Eric Zolov appeared as a guest specialist on the cable news program, “Fresh Outlook,” to discuss the removal of Cuba from the U.S. State Department’s list of sponsors of international terrorism.
Karl S. Bottigheimer, Early modern Europe, Britain, and Ireland.
Ruth S. Cowan, History of science and technology, U.S. history.
Elizabeth Garber, History of science, European social and intellectual history.
Robert Goldenberg, Jewish history, history of religions, ancient Greece and Rome.
Helen Rodnite Lemay, Medieval, history of sexuality, medicine.
Joel T. Rosenthal, Medieval history, Britain, social and family history
Fred Weinstein, History and Theory, Psychohistory, European History.
John A. Williams, South Africa, South Asia, expansion of Europe, European imperialism.
Judith Wishnia, France, women’s history, social history.
Humanities Institute at Stony Brook
Workshop on Gender and Religion
Tuesday, April 14
2:30 – 6:00 pm, Humanities 1008
2:30 – 4:00 Gender, Body, Religion in Modern Africa (Chair: Tracey Walters)
Christian Mobility, Muslim Invisibility: Bodies and Difference in Northern Nigeria
Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University
Schooling, Spirit Possession, and the “Modern Girl” in Niger
Adeline Masquelier, Tulane University
4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:00 Gender, Body, Religion in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Chair: Sara Lipton)
Help-Mates and Soul Mates: Trans(sexual)migration of Souls in Sixteenth–Century Kabbalah
Joshua Teplitsky, Stony Brook University
Curating the Body in Francisco Delicado’s Retrato de la Lozana Andaluza
Israel Burshatin, Haverford College
6:00 – 6:30 Comments and General Discussion
6:30 – 7:00 Reception
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for the Study of Jewish, Christian, Muslim Relations
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The recent announcement of diplomatic relations with Cuba inspired Prof. Eric Zolov to pen an op-ed, “Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton,” which appeared in the Huffington Post series “90 Miles: Rethinking the Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”
As Boko Haram continues its deadly campaign, Prof. Shobana Shankar explores parallels between Boko Haram and other marginalized groups in the history of the northern part of Nigeria.
Some of you may be interested to read this Dissent blog entry Chris Sellers wrote about Mexican President Peña Nieto’s proposed “Energy Reform” for that country, in the light of my own research into the recent history of Pemex’s environmental impacts.