The Department of History at Western Michigan University supports research, scholarship and creative activities.
Offices, Editorships, etc.
Beyan, Amos. Editor, Liberian Studies Journal through October 2007; then Editorial Board member.
Brandão, José Antonio. Series Editor, The Iroquoians and Their World, The University of Nebraska Press.
Brandão, José Antonio Editorial Board, The Michigan Historical Review.
Dobney, Fred.. National Endowment for the Humanities Review Panel, Landmark of American History and Culture, May 7, 2008.
Faires, Nora. Vincent P. DeSantis Prize Committee, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Faires, Nora. Program Committee, Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
Faires, Nora.Editorial Board. Journal of American Ethnic History.
Faires, Nora.Editorial Board,The Michigan Historical Review.
Heasley, Lynne. Program Committee Chair, 2007-2008, American Society for Environmental History.
Heasley, Lynne. Secretary, Tillers International Board of Directors.
Julien, Catherine. Board of Directors, Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley.
Maier, Paul. Editorial Advisory Board, Christian History.
Maier, Paul. Board of Regents, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO
Maier, Paul. Advisory Board, Lutheran Church Library Association.
Martini, Edwin. Editor, H-1960s listserv discussion group.
Martini, Edwin. Article Review Editor, H-Diplo discussion group.
Martini, Edwin. Humanities Consultant, Back in the World: Vietnam Veterans After the War, PBS Documentary Film, Ed Gray, Director.
Palmitessa, James. International Editorial Board, Opera historica. Časopis dějiny raného novověku [Journal of Early Modern History published by the Historical Institute of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic]
Simon, Larry. Executive Editor, “Medieval and Early Modern Iberia World” book series, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
Simon, Larry. Editorial Board, “The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and cultures, 400-1500” book series, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
Szylvian, Kristin. Treasurer, Society for American City and Regional Planning History.
Szylvian, Kristin. Second Vice-Chairman, Committee on Museum Professional Training, American Association of Museums.
Szylvian, Kristin. Board, Society for American City and Regional History (SACRPH).
Warren, Wilson. Judge, History Day, District Competition, Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 8, 2008, , District Competition, Allendale, Michigan, March 15, 2008.
Warren, Wilson. Past President and Board Member, Michigan Council for History Education, 2007-2008.
Xiong, Victor. Editorial Board, Early Medieval China Review.
Xiong, Victor. Editorial Board, Chinese Historical Review Review.
External Grants, Fellowships, Honors
Berkhofer, Robert. Visiting Fellow, Institute for Historical Research, London (honorary), 2007-2008.
Berkhofer, Robert. Principal Investigator, “Forgeries and Historical Consciousness in Medieval Europe,” British Academy Exchange Fellow, American Philosophical Society, Grant $5,000. 2007-2008.
Faires, Nora. Fulbright York University Distinguished Chair, for 2007-08. The Fulbright Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Grant, $21,000 for one academic term.
Julien, Catherine. “Writing in the Wake of Exploration: Documents from the Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Expedition to the Pantanal, 1540-1555,”National Endowment for the Humanities. Grant, $100,000. Originally granted 2006-7; extended 2007-08.
Rubin, Eli. Rubin, Eli. “ Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellowship” Berlin, 2007-2009.
Rubin, Eli. Conference Coordinator, “Writing East German History” DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service. $7,000. June 2007; German Historical Institute, Washington DC; $15000; 10,000 EUR; Feb 2008.
Szylvian, Kristin. Principal Investigator, “Upton Fellowship in Public History” Upton Foundation Fellowship, $60,000 for three years. January 2008.
Warren,Wilson. Principal Investigator, “Southwest Michigan Consortium on Teaching American History for Elementary School.” United States Department of Education. Three-YearGrant, $982,445: total award received by Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Mackinac State Historic Parks, Grand Valley State University, Eastern Michigan University, and WMU
Warren, Wilson. Principal Investigator “Southwest Michigan Consortium on Teaching American History for Middle School” United States Department of Education. Grant, Awarded 9/2005, 992,696 total award received by Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and WMU
Yoshida, Takashi., “Remembering War, Commemorating Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese Peace Activism and Museums” United States Institute of Peace. Washington, DC, $40,000.