Cindy Chapman Receives Award, Authors, and Presents
Cindy Chapman, professor of religion, was awarded "Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible" for 2017 by the Biblical Archaeology Society for her recently published book, The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry (Yale University Press, 2016).
This year, Chapman also presented a paper entitled, "The Hebrew Mother of Seven: An Ingathering of Antecedents," on October 13, 2017, for the Biblical Studies Seminar at New College, University of Edinburgh, and she co-authored with Michael Coogan the fourth edition of The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Crystal (Cal) Biruk Presents Chapter of Second Book
Crystal (Cal) Biruk, assistant professor of anthropology, presented a chapter of their second book from October 6 to 8, 2017, at the Northeastern Workshops on Southern Africa in Burlington, Vermont.
Emer O'Dwyer Gives Talk at Stanford University
Emer O'Dwyer, associate professor of East Asian studies and history, gave a talk entitled, "The Case of the Headless Miner and the Pursuit of Justice in Transwar Japan, 1944-55" on October 20 at Stanford University.
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway Awarded Edward Sapir Book Prize Honorable Mention
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway, associate professor of anthropology, was awarded an Edward Sapir Book Prize honorable mention in 2017 for her book Signing and Belonging in Nepal.
The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and is awarded to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes.
Holly Handman-Lopez Performs at Figge Art Museum
Holly Handman-Lopez, visiting assistant professor of dance, performed an evening of original choreography with her collaborator, poet Esther Dischereit, on October 17, 2017, at Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. The pair were hosted by the The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
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.