Florida, United States Court of
Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, United States Court
of Military Appeals and United States District
Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern
Districts of Florida. He lives in Plantation,
Florida with his wife Debi (1978 graduate of
the UF's College of Education) and their four
children (Kim (24), Kelly (22), Kayla (17) and
Kyle (14)). He says he thoroughly enjoyed his
UF academic experience and, after 25 years,
he would like to single out, praise and thank
all of his sage and intellectual UF history pro-
fessors for more than adequately preparing
him to meet the challenges of succeeding in
life, family and career.


What to do with a History Major?
by Bob Zieger


"What can you do with a History
major?" asks the skeptic. If you were
Kimberly Guinta, 1994 history gradu-
ate, you'd have a ready answer, for
Ms. Guinta is the history editor of the
US branch of Routledge, part of Taylor
and Francis Books, a major scholarly
publisher.
Her job is to identify important
developments in historical scholarship
and to work with authors in bringing
their manuscripts into print. She main-
tains contact with a wide variety of
historians by visiting campuses and
attending historical conferences,
encouraging scholars to submit their
work to Routledge for possible publi-
cation and soliciting proposals for spe-
cial projects. She is particularly inter-
ested in making the work of historians
available to a wider public, including
students. The books she is proudest of
having shepherded through the publi-
cation process include the forthcoming
Manhood and American Political Cul-
ture in the Cold War by Kyle
Cuordileone and Portraits of Women
in the American West by Dee Garceau.
Ms. Guinta is a proud alumna of


the University of Florida, having grad-
uated Cum Laude in 1994 with a BA in
History and gaining an MA in Sec-
ondary Social Science Education the
following year. She then taught Eng-
lish and History at Carver Middle
School in Orlando before moving to
New York with the aim of doing fur-
ther graduate work.
She eventually enrolled in the
graduate program in publishing at
Pace University, which led to an intern-
ship at Routledge along the route
toward completion of an MA in pub-
lishing in 2000. The internship in turn
led to a staff position, where she
worked with authors in criminology,
sociology, education and women's
studies. Her real love, however, was
history, and earlier this year she was
named history editor.
Ms. Guinta recalls fondly her
undergraduate education at UF She
has found that her courses with
department members such as Bob
Hatch, Geoffrey Giles and especially
Ron Formisano provided her with the
background necessary for her current
work.


Student Success Story
(several professors in the department received the following letter)
Honored professors,
I am at a major turning point in my life, and I want to take this opportunity to
thank all of you for the tremendous influence you all had in molding my intel-
lect as well as my character. I look back upon my five years at UF with great
fondness, and I have been able to use the skills and processes taught to me to
great effect since my graduation.
As some of you may know, my research in the summer of 2000 at Cambridge
aroused in me a great interest in joining the US Foreign Service and seeing the
world while contributing to the country I love. In April of 2003, I passed the writ-
ten exam; in January I passed the Oral Assessment. On November 2, this dream
became a reality. I was offered, and accepted, a place in the 122nd A-100 train-
ing class of Foreign Service Officers. I begin training in Washington, D.C. on Jan-
uary 10th.... I truly feel that my odds of being hired into this prestigious position
were greatly improved by the graduate studies I undertook with your helpful,
though sometimes challenging (and frustrating), supervision. Thank you for
helping to mold my mind and character into what it is today! May you all hear
many more success stories from your young protegees in the future!
With warmth and gratitude,
Anthony R. Pagliai


History Matters 2005 3









NEWfaculty
Peter
Bergmann
joined the depart-
ment in 2004 as
an associate pro-
fessor jointly
appointed
between the Cen-
ter for European

Department of History. He received his
PhD in 1983 from the University of Cali-
fornia, Berkeley, and taught at the Uni-
versity of Connecticut for 15 years before
coming to UF He is a specialist in modern
German intellectual history and is the
author of Nietzsche, "the Last Antipoliti-
cal German" (Indiana University Press,
1987).

Juliana Barr
joined the depart-
ment as assistant
professor of early
American history
in August 2004.
She received her
PhD from the Uni-
versity of Wiscon-
sin, Madison, held a one-year postdoctor-
al fellowship at Southern Methodist Uni-
versity, and taught for several years at
Rutgers University.

Nina Caputo
joined the univer-
sity in 2003 as an
assistant professor
4 in the Depart-
ments of History
and Religion and
in the Center for
Jewish Studies,
and has recently
been appointed full-time to the depart-
ment of History. She earned her PhD in
Medieval Jewish history from the Univer-
sity of California, Berkeley in 1999. Before
coming to UF, she was a Mellon postdoc-
toral fellow at the University of Pennsyl-
vania, a visiting assistant professor at the
University of Michigan and an assistant
professor at Florida International Univer-
sity. Her research focuses on Iberian Jewry
in the High Middle Ages, and she is com-
pleting a book manuscript on Nach-
manides' conception of history and com-
munity.


Jack E. Davis
joined the depart-
ment as an associ-
ate professor of
American history in
2003. He received a
PhD from Brandeis
University in 1994
and taught for six
years at the Univer-
sity of Alabama at Birmingham before
becoming a Fulbright scholar at the Univer-
sity of Jordan in Amman in 2002-2003. His
book, Race Against Time: Culture and Sep-
aration in Natchez Since 1930 (Louisiana
State University Press, 2001), won the
Charles Sydnor Prize from the Southern
Historical Association.

