SPEAKING ESSAY HIGHLIGHTED IN CHRONICLE
fourth time in the last year, an essay appearing in Historically Speaking:
The Bulletin of the Historical Society has been highlighted in the
of Higher Education’s Magazine and Journal Reader section. The essay,
written by Margaret P. Battin, a professor of philosophy at the University
of Utah, discusses the deaths of Adams and Jefferson on July 4, 1776. Battin's
piece can be accessed at: www.bu.edu/historic/battin.htm.
Speaking has a significant connection to ENC. Two ENC History professors
are on the editorial staff: Donald Yerxa (editor) and Randall Stephens
(associate editor). Stephens also designs the Society's web
page, journal, and bulletin.
STEPHENS TO PUBLISH WITH
University Press recently awarded ENC history professor Randall Stephens
a book contract for his manuscript, The Fire Spreads: The Origins
of Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South. Stephens
was offered the contract by Joyce
Seltzer, Senior Executive Editor for History and Contemporary Affairs.
Seltzer first approached Stephens in 2004 after seeing that his dissertation
was a finalist for a national award. She has described his manuscript
as “impressively researched” and “very well written.” Seltzer has
acquired a number of prominent titles in American history, including Steven
Hahn’s A Nation under our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural
South from Slavery to the Great Migration, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer
Prize in History. Duke Professor of Church History Grant
Wacker describes Stephens’ project as one of the two best dissertations
he has read in the field of American religious history. Similarly,
Stephens’ dissertation chair Bert Wyatt-Brown has called this study “unprecedented”
and sure to make a major mark on the field. For more, see this article
which appeared in the a January
2006 edition of the Olathe News.
starting his second year of teaching at ENC and travels to Boston University
one day a week where he works as associate editor of Historically
Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society.
DEPARTMENT DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
HOST PRIZE-WINNING AUTHORS
Roberts and David Hackett Fischer will speak at ENC in Fall 2005 as part
of the History Department's Distinguished Lecture Series. Roberts,
acclaimed author and Boston University Professor of History, will be speaking
on “The Inward Turn in American Protestant Thought, 1870-1940," Nov. 10.
Renowned historian David
Hackett Fischer will be giving the History Department’s keynote lecture,
“Deep Change: Rhythms of American History,” December 6, 2005. Fischer
is University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University
and the author of numerous books on American history, including Washington's
Crossing, winner of the
here for details. . .
EUROPEAN TRAVEL COURSE, SUMMER 2005
May and June 2005, Professor Carla Lovett led ten students on a travel
course to Europe.
Students visited nine cities in seven countries in Central and Western
Europe, taking in significant historic sites, museums, and galleries along
the way. The course included brief overviews of each country but
focused primarily on the historical development and current drama of the
European Union. Students then wrote critical response papers based
on their summer travels and research.
Carla Lovett's account of the trip: “Innocents
Abroad: ENC Visits the European Union”
Read ENC student
Kling's essay on “European Union Integration”.
ENC History Dept. Lectures