UAA Department of History celebrates faculty authors

September 11, 2015

The UAA Department of History is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Ian Hartman’s book In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture, and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South has just been released by the University of Tennessee Press. The work examines the contested identities of white residents of the Appalachians and how they represent, or fail to represent, an idealized vision of Americanness. He is also undertaking to produce an edited volume on the history of the Cook Inlet Region for the University of Alaska Press.

Assistant Professor Ray Ball’s book Como ser Rey [How to be King, the secret instructions of Charles V.], co-edited with historian Geoffrey Parker, was nominated for the American Historical Association’s J. Franklin Jameson prize for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical primary sources. She has also contracted with LSU Press to publish her book Treating the Public: Theater, Public Health, and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Atlantic World.

Associate Professor Songho Ha’s article “Slavery, Global Capitalism, and Pro-Slavery Globalism,” a historiographical review, appeared in the June 2015 Western History Review, the most prestigious journal of Western history in Korea. The Korean translation of his Rise and Fall of the American System is under consideration by the Korean Ministry of Education and Culture for best translated book.

The Department of History will celebrate the achievements of our faculty with a reception in the department offices (Administrative/Humanities Building, Room 147) on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 2–3 p.m.

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