Matthew Gall-
man joined the
department as pro-
fessor in 2003, spe-
cializing in 19th-
1ii century American
history, particularly
the Civil War. He
received a PhD
from Brandeis Uni-
versity in 1986 and was a professor at Loy-
ola College, Gettysburg College and Occi-
dental College before coming to UF

Mitchell Hart
joined the depart-
ment as an associ-
Sate professor in
2003. He received
his PhD from the
University of Cali-
fornia, Los Angeles
in 1994 and then
taught at Florida
International University, where he served as
director of the Jewish studies program
from 1997 to 2000. His 2000 book, Social
Science and the Politics of Modern Jewish
Identity won the Salo Baron Book Prize for
best first book in Jewish studies.

U Susan O'Brien
joined the depart-
ment as an assis-
tant professor of
African history in
2003. She received
her PhD in 2000
from the University
of Wisconsin,
Madison, and
taught for several years at Pennsylvania
State University.


Matthew
Jacobs joined
the faculty as an
assistant professor
t of history in Fall
2003, after teach-
ing as an adjunct
professor for the
department for
V two years. He
earned his PhD from the University of
North Carolina in December 2002. Dr.
Jacobs teaches courses in US foreign rela-
tions, world history and US history.

William Link
joined the depart-
ment in August
2004 as Richard J.
Milbauer Professor
of History. He
received his PhD in
history from the
University of Vir-
ginia in 1981, and
taught for 23 years as a history professor
at the University of North Carolina,
Greensboro before coming to UF His past
research has focused on the social and
political history of the American South
during the 19th and 20th centuries. He has
written four major books, including, most
recently, Roots of Secession: Slavery and
Politics in Antebellum Virginia, which
appeared with UNC Press in 2003. "As
Richard J. Milbauer Chair, I intend to con-
tinue to promote the study of southern
history," he says. "The most important
component of this is to attract and sup-
port first-rate graduate students and to
enrich the intellectual climate for them
and for faculty."

Steve Noll
joined the depart-
ment as a lecturer.
He received his
PhD from the Uni-
versity of Florida
in 1991 and has
taught in the
department for
many years as an
adjunct professor. He is the author of Fee-
ble-Mind in Our Midst. Institutions for the
Mentally Retarded in the South,
1900-1940 (University of North Carolina
Press, 1996).


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FACULTYnews


Jeff Adler has published
articles on the history of mur-
der in Journal of Social History,
Journal of Interdisciplinary His-
tory and Journal of Criminal
Law and Criminology during
the past two years. His recently
completed book manuscript on
homicide in Chicago is forth-
coming from Harvard Universi-
ty Press. He has presented
three papers on the history of
violence at the annual meet-
ings of the Social Science Histo-
ry Association, and continues
to serve as the editor of the
History of Crime and Criminal
Justice book series, published
by Ohio State University Press.

Swapna Banerjee has
published a book, Men,
Women and Domestics: Articu-
lating Middle-Class Identity in
Colonial Bengal (Oxford Uni-
versity Press, 2004), which
employs the lens of the
employer-servant relationships
to examine the construction of
national identity in colonial
Bengal, the imperial capital of
the British Raj until 1911. By
examining employer-servant
relationships from a variety of
literary and official sources,
this book brings to light the
articulation of the self identity
of the colonial Bengali middle


class and points out how subal-
tern groups such as women
and servants are implicated in
the process. Banerjee is work-
ing on a new project about
children and childhood in colo-
nial Bengal that analyzes the
ideological vision of childhood
as professed by nationalist
reformers and ideologues, and
the subsequent shaping of the
new discourse on a model fam-
ily and motherhood.

Juliana Barr published an
article, "A Diplomacy of Gen-
der: Rituals of Contact in the
'Land of the Tejas,'" in the
William and Mary Quarterly 60
(July 2004). She has submitted
a book manuscript to the Uni-
versity of North Carolina Press
titled Peace Came in the Form
of a Woman: The Power Rela-
tions of Spanish and Indian
Nations in the Early Southwest-
ern Borderlands that explores
the gendered dynamics of
European-Indian political and
economic interaction in 18th-
century Texas.

Peter Bergmann is at
work on a book examining
German and American excep-
tionalism in terms of the prob-
lem of defeat. His article, "The
DP in the Drama of German


Defeat," is appearing in
Beyond Camps and Forced
Labour.

David Colburn stepped
down in December after five
years as provost and senior vice
president at the University of
Florida and has returned to the
department. He is looking for-
ward to teaching again, and is
currently serving as a Distin-
guished Lecturer for the Orga-
nization of American Histori-
ans. In October 2004, with
sponsorship from the US State
Department, he gave three lec-
tures at the University of Lei-
den and the University of
Utrecht in the Netherlands on
the American Presidency and
on Race and Ethnicity in a
World Without Borders. One
of his books, Florida's Mega-
trends (with Lance deHaven
Smith), was republished in
paperback by the University
Press of Florida and another,
African-American Mayors:
Race, Politics and the American
City (with Jeffrey Adler), was
published in paperback by the
University of Illinois Press. He is
currently working on two
books on American higher
education: Higher Education
Under Attack: Government
Intrusion and Demands for


