Adjunct faculty member Keith Dickson read from his recently published book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011), at the University Bookstore on 19 November 2013. The book won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society.
Ambassador in Residence Bismarck Myrick shares his memories of Nelson Mandela (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/12/memories_of_mandela; and http://www.wavy.com/news/local/local-leaders-remember-nelson-mandela).
Annette Finley-Croswhite was interviewed on July 31, 2013 for a podcast with "New Books in Biography" for her book with Gayle Brunelle, Murder in the Métro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France (http://newbooksinbiography.com/2013/07/31/gayle-k-brunelle-and-annette-finley-croswhite-murder-in-the-metro-laetitia-toureaux-and-the-cagoule-in-1930s-france-lsu-press-2013/).
Ingo Heidbrink offers a description (and some great photographs) of lecturing and traveling in Antarctica (http://ijms.nmdl.org/article/view/12293/8325).
Bismarck Myrick recently hosted a group of South African visitors to ODU called Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA), who are caregivers for victims of AIDS.
Jelmer Vos spent the 2012-13 academic year at the International Research Center "Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History," at Humboldt University in Berlin. Professor Vos worked on his project on the kingdom of Kongo under early colonial rule (1860-1914), while gathering weekly with a collection of Research Fellows dedicated to labor history in different parts of the world.
Maura Hametz has won the Charles E. Smith Prize from the European Section of the Southern Historical Association in honor of her 2012 book, In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court (Fordham University Press).
Annette Finley-Croswhite and Brett Bebber presented "Studying the Holocaust at Old Dominion University: Engaging Students with the Ramifications of Ethical Failure" for a Town-N-Gown program on Thursday, 3 October 2013.
Brett Bebber was interviewed by "New Books in Sports" regarding his recent book, Violence and Racism in Football: Politics and Cultural Conflict in British Society, 1968-1998 (2011) (http://newbooksinsports.com/2012/11/29/brett-bebber-violence-and-racism-in-football-politics-and-cultural-conflict-in-british-society-1968-1998-pickering-chatto-2011/).
Elizabeth Zanoni received a Summer Stipend Award in 2013 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project on "Italian Migration, Trade, and Consumption between Italy, the U.S., and Argentina, 1880-1940" (http://www.neh.gov/divisions/research/grant-news/summer-stipends-awards-2013).
Annette Finley-Croswhite’s Study Abroad Trip, "The French Holocaust," was featured in The Virginian-Pilot (http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/odu-students-travel-europe-study-holocaust).
Michael Carhart won a Research Fellowship (Forschungsstipendium) at the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 15 May – 15 August 2014.
Michael Hucles commented on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/8/march_on_washington).
Austin Jersild translated a series of documents on Sino-Soviet relations for the online Digital Archive of the Cold War International History Project. E-Dossier No. 41 is on Sino-Soviet cultural relations (http://wilsoncenter.org/publication/e-dossier-no-41-privilege-and-inequality-cultural-exchange-and-the-sino-soviet-alliance), and E-Dossier No. 43 includes Soviet ministry of defense materials on the program to transfer the atomic bomb to China (http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/e-dossier-no-43-sharing-the-bomb-among-friends-the-dilemmas-sino-soviet-strategic).
Tim Orr appeared along with singer Kelly Clarkson on the premier episode of the TLC series, “Who Do You Think You Are?” (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/7/professor_tim_orr_on).