The History Department Has Been Busy Publishing

May 6, 2014

Rustin Gates published the following:

“Meiji Diplomacy in the early 1930s: Uchida Yasuya, Manchuria, and Post-withdrawal Foreign Policy.” In Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan. Edited by Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013, 189–214.

“Choosing Sides in the East China Sea,” 20 November 2012. Global Public Square. CNN.

Entries in Japan at War: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Lou Perez. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2013: “Anglo-Japanese Alliance,” “Araki Sadaō,” “Komura Jutarō,” “Manchukuo,” “Mukden Incident-Lytton Report,” “Shōwa Restoration,” “Uchida Yasuya.”

Dr. Gates also presented a paper entitled “Japan’s Alternative Modernity: The Dōjinkai and the Future of China” as the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 2013.

Randy Kidd won one of Bradley’s Online-Course Development Grants. He is presenting a paper at the American Association for the History of Medicine in Atlanta in May 2013.

Aurea Toxqui presented a paper on alcohol songs in movies of the Mexican Golden Age Cinema at the Midwest Latin American History Conference at Loyola University Chicago on January 28th, 2013.  The title was "'A los 15 o 20 tragos.' Alcohol Songs of the Golden Age and the Drinking Culture of the Post-revolutionary Urban Masses." 

Together with the students of the Anti-Slavery Coalition, Dr. Toxqui presented a roundtable at the 2013 Illinois History Symposium organized by the Illinois Historical Society. This took place on March 2th, and the title of the panel/roundtable was "When Past Meets Present: Modern-Day Slavery and Abolitionists."

She also gave a talk on April 5th at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. The Friendship House organized this event to reach out the Latino community in the area. They invited professionals like Aurea to talk about their professional education and career and how they were able to achieve this.

Finally, Dr. Toxqui got the contract of her co-edited book "From Aguardiente to Zambumbia. A Cultural and Social History of Alcohol in Latin America" to be published by the University of Arizona Press in spring 2014.

Stacey Robertson completed her fourth book this year, Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality, about a nineteenth-century American woman abolitionist, feminist, and educational leader.  Robertson also lectured at over 20 different venues during the past year. She is currently serving as co-director of the non-profit organization Historians Against Slavery (HAS). HAS sponsored a successful conference at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati in September 2013, bringing together scholars, teachers, activists, survivors and students to discuss historical and contemporary slavery. Robertson is currently completing her second year as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.