History at the University of Florida, continued from page 1


to enhance our distinguished research record
still further. At the moment, to use a boxing
metaphor, we are punching far above our
weight. In such circumstances, the encourage-
ment, praise and gratitude, not to mention the
generous donations that we regularly receive
from our alumni, emeritus faculty and other
friends, make an enormous difference to the
department's morale and competitiveness.
Thanks to Kelly and Linda Phillips, the Bridget
Phillips Memorial Scholarship has for many
years helped some of our best undergraduates
study abroad. Recently, former history major
Daniel Koleos endowed substantial graduate
and undergraduate awards to support student
research. The many contributors to the George
Pozzetta Memorial Fund and the Augustus M.
Burns Memorial Funds have financed the collo-


quia and annual lecture series that are at the
heart of the department's intellectual life. Linda
Vance and Evan and Rose-Marie Coe have gen-
erously supported awards to students complet-
ing exceptional work in women's history and
Latin American history, respectively. These gifts
and countless other contributions, large and
small, are invaluable in helping students and
faculty to do their work effectively. It is fitting,
therefore, that I should conclude by thanking
all our past and present donors for their gener-
ous support, while encouraging you all to con-
sider what you might do to support the depart-
ment's efforts in the future. For now, suffice it
to say that I hope you enjoy this inaugural issue
of History Matters and are as proud of the
department's accomplishments as I am.


Accountability and The End of
Affirmative Action in Higher
Education: After Michigan and
Hopwood. Colburn continues
as founding director of the
Reubin O.D. Askew Institute on
Politics and Society at the Uni-
versity of Florida. The Institute
provides public programs in
Florida on critical issues con-
fronting Florida and the
nation, and previously received
the Distinguished Community
Service Award from the Florida
Board of Regents for its service
to the State of Florida.

Florin Curta has just fin-
ished the manuscript of a sec-
ond book, titled Southeast
Europe in the Middle Ages,
500-1250, to be published by
Cambridge University Press. He
has also edited two forthcom-
ing collections of studies, East
and East Central Europe in the
Early Middle Ages, (University
of Michigan Press) and Borders
and Barriers in Late Antiquity
and the Early Middle Ages, in
the "Studies in the Early Mid-
dle Ages" series of Brepols Pub-
lishers (Belgium), and a dossier
of papers on the archaeology,
linguistics and history of the
early Slavs, recently published
in East Central Europe/L'Europe
du Centre-Est 31 (2004). In
addition to his interest in the
medieval history of Eastern
Europe, Curta has also pub-
lished recent essays on a vari-
ety of other topics, from gift-
giving in Merovingian and Car-
olingian Francia and color sym-
bolism in the 12th-century liter-
ature in Old French to the con-
cept of Hellenism in Emperor
Julian's work. He gave an invit-
ed paper at the Byzantino-Slav-
ic lecture series "Archaeology
and the Medieval Balkans,"
held at the Ohio State Universi-
ty in 2004. Each year he contin-
ues to organize a number of
sessions dedicated to the histo-
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History Matters 2005 5







FACU LTYneWs, continued from page 5


ry and archaeology of Eastern
Europe for the International
Congress on Medieval Studies
in Kalamazoo. He is working
on several projects, including a
new book on Avar archaeolo-
gy; a paper on the "making of
the Slavs in Greece;" and
another on amber finds, the
Amber Trail and the beginnings
of the European economy.

Elizabeth Dale has served
as Associate Chair since 2003.
She published two books in
2001: The Rule of Justice: The
People of Chicago versus
Zephyr Davis (Ohio State) and
Debating-and Creating-
Authority: The Failure of a Con-
stitutional Ideal in Massachu-
setts Bay, 1629-1649 (Ashgate).
She has had an article pub-
lished recently in a law review
and a chapter accepted for
publication in a three-volume
history of American law. She
gave a talk last year on Barron
v Baltimore to the Sons of the
American Revolution chapter in
Gainesville. She was awarded a
Fulbright Scholar/Lecture
Award to teach legal history
and constitutional law at
Shandong University Law
School in Jinan, China this
spring.

Jack E. Davis is at work on
a biography of Everglades
activist Marjory Stoneman Dou-
glas while on leave in Spring
2005. His most recent book,
Making Waves: Female Activists
in Twentieth-Century Florida,
was published in 2003 by the
University Press of Florida.

George Esenwein has
continued his research into the
Spanish Civil War for the past
three years. His book, The
Spanish Civil War: A Modern
Tragedy will be published by
Routledge in July 2005. During
this period, he has also pre-
sented keynote speeches and
public addresses on different


aspects of the Civil War. In
June 2002, he delivered a talk
at the University of Tel Aviv
titled "Interpreting the Spanish
Civil War: Consensus or Contro-
versy?" At the Wolfsonian
Museum in Miami, he helped
to inaugurate an exhibition of
Spanish Civil War posters by
giving a talk titled "Popular
Art as Propaganda: Posters as
Lexicons of War and Revolu-
tion" (September 2002). In
2002, Esenwein joined the edi-
torial board of a major refer-
ence work project for Charles
Scribners, which was recently
completed. He helped prepare
the 6-volume New Dictionary
of the History of Ideas that
appeared in December 2004,
for which he also edited some
60 articles on early modern
and modern European intellec-
tual history. Esenwein also
wrote two essays for the dic-
tionary, titled "Anarchism" and
"Socialism." Esenwein is on
sabbatical leave in Spring 2005,
working on a variety of
research and writing projects
concerned with modern Spain
and the history of 20th-century
Europe.

