Tag Archives: 2012 Dissertation

Performance and Meaning Making in Museums

A review of Does “pointing at” in museum exhibitions make a point? A study of visitors’ performances in three museums for the use of reference…

Olympics and Nationalism in Prewar Japan

A review of Senzenki nihon ni okeru orinpikku: Media ga tsukuridashita kokusai supōtsu ibento to nashonarizumu (The Olympic Games in Prewar Japan: Nationalism and the…

Genri Nippon and “Japaneseness”

A review of Philosophizing ‘Japan’: The Genri Nippon Society and the Question of Japaneseness, by John Person. John Person’s dissertation, Philosophizing ‘Japan’: The Genri Nippon…

Bioarchaeology of Iron Age Central Thailand

A review of Human Skeletal Health and Dietary Assessment of Metal Age Central Thailand: The Impact of Changing Social Complexity and Regional Variation, by Chin-hsin…

“Mysticism” in Iran, 17-21c.

A review of Safavid Shiʿism, the Eclipse of Sufism and the Emergence of ʿIrfān, by Ata Anzali. Sufism, as everyone knows, is simply an Islamic…

Christianization of Nagasaki 1569-1643

A review of Sacred Space and Ritual in Early Modern Japan: The Christian Community of Nagasaki (1569-1643), by Carla Tronu Montane. Within the context of…

Russian Studies Job Report

This is a report spotlighting newly hired professors in Russian Studies.  It is our hope that this information will be useful to the field as…

Race & Gender in Southern US Commemorations

A review of Performing Place: Race and Gender in Contemporary Southern U.S. Commemoration, by Chandra Owenby Hopkins. In her dissertation, Chandra Owenby Hopkins complicates contemporary…