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CLASnotes - Winter 2005
The latest version of CHSS notes is available for download in the newsletters section.

Department News

Upcoming Faculty Events

  • March 10, 2015: Kelly Duke Bryant will be giving a talk at the Columbia University Seminar on Law and Politics. The talk is entitled "Local Politics of Colonial Schooling in Senegal at the Turn of the 20th Century". For more information, visit here.
  • March 2015: Melissa Klapper will have a speaking engagement at the Congregation Beth HaMedrosh, Wynnewood, PA.
  • April 2015: Melissa Klapper will have a speaking engagement at the Highland Park Conservative Temple, NJ.

Recent Faculty Events

  • 2014
    • December 2014: Melissa Klapper's book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press), won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies.
    • December 2014: Melissa Klapper was a roundtable participant for "Jewish Motherhood: Cultural Images and Practices from Antiquity to Modernity" at the Association for Jewish Studies conference.
    • December 2014 Melissa Klapper was a Panel Commentator for "Redefining the Jewish Agenda in American Terms: Recalcitrant Rabbis, Patriotic Yeshivas and a Gentleman's Agreement" at the Association for Jewish Studies.
    • December 2014: William Carrigan had an article published in the Journal of American History entitled "No Ordinary Crime: Reflections on the Future of the History of Mob Violence".
    • November 2014: Melissa Klapper gave a presentation entitled "American Jewish Women and Their Organizations During World War I" at the World War I and The Jews Conference.
    • November 2014: Melissa Klapper had a speaking engagement at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
    • October 2014: Melissa Klapper had a speaking engagement at the Hadassah of Westfield, NJ
    • October 16, 2014: William Carrigan gave a presentation at John Jay College, City University of New York entitled "The Lynching of Mexicans in International Perspective".
    • October 3, 2014: William Carrigan gave a presentation at the Department of History Seminar Series, University of Texas at El Paso entitled "Lynching in Global Historical Perspective".
    • October 2, 2014: William Carrigan gave a public lecture at the Hispanic History Celebration Committee, University of Texas at El Paso entitled "Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States".
    • October 1, 2014: William Carrigan gave a presentation at the Department of History Lecture, Texas Tech University entitled "Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928".
    • October 1, 2014: William Carrigan gave a presentation at Texas Tech University entitled "Why Ordinary People Lynched".
    • September 18, 2014: Dr. Jennifer Janosky, in conjunction with the Giordano Fellowship at Rowan University, gave new life to the Red Bank Battlefield's Whitall House. In just one year, Dr. Janosky increased average attendance to the Whitall House by 75%. This increase in interest continues to rise as the Whitall house welcomed 122 people this past Sunday afternoon. Red Bank Battlefield has not always been a successful historical site, but Dr. Janosky's work has drastically improved awareness in this area of New Jersey. To learn more about Dr. Janosky's work and Red Bank Battlefield, click here.
    • June 9-27, 2014: Corinne Blake participated in an N.E.H. Seminar, "The Late Ottoman and Russian Empires: Citizenship, Belonging and Difference," where she presented her research on Ottoman diplomacy in the U.S. at the turn of the century; the Seminar was held at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
    • May 2014: Melissa Klapper chaired one panel and commented on another at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in Toronto.
    • April 10-12, 2014: Jim Heinzen gave 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 spoke about her book "Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace" at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Wynne, PA.
    • April 5-6, 2014: Stephen Hague gave a paper at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies in New York.
    • April 3-5, 2014: William Carrigan spoke 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, spoke 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 commented 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 spoke 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 discussed 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 took questions and signed 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.