Alice Freifeld is on leave
this year. She is researching the
immediate postwar years
(1945-1948) in Hungary with a
particular focus on Jews who
remained and on those who
left. Her recent articles include:
"Identity on the Move: Hun-
garian Jewry between
Budapest and the DP Camps,
1945- 1948," in The Holocaust
in Hungary, Sixty Years Later;
"Displaced Hungarian Jewish
Identity, 1945-1947," in
Beyond Camps and Forced
Labour and an essay on Imre
Kert6sz, "The Tremor of Cain:
Return of the Deported to
Hungary," in Hungarian Stud-
ies.

Matthew Gallman is
completing a book on 19th-


century orator, reformer and
actress Anna Elizabeth Dickin-
son, to be published by Oxford
University Press in 2006. He
recently published two essays
emerging from this project:
"Anna Dickinson, America's
Joan of Arc: Public Discourse
and Gendered Rhetoric during
the Civil War," in Wendy Gam-
ber, Michael Grossberg and
Hendrik Hartog, editors, Ameri-
can Public Life and the Histori-
cal Imagination (University of
Notre Dame Press, 2003); and
"Anna Dickinson and the Elec-
tion of 1872," in Alice Fahs and
Joan Waugh, editors, The Civil
War and Memory (University of
North Carolina Press, 2004).

David Geggus was a Mel-
lon Senior Research Fellow at
the John Carter Brown Library
in Providence last year, and
helped organize a conference
there on the Haitian Revolu-
tion this year. The bicentenary
of the Haitian Revolution,
2004, was especially busy for
him, with invitations to speak
in Berlin, Bogota, Rio de
Janeiro and various Caribbean
and North American venues.
His Haitian Revolutionary Stud-
ies appeared in 2002, and since
then he has published 20 arti-
cles in various books, journals
and reference works.

Geoffrey Giles spent
2003-2004 on leave at the Uni-
versity of Munich working on
his book about the Nazis and
homosexuality. In 2003 he led
a traveling faculty seminar to
Eastern Europe on behalf of
the Holocaust Educational
Foundation, and in Summer
2004 he directed the annual
Summer Holocaust Institute for
Florida Teachers (SHIFT), a
week-long residential seminar
on campus. His many speaking
engagements in the past two
years included talks at the
Holocaust commemoration
symposium at Oregon State


University; a Holocaust confer-
ence in Budapest at the open-
ing of the new Holocaust
memorial center by the presi-
dent of Israel; a symposium in
Amsterdam set up by the Ger-
man Historical Institute of
Washington DC, about the
Nazis' use and abuse of Ger-
man law; the annual meeting
of the German History Society
in London; a seminar paper at
Cambridge University; and the
keynote address for the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum's
traveling exhibit at the Los
Angeles Holocaust Museum.

Fred Gregory recorded an
18-hour course on The History
of Science: 1700-1900 for The
Teaching Company, a mail
order company that produces
"The Great Courses" on audio
and video tapes, CDs and
DVDs. After a long audition
process, Gregory recorded
more than 30 lectures during a
two-week period, following a
rigorous schedule of four dif-
ferent lectures a day during
one week. Gregory is the first
UF professor to record a series
with the company and, accord-
ing to company officials, he
was chosen on the basis of his
scholarship and excellent lec-
turing ability.

Jessica Harland-Jacobs
has been Undergraduate Coor-
dinator since 2003. On leave
this semester, she recently pub-
lished "Imagining the Empire:
Sources and Methods for Teach-
ing about Imperialism," in The
British Studies Intelligencer
Pedagogy.htm> (available on-
line) and "All in the Family:
Freemasonry and the British
Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth
Century," in the Journal of
British Studies (October 2003).
In recent years, she has partici-
pated in conference sessions
and panels in Durham, Port-
land, Gainesville and Seattle,


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and is nearing completion of
her manuscript, Builders of
Empire: Freemasons and British
Imperialism, 1717-1918, which
will be submitted for publica-
tion in Spring 2005. This sum-
mer, she will serve as co-director
(with Matt Jacobs) of the
department's study abroad pro-
gram in Cambridge, England.

Mitchell Hart is working
on a book that studies the fate
of Jewish knowledge during
the Third Reich, exploring the
confiscation and utilization of
Jewish libraries by Nazi schol-
ars. He recently published "Die
Juden sollen zahlen: Judische
Statistik als nationalistisches
Projekt" in 10=5=Gott: Die
Macht der Zeichen, edited by
Daniel Tyradelis and Michal
Friedlander (Berlin Jewish
Museum Berlin, 2004). He has
two essays forthcoming in
2005: "'Here it is, to an
Astounding Degree, Saved':
The Leo Baeck Institute in New
York, 1956-2000," in The Histo-
ry of the Leo Baeck Institute,
1955-2005, ed. in cooperation
with the LBI Jerusalem by
Christhard Hoffmann (TObin-
gen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005); and
"Jews, Capitalism and Racial
Imagery in the German-Jewish
Context," in Jewish History.

