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In the Margins

Meet two academic sleuths, including the Department of History’s Marina Rustow, who are looking in places long ignored to discover new things about old texts.


Trauma: A Genealogy

In a book that is bound to ignite controversy, Ruth Leys investigates the history of the concept of trauma. She explores the emergence of multiple personality disorder, Freud’s approaches to trauma, medical responses to shellshock and combat fatigue, Sandor Ferenczi’s revisions of psychoanalysis, and the mutually reinforcing, often problematic work of certain contemporary neurobiological and postmodernist theorists.


Franklin Knight Awarded a Gold Musgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica

Eight distinguished Jamaicans are to receive the Institute of Jamaica’s Musgrave Award on October 16, 2013, at the Annual Musgrave Medals Award Ceremony. The medals are awarded for achievements in the literary, scientific, and artistic fields. One of two gold Musgrave Medals will be presented to Prof. Franklin Knight.


Angus Burgin’s New Book Receives Awards

the great persuasion book cover

Prof. Angus Burgin’s new book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression, received the Merle Curti Award for Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians, and the Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book on the history of economics from the History of Economics Society.


What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Many millions of people lost their lives. Yet while the Rebellion has been intensely studied by scholars in China and elsewhere, we still know little of how individuals coped with these cataclysmic events. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, What […]