Ohio History Journal

Book Reviews
Summer-Autumn 2001
pp. 83-84
Copyright 2001 by the Ohio Historical Society. All rights reserved.
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The Ohio Academy of History Fall Meeting will be held October 5, 2001, at Kenyon College in Gambier. For more information, please contact Roy Wortman, Department of History, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 43022; phone (740) 4275319; e-mail wortman@kenyon.edu.

The Ohioana Library Association and the State Library of Ohio have moved. The new location for both libraries is 274 E. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43201. Ohioana Day, during which this year's recipients of the Ohioana Awards will be honored, is scheduled for October 20, 2001. For more information, visit the Ohioana link at the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) Web site www.oplin.lib.oh.us, or call (614) 466-3831.

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the best published article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917. The article must have appeared in a journal dated 1999 or 2000. Any graduate student or individual with a doctorate awarded after 1990 who has not yet published a book is eligible to compete for a $500 award. An article may be nominated for consideration by the author or by others (e.g., a journal editor). Please submit three copies of the article, plus a copy of the table of contents of the issue in which it appeared, by December 1, 2001. Submissions or questions should be directed to Robert G. Barrows, SHGAPE Prize Committee, Department of History, Indiana University at Indianapolis, 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202-5140.

Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., has released the CD Ohio Land and Tax Records. The CD lists more than 100,000 individuals who were inhabitants of early Ohio. The cost is $29.99 plus postage and handling. For more information, write to Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21202-3897, or go to www.GenealogyBookShop.com. To place an order by phone, call 1-800-296-6687.

Recent news items from history departments around Ohio include:

• HIRAM COLLEGE. Ericka Thomas (MA., William and Mary) has been appointed as a Minority Dissertation Fellow. She teaches Women's History and African American History. Rodney Hessinger (Ph.D., Temple University) has been appointed to teach Colonial U.S. and Social History. Wilson Hoffman, who has taught British History and the History of China and Japan at Hiram since 1960, retired last year. Vivien Sandlund was awarded an NEH Summer grant to work on her manuscript on Daniel Coker. Glenn Sharfman published two articles: "The Quest for Justice: The Reaction of the Ukrainian American Community to the John Demjanjuk Trials," Journal of Genocide Research, 2(2000): 65-87; "The Jewish Community's Reactions to the John Demjanjuk Trials," The Historian, Fall (2000).

Notes and Queries, page 84

• UNIVERSITY OF AKRON. The Department of History welcomes the following new colleagues: John Jensen (Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon), assistant professor; RoseMarie T. Eichler (M.A., Akron), full-time instructor; Frank Byrne (Ph.D., Ohio State), full-time instructor; Anthony Ephirim-Donkor (Ph.D., Emory).

• KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON announce a recently approved Ph.D. consortium in history. Located only 11 miles apart and boasting a combined faculty of thirty-five, the two universities offer a unique opportunity for in-depth study in history. Students enrolled in one or the other university have the advantage of choosing their course offerings from both. Generous financial aid packages are available. Prospective applicants should contact either department, depending on which best reflects their specific interests: Barrett L. Beer, Graduate Coordinator, Department of History, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio, 44242-0001; phone (330) 672-2882; e-mail bbeer@kent.edu; or Constance Bouchard, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, University of Akron, Olin Hall 201, Akron, Ohio, 443251902; phone (330) 972-7006; e-mail cbouchard@uakron.edu.

•. UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. Glenn Ames has published Renascent Empire?: The House of Braganza and the Quest for Stability in Portuguese Monsoon Asia, Ca. 1640-1683 (Amsterdam University Press). Diane Britton has received a grant from the Maumee Valley Historical Society for an oral history project on Toledo Scale, to be incorporated into the Website "Toledo's Attic," maintained by Timothy Messer-Kruse of this department. William D. Hoover has been elected to the executive committee of the Midwest Japan Seminar, 2000-2003. Five sessions of this seminar are held annually at various locations across the Midwest. William Henry Longton and Ronald Lora have edited The Conservative Press in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America and The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America (Greenwood Publishing Group).

Theodore Natsoulas and Alfred Cave are on sabbatical leave for the 2000-2001 academic year. Peter Linebaugh is taking a leave of absence this semester to teach at Bard College, New York. Professor Linebaugh also co-authored (with Marcus Rediker) The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Beacon Press).

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