The Department of History encourages its students to become critical thinkers, clear writers, and historically aware, empathetic global citizens. Combining the particular resources and challenges of Philadelphia with a diverse and dynamic curriculum and faculty, the department seeks to develop a sense of enthusiasm and responsibility in its students.

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Submissions from 2017

City-States, Princely States, and Warfare: Corporate Alliance and State Formation in the Holy Roman Empire (1540-1610), Christopher W. Close

Blumenthal, Sidney. Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. II: 1849-1956, Randall M. Miller

Review of "Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America" by Kristen Layne Anderson, Randall M. Miller

Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons, Randall M. Miller

Review of "Queen Victoria" by Paula Bartley, Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2016

Review of "A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi", by Aman Sethi, Amber H. Abbas

Review of "Siberia: A History of the People", by Janet M. Hartley, Melissa A. Chakars

Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade, Randall M. Miller

Submissions from 2013

For the Sound of Her Voice, Amber Abbas

The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India. Review of "The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India," by Teena Purohit, Amber Abbas

Jogging the Memory, James Carter

Renewal of the Chinese Nation or Nationalism?, James Carter

Shanghai Joyce, James Carter

Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia. Review of "Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia," by Donald Rayfield, Melissa A. Chakars

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. Review of "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956" by Anne Applebaum, Melissa A. Chakars

Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories From Eurasia, 1500 to the Present. Review of "Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories From Eurasia, 1500 to the Present", edited by Stephen M. Norris and Willard Sunderland, Melissa A. Chakars

The Great Game, 1857-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia. Review of "The Great Game 1857-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia," by Evgeny Sergeev, Melissa A. Chakars

A Lutheran Plague: Murdering to Die in the Eighteenth Century. Review of "A Lutheran Plague: Murdering to Die in the Eighteenth Century," by Tyge Krogh, number 55 in the book series "Studies in Central European Histories, Christopher W. Close

Estate Solidarity and Empire: Charles V’s Failed Attempt to Revive the Swabian League, Christopher W. Close

Philipp Robinson Rössner. Deflation—Devaluation—Rebellion: Geld im Zeitalter der Reformation. Review of "Deflation-Devaluation-Rebellion: Geld im Zeitalter der Reformation," by Philipp Robinson Rössner, which is part of the Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte-Beihefte series, number 219, Christopher W. Close

The Comparative Turn in Early Modern German Urban History, Christopher W. Close

Urban Magistrates, Religious Reform, and the Politics of Alliance in the Low Countries and Southern Germany, Christopher W. Close

Christian Patriot or Oromo Traitor? The Ethiopian State in the Memories of Ras Gobäna Dače, Brian James Yates

Submissions from 2012

Looking for Lok To, James Carter

Review of Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907–1985, by Dan Shao, James Carter

"The Book in the High Castle: On "The I Ching: A Biography"." Review of The I Ching: A Biography, Richard J. Smith, James Carter

Review of "The Palace and the Bunker: Royal Resistance to Hitler", by Frank Millard, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Three Germanies: West Germany, East Germany, and the Berlin Republic since 1945", by Michael Gehler, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen, by Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver and Andrew Rabins, Alison Williams Lewin

Review of Les Estoires de Venise, by Martin da Canal, translated with an introduction and commentary by Laura K. Morreale, Alison Williams Lewin

Menaced Men Massing Against Modernity: Steve Rosswurm's The FBI and The Catholic Church, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War, by Frank Costigliola, Katherine A. Sibley

Special Forum on Gender and Sexuality in American Foreign Relations, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "The Monster Evil: Policing and Violence in Victorian Liverpool", Phillip T. Smith

The Damned Man with the Venerated Plan: The Complex Legacies of Agustín de Iturbide and the Iguala Plan, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 2011

Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Cenury Monk, James Carter

Taprooms and Temples: Beer, Buddhism and Tourism in China, James Carter

The Future Of Harbin's Past, James Carter

Negotiating the Human-Animal Boundary, Jeffrey Hyson

Review of "The Insurgent Barricade", by Mark Traugott, Thomas M. Keefe

Book Chat (TV program), Katherine A. Sibley

First Ladies: From Ceremony to Substance, Katherine A. Sibley

Second to None: US Intelligence Activities in Northern Europe 1943-1946. History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence, v. 16, Katherine A. Sibley

The Rebellious Ally: Iceland, the United States, and the Politics of Empire 1945-2006. History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence, v. 17, Katherine A. Sibley

