News and Events

Congratulations to Professor Stern on the Recent Publication of Three Articles

"Vandals or Pilgrims? Jews and the Temple of Pan in Egyptian El-Kanais," edited by Caroline Johnston Hodge, Daniel Ulucci, Saul Olyan, and Emma Wasserman, The One Who Sows Bountifully: Essays in Honor of Stanley K. Stowers, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2013, 177–188.

"Death and Burial in the Jewish Diaspora," Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, edited by Daniel Master, Avraham Faust, Beth Alpert Nakhai, L. Michael White, and Jürgen Zangenberg. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 270–280. 11 pages.

"The Dura Europos Synagogue: A Case Study for Jewish Life in the Roman East," Imperium of Gods. Isis-Mithras-Christ. Cults and Religions in the Roman Empire (Exhibition Catalogue), edited by Claus Hattler, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013, 316–317 [German].

Professor O'Keeffe Publishes Book on Soviet History

Congratulations to Professor O'Keeffe on the publication of her book New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).

Professor Napoli Publishes Book on Vietnam War Veterans

Congratulations to Professor Philip F. Napoli on the publication of his book Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans (New York: Hill and Wang, 2013).

Professor Banerjee Awarded Year-Long Grant

Congratulations to Professor Swapna Banerjee, who has received a Wolfe Institute Faculty Fellowship for 2013–14 to support her research on parents and children in colonial India.

Lecture on the Jews of Dijon

Professor Robert Weiner of Lafayette College will speak about his new book, An Uncertain Future: Voices of a French Jewish Community, 1940–2012 (University of Toronto Press, 2012) in Professor Troyansky's modern French history class on Thursday, April 11, 11 a.m., 519 Whitehead Hall.

Professor O'Keeffe Wins Award

Professor Brigid O'Keeffe has won the Feliks Gross Endowment Award for her scholarly achievement. She was one of four CUNY faculty to be so honored by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences. Her book on the Roma (Gypsies) in the Soviet Union will appear this summer with the University of Toronto Press. This semester she is also a recipient of a Whiting Fellowship.

Brooklyn College Historical Society Speaker Series

An opportunity to hear faculty members speak about their research.

Recent Publications

  • Professor David G. Troyansky, co-editor with Hafid Gafaiti and Patricia M.E. Lorcin, Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2009).
  • Professor KC Johnson, All the Way with LBJ: The 1964 Presidential Election (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Professor Gunja SenGupta, From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840–1918 (New York, 2009)
  • Professor Edwin G. Burrows, Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revoutionary War (New York: Basic Books, 2008). Forgotten Patriots has been awarded the 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.
  • Professor Christopher Ebert, Between Empires: Brazilian Sugar in the Early Atlantic Economy, 1550–1630 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008).

Brooklyn College Historical Society

Students interested in joining our local "history club" should contact Professor Philip Napoli.