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Faculty Honors Jordanna Bailkin will be a 2017–18 Society of Scholars Fellow at the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities. Her new book, Unsettled, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2018. Arbella Bet-Shlimon received the UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017. Madeleine Yue Dong was awarded the Vincent Y.C. Shih Professorship in China Studies in October 2016. Kazumi Hasegawa had her article entitled "Resurrection of a Premodern Hero: The Debates over the Legends of Minamoto no Yoshitsune in Interwar/1920s–1940s Japan," accepted for Radical History Review. Raymond Jonas received a grant from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies in support of his research for a transnational history of the Mexican Second Empire. Laurie Marhoefer was in Vienna, Berlin, and Hamburg this summer: Vienna, to give a lecture at the University of Vienna; Berlin and Hamburg, working on two new research projects, one on sexuality and the German police and courts under Nazism, the other on the AIDS crisis in communist East Germany in the 1980s. The Seattle Theater Group invited her to give a pre-performance talk on The Sound of Music at the Paramount Theater in late September. Devin Naar completed his first year as the inaugural Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies in 2016–17. His book, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece (Stanford University Press, 2016), received the National Jewish Book Award for best archival research and was a finalist in the category of Sephardic culture. During the 2017–18 academic year, Naar will be on sabbatical to work on his new book, Reimagining the Sephardic Diaspora. The Royalty Research Fund will support his research. Margaret O'Mara conducted an onstage Q&A with the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Ron Chernow following his lecture at Benaroya Hall on October 18, 2017. Vicente Rafael recently curated and wrote the introduction to a collection of short stories and a play by Nick Joaquin on the occasion of his birth centennial. The book represents the first time Joaquin's work has been made available to a larger Anglophone readership. Rafael also published an essay, "Power, Play and Pedagogy: Reading the Early Horacio de la Costa, S.J.," in Reading Horacio De La Costa, SJ: Views from the 21st Century, edited by Soledad Reyes (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Univ. Press, 2017). He received an award for excellence in criticism in English from the Writers' Union of the Philippines (UMPIL, or Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas). William Rorabaugh organized a session on the 1960s Counterculture for the 2017 annual meeting of the American Historical Society. C-SPAN3 taped the panel, along with a lecture Rorabaugh presented during a winter quarter course on the same theme. The BBC also interviewed him for a documentary on the Counterculture. His new book, Prohibition: A Concise History, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2017. Benjamin Schmidt delivered the Comini Lecture at the Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, and saw the publication of "Dikes and Dunes: On Dutch History and Dutchness," which appeared in the BMGN–Low Countries Historical Review (the Dutch equivalent to AHR), together with a discussion forum/response from four historians. Quintard Taylor, Jr., received the Robert Gray Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Washington State Historical Society in September 2017, as well as the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2017. In June of this year, he was recognized as a College of Liberal Arts Alumni of Notable Achievement Honoree by the University of Minnesota. Taylor received an MA from Minnesota in 1971 as well as a PhD in 1977. Adam Warren received a collaborative research grant from the American Council of Learned Societies for the project "Postmortem Cesarean Operations and the Spread of Fetal Baptism in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires," with Martha Few (Penn State) and Zeb Tortorici (NYU). In 2016, he also received a Short-Term Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellowship from the John Carter Brown Library for a smaller, related translation project entitled "On Cesarean Operations and Fetal Baptism: An Eighteenth-Century Guatemalan Treatise in Historical Perspective." The other recipients were Martha Few, Zeb Tortorici, and Nina Scott (U Mass. Amherst). Dan Waugh presented at conferences on the historic Silk Road (in Seoul), on the Mongol Empire (in Kazan, Russia), and on Reading in Russia (at L. Garda, near Milan). He is also about to edit his final annual volume of the Silk Road journal. Waugh has several book chapters on Muscovite acquisition of news that are about to appear and an ongoing project that is posting his substantial photographic archive in ArchNet, the online platform of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture at MIT. In early October, he will be delivering the opening keynote address at a Silk Road conference in Portland. PROFESSOR EMERITUS QUINTARD TAYLOR RECEIVES THE 2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORIANS GUILD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM BOARD PRESIDENT DR. BILL WOODWARD. 10  U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A S H I N G T O N

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