Robert Hatch continues to
serve on the Task Force for
Early English Books Online
(EEBO) & Text Creation Project
(TCP, Oxford & Michigan). As
former Chair of the HSS Com-
mittee on Education, he con-
tinues to work on a new initia-
tive at the CoE website to
enhance electronic research.
Last fall, Hatch was elected
president of the Howe Society,
where he plans to focus on pri-
mary research materials. He
continues to serve on several
editorial boards and the EEBO
Task Force, which aim to make
primary printed texts available
for electronic research. Over
the past two years he has
served as coordinator for the


summer program at the Paris
Research Center. In Spring 2005
he organized an international
symposium, sponsored by the
nascent Center for the Human-
ities, titled "Between Renais-
sance & Enlightenment: The
Scientific Revolution and Early
Modern Science." Recent pub-
lications include several
reviews and articles, with a
chapter soon to appear from
the recent Munich conference
on the Scientific Revolution.
Research continues with Boulli-
au's correspondence network,
and he has been invited to
deliver papers on the topic this
spring and fall in San Francisco,
Chicago and Digne, France.

Matthew Jacobs is cur-
rently revising his manuscript
for publication. Tentatively
titled Imagining the Middle
East, it explores the ways in
which academic, business, and
government Middle East spe-
cialists and policy makers con-
ceptualized the region and US
involvement there. He con-
ducted research at both Prince-
ton University and the Truman
Presidential Library during
Summer 2004 thanks to a CLAS
Humanities Scholarship
Enhancement Award. During
the 2002-2003 academic year,
Jacobs received a $25,000
grant from the National
Endowment for the Humani-
ties to explore the place of
world history in teaching and
research interests as a sub-field
within the Department of His-
tory.

Sheryl Kroen has pub-
lished two articles: "A Political
History of the Consumer," The
Historical Journal (September
2004) and "The Republic, yes;
but what about Democracy?"
("La Republique, Oui; Mais
qu'en est-il de la Democra-
tie?"), Le Mouvement Social
(October-December 2004). She
is at work on a book-length
cultural history of the Marshall
Plan as negotiation over con-


summer capitalism and democra-
cy in France, Germany, England
and the US. She gave talks in
Paris and London in June 2004
on the postwar period and
consumption, and spoke again
in Paris on the Restoration in
France. She taught a course on
the "History of French Con-
sumer Culture" in the summer
of 2004 at UF's new Paris
Research Center, and is teach-
ing an honors program at the
Center this spring on "20th-
Century French Cultural Histo-
ry."

Angel Kwolek-Folland
completed a five-year term as
Director of the Center for
Women's Studies and Gender
Research in early 2005 and has
taken a new position as Associ-
ate Dean for Centers, Institutes
and International Affairs in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences. Her most recent book is
Incorporating Women: A Histo-
ry of Women and Business in
the United States (New York,
2002), and her current research
projects include a case study of
women's economic activity in
urban development and the
impact of American employ-
ment law on women's business
activities in international con-
texts. She has served as a his-
torical consultant on several
film and archival projects deal-
ing with women and business
for independent film produc-
tion companies (most recently
the award-winning American
Experience production "Tup-
perware!"), the National
Endowment for the Humani-
ties and the Schlesinger Library
of Women's History. Kwolek-
Folland is on the editorial
boards of Enterprise & Society,
American Studies and Business
History Review, and is a mem-
ber of the Advisory Board of
the Gainesville Commission on
the Status of Women, the
Florida School of Traditional
Midwifery and the University
of Florida Foundation.


Howard Louthan is serv-
ing as the department's Under-
graduate Coordinator for the
Spring 2005 semester. He has
published an edited collection
of essays, Conciliation and Con-
fession: The Struggle for Unity
in the Age of Reform,
1415-1648 (University of Notre
Dame Press, 2004). A specialist
in the cultural and intellectual
history of central Europe in the
early modern period, he is writ-
ing a book on the Catholic
Reformation in Bohemia during
the 17th and 18th centuries.

William Link is at work on
a life and times of Jesse Helms.
This study will examine, among
other things, Helms' emer-
gence as a leading spokesman
of the conservative cause in
post-1945 North Carolina, his
career in radio and television
broadcasting, his role in a new
Republican potency in state
and nation, his leading partici-
pation in the culture wars of
the 1980s and 1990s, and the
ways in which he reshaped
American foreign policy.

Robert J. McMahon
published The Cold War: A
Very Short Introduction
(Oxford University Press, 2003)
and a revised version of his
text, Major Problems in the
History of the Vietnam War
that same year. His articles and
essays have appeared in a
number of journals and edited
volumes over the past two
years, including the Journal of
Cold War Studies and the Jour-
nal of Policy History. He contin-
ues to serve on the State
Department's Historical Adviso-
ry Committee and has also
served as a consultant to the
Department of Education and
the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of American
History. This past summer, he
was awarded a Short-Term Res-
idency at Kyushu University in
Japan, and he delivered a
number of lectures at other
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FACU LTYneWs, continued from page 7


universities throughout Japan
during his stay. After 23 years
in the department, McMahon
will be moving to Ohio State in
Fall 2005 where he will occupy
the Ralph Mershon Professor-
ship, a joint position in the
Mershon Center for Interna-
tional Affairs and the Depart-
ment of History.

