October 2019

Congratulations to Paul Nugent on the publication of his new book, Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa: The Centrality of the Margins.

September 2019

Congratulations to Julien Brachet and Judith Scheele on the publication of their new book, The Value of Disorder, and to Walter Armbrust on the publication of his new ethnography, Martyrs and Tricksters. Slightly belated congratulations to Ricardo Roque on winning the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History for 2015-16.

August 2019

Congratulations to Kimberly Arkin on winning this year’s Berkshire Conference of Women Historians article prize for “an article in any field of history other than women, gender, and/or sexuality.” Cambridge University Press has kindly made the article free to access.

Congratulations to Wilson Chacko Jacob on the publication of his new monograph, For God or Empire Sayyid Fadl and the Indian Ocean World.

July 2019

Congratulations to Nicolas Argenti on the publication of his new book, Remembering Absence: The Sense of Life in Island Greece, and to Michał Murawski on the publication of his new monograph, The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed.

Volume 61, #3 // July 2019

The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: CAPTURE, CONSCRIPTION, AND THE ECONOMYOF PROTECTION; GOVERNING THE GRASSROOTS; POLITICS OF PIETY; DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISMAND NEO-SOCIALISM: SANTIAGO, PARIS, CHICAGO; and DIRT.

2019 Jack Goody Award

The CSSH Jack Goody Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Andrew Canessa, for his paper “Indigenous Conflict in Bolivia Explored through an African Lens: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Indigeneity” (CSSH 60-2).