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Dean's Channel - Ron Eller

Ron Eller is a professor in the department of History, where he specializes in Appalachian history. In this Dean's Channel video, Professor Eller speaks about his new book, "Uneven Ground: Appalachian Since 1945" and his ties to the Appalachian region.

Professor Jeremy Popkin Wins American History Association Book Prize

On October 24, 2011, UK history professor Jeremy Popkin was named as the 2011 recipient of the American History Association (AHA) J. Russell Major Prize for the best book in early modern French history. His award-winning winning book – “You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery” – was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

Contemporary Chinese Art with Eugene Wang

Denise Ho, assistant professor of history and historian of modern China, recently interviewed guest lecturer Eugene Wang, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University, who came to UK as part of the Year of China Initiative. Professor Wang discusses contemporary Chinese artists diverging from China’s national narrative in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Hosts Conference on 17th Century France

UK will host the 30th Annual Conference for the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies (SE17) beginning Thursday, Nov. 3.

Meet Steve Davis: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Steve Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Davis’s area of focus is the history of South Africa, particularly the history of the anti-apartheid struggle. He examines the uses and misuses of oral history in state narratives by comparing interviews with ex-combatants with the official narratives of the state.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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From Antiquity to the Present: The Jewish Studies Program with Jeremy Popkin

Jeremy Popkin is the T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. professor of History for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the director of the Jewish Studies Program, an interdisciplinary minor.

He has been named one of six finalists for the 2011 Cundill Prize in History, the world‘s largest nonfiction history book award, for his recent publication of "You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery."

The Jewish Studies Program will have its open-house event on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Bingham-Davis House (213 E. Maxwell Street).

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Bale Boone Symposium to Explore Religion

Gaines Center for the Humanities will present a symposium exploring the connections between religion and such topics as history, science and politics.

Visiting Professor To Discuss Environmental History

University of Massachusetts-Lowell history professor will discuss the history of environmentalism and its connection to the modern-day struggle against mountaintop removal.

Meet Francis Musoni: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Francis Musoni is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Musoni's area of focus is African history, particularly addressing mobility and migration in southern Africa. Currently, Musoni researches the movement of illegal migrants from Zimbabwe to South Africa.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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UK History Professor Uncovers Russian WWI Memory

UK history Professor Karen Petrone has rewritten World War I Russian memory in her latest book.

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