Charles Montgomery
published The Spanish Redemp-
tion: Heritage, Power and Loss
on New Mexico's Upper Rio
Grande (University of California
Press, 2002). He also published
a review essay called "Reimag-
ining the Natural Frontier," in
Reviews in American History 31
(June 2003).

Jeff Needell began his
duties as Graduate Coordina-
tor for the Department of His-
tory in Summer 2004. He has
recently completed and revised
a book manuscript titled The
Party of Order, which addresses
the political history of the
Brazilian monarchy and deals
with state, society and slavery.
He has discussed the project in
recent seminars and workshops
at Stanford and Chicago.

Louise Newman has had
two essays accepted for publi-
cation: "Women's Rights, Race
and Imperialism, 1870-1920,"
in James Campbell, Matthew
Guterl and Robert Lee, eds.,
Race, Nation and Empire in
American History (University of
North Carolina Press, forthcom-
ing, 2006) and "Coming of
Age, but Not in Samoa: Reflec-
tions on Margaret Mead's
Legacy for Western Liberal
Feminism," in Lois Banner and
Delores Janiewski, eds., Read-
ing Benedict/Reading Mead:
Feminism, Race and and Imper-
ial Visions (Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity Press, 2005).


Steve Noll published a co-
edited anthology, Mental
Retardation in America: A His-
torical Reader (New York Uni-
versity Press, 2004).

Susan O'Brien is complet-
ing a book manuscript about
the historical relationship
between Islam, gender and
healing in the history of the
Hausa-Fulani people. Based on
more than two years of
archival and ethnographic
research in northern Nigeria,
her project focuses on a set of
heterodox beliefs and prac-
tices, centered on spirit posses-
sion, that continue to shape
Islamic identity and healing
strategies in this area despite
sporadic state suppression dur-
ing the past two centuries.

Alan Petigny is revising his
manuscript, The Permissive
Turn: Psychology, Seculariza-
tion and Sex in Postwar Ameri-
ca, for publication. His article,
"Illegitimacy, Postwar Psycholo-
gy and the Reperiodization of
the Sexual Revolution,"
appeared in The Journal of
Social History (Fall 2004). He
spoke on "Benjamin Spock,
Postwar Psychology and the
Liberalizing Impulse in Postwar
America" at Cambridge Uni-
versity's American Seminar in
February 2005, and gave an
address called "When the
Bough Breaks: Civil Rights,
Feminism and Chicano Power
in the Sixties" at the University
of Florida in February 2005,
which was sponsored by
Gamma Eta Sorority as part of
Black History Month Festivities.

Julian Pleasants has pub-
lished two books in the past
year. Orange Journalism: Voic-
es from Florida Newspapers
(University Press of Florida,
2003) features candid conver-
sations with 18 significant
Florida journalists-editors,
investigative journalists, edito-


rial cartoonists, Pulitzer-Prize
winning authors, sportswriters,
humorists, etc. The other book,
Hanging Chads: The Inside
Story of the 2000 Presidential
Recount in Florida (Palgrave
Macmillan, 2004) provides an
objective introduction covering
the 36 day recount and inter-
views with 11 of the key play-
ers in the recount. Pleasants
continues to direct the Proctor
Oral History Program, which
has received approximately
$90,000 in grants during the
past year. A former student,
Caleb Grimes, has donated
$25,000 to digitize the collec-
tion. Pleasants has recently
been appointed to the Adviso-
ry Board of the Journal of Pop-
ular American Culture.

Jon Sensbach has pub-
lished Rebecca's Revival: Creat-
ing Black Christianity in the
Atlantic World (Harvard Univer-
sity Press, 2005) and "Before
the Bible Belt: Indians, Africans
and the New Synthesis of Eigh-
teenth-Century Southern Reli-
gious History," in Beth Barton
Schweiger and Donald G.
Mathews, Religion in the
American South (University of
North Carolina Press, 2004). He
has given papers at the Ameri-
can Society of Church History
and at Emory University, and
this spring he spoke on black
evangelical women at a confer-
ence on "Women, Religion and
the Atlantic World" at UCLA.

Vassiliki Betty Smo-
Covitis spent the past year
teaching in the Department of
the Philosophy and History of
Science at the University of
Athens in Athens, Greece. She
gave numerous papers not
only in Greece, but also in
Barcelona, Spain; Vienna, Aus-
tria; and Copenhagen and
Aarhus, Denmark. Several of
her articles on the history of
evolutionary biology and the
history of botany were pub-


lished this year, along with a
book co-edited with Daniel J.
Crawford, titled The Scientific
Papers of G. Ledyard Stebbins,
Jr (1929-2000), published with
A. R. G. Gantner Verlag in the
Regnum Vegetabile Series. She
completed two of the longer
articles ("Biology" and "Evolu-
tion") and served as Associate
Editor in charge of all the
entries in the History and Phi-
losophy of Science for the New
Dictionary of the History of
Ideas, a six volume work pub-
lished with Scribners in Decem-
ber. She continues to serve on
a number of editorial boards
and was named advisory editor
on the Greek edition of Scien-
tific American and The Journal
of the History of Biology. She
was recently elected to a
three-year term as Chair, Sec-
tion L (The History and Philoso-
phy of Science) of the Ameri-
can Association for the
Advancement of Science. This
fall, she received a grant from
the Botanical Society of Ameri-
ca to write the first history of
the society. She continues to
work on the biography of G.
Ledyard Stebbins and will
spend the summer with the
Missouri Botanic Garden in St.
Louis, Missouri. On campus,
she has been organizing a
modest lecture series through
the History of Science Society's
executive office and is develop-
ing a set of new courses for
biology majors.

