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For the record

University community reports recent achievements, honors, presentations and publications

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty and staff.

Recent achievements, presentations and publications include the following:


Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, was an invited participant on July 27, 2017 at an event in the Rayburn House Office Bldg on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passage by the U. S. House of Representatives of House Resolution 121. This Resolution supported the former "comfort women" of Asia in their call for official Japanese governmental apologies and acknowledgment of historical responsibility for military sexual slavery during WWII. The event was co-sponsored by Congressman Edward Royce (R-Fullerton, CA) and the Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. In her speech at the commemoration, Dr. Jungsil Lee, current president of the WCCW, paid tribute to the political  importance of the first scholarly volume of essays on the subject, "Legacies of the Comfort Women of WWII" (M. E. Sharpe, 2001; reissued by Routledge, 2015 ), which was co-edited by Margaret Stetz and Bonnie B. C. Oh.

Upcoming exhibition

On Sept. 25, 2017, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries will host a special display of highlights from the recent UD Library exhibition, Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, which honored the gift of that collection to UD Library. This exhibition was curated by Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, and the one-day display of 22 items from it will include her original exhibition labels. The display coincides with an event at the Kislak Center organized for the Association Internationale de Bibliophile, a scholarly association based in Paris, and a visit to the University of Pennsylvania by its members.


Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, gave a paper on July 8, 2017, titled “Bridge Across a City, Bridge Across Time: The Book of New York Verse, 1917" at an international conference, “Bridge: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures.” This interdisciplinary conference, which was sponsored by Birmingham University, UK, and the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, was held in Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK.

James M. Brophy, Francis H. Squire Professor of History,  “The Hand Press and Political Dissent: Oppositional Print in Central Europe, 1800-1848,” The Printed Book in Central Europe, St Andrews, Scotland, June 29-July 1, 2017.


Peter Weil, emeritus associate professor, Department of Anthropology, with Flavio Mantelli and Paul Robert, published, “The History of Touch-typing: From The Two-Finger method to Speed-Typing, “ Compu, No. 70, August, 2017, pp. 11-18 (English) and pp. 19-27 (Italian). He also published, “Ephemera: Typewriters at the Exhibition - Typewriters at three 19th Century World’s Fairs,” ETCetera, Journal of the Early Typewriter Collectors Association, no. 118, Fall, 2017, pp. 12-17 and 24.

James M. Brophy, Francis H. Squire Professor of History,  “Bookshops, Forbidden Print, and Urban Political Culture in Central Europe, 1800-1850,” German History 35 (2017): 403-30.  

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