2012-13 Faculty Offices and Grants

The Department of History at Western Michigan University supports research, scholarship and creative activities. 

Offices and Editorships

Berkhofer III, Robert F. Vice-President for North America, Charles Homer Haskins Society.

Beyan, Amos. Editorial Board, Afrocological Perspectives.

Beyan, Amos. Editorial Board, Ofo: Journal of Transatlantic Studies.

Borish, Linda J. Editorial Board, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice. Guest Co-Editor with Murray Phillips of special issue: “Sport History as Modes of Expression: Material Culture and Cultural Spaces in in Sport and History,” 16:4(December 2012). 

Borish, Linda J. Academic Advisory Committee, The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

Brandão, J.A. Co-Director, French Michilimackinac Research Project, Mackinac State Historic Parks.

Brandão, J.A. Historical Consultant, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology.

Brandão, J.A. Series Editor, The Iroquoins and Their World, The University of Nebraska Press.

Brandão, J.A. Editorial Board, Michigan Historical Review.

Cousins, James. Editorial Board, American Educational History Journal

Cousins, James. Program Committee for the 2012 and 2013 History of Education Society Conferences.

Elder, E. Rozanne. Director, Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

Hadden, Sally E. Editorial Board, Law and History Review.

Hadden, Sally E. Book Review Sub-Editor, The Historian (books on America prior to 1865).

Hadden, Sally E. Book Prize Committee, Merle Curti Book Prize in American social and intellectual history, Organization of American Historians.

Hadden, Sally E. Conference Program Committee, Southern Historical Association, 2013 Annual Meeting.

Hadden, Sally E. Executive Committee, National Secretary, and Board of Directors, American Society for Legal History.

Heasley, Lynne. Co-chair, American Society for Environmental History Nominating Committee.

Heasley, Lynne. Secretary and Board of Directors Member, Tillers International.

Palmitessa, James. International Advisory Board, Folia Historica Bohemica, Historical Institute of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Palmitessa, James. International Advisory Board, Husitský Tábor [Interdisciplinary Journal on the Bohemian and European Reformations, published by the Tábor Museum, Czech Republic].

Palmitessa, James. International Editorial Board Member, Opera historica. Časopis dějiny raného novověku [Journal of Early Modern History published by the Historical Institute of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic].

Pyenson, Lewis. Advisory Board, Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis/ Revue de l’Histoire des Sciences et des Universités [Gewina: Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of the Sciences and Universities].

Simon, Larry. Executive/General Editor and Editorial Board Chair, Medieval and Early Modern Iberia World book series, Brill Academic Publishers. 

Simon, Larry. Editorial Board, The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and cultures, 400-1500 book series, Brill Academic Publishers.

Strong, Anise. Regional Vice-President, Michigan for the Classical Association for the Middle West and South.

Warren, Wilson J. Editorial Board, Labor: Studies in the Working-Class History of the Americas.

Warren, Wilson J. Board Member, Michigan Council for History Education.

Xiong, Victor. Editorial Board, Chinese Historical Review.

Xiong, Victor. Executive Committee, Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, Western Michigan University.

Xiong, Victor. Advisory Council, The Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Xiong, Victor. Board of Directors, Tang Studies Society.

External grants, fellowships, and honors

Brandão, J.A. 2012/15 Upton Foundation, Upton Foundation Public History Fellowship ($75,000).

Heasley, Lynne. Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2012-2013 ($8,000).

Rubin, Eli. “Arc of Destruction: Urban Space, War and Memory in Germany, 1937-1945.” Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) ($3,000).