August 31, 2016 at 8:18 am

History Faculty Active in Research and Publication Over Summer 2016

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department, in black and white photo.

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department

The History Department at Ohio University prides itself on the scholarly productivity of its faculty. During the 2016 summer, a number of its historians published their findings, conducted archival research, appeared on national media, and organized a number of scholarly and public activities. 

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor of History, published “The Facade of Jordanian Reform: A Brief History of the Constitution” in Jadaliyya e-zine. He also co-directed the inaugural Lebanon Doctoral Dissertation Summer Institute in Beirut, Lebanon (June 2016). The two-week program brought together and further developed the empirical, theoretical, and methodological research base of a select inter-disciplinary group of doctoral students (whose dissertations focus on historical and/or contemporary Lebanon). During his stay in summer stay in Lebanon, Dr. Abu-Rish also conducted archival research at the Nami Jafet Library of the American University of Beirut.

Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor of History, published “‘No Scope for Arms Control’:  Strategy, Geography, and Naval Limitations in the Indian Ocean in the 1970s,” in Strategy and the Sea:  Essays in Honour of John B. Hattendorf, edited by N. A. M. Rodger, J. Ross Dancy, Benjamin Darnell, and Evan Wilson (Woodbridge, Suffolk:  Boydell and Brewer, 2016). [Click here to read an abstract of Brobst’s chapter.]

Associate Professor of History Dr. Mariana Dantas’ “Picturing Families in Black and White: Race, Family, and Social Mobility in 18th-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil” will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History 73:4. She also recently took up residence in Durham, North Carolina as a 2016-17 fellow at the National Humanities Center. [Click here to read abstracts of Dantas’ two most recent publications.]

Dr. Robert Ingram, Associate Professor of History, co-published an edited volume with William J. Bulman, titled God in the Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2016). [Click here to view the book description, table of contents, and reviews.]

Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor of History and Chairperson of the department, published “Jacqueline Kennedy” in A Companion to First Ladies, edited by Katherine A.S. Sibley (Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). She also presented two papers: “Escape from New York: Gender and the Rural Safety Valve 1856-1884” at the Agricultural History Society Conference (June 2016) and “Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn: The New Frontier’s Enduring Female Archetypes” at the Western Association of Women Historians Conference (May 2016). Dr. Jellison also made numerous local, national, and international appearances about first spouse history and the 2016 presidential elections on several television networks (CNN, CBS affiliate in Buffalo, NY, CTV, NTN24), radio stations (NPR, CBS affiliate in San Francisco), and print media (New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Irish Times, Melbourne Herald Sun, and Clarin).

Dr. Sarah Kinkel, Assistant Professor of History, presented a paper titled “City Planning and the Politics of Space in the Early Modern Anglo-Atlantic” at the “Global Cities, Past and Present” research symposium at Ohio University (July 26-28). She also spent time at the archival holdings of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI to begin researching her second project, “Politicizing the City in the Early Modern Atlantic.”

Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell, Associate Professor of History, published “Scholars, Peasants, and Monks in the Life of Hypatius,” in Motions of Late Antiquity: Essays on Religion, Politics, and Society in Honor of Peter Brown, edited by Jamie Kreiner and Helmut  Reimitz (Brussels: Brepols, 2016). She also presented a paper on “Virtue and Socio-Economic Standing in Gregory of Nyssa’s Homilies on the Beatitudes” at the North American Patristics Society Conference (May 2016) in Chicago, IL. [Click here to read an abstract of Maxwell’s recently published book chapter.]

Associate Professor of History Dr. Brian Schoen’s “Southern Wealth and Global Profits: Cotton, Economic Culture, and the Coming of the Civil War” will be featured in The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War, edited by Jörg Nagler, Don Doyle, and Marcus Graeser (Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2017). [Click here to read an abstract of Schoen’s recently published book chapter.]

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor of History, published “Adapt and Survive: NATO in the Cold War” in Grand Strategy and Military Alliances, edited by Peter R. Mansoor and Williamson Murray (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). [Click here to read abstracts of Trauschweizer’s three latest publications.]

Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History, presented a paper titled “Repentance before Christ: Roots of Christian Penance and Asceticism” at North American Patristics Society (May 2016). His paper formed part of a panel commemorating his undergraduate Greek teacher, titled “Changing Landscapes in Early Christian Studies: Papers in Honor of James E. Goehring.” Dr. Uhalde also conducted archival research in Rome, Italy at Ecole française and American Academy, researching for his current book project, “Rise of Penance in Late Antiquity.”


For more on the History Department’s faculty and their research interests, browse the department’s Faculty Directory.

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