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.
Beyan, Amos J. Editor, Liberian Studies Journal, 2004 through 2007.
Beyan, Amos J. Member of the Editorial Board of the Liberian Studies Journal, 2004 to 2007.
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. Academic Council, American Jewish Historical Society, 2006.
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. Member, Board of Editors. Theoforum, St Paul’s University, Ottawa
Elder, E. Rozanne. Member, Board of Directors, The Anglican Theological Review (1998-2000, 2001-2003, 2003-2006)
Elder, E. Rozanne. Member, Board of Editors, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality series
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 Editors, Journal of American Ethnic History.
Faires, Nora. Board of Editors, Michigan Historical Review.
Faires, Nora. Chair, Nominating Committee, Social Science History Association.
Faires, Nora. Nominating Committee, Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
Julien, Catherine. Senior Editor, Historiographic Guide to Andean Sources.
Maier, Paul. Corresponding Editor, Christianity Today.
Maier, Paul. Editorial Advisory Board Member, Christian History.
Martini, Edwin. Served as Steering Committee Member and local “expert” for the 2006 Kalamazoo Reading Together Program, a countywide book program. The book for 2006 was The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a collection of short stories about the author’s experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam.
Martini, Edwin. Editor, H-1960s listserv at H-Net.
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.
Xiong, Victor. Chinese Historical Review (editorial board)
Xiong, Victor. Early Medieval China (editorial board)
Grants, Fellowships, and Honors
Borish, Linda. Special Project Research Grant for documentary film project, Settlement Houses to Olympic Stadiums: Jewish Women in American Sport. $2100.00
Borish, Linda. Research Associate, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, for research and projects in American sport history focusing on Jewish women’s’ studies and gender studies, appointed by Founding Director, Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, 2006- present.
Coryell, Janet. "Women and American: An Integrated History." Burnham-MacMillan Fund, $2,399.50.
Faires, Nora. “The Splintered Cross: Immigrant Religion in 19th-c. Pittsburgh.” Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund, Western Michigan University (c.$9,000).
Faires, Nora. Program Enhancement Grant for Western Michigan University's Canadian Studies Program. Canadian Embassy/Ambassade du Canada (c. $6,000).
Julien, Catherine and Pablo Pastrana-Pérez. Scholarly Editions Program. National Endowment of the Humanities ($100,000).
Palmitessa, James R. Visiting Foreign Scholar at Southern Bohemian University (c. $1000).
Ramos, Frances. Project title: “The Politics of Ritual in Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico, 1695-1810.” FRACASF, Amount requested: $4,950
Rubin, Eli. Project title, Interiority, Memory and Dictatorship in East Germany. Burnham-McMillan Foundation, $3400
Rubin, Eli. Recipient, Fritz Stern Dissertation Award, German Historical Institute, Washington DC, for best dissertation in German history, awarded August, 2005.
Stone, Judith. 2005 Jack & Anita Hess Faculty Seminar. Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. “The Holocaust and Antisemitism in France.” January 5-11, 2005, Holocaust Museum, Washington DC.
Warren, Wilson. “Southwest Michigan Consortium on Teaching American History for High School” (Sponsored Project Account No. 7005140)
Warren, Wilson. Teaching American History Grant, Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District, Escanaba, Michigan. Consultation with American History Teacher Leaders about lessons and units created during their curriculum institute, July 25-28, 2005.
Warren, Wilson. “Southwest Michigan Consortium on Teaching American History for Middle School” (Sponsored Project Account No. 7008060), $987,000 total award received by Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and WMU, $993,000 total award received by Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and WMU.
Yoshida, Takashi. Project title: Remembering War, Commemorating Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese Peace Activism and Museums. Social Science Research Council, $64,759
Yoshida, Takashi. Project title: Remembering War, Commemorating Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese Peace Activism and Museums. United States Institute of Peace, $60,000