Duff Publishes Guest Post on The Historical Cooking Project About Race, Food, and Purity in Interwar South Africa

Sarah Emily Duff, visiting assistant professor in history, wrote a guest post titled “Dried Fruit and the Cocktail Menace: Race, Food, and Purity in Interwar South Africa” for The Historical Cooking Project. Drawing upon her research, Duff discusses the South African Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and how the “preoccupation with clean eating is part...

van der Meer Article Appears in Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia

An article by Assistant Professor of History Arnout van der Meer was published in the Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, volume 173, issue 4. Titled “Performing Colonial Modernity: Fairs, Consumerism, and the Emergence of the Indonesian Middle Classes,” the article “argues that the Dutch colonizers organized these fairs as part of a...

Scheck Participates in French Conference and Dedication via Video

Raffael Scheck, the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz Professor of History, was asked to be part of a conference and monument dedication in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, a town in southwestern France, honoring the poet and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, who served as Senegal’s first president (1960-1980). Unable to attend in person, Scheck recorded a six-minute video that opened a...

Duff Writes Blog Post for Nursing Clio

Sarah Emily Duff, faculty fellow in history, wrote a blog post about her research of the history of sex education in South Africa for Nursing Clio. Titled “Race, Sex Education, and the Age of Consent in South Africa,” the Oct. 26 post recounts a lecture Duff gave to a “group of clever, articulate young women at...

Leonard Offered Book Contract from University of Kentucky Press

Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, has been offered a contract for her book, tentatively titled Once a Slaveholder, Once a Slave in Civil War Era Holt’s Bottom, Kentucky. The book examines a community of free whites (centering on the birth family of Abraham Lincoln’s judge advocate general Joseph Holt) and enslaved blacks (a...