About Jana Byars

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Art September 4, 2020

A Convert’s Tale

Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy

Tamar Herzig

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On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Tamar Herzig, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University, the Director of Tel Aviv University’s Morris E Curiel Institute for European Studies, and as the Vice Chairperson of the Historical Society of Israel about her new book, A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy (Harvard University Press). Dr. Herzig took time out from her …
Literary Studies August 21, 2020

Dante’s Bones

How a Poet Invented Italy

Guy Raffa

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On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Guy Raffa, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at UT Austin, about his new book, Dante’s Bones: How a …
European Studies August 18, 2020

A Renaissance of Violence

Homicide in Early Modern Italy

Colin Rose

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On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Colin Rose, Assistant Professor of History at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada, about his new book …
British Studies July 31, 2020

lll Composed

Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Olivia Weisser

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On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Olivia Weisser, Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts – Boston, to talk about her 201 …
European Studies July 9, 2020

Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

Luca Scholz

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"Today we speak with Luca Scholz, a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Dr. Scholz has varied interests: the relationship of political authority and human mobility, early modern history, and …
Gender Studies July 7, 2020

Horse Crazy

Girls and the Lives of Horses

Jean Halley

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Today Jana Byars talks to Jean Halley, Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York about her new …
World Affairs July 1, 2020

Feminisms

A Global History

Lucy Delap

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Today Jana Byars talks to Lucy Delap, Reader in Modern British and Gender History at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, about her new book Feminisms: A Global History (University of …
American Studies June 26, 2020

Abuses of the Erotic

Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States

Josh Cerretti

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In this episode, Jana Byars talks to Josh Cerretti, Associate Professor of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University about his new book, Abuses of the …
European Studies June 16, 2020

The Venetian Discovery of America

Geographic Imagination and Print Culture in the Age of Encounters

Elizabeth Horodowich

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In this episode Jana Byars speaks with Elizabeth Horodowich, Professor of History at New Mexico State University, about her new book, The Venetian Discovery of America: Geographic Imagination and Print …
Italian Studies June 9, 2020

Soviet Signoras

Personal and Collective Transformations in Eastern European Migration

Martina Cvajner

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Jana Byars talks with Martina Cvajner, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Trento, about her new book, Soviet Signoras: Personal …
Film January 24, 2020

Heartthrobs

A History of Women and Desire

Carol Dyhouse

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What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark …
Anthropology January 21, 2020

How to Be Childless

A History and Philosophy of Life Without Children

Rachel Chrastil

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In this episode, Jana Byars talks with Rachel Chrastil, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and member of the history department at Xavier University, about her newest book, How to …