A lecture presented by Professor Margaret O'Mara is being featured on the C-SPAN series Lectures in History. Professor O'Mara's presentation is focused on the U.S. presidential election of 1968.
A new exhibit, Bollywood and Bolsheviks: Indo-Soviet Collaboration in Literature and Film, 1954-1991 will be on display in the UW's Allen Library through May 31, 2017. Organized by UW History PhD student Jessica Bachman, it features oral histories, films, texts, and material artifacts. An accompanying website also includes more rich information and context.
Faculty Book Corner
In Motherless Tongues, Vicente L. Rafael examines the vexed relationship between language and history gleaned from the workings of translation in the Philippines, the United States, and beyond. Moving across a range of colonial and postcolonial settings, he demonstrates translation's agency in the making and understanding of events. These include nationalist efforts to vernacularize politics, U.S. projects to weaponize languages in wartime, and autobiographical attempts by area studies scholars to translate the otherness of their lives amid the Cold War.