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Morgan Pitelka

August 7, 2017

Morgan Pitelka

New West 121
mpitelka@unc.edu
(919) 843-5561
Department of Asian Studies Profile


Research Interests:

I am a specialist in the history of late medieval and early modern Japan, with a focus on the samurai, tea culture, ceramics, cities, and material culture.

Graduate Students:

  • Megan McClory
  • Morgan Wilson (Co-Advised with Susan Dabney Pennybacker)
  • Courses Offered:

    • ASIA 63: First-Year Seminar: Japanese Tea Culture
    • JAPN 231: Ancient and Medieval Japanese History and Culture
    • JAPN 246: Early Modern Japanese History and Culture
    • JAPN 363: Samurai, Monks, and Pirates: History and Historiography of Japan’s Long Sixteenth Century
    • JAPN 451: Swords, Tea Bowls, and Woodblock Prints: Exploring Japanese Material Culture
    • HIST 890: Material Culture and Material histories

    Notable Publications:

    • Reading Medieval Ruins: Urban Life and Destruction in Sixteenth-Century Japan. Cambridge University Press, 2021.
    • Letters from Japan’s Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Correspondence of Warlords, Tea, Masters, Zen Priests, and Aristocrats, with Reiko Tanimura and Masuda Takashi. University of California, Berkeley, IEAS Publications, 2021.
    • Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016. Winner, 2016 Book Prize, Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies.
    • Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention. Co-edited with Alice Tseng. New York: Routledge, 2016.
    • What’s the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. Co-edited with Jan Mrazek. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007.
    • Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.
    • Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, and Practice. Editor. London and New York: Routledge, 2003; paperback edition, 2007.

    Jerma A. Jackson

    August 7, 2017

    Jerma A. Jackson

    512 Hamilton Hall
    jaj@email.unc.edu
    919-962-8084


    Research Interests:

    Jerma A. Jackson’s main research interest is twentieth century social and cultural history, with a special interest on African American life, religion, music and women’s history. In her first book Jackson engaged music to examine black life and culture, tracing gospel from its beginnings as a mode of worship to its expansion into commercialized culture during the forties and fifties. Jackson uses the music to examine some of the mounting changes that unfolded in the twentieth century—expanding industrialization and urban migration, the growth of consumer values and materialism, and the emergence of mass produced culture.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 128—United States History Since 1865
    • HIST 569—African American Women’s History

    Notable Publications:

    • Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age (UNC Press, 2004)

    Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

    August 3, 2017

    Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

    550 Hamilton Hall
    perez@email.unc.edu
    919-962-3943
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Principal research interests center on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean, with emphasis on Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Current research explores the character of society and gender in nineteenth-century Cuba.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 143—Latin America Since Independence
    • HIST 531—History of the Caribbean
    • HIST 532—History of Cuba

    Notable Publications:

    • Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)
    • Intimations of Modernity: Civil-Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. University of North Carolina Press: 2017.
    • The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
    • Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)
    • To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society (University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
    • On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker

    August 3, 2017

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker

    507 Hamilton Hall
    pennybac@email.unc.edu
    919-962-2925
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker’s research centers upon the political culture of modern Britain and the former British Empire. Her book-in-progress, entitled Fire By Night, Cloud by Day: refuge and exile in postwar London (Cambridge), concerns the movement of individuals between metropolitan London and South Africa, Trinidad, India, and Europe between 1945 and 1994. It is based in both archival and ethnographic research conducted in London, New Delhi, Port of Spain, Cape Town and Johannesburg. She has a keen interest in visual media sources, especially documentary photography and film. Pennybacker is a founding member and co-convener of the Triangle Global British History Seminar and the Transnational and Global Modern History seminar; she is a member of the convening board of the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. Pennybacker serves is an associate editor of the Journal of British Studies, a member of the editorial board of the series, Critical Connected Histories (Leiden University Press), and an advisory board member of the American Friends of the Institute for Historical Research (University of London).

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 164—The History of Britain in the 19th Century
    • HIST 165—The History of Britain in the 20th Century
    • HIST 398—Modern London: The Imperial Metropolis
    • HIST 490 (Honors)—Topics in British Imperial History, 1715–Present
    • HIST 722—Contemporary Global History
    • HIST 771—Topics in Modern European History
    • HIST 775—Studies in Modern English History

    Notable Publications:

    • “Fire By Night, Cloud By Day: refuge and exile in postwar London,” Presidential address, North American Conference on British Studies, Journal of British Studies, Vol. 50, 1, January 2020.
    • “A Cold War Geography: South African Anti-Apartheid Refuge and Exile in London, 1945-1994, in, Nathan Riley Carpenter and Benjamin N. Lawrence, eds., Africans in Exile: mobility, law and identity (Indiana University Press, 2018), 185-99.
    • “Anti-apartheid testimony: unmaking the histories of South African Jewish communists” in Carol S. Gould, Simone Gigliotti and Jacob Golomb, eds., Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang (Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013)
    • From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain (Princeton University Press, 2009)
    • A Vision for London, 1889–1914: Labour, Everyday Life and the London County Council Experiment (Routledge, 1995, paperback edition, 2013)

    Fred Naiden

    August 3, 2017

    Fred Naiden

    417 Hamilton Hall
    naiden@email.unc.edu
    919-962-3971
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Fred Naiden studies ancient Greek law, religion, and warfare, including Near-Eastern parallels, especially among the Western Semites. Chief periods of interest are the Classical and Hellenistic. Recently completed is a study of Alexander the Great, his officers, and the role of religion in Macedonian conquests, Soldier, Priest, and God, combining his interests in warfare, religion, and the Near East. Now underway is a study of war councils and command and control throughout antiquity and into the early modern period. The languages used for his research are Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Akkadian. For other publications, see the attached cv.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 225—History of Greece
    • HIST 398—Ancient Slavery
    • HIST 421—Greek Warfare
    • HIST 422—Alexander the Great
    • HIST 518-Topics in Military History
    • HIST 890—Seminars in Greek history, including Sacred Law and Alexander the Great

    Notable Publications:

    • Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great (Oxford, 2018)
    • Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through the Roman Periods (Oxford, 2013)
    • Ancient Supplication (Oxford, 2006)

    Michael Cotey Morgan

    August 3, 2017

    Michael Cotey Morgan

    407 Hamilton Hall, CB #3195
    morgan@unc.edu
    919-843-4309


    Research Interests:

    Michael Cotey Morgan specializes in international and global history. He is the author of The Final Act, which examines the origins and consequences of the Helsinki Accords, the most ambitious diplomatic undertaking of the Cold War. It won the 2018 Edgar S. Furniss Award for best first book in national and international security.

    At UNC, he teaches courses on the Cold War, modern and contemporary international history, and the history of human rights. Before coming to UNC, he taught at the US Naval War College and the University of Toronto, where he was the inaugural holder of the Raymond Pryke Chair.

    Graduate Students:

  • Zach Alessi-Friedlander
  • Courses Offered:

    • HIST 205—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1618-1815
    • HIST 206—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1815-1945
    • HIST 207—The Global Cold War
    • HIST 398—Cold War Summits
    • HIST 510—Human Rights in the Modern World
    • HIST 722—Readings in Contemporary Global History
    • HIST 723—Readings in Global Cold War History

    Notable Publications:

    Louise McReynolds

    August 3, 2017

    Louise McReynolds

    421 Hamilton Hall
    louisem@ad.unc.edu
    919-962-3968
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Louise McReynolds’s research interests include Imperial Russia, with a particular focus on “middlebrow” culture. More specifically, she is interested in the development of mass communications and leisure-time activities, and how these helped to shape identities in the nineteenth century, leading up to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. She is currently exploring the role of archaeology in brokering the competing visions of “nationalism” and “imperialism” in Tsarist Russia. Her other interests include film history and theory, critical theory and cultures studies, and historiography.

    Graduate Students:

    • Luke Jeske
      • Courses Offered:

        • HIST 161—Russia Becomes an Empire
        • HIST 302H—Movies Make History: Films as Primary Sources of American and European Histories, 1908–1991
        • HIST 393—Culture, Politics, and Identity in Late Imperial Russia, 1855–1917
        • HIST 480—Russia, 1796–1917
        • HIST 700—Introduction to Historical Methods and Research
        • HIST 781—Readings in Russian History, 1796–1917

        Notable Publications:

        • Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
          (Cornell, 2013)
        • Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era (Cornell University Press, 2003)
        • Imitations of Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia, co-editor with Joan Neuberger (Duke University Press, 2001)
        • Entertaining Tsarist Russia: An Anthology of Popular Urban Cultural Sources in Late Imperial Russia, co-editor and co-translator, with James von Geldern (Indiana University Press, 1998). Includes a compact disk of songs and vaudeville routines.
        • Evdokiia Nagrodskaia, The Wrath of Dionysus, translator and editor (Indiana University Press, 1997)
        • The News Under Russia’s Old Regime: The Development of the Mass-Circulation Press (Princeton University Press, 1991)

