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Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty

October 2019

The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after...

Agents of Disorder: Inside China's Cultural Revolution

October 2019

By May 1966, just seventeen years after its founding, the People’s Republic of China had become one of the most powerfully centralized states in modern history.

Roman Wealth and Wealth Inequality in Comparative Perspective

October 2019

Reflecting current concerns about economic inequality, scholars who study the pre-modern past are increasingly addressing this issue.

The Legacy of Colonial Language Policies and Their Impact on Student Learning: Evidence from an Experimental Program in Cameroon

September 2019

The relative educational returns on colonial versus indigenous language instruction in sub-Saharan countries have yet to be decisively estimated.

Networks of Enlightenment Digital Approaches to the Republic of Letters

August 2019

The first volume that brings together the work of scholars pioneering digital approaches to the Republic of Letters Innovative applications of social network analysis and digital methods to provide...

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Linking individuals across historical sources: A fully automated approach

April 2019

Linking individuals across historical datasets relies on information such as name and age that is both non-unique and prone to enumeration and transcription errors.

Repetition, Recurrence, Returns: How Cultural Renewal Works (Transforming Literary Studies)

April 2019

Repetition is constitutive of human life. Both the species and the individual develop through repetition.

The Underwater Imagination: From Environment to Film Set, 1954–1956

April 2019

The 1940s and 1950s were a revolutionary era in both access to and imagination of the underwater environment in the most modernized nations of the globe.

The Baltic Crusades and ecological transformation: The zooarchaeology of conquest and cultural change in the Eastern Baltic in the second millennium AD

March 2019

From the end of the 12th century, crusading armies unleashed a relentless holy war against the indigenous pagan societies in the Eastern Baltic region. Native territories were reorganised as new...

How Do Immigrants Respond to Discrimination? The Case of Germans in the US During World War I

March 2019

I study the effect of taste-based discrimination on the assimilation decisions of immigrant minorities.

Sensory Reflections: Traces of Experience in Medieval Artifacts

January 2019

This volume draws on emerging scholarship at the intersection of two already vibrant fields: medieval material culture and medieval sensory experience.

Is development uniquely modern? Ancient Athens on the doorstep

January 2019

By offering out-of-sample observations, pre-modern case studies can provide unique insights into the process of economic development.

On the Spirit of Rights

December 2018

By the end of the eighteenth century, politicians in America and France were invoking the natural rights of man to wrest sovereignty away from kings and lay down universal basic entitlements....

Guarding Traditions and Laws—Disciplining Bodies and Souls: Tradition, science, and religion in the age of Ottoman reform

October 2018

This article examines the religious and intellectual dynamics behind the Ottoman military reform movement, known as the New Order, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries....

Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality

August 2018

According to most scholars, the Enlightenment was a rational awakening, a radical break from a past dominated by religion and superstition. But in Let There Be Enlightenment, Anton M.

Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World, Edited by Paula Findlen

August 2018

Empires of Knowledge charts the emergence of different kinds of scientific networks – local and long-distance, informal and institutional, religious and secular – as one of the important phenomena...

Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds

August 2018

When did European modes of political thought diverge from those that existed in other world regions?

Projecting Nature: Agostino Scilla’s Seventeenth-Century Fossil Drawings

August 2018

In 1670 the Sicilian painter Agostino Scilla (1629–1700) devised an entirely new way of depicting fossils when he wrote and illustrated his Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense (1670–1671), which...

Authenticity, Complaint, and the Russianness of American Jewish Literature

July 2018

Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and their critics embraced the notion that their work displayed an affinity to Russian and Yiddish literature, especially to the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky...

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

May 2018

Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities.

How England Fell off the Map of Voltaire's Enlightenment

April 2018

Voltaire's Letters Concerning the English Nation (Lettres philosophiques) have left the indelible impression that the French philosophe was fundamentally marked by his exposure to English thought...

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 2018

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Word embeddings quantify 100 years of gender and ethnic stereotypes

April 2018

Word embeddings are a powerful machine-learning framework that represents each English word by a vector.

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Morton1 John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
brady David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Robert Harrison headshot Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
najung kim headshot Najung Kim SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-December 2014
default people 100x120 Peter Hick SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, August-September 2017
wesley chaney headshot Wesley B. Chaney SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014
Portrait of Jeffrey Weng Jeffrey Weng Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
statman headshot Alexander Statman SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer 2014
Photo of Anna Zhang Anna Ruxi Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
Hsu Roland Hsu Affiliate