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Dr. Maxon publishes first detailed study of federalism in Kenya during the 1940s and 1950s

Advocacy for federalism in Kenya emerged amidst World War II and its aftermath. The rapidly changing political, economic, and social environment in Great Britain and British colonies in Africa formed the background for uncertainty and concern for the future among Kenya’s European settler minority. Federalism’s appeal came forth among a portion of the European community and some of the colonial rulers who were concerned about a post-war world that seemed certain to bring far reaching changes in Britain’s most important East African dependency. These included democratization, the extension of civil liberties, increased economic opportunities for the African majority, and social integration leading to eventual decolonization. European anxiety as to the impact of such changes on their privileged political, economic and social status produced advocacy for majimbo or a federal system of governance between 1940 and 1960.

Professor Gorby nominated for an Emmy for research on Mine Wars documentary

Dr. Hal Gorby's contributing research for the PBS documentary "Mine Wars" helped the film earn a News and Documentary Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Research. Although the film did not win at the award's ceremony earlier this month, Dr. Gorby was recognized for his research in the nomination forms. 

Dr. Siekmeier publishes new book on Latin American Nationalsim

Professor James Siekmeier recently published new book, Latin American Nationalism: Identity in a Globalizing World (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). In this book, Dr. Siekmeier looks at nationalism as a durable theme in movements in Latin America, as well as Latin American relations to the rest 

Dr. Keliher publishes field changing article in discipline’s most prestigious journal

Macabe Keliher recently published an article in the American Historical Review (AHA). AHA is the the most prestigious journal in the historical field renown its for cutting edge research. His article, "The Problem of Imperial Relatives in Early Modern Empires and the Making of Qing China,"(The American Historical Review, Volume 122, Issue 4, 1 October 2017, Pages 1001–1037) provides ground-breaking research into the role of familial relations in Qin China's leadership. Find the article on the American Historical Review's website.

Alumni publishes new book, Hillbilly Hellraisers

J. Blake Perkins contributes to modern political discussion  

WVU represents at North American Labor History Conference

Professors and Graduate Students present their research on multiple panels