Jiyul Kim and Sheila Miyoshi Jager Sign Book Contract
Visiting Assistant Professor of history Jiyul Kim and Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to co-author The Korean War: A New History for publication in 2022.
The book will consider the conflict as part of The Long Korean War that began with the emergence of competing versions of modern Korean nationalism in the early 20th century and extending to the present, with no end in sight. It will also cover new aspects and perspectives of the war coming from the fields of international, social, and cultural history as well as its memory among the participant countries.
Ann Cooper Albright Receives Dixie Durr Award
Ann Cooper Albright, professor of dance, received the Dixie Durr Award for "outstanding service to dance research" on October 20, 2017, at the Dance Studies Association's inaugural conference.
Albright was honored with the following remarks: "Ann Cooper Albright has served the field of Dance Studies throughout her career. She has been an active member of the Congress of Research in Dance and has held leadership roles in the Society of Dance History Scholars where she chaired the editorial board from 2004-2012 and then served as President of the organization from 2014-2017. Service for Albright extends beyond her own outstanding scholarly works and achievements to include numerous group endeavors, such as edited volumes, panels, and conferences, intended to build the field of dance studies. Practical and grounded, yet always pushing at and stretching the limits, Albright leads and encourages by example."
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Gives Talk at Washington History Seminar Series
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager presented a talk on her current book project, The Other Great Game: The Opening of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia, on October 30, 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. as part of its Washington History Seminar Series.
Erik Inglis Gives Talk at Rice University
Erik Inglis, professor of medieval art history, gave a talk titled "Saints, Founders and Ancestors: The Later Medieval Reception of Earlier Medieval Books," on October 30, 2017 at the Rice University art department.
Jim Walsh Publishes
Jim Walsh, professor of mathematics, published the article "Diffusive Heat Transport in Budyko's Energy Balance Climate Model with a Dynamic Ice Line" in the Journal Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems—Series B. The paper concerns the mathematical analysis of a conceptual climate model that couples surface temperature to a dynamic ice sheet.
Kirk Ormand Publishes
Kirk Ormand, professor of classics, published an article on the fragmentary 6th-century (BCE) poetry of Stesichorus and Hesiod. “Helen’s Phantom in Fragments” examines the earliest known references to an alternative Greek mythological tradition that suggested that Helen never went to Troy and that the Trojan War was fought over an eidolon, an “image” of Helen, while the real Helen spent the entire war in Egypt. Ormand’s piece was published in Poetry in Fragments: Studies on the Hesiodic Corpus and its Afterlife, ed. Christos Tsangalis (Walter de Gruyter 2017), pp. 115-135.
David Young Publishes Two Books
David Young, emeritus Longman professor and editor at Oberlin College Press, has published two books: Moon as Bright as Water: 17 poems by Qin Guan, translated with William McNaughton from Chester River Press, and The King's a Beggar: A Study of Shakespeare's Epilogues, from Archway Publishing.
Jiyul Kim Presents in Lecture Series
Jiyul Kim, visiting assistant professor of history, presented the lecture "Conflict in the South China Sea" on October 6 as part of Kendal at Oberlin's Great Decisions lecture series. He also provided an update to his December 2016 talk "The Koreas" through discussion of the current situation in North Korea.
Talise Campbell Dances, Produces, and Choreographs
Talise Campbell, visiting assistant professor of Africana studies and dance, produced and choreographed the 8th Annual African Dance and Drum Festival and Juneteenth Concert in Cleveland, Ohio. Campbell also traveled to the village of Hadiyala in Sénégal, West Africa, where she presented her choreography.
Adrian Bautista Publishes in Journal of African American Studies