The Department of History at Western Michigan University supports research, scholarship and creative activities.
Offices, Editorships, etc.
Angelov, Dimiter. Editorial Consultant, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.
Berkhofer, III, Robert F. Co-editor, The Medieval Review.
Borish, Linda J. Editorial Board Member, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice.
Borish, Linda J. Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of the History of Sport.
Borish, Linda J. Advisory Committee Member, National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Commack, NY.
Borish, Linda J. Advisory Board, Central Region Humanities Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Borish, Linda J. Nominator and Coordinator, American Studies Association.
Borish, Linda J. Committee Member, American Jewish Committee, 350th Commemoration of Jews in America Committee, Detroit, MI.
Brandão, J. A. Series Editor, The Iroquoians and Their World, University of Nebraska Press.
Brandão, J. A. Director, French Michilimackinac Research and Translation Project, Mackinac State Historic Parks Board.
Elder, E. Rozanne. Editorial Director for the following books for Cistercian Publications: David N. Bell, Understanding Rance: The Spirituality of the Abbot of La Trappe in Context (Cistercian Publications, 2005); Thomas Spidlik, Anthony Gythiel, trans., The Spirituality of the Christian East, vol. 2 (Cistercian Publications, 2005); Bernard of Clairvaux: On Baptism and the Office of Bishops, trans. Pauline Matarasso, Intro. Martha G. Newman and Emero Stiegman (Cistercian Publications, 2005).
Faires, Nora. Board of Directors, Urban History Association.
Faires, Nora. Chair, Nominating Committee, Social Science History Association.
Faires, Nora. Editorial Board Member, Michigan Historical Review.
Faires, Nora. Executive Board, Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
Faires, Nora. Member, Board of Editors, Journal of American Ethnic History.
Julien, Catherine. Senior Editor, Historiographic Guide to Andean Sources.
Maier, Paul. Corresponding Editor, Christianity Today.
Maier, Paul. Editorial Advisory Board Member, Christian History.
Sabra, Adam. Review Editor, The Medieval Review, 2004-5.
Simon, Larry. Executive/General Editor and Chair of the Editorial Board, “Medieval and Early Modern Iberia World” book series, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Simon, Larry. Editorial Board Member, “The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500” book series, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Grants, Fellowships, and Honors
Borish, Linda J. “’Not Merely Confined to the Gymnasium:’ Jewish Women in American Sport.” Hadassah-Brandeis Institute ($3,500).
Faires, Nora. “Enhancing Canadian Studies at Western Michigan University.” Canadian Government ($6,000).
Gray, Marion and Kristin Szylvian. Frederick S. Upton Fellowship in Public History. Frederick S. Upton Foundation ($20,000/year for three years).
Heasley, Lynne. “Dynamics of People, Policies, and Ecosystem Services in an Urbanizing Wilderness Watershed.” Biocomplexity Program, National Science Foundation ($120,000).
Palmitessa, James R. Visiting Researcher at Humanitites Center for the Study of the History and Culture of East Central Europe. University of Leipzig Germany (c. $5,000).
Warren, Wilson. “Southwest Michigan Consortium on Teaching American History.” US Department of Education and the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency ($80,888 a year). Faculty Participants: Lynne Heasley, Mitch Kachun, John Saillant.
Warren, Wilson. “Summer Institutes on American History for Secondary Education Teachers.” US Department of Education ($900,000).