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Santa Barbara, Physics, and the Long 1970s
(American Institute of Physics, 2013-09)
The adaptations of a group of Southern California physicists to the trying conditions of the 1970s anticipated some of the important 21st-century trends in the discipline.
Remembering Henry: Refugeed Slaves in Civil War Texas
These are the prepared remarks for a talk at the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, originally entitled "Refugeed Slaves and the Confederate Rehearsal for Reconstruction." The paper was part of a panel on New Perspectives ...
New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War Era: An Introduction
(The University of North Carolina Press, 2012-06)
Thinking Across the African Past: Interdisciplinarity and Early History
(Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2012)
How the Book of Changes Arrived in the West
(Middlebury College, 2012)
In several respects the transmission of the i ching (or book of changes) to the West parallels the process by which Buddhism and Daoism traveled to Europe and the Americas. In each case Western “missionaries” played a part ...
From Materials Science to Nanotechnology: Institutions, Communities, and Disciplines at Cornell University, 1960-2000
(University of California Press, 2013)
During the last several decades, interdisciplinary research centers have emerged as a standard, powerful tool for federal funding of university research. This paper contends that this organizational model can be traced to ...
'A Towering Virtue of Necessity': Interdisciplinarity and the Rise of Computer Music at Vietnam-Era Stanford
(University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Stanford, more than most American universities, transformed in the early Cold War into a research powerhouse tied to national security priorities. The budgetary and legitimacy crises that beset the military- industrial- ...
Failures to Compute