Chet Van Duzer, “Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging, Sources, and Influence” (Springer, 2019)
Chet Van Duzer, an accomplished historian of cartography, trains his sight in this book on one uniquely important map produced in early modern Europe. The 1491 world map by Henricus Martellus has long been deemed “an essentially unstudiable object,” its legends and descriptions illegible to the unaugmented eye. Now, aided... Read More
Susan Thomson, “Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace” (Yale UP, 2018)
How do you put Humpty-Dumpty back together again? Susan Thomson‘s new book Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace (Yale University Press, 2018) examines the postwar history of Rwanda to consider the ways the Rwandan genocide shaped governance, policy and memory in that country.  She begins by recounting what we now know... Read More
Rosalind Fredericks, “Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal” (Duke UP, 2018)
The production and removal of garbage, as a key element of the daily infrastructure of urban life, is deeply embedded in social, moral, and political contexts. In her book Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal (Duke University Press, 2018), Dr. Rosalind Fredericks illuminates the history of state-citizen relations... Read More
Calvin Schermerhorn, “Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
At this point, it is hard to fathom the sheer volume of studies of American slavery that scholars have produced. And new works on American slavery are being published at a remarkable clip. As a result, writing a new synthesis of this scholarship is a monumental feat.  Dr. Calvin Schermerhorn,... Read More
Jesse A. Zink, “Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan: Civil War, Migration, and the Rise of Dinka Anglicanism” (Baylor UP, 2018)
The most recent addition to Baylor University Press’s Studies in World Christianity is Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan: Civil War, Migration, and the Rise of Dinka Anglicanism (Baylor UP, 2018), by Jesse A. Zink, who is among many other things principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College. Zink’s book is... Read More