John Sommerville has
recently been listed in Who's
Who in America. He is the
author of six books on a vari-
ety of subjects, including reli-
gion in early modern England,
the history of childhood, and
the media.

Joe Spillane has been
engaged for the past two
years in a retrospective study
of the Controlled Substances
Act and drug abuse liability


8 History Matters 2005







assessment. This project began
with a historical roundtable at
the University of Michigan's
Substance Abuse Research
Center and continued with his
participation on an expert
panel convened by CLAS on
Problems of Drug Depen-
dence. This work has been
published in Drug and Alcohol
Dependence, and it formed
the basis of an oral history
project on the development of
drug abuse research that he is
directing. On a related subject,
Spillane is co-editor of the
recently published Federal
Drug Control: The Evolution
of Policy and Practice
(Haworth Press, 2004). He is
serving as Associate Chair dur-
ing the Spring 2005 term.

Andrea Sterk has pub-
lished Renouncing the World
Yet Leading the Church: The
Monk-Bishop in Late Antiquity
(Harvard University Press,
2004) as well as a co-edited
sourcebook in world Christian-
ity titled Readings in World
Christian History: Earliest
Christianity to 1453 (Orbis,
2004). The sourcebook was
the fruit of an ongoing proj-
ect funded by the Luce
Endowment which brought
together a team of interna-
tional scholars to consult on
the production of texts repre-
senting a new recognition of
the need to teach and present
the history of Christianity as a
global (and not merely west-
ern European) phenomenon.

Mark Thurner pursued
library and archival research in
2003-2004 on the topic of
Independence and the Indian
subject in Mexico and Peru,
and he completed a project
on the historical imagination
in Peru. He co-edited, with
Andres Guerrero, After Span-
ish Rule: Postcolonial Predica-
ments of the Americas (Duke
University Press, 2003). His
new book, The Name of Peru:
On the Historicism of a Sover-


eign Subject, is forthcoming
from Duke. He is also the edi-
tor of a forthcoming compila-
tion in Spanish, titled Sebast-
ian Lorente y la Historia de la
Civilization Peruana (Lima:
Universidad Nacional Mayor
de San Marcos, forthcoming).
In addition, his first book,
From Two Republics to One
Divided: Contradictions of
Postcolonial Nationmaking in
Andean Peru (Duke, 1997) has
been translated into Spanish,
and is forthcoming from the
Institute de Estudios Peruanos
Press (Lima, Peru) under the
new title of Republicanos
Andinos. In 2003 Thurner
organized, with funding from
the University's nascent Center
for the Humanities and the
Public Sphere, a conference
titled "American Empire: A
Forum for Our Times." In 2004
he was a Fulbright-Hays Visit-
ing Scholar at the Centro de
Estudios Historicos, Colegio de
Mexico, in Mexico City.

Brian Ward has served as
department chair since 2003.
His book, Radio and the Strug-
gle for Civil Rights in the
South was published by the
University Press of Florida in
2004. His edited volume
Media, Culture, and the Mod-
ern African American Freedom
Struggle (University Press of
Florida, 2001) received an hon-
orable mention in the Out-
standing Book Awards compe-
tition run by the Gustavus
Myers Center for the Study of
Bigotry and Human Rights in
North America in 2002, and a
paperback edition of the book
appeared in 2003. Ward's lat-
est research explores the rela-
tionship between the US
South and the world of British
popular music. An early sam-
ple of this new work
appeared in the September
2004 issue of Florida Monthly,
which featured his article on
the Beatles' adventures in
Florida during 1964. One of
the scholars chosen to partici-


pate in the Organization of
American Historians' Distin-
guished Lecturers Series, Ward
has recently given talks on
various aspects of southern
history, race relations and
popular music at venues such
as the Country Music Hall of
Fame in Nashville and the
Rock and Soul Museum in
Memphis, as well as at Middle
Tennessee State, Southern
Arkansas and Purdue Universi-
ties-and at Cambridge Uni-
versity in England, where he
delivered a "pub lecture"
sponsored by the Gilder
Lehrman Institute. In October
2003, Ward organized a major
international conference in
Gainesville on the Southern
Regional Council and its con-
nections to the civil rights
movement of the 1950s and
1960s. This conference was
part of an ongoing project on
the history of the SRC that has
been funded by grants from
the Ford Foundation and the
University of Florida.

Luise White has published
The Assassination of Herbert
Chitepo (Indiana, 2003) and is
working on the history of Zim-
babwe's independence war
and Rhodesia's response to it,
focusing on the Rhodesian
army in the "bush war." She
has written several articles
based on that material, includ-
ing "Civic Virtue, National Ser-
vice and the Family: Conscrip-
tion in Rhodesia 1974-1980,"
which appeared in a special
issue of the International Jour-
nal of African Historical Studies
that she edited in 2004, and
"Precarious Conditions: A Note
on Counter-Insurgency in
Africa after 1945," forthcom-
ing in Gender and History. She
has also published "Poisoned
Food, Poisoned Uniforms and
Anthrax: Or, How Guerrillas Die
in War," in Osiris 19 (2004), and
will have a chapter on "Social
Construction and Social Conse-
quences: Rumors and Evi-
dence," in a forthcoming book


edited by Gary Allen Fine and
Veronique Campion, Rumor
Mills. In March 2005 she organ-
ized the Gwendolyn Carter
Conference in the Center for
Africa Studies on "States of
Violence: the Conduct of War
in Africa," which brought
together academics, activists
and journalists from North
America, Europe and Africa to
talk about how war in Africa is
organized, or disorganized, on
the ground. She has co-organ-
ized a conference in October
2005 at the University of Wis-
consin, Milwaukee on histori-
cizing sovereignty, called "The
Art of the State."

