SHPR Faculty maintain a high research and publishing profile with books, monographs, edited volumes, translations, and journal articles as well as continual conference presentations and publications. Recent highlights include:
"An important book, for students of Christian theology who understand health and healing to be topics of theological interest, and for health care practitioners who seek a historical perspective on the development of the ethos of their vocation."
—Journal of Religion and Health
Violent Delights, Violent Ends: Sex, Race, and Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias
"Smith combines lucid prose, meticulous research, and compelling argument to reveal how the labor of unfree Indians, Chinese, African Americans, and others built a California that has for too long hidden behind its free state myths, even as it shapes modern policies of race and immigration control."
--Louis S. Warren, W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History, University of California, Davis
Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism
"Well researched in U.S. and European archives, it finds the roots of modern apocalyptic environmentalism in the hair-raising deeds and often hare-brained schemes of an American scientific-military complex under pressure to find ways to prevail against the USSR."
“At a time of war, in which ongoing efforts to recalibrate American diplomacy are as imperative as they are perilous, this Oxford Encyclopedia is the first recourse for scholars wishing to deepen their understanding of the crucial features of the historical and contemporary foreign policy landscape and its perennially martial components.”
Watch the C-SPAN video below with all three editors to learn more!
Regimental Practice by John Buchanan, M.D.: An 18th-century Medical Diary and Manual (The History of Medicine in Context)
"Since his early publications, Kopperman’s research has demonstrated that mid-century British military medicine was organised and coherent, and that care for even the lowest ranks involved more than mere bleeding or harsh purgatives."
-- Erica Charters, Oxford University Social History of Medicine, Vol 26, No 3, August 2013
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Ethical Adaption to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future.
"...The insights of ecology and the demands of justice are bound together by the increasingly influential idea of virtue, and the grounding of all this in institutional redesign makes this one of the most original climate change books of recent times."
--Andrew Dobson, Professor of Politics, Keele University, UK
Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science
"Nichols has accomplished a major feat, demonstrating that isolationism was a far richer and more complex intellectual tradition than its critics have ever imagined—one that still speaks to our own time...”
—Jackson Lears, The Nation
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea: Essays and Address, 1906-1929
David Luft, (Translator and Editor) Purdue University Press, 2011
"David S. Luft’s richly contextualized and evocative translations...offer a fresh resource to those outside the German language in the study of modernism and Luft’s choice of essays and addresses make this compendium a long overdue resource..."
-- Robert Dassanowsky, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Nature's Northwest The North Pacific Slope in the Twentieth Century
William Robbins (co-author with OSU History Alumnus Katrine Barber) University of Arizona Press, 2011
"Echoing themes from Robbins's earlier work, this synthesis situates Oregon state history within a broader, transnational context..."
-- Max G. Geier, Western Oregon University; H-Net Reviews
"Early modern English broadside ballads hovered between oral and print traditions, text and song, artifact and performance, high and low entertainment, and truth and fiction. The chapters in this diverse collection engage with the liminality of ballad culture from 1500 to 1800 in England and the New World..." Sarah F. Williams, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 Volume 35, Number 2, Fall 2011.
The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish: Reason and Fancy in the Scientific Revolution
"Sarasohn provides by far the fullest and most detailed account of Margaret Cavendish's natural philosophy to date, making thsi book indispensable reading for all scholars not only of Cavendish, but of early modern scientific culture."
—Rebecca Bullard, Review of English Studies
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