Jordyn H. May, a PhD candidate in History, has published an essay online in the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog. Her essay, “’Bears Do Not Roam the Streets’: Woman Suffrage and the Reimagining of the American West,” explores the important role that maps played in the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, with a particular emphasis on the depiction of the American West in contemporary maps. Congratulations, Jordyn!
Monthly Archives: October 2023
Jordyn H. May, PhD candidate, publishes a blog post, “‘Bears Do Not Roam the Streets’: Woman Suffrage and the Reimagining of the American West.”
Walsh Family Library and the Center for Jewish Studies at Fordham University have collaborated on an exhibit, “Banned! A History of Censorship,” which opened on September 20, 2023. The curators, Gabriella DiMeglio, Amy Levine-Kennedy, Hannorah Ragusa (FCRH ’26), and Magda Teter, in collaboration with Fordham alumni and the staff of O’Hare Special Collections, chose to explore the history of banned books. On display are books published between the 16th and the 21st centuries. The exhibit also links the larger history of censorship to the particular history of prohibited books at Fordham.
The exhibit is open to the Fordham community and to the public. You can find it in Walsh Library’s Exhibition Hall (first floor) and in the Special Collections (fourth floor). The exhibit will run until March 15, 2024, and there will be two guided tours featuring guest speakers. To register, follow the link here.
“The Light of the Revival: Stained-Glass Designs for Restituted Synagogues in Ukraine” by Eugeny Kotlyar opens at Walsh Library
An exhibit of stained glass artwork created for Ukrainian synagogues in the post-Soviet era is now on display in the Henry S. Miller Judaica Research Room on the 4th floor of the Walsh Library. Prof. Magda Teter opened the exhibit on September 10 on behalf of the Center for Jewish Studies at Fordham. It will remain on display until December 8.
The prints of the artwork, placed in conversation with Fordham undergraduate-curated Jewish illuminated manuscripts, also feature extensive gallery notes that reveal Eugeny Kotlyar’s artistic and religious influences. Through its design, the exhibit embraces the challenge of bringing Ukrainian scholarship and art to the United States, even in the midst of its war with Russia.
To watch Eugeny Kotlyar’s presentation from the exhibit’s opening, click here.
A New York Times article has cited the expertise of Stephen J. Cerulli, a Fordham History PhD Candidate, on the history of pizza. The article, “The Many Lives of Tomato Pie” by Mari Uyehara, explores different styles of tomato pie which groups of Italian immigrants developed across the Northeast United States. Read the article here before grabbing a slice!
Roger Panetta, former Fordham History Visiting Professor, launches DH Project entitled “Shadows on Stone: Identifying Sing Sing’s Incarcerated.”
Roger Panetta, a former Visiting Professor of History at Fordham, curator of Fordham’s Hudson River Collection, and graduate of the Fordham History M.A. program, has launched a Digital Humanities project, “Shadows on Stone: Identifying Sing Sing’s Incarcerated.” This project, an outgrowth of research that Dr. Panetta conducted in collaboration with Fordham undergraduates, invites the public to participate in a crowdsourcing project to study the Admission Registers of Sing Sing Prison.
To learn more, read this article by Patrick Verel in Fordham News, and visit the “Shadows on Stone” website.
Matt Mulhern, PhD Student, publishes a book review, “Cold War Liberation: The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975 by Natalia Telepneva.”
Matt Mulhern, PhD Student, published a book review, “Cold War Liberation: The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975 by Natalia Telepneva,” Journal of Cold War Studies 25, no. 1 (Winter 2023): 219-222. Congratulations, Matt!
Access the review through MIT Press Direct.
Matt Mulhern, PhD Student, publishes a book review, “Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan, by Elisabeth Leake.”
Matt Mulhern, PhD Student, published a book review, “Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan, by Elisabeth Leake,” Journal of Military History 87, no. 3 (July 2023): 878-79. Congratulations, Matt!
To access the review, see the instructions from The Society for Military History.