Bob Zieger spent Spring
2002 teaching at the Universi-
ty of Utrecht in The Nether-
lands and will teach in London
at the FSU Centre there in
Summer 2005. During the past
several years, he has published
articles on the "middle years"
of the Cold War. His most
recent effort is titled "'Uncle
Sam Wants You To Go Shop-
ping'... A Consumer Society
Responds to National Crisis,
1957-2001," in Canadian
Review of American Studies
(2004). In 2002, a new edition
of his book American Work-
ers, American Unions (Gilbert
J. Gall, co-author) appeared.
The first two sole-authored
editions (1986; 1994) have
been used extensively in col-
lege and labor education
courses and are widely cited in
the scholarly literature. The
new edition, the third, covers
the entire 20th century, with
new chapters on the Progres-
sive-World War I Era and the
post-1980 period. He is cur-
rently working on a new
book, to be titled For Jobs and
Freedom: Race and Labor in
Modern America, which is
under contract with the Uni-
versity Press of Kentucky.


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OTHER FACULTYbooks
S..-.Swapna Banerjee Robert McMahon
Men, Women and The Cold War: A
Domestics: Articulat- Very Short Introduc-
SMing Middle Class tion


ROOTS
OF SECESSION

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VIRGINIA

WILIAM A.LINK


CONCILIATION
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William Link
Roots of Secession:
Slavery and Politics
in Antebellum Vir-
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Julian Pleasants
Hanging Chads: The
Inside Story of the
2000 Presidential
Recount in Florida


Andrea Sterk
Renouncing the
World Yet Leading
the Church: The
Monk-Bishop in Late
Antiquity


Mark Thurner
After Spanish Rule:
Postcolonial Predica-
ments of the Ameri-
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Howard Louthan
Conciliation and
Confession: The
Struggle for Unity in
the Age of Reform,
1415-1648


Jon Sensbach
Rebecca's Revival:
Creating Black Chris-
tianity in the
Atlantic World


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FACULTY HONORS GRANTS&awards


Florin Curta won the 2003
Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of
the American Historical Associa-
tion for his book The Making
of the Slavs: History and
Archaeology of the Lower
Danube Region, ca. 500-700
(Cambridge University Press,
2001). He was also a recent
recipient of an Andrew Mellon
fellowship at the Medieval
Institute of the University of
Notre Dame.
Geoffrey Giles received an
Alexander von Humboldt Fel-
lowship, his second, in
2003-2004.
Jessica Harland-Jacobs
won the North American Con-
ference on British Studies' 2004
Walter D. Love Prize for the
best article in British studies by
a North American scholar for
her article "All in the Family:


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Freemasonry and the British
Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth
Century," in the Journal of
British Studies (October 2003).
She also won a CLAS Teacher of
the Year Award for 2004-2005.
Bob Hatch received both the
CLAS and the University
Teacher of the Year awards for
2002-2003, as well as the HSS
Hazen Education Prize for
international contributions to
the History of Science.
Sheryl Kroen received a
Frederick Burkhardt Residential
Fellowship for Recently
Tenured Scholars from the
American Council of Learned
Societies. Only ten Burkhardt
awards are given in the
humanities each year to recent-
ly-tenured faculty pursuing
projects requiring multi-year
support. After a sabbatical


leave in Paris in 2005-2006,
Kroen will spend the
2006-2007 academic year at
the National Humanities Center
in Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina working on her
project, "Capitalism and
Democracy: The Lessons of the
Marshall Plan in Europe."
Angel Kwolek-Folland
was recently named a Distin-
guished Professor by the Flori-
da Blue Key Association.
Charles Montgomery's
book, The Spanish Redemption:
Heritage, Power and Loss on
New Mexico's Upper Rio
Grande (University of California
Press, 2002) received an honor-
able mention for the American
Studies Association's John Hope
Franklin Prize in 2003.
Julian Pleasants' book
Orange Journalism: Voices from


Florida Newspapers (University
Press of Florida, 2003) won the
Proctor Oral History Prize for
2003 and was picked by the St
Petersburg Times as the best
book on Florida.
Mark Thurner has received
research awards from the Lilly
Library, the John Carter Brown
Library, the Fulbright-Hays Pro-
gram and the Social Science
Research Council.
Brian Ward's book, Radio
and the Struggle for Civil Rights
in the South (University Press of
Florida, 2004) was named an
Outstanding Academic Title of
2004 by Choice magazine. He
was a CLAS Teacher of the Year
for 2002-2003.
Luise White has been
named University of Florida
Research Professor for a three-
year term from 2004-2007.
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Luise White
Assassination of
Herbert Chitepo


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