Eastman’s Book Released

"The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The Impact of the Cádiz Constitution of 1812," co-edited   by Scott Eastman (Department of History) has been published by The University of Alabama Press. In March 1812, while Napoleon’s brother Joseph sat on the throne of Spain and the armies of Franc

e occupied much of the country, legislators elected from Spain and its overseas territories met in the Andalusian city of Cádiz. There, as the cornerstone of a government in exile, they drafted and adopted the first liberal constitution in the Hispanic world, a document that became known as the Cádiz Constitution of 1812. The multifaceted essays compiled here by Scott Eastman and Natalia Sobrevilla Perea both shed new light on the early, liberal Hispanic societies and show how the legacies of those societies shape modern Spain and Latin America.



Heather Fryer

Fryer’s Essay Featured

Dr. Heather Fryer co-edited a special issue of the journal Peace and Change (v. 40, January 2015) based upon the 2013 conference of the Peace History Society on “Envisioning Peace, Performing Justice: Art, Activism, and the Cultural Politics of Peacemaking,” for which she served as Program Co-Chair. The issue features her essay, “Within the Folds of the Complex: Art, Activism, and the Cultural Politics of Peacemaking.” She has been appointed Executive Editor of Peace and Change for a three-year term beginning May 2015.

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Andrew Hogan

Hogan’s Work Published

Dr. Andrew Hogan published “Disrupting Genetic Dogma: Bridging Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology in Fragile X Research,” in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 45 (February 2015).

Tracy Leavelle

Leavelle Named Senior Editor

Dr. Tracy Leavelle, Associate Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts and associate professor of history, has been named senior editor for the multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America. A team of editors will produce digital and print versions of scholarly articles on a number of relevant topics. Dr. Leavelle will focus on empire, conceptualizing the volume dedicated to that topic and commissioning and writing articles. The project is part of the Oxford University Press Research Encyclopedia of Religion.