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The Compass: The Newsletter of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Department News

Upcoming Faculty Events

May 2014
May 2014: Melissa Klapper will chair one panel and comment on another at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in Toronto.

Recent Faculty Events

2014
April 10-12, 2014: Jim Heinzen will give a paper at the Southern Conference of Slavic Studies in Atlanta (April 10-12), called "'A Disease that Must be Exposed': Campaigns against Corruption under Khrushchev"
April 7, 2014: Melissa Klapper will speak about her book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Wynne, PA.
April 5-6, 2014: Stephen Hague will be giving a paper next at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies in New York.
April 3-5, 2014: William Carrigan will be speaking about his next research project, "Staring Down the Mob: Men and Women Who Prevented Lynchings" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
March 31-April 1, 2014: William Carrigan and his co-author, Clive Webb, will be speaking about their new book, Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 (Oxford, 2013) at the University of Texas, Pan American Campus and at South Texas College.
March 29, 2014: Jim Heinzen will be commenting on a panel on the economic history of the late USSR at the Northeastern Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Conference in Philadelphia.
March 27, 2014: Melissa Klapper will speak about her book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace at the William Jeanes Memorial Library in Lafayette Hill, PA.
March 26, 2014: How the Other Half Ate Book Signing - At 12:15pm, on March 26, 2014, at the Rowan Barnes and Nobles, Dr. Katherine Turner will discuss her new book, How the Other Half Ate: A History of Working Class Meals at the Turn of the Century (2014). How the Other Half Ate is a deep exploration of the changing food landscape in American working-class families from industrialization through the 1950s. Relevant to students across a range of disciplines-history, economics, sociology, urban studies, women's studies, and food studies- Dr. Turner's work illustrates how families experienced food and cooking during the so-called age of abundance and shows how America's working class, in a multitude of ways, has shaped the foods we eat today. Dr. Turner will take questions and sign copies of her book after her talk. For more information, visit: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520277588
February 27, 2014: Rowan held its ninth annual Rosa Parks Luncheon featuring civil rights icon Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy.
January-February, 2014: Dr. Stephen Hague presented a series of Downton Discussions in the Bozorth Hall Auditorium.
February 17, 2014:The inaugural President's Day breakfast was held at 9am in the Kramme Gymnasium at the Friends School Mullica Hill. At 6pm, a Keynote address was delivered in the Eynon Ballroom at Rowan University.
February 17, 2014: William Carrigan gave a talk entitled "To Liberate a Certain Species of Property: George Washington and Slavery" at the Inaugural Breakfast for President's Day in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
February 2014: Giordano Fellow mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
February 11, 2014: William Carrigan spoke at Juniata College on "Forgotten Dead: The Lynching of Mexican Americans" at 7:30 p.m., in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Center for Science.
February 6, 2014: William Carrigan gave his "Last Lecture" in the Eynon Ballroom of the Student Center. Doors opened at 7pm. Lecture began at 7:30pm.
February 5, 2014: Melissa Klapper spoke about her book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace at the Bala Cynwyd Library (PA).
January 2014: William Carrigan participated in a mock debate on the topic "Lincoln: Tyrant or Savior?" with Louis Masur of Rutgers University at a program sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities at Watchung Hill High School.
January 2014: The 2013 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies was awarded to Melissa Klapper's book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press, 2013)
January 2014: Stephen Hague launched "Downton Discussions" with his inaugural lecture, "Why Do We Love It? An Introduction to Downton Abbey" at the Bozorth Hall Auditorium.

2013
December 2013: Scott Morschauser's article "Campaigning on Less Than a Shoe-String: An Ancient Egyptian Parallel to Abram's 'Oath' in Genesis 14.22-23," was published in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 38.2 (2013), pp. 127-144.
December 2013: Melissa Klapper chaired one panel and commented on another at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting in Boston.
December 2013: Scott Morschauser in a talk entitled "Travels with Sinuhe" discussed his ongoing research on ancient Egyptian history for Phi Alpha Theta and the Student History Association.
December 2013: Melissa Klapper spoke at the Jewish Federation of Middlesex County on her new book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (New York University Press, 2013).
November 2013: The University of Georgia Press's Editorial Board gave final approval to publish Emily Blanck's book entitled "Tyrannicide: Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts".
November 2013: Melissa Klapper presented on her research at the Working Group on the Jews of New York at the Center for Jewish History, New York City. She also delivered addresses on her most recent book for the Jewish Foundation for Women in New York and for the National Council of Jewish Women in Union, New Jersey.
November 2013: William Carrigan gave a talk entitled "The Secret History of the Forgotten Dead," about the origins of his recent co-authored book, Forgotten Dead for the Rowan University Student History Association.
November 2013: Jim Heinzen participated in a round table discussion dedicated to "Comparing Pre-war and Post-war Stalinism" and also commented on a panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic of Eurasian and East European Studies (ASEEES) in Boston. The panel was titled, "The Exception and the Rule of Law: Notions of Justice in Russian History and Culture."
October 2013: Corinne Blake delivered a paper entitled "Mustafa Shekib Bey: An Ottoman Diplomat's Response to Religious Propaganda, Rhetoric and Intervention," at the 2013 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in New Orleans.
October 2013: William Carrigan presented a paper entitled "World History and Future Directions in the Study of Lynching," at the Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
October 2013: Melissa Klapper gave several lectures about her new book, "Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940" (New York University Press, 2013). She gave a keynote address at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, and lectured at the Congregation Son of Israel in Upper Nyack, New York, and also at Columbia University in New York City.
September 2013: William Carrigan delivered the keynote address entitled "Why Ordinary People Lynched" at the opening of the Dallas Holocaust Museum's exhibit "Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited".
September 2013: Stephen Hague delivered a paper at the Delaware Valley British Studies Seminar on September 22.
October 2013: Jayne Crowther gave a paper entitled "The Political Activities of Black Clubwomen to Detroit's Black Migration in the 1920s" at the 35th Annual North American Labor History Conference in Detroit, Michigan.
October 2013: Stephen Hague was an invited speaker at the Gloucestershire Local History Association Annual conference on 12 October in Cheltenham, England.
September 2013: Jim Heinzen published "Thirty Kilos of Pork: Cultural Brokers, Corruption, and the 'Bribe Trail' in the Late Stalinist Soviet Union" in The Journal of Social History, vol. 46, no. 4 (Summer 2013), 931-952.