    Terence McIntosh

    August 3, 2017

    Terence McIntosh

    472 Hamilton Hall
    terence_mcintosh@unc.edu
    919-962-3969
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Terence McIntosh is a specialist of early modern Germany, especially its social, political, religious, and economic history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His current book project, “Disciplining the Parish: Godly Order, Enlightenment, and the Lutheran Clergy in Germany, 1517–1806,” examines the dynamics by which a shifting array of social, theological, and intellectual forces induced prominent churchmen, rulers, and secular thinkers to examine critically and recast significantly the purpose, scope, and nature of Lutheran church discipline at key moments in the early modern period.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 251–The Thirty Years’ War (1618-48): Europe in an Age of Crisis
    • HIST 254–War and Society in Early Modern Europe
    • HIST 255–Manor to Machine: The Economic Shaping of Europe
    • HIST 306–Princes and Reformations in Germany, 1400-1600
    • HIST 307–War and Enlightenment in Germany, 1600-1815

    Notable Publications:

  • “The Words of Forgiveness: Luther, The Keys, and the Nuremberg Absolution Controversy.” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte / Archive for Reformation History 113 (forthcoming).
  • “Luther, Melanchthon, and the Specter of Zwingli during the Diet of Augsburg in 1530”
    Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 111 (2020): 78-108 (https://doi.org/10.14315/arg-2020-1110105)
  • “Das ‘Werck der Christlichen Disciplin’ Herzog Ernsts des Frommen. Inspiration für die
    Glauchaer Kirchenzucht August Hermann Franckes?” Translated by Annegret Oehme. In Pietismus in Thüringen–Pietismus aus Thüringen. Religiöse Reform im Mitteldeutschland des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, pp. 51-69. Ed. Veronika Albrecht-Birkner and Alexander Schunka. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2018.
  • “August Hermann Franckes Behandlung des Themas Kirchenzucht in seinem Collegium
    Pastorale.” Translated by Friederike Brühöfener. In Hallesches Waisenhaus und Berliner
    Hof. Beiträge zum Verhältnis von Pietismus und Preußen
    , pp. 125-36. Ed. Holger
    Zaunstöck, Brigitte Klosterberg, Christian Soboth, and Benjamin Marschke. Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen, 2017.
  • “Pietists, Jurists, and the Early Enlightenment Critique of Private Confession in Lutheran Germany.” Modern Intellectual History 12, no. 3 (2015): 627-56,doi:10.1017/S1479244314000900 Published online 19 March 2015 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1017/S1479244314000900)
  • Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany: Schwäbisch Hall and Its Region, 1650-1750.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997 (317 pages).
  • James L. Leloudis

    August 3, 2017

    James L. Leloudis

    518 Hamilton Hall
    leloudis@email.unc.edu
    919-843-7754
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    James Leloudis’s chief interest is the history of the modern South, with emphases on labor, education, race, and reform. He and Robert Korstad of Duke University are currently working on a history of voting rights and a research and civic engagement project on “The Moral Challenges of Poverty and the Ethics of Service.”

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 366—North Carolina History Before 1865
    • HIST 367—North Carolina History Since 1865
    • HIST 587—The South Since Reconstruction
    • HIST 841—Readings in the South Since Reconstruction

    Notable Publications:

    • To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Injustice in 1960s America, with Robert Korstad (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)
    • North Carolina (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003)
    • Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880–1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996)
    • Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, with Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, Mary Murphy, Lu Ann Jones, and Christopher B. Daly (University of North Carolina Press, 1987 and 2000; W. W. Norton, 1989)

    Wayne E. Lee

    August 3, 2017

    Wayne E. Lee

    400 Hamilton Hall
    wlee@unc.edu


    Personal Website


    Research Interests:

    Wayne Lee specializes in early modern military history, with a particular focus on North America and the Atlantic World, but he teaches military history from a full global perspective at the undergraduate and graduate level. He also teaches courses on violence as well as on the early English exploration of the Atlantic. As a kind of additional career, he works with archaeology projects in the Balkans and has numerous publications in that field. For more details on Professor Lee’s research see the link to his personal web page above.

    For the Academic Year 2021-2022 I am serving as the Colin S. Gray Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies, at the US Air Force’s School for Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). I can still be reached by the email shown here.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 292H—Early English Exploration and Colonization
    • HIST 351—Global History of Warfare
    • PWAD 350—National and International Security

    Notable Publications:

    • Wayne E. Lee, David L. Preston, David Silbey, and Anthony E. Carlson, The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).
    • Waging War: Conflict, Culture, and Innovation in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
    • Editor, with Michael Galaty, Ols Lafe, and Zamir Tafilica, Light and Shadow: Isolation and Interaction in the Shala Valley of Northern Albania (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2013)
    • Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2011).
    • Editor, Warfare and Culture in World History (NYU Press, 2011)
    • Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War (University Press of Florida, 2001)
    • “Fortify, Fight, or Flee: Tuscarora and Cherokee Defensive Warfare and Military Culture Adaptation,” Journal of Military History 68 (2004): 713–770