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1st Edition

Historians Without Borders
New Studies in Multidisciplinary History

ISBN 9780367786557
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

This text explores a variety of themes developed from successive years of the University of California, Davis, multidisciplinary graduate conference. It draws out connections on a wide array of topics among the arts, humanities, and sciences in history for multidisciplinary study. This text presents a rare forum for multidisciplinary connections researched and presented by junior specialists in their respective fields. It enables both creativity and flexibility in drawing out connections that are frequently overlooked by more specialized senior scholars. This book is a unique exercise in the promotion of junior scholarly achievement and multidisciplinary research.

Table of Contents



Section 1

Introduction: History and the Other Muses

The Rubble of the Other: Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens

Tekla Babyak

"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition": Propaganda Music as a Governmental Marketing Tool During the WWII Era

Zoë Jensiene Godfrey

Can the Subaltern Laugh? A Study of Humor, Power and Resistance

Miguel Alberto Novoa Cipriani

Section 2

Introduction: Culture and Cognition

Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: Linking History and Cognitive Science

Alina Shron

Common Quest: The Search for the Everyday Person in the Merovingian Age

Matthew Gardner

Section 3

Introduction: Altered and Hostile Environments

Geophysical Agency in the Anthropocene: Engineering a Road and River to Rocky Mountain National Park

Will Wright

The Politics of Solitude: Listening to Environmental Change in Rocky Mountain National Park, 1945-Present

Mark Boxell

Hidden in Plain Sight: Rethinking Saharan Studies as a Discipline

Sarah Gilkerson

Section 4

Introduction: Contested Places and Spaces

Indigenous Land Ownership in the Praying Towns of the Southern New England Borderlands

Taylor Kirsch

Forgotten: The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Srijita Patel

Historical Realities: Voices from the War of Algerian Decolonization

Arianna Barzman-Grennan

Section 5

Introduction: Movement and Travel

Negotiating the Sixteenth-Century Road: Diplomacy and Travel in Early Modern Europe

Krzystof Odyniec

Going It Alone: Practical Travel Manuals and Independent Women Travelers in the Nineteenth Century

Jill Poulsen


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Lawrence Abrams is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Davis, specializing in Modern British History, and focusing on Scottish ethnic, national, and imperial history. His dissertation explores ideas of union and changing modes for the expression of Scottish identity in political, military, and cultural arenas. He is also working on a project investigating the relationship between comics and national identity in an international and post-colonial context in the activist comic years since 1970.

Kaleb Knoblauch is a PhD Candidate in Modern European History at the University of California, Davis, specializing in France in the nineteenth century, with a focus on Breton and Celtic history, mass culture, gender, and identity formation. His dissertation examines the region of Brittany in the long nineteenth century to argue that increased mobility and mass culture in the Third Republic changed how French people imagined the relationship between regional and national identities.