The Bible in the Civil War

January 31, 2014

Leading American Religious History Scholar Discusses Controversy, Combatants, and Consequences in Department of History Speaker Series Lecture

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, co-edited by Professor Mary Lindemann, has received the Voyager Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award "recognize[s] excellence in any journal covering the period between 1500 and 1800." 


 Prof. Nicole Hemmer appeared on The Bill Press Show. to discuss the state and history of progressive talk radio. 


Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (University of Chicago Press, 2011) has been awarded the Haitian Studies Association Book Prize as one of the two "best social science books published between 2010-2013 in the field of Haitian Studies, with significant application beyond the academy. Ramsey is also a 2013 recipient of the Médaille Jean Price-Mars, given by the Faculté d'Ethnologie of the Université d'État d'Haïti. 


Robin Bachin received the 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award at the Annual Florida Campus Compact Meeting in Boca Raton. The award recognizes the educator who has made the most outstanding contribution toward the institutionalization of community engagement in higher education. 


 Karl Gunther has been elected Vice-President of the Southern Conference on British Studies. 


Michael Miller will be delivering the keynote address at the AHA Modern European History Section Luncheon at the AHA's Annual Meeting, on 4 January. The title of his talk is "A River Runs Through It: France and the Marne." 


Professor Jaime Suchlicki and the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies have received a grant from the Florida Department of Education. 


Robin Bachin has received a $75,000 planning grant from JPMorgan Chase. The grant will go towards the Office of Civic and Community Engagement(CCE) affordable housing initiative, with projects and partnerships based in the Overtown and Allapattah neighborhoods of Miami. The community initiative will address the relationship and needs among housing, education, public health, and community development.


Michael Miller's Europe and theMaritime World: A Twentieth Century History (CUP, 2012) has been awarded the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012 by vote of theBusiness History Review's Editorial Board. This prize is given every three years for the best book in business history.


 Professor Don Spivey will be speaking at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Sept. 6 at 8pm about his recent book, "If You Were Only White"


 Beginning in Fall 2013, Professor Eduardo Elena will be the UM Center for Latin American Studies Research Director.


Mary Lindemann has received a Senior-Fellow research award of the State of Lower Saxony (Germany) at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel, for a period of three months during the years 2014-2016.


Congratulations to Professor Dominique Reill, who has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the College of Arts & Sciences in recognition of her scholarly and creative activities. 


Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law(Chicago, 2011) has been awarded the 2011-2012 Association of Caribbean Historians Elsa Goveia Prize; this book prize is awarded once every two years. The book also received the Berkshire Conference Book Prize and has been reviewed on The Huffington Post. 


Michael Bernath has been awarded the Georgia Historical Society's 2013 E. Merton Coulter Award for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2012 for "'Independent in Everything—Neutral in Nothing': Joseph Addison Turner,The Countryman, and the Cultivation of Confederate Nationalism".