The Zombie in the Zeitgeist: The Influence of Soviet Espionage on the National Security State, Katherine A. Sibley

Noisy Sundays: Ritualist Disturbances in London, 1859-1860, Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Gladstone and the Logic of Victorian Politics", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2010

Basketbrawls Past and Present, James Carter

Identity, Culture, Land, and Language: Stories of Insurgent Planning in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, Melissa A. Chakars

Professional Advancement in Soviet Buryatia, 1945-1991, Melissa A. Chakars

Siberian Media in the Twilight of the Soviet Union: The Buryat Press and Nationalist Inertia, Melissa A. Chakars

’One does not live by bread alone’: Rural Reform and Village Political Strategies after the Peasants’ War, Christopher W. Close

"Reacting" and the Craft of Teaching, Jeffrey Hyson

"Reacting to the Past": The Collision of Ideas and Historical Contexts in College-Level Classes, Jeffrey Hyson

Review of "Murder in Aubagne: Lynching, Law, and Justice During the French Revolution", by Donald Sutherland, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Fourteenth of July", by Christopher Prendergast, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Church, the Councils, & Reform: The Legacy of the Fifteenth Century", Alison Williams Lewin

Review of "An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's 'Five Years in an English University'", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's "Five Years in an English University.", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Deadly Force: Firearms and American Law Enforcement, from the Wild West to the Streets of Today", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Deadly Force: Firearms and American Law Enforcement: From the Wild West to the Streets of Today", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power", Phillip T. Smith

Las Elecciones Decimononicas en Mexico: Una Revision Historiografica, Richard A. Warren

Review of "True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico", by Robert Buffington and Pablo Piccato, Richard A. Warren

The Iturbide Legacy, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 2009

1989: End of the Twentieth Century, James Carter

Buddhism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Manchuria, James Carter

The Future of Harbin's Pasts, James Carter

The Future of Harbin's Pasts, James Carter

Travels with Tanxu: a Buddhist Monk in Search of China, 1875-1963, James Carter

Travels with Tanxu: Looking for China in Religion, Politics, and Architecture, James Carter

Buryat Literature as a Political and Cultural Institution from the 1950s to the 1970s, Melissa A. Chakars

The Negotiated Reformation: Imperial Cities and the Politics of Urban Reform, 1525-1550, Christopher W. Close

Zurich, Augsburg, and the Transfer of Preachers during the Schmalkaldic War, Christopher W. Close

Review of "Reimagining Politics After the Terror: The Republican Origins of French Liberalism", by Andrew Jainchill, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities", Alison Williams Lewin

1968: Hope, Hip, and Horror (in two parts), Katherine A. Sibley

America Engages Russia, c. 1880-1930: Studies in Cultural Interaction, Katherine A. Sibley

Book Signing, Katherine A. Sibley

Cold Economic Warfare: CoCom and the Forging of Strategic Export Controls, 1948-1954 (Hb), Katherine A. Sibley

Eisenhower and the Cold War, Katherine A. Sibley

Eisenhower and the Cold War, Katherine A. Sibley

First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy, Katherine A. Sibley

Florence Kling Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy, Katherine A. Sibley

Modern First Ladies, Katherine A. Sibley

Prize Courts and U-boats: International Law at Sea and Economic Warfare during the First World War, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "1) _Distinguished Service: Lydia Chapin Kirk, Partner in Diplomacy, 1896-1984_ (Syracuse); 2) _Abroad for Her Country: Tales of a Pioneer Woman Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service_ (Notre Dame).", Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Special Issue: "Soviet Espionage in the United States during the Stalin Era," _Journal of Cold War Studies_ Summer 2009", Katherine A. Sibley

Roundtable, Katherine A. Sibley

Roundtable on Declassification Issues, Katherine A. Sibley

The Statecraft of Theodore Roosevelt: The Duties of Nations and World Order, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Profiles of Revolutionaries in Atlantic History, 1700-1850.", Richard A. Warren

Review of "Space and Place in the Mexican Landscape: The Evolution of a Colonial City", Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 2008

Buddhism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Manchuria, James Carter

Reconstructing Harbin, James Carter

Chapter in "â Zoos und die amerikanische Freizeitkulturâ [â Zoos and American Leisure Cultureâ ], in Mensch, Tier, und Zoo: Der Tiergarten Schönbrunn im internationalen Vergleich vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute", Jeffrey Hyson