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Careers for History Majors 03/23/2022

Careers for History Majors

Careers for History Majors This booklet provides important information about studying history at colleges and universities across the United States. Through clear graphs and informal prose, readers will find hard data, practical advice, and answers to common questions about the study of history and the value it affords to ind...

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare 03/02/2022

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare

For #WomensHistoryMonth, check out Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's article that appeared in the #WashingtonPost last year.

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare Looking beyond the battlefield widens our understanding of war and makes visible women’s crucial work.

Live on Fireside: Jeffrey H. Jackson's "Paper Bullets" — ArtCurious 02/18/2022

Live on Fireside: Jeffrey H. Jackson's "Paper Bullets" — ArtCurious

Listen to Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's interview with ArtCurious podcast.

Live on Fireside: Jeffrey H. Jackson's "Paper Bullets" — ArtCurious In this conversation from early January, I spoke with professor Jeffrey H. Jackson to discuss his latest book, Paper Bullets, about the incredible artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore--two women who risked their lives to defy the Nazis. It’s an awesome real-life tale of using subversive tactics t...

Jeffrey H. Jackson, "Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their… 01/29/2022

Jeffrey H. Jackson, "Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their…

Hear Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson’s conversation about his book #PaperBullets with Roxanne Panchasi on New Books in French Studies

Jeffrey H. Jackson, "Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their… Jeffrey H. Jackson, "Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis" (Algonquin Books, 2020)

Après le Déluge (Published 2010) 01/28/2022

Après le Déluge (Published 2010)

To mark today's 112th anniversary of the high water mark of the Great #Flood of 1910 in #Paris, Check out the NYT review of Rhodes Prof. Jeff Jackson’s book #ParisUnderWater

Après le Déluge (Published 2010) In this history of the 1910 flood of Paris, Jeffrey H. Jackson describes notable cases of heroism, but also the violence and the treachery.

Paris Under Water — Jeffrey H. Jackson 01/21/2022

Paris Under Water — Jeffrey H. Jackson

112 years ago this week was the start of the Great #Flood of 1910 in #Paris. Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson wrote a book about it a few years ago!

https://jeffreyhjackson.com/paris-under-water

Paris Under Water — Jeffrey H. Jackson At the turn of the twentieth century, Parisians believed they lived in the greatest city in the world. But Paris came to a halt in January 1910 when the river that provided much of the city’s life quickly became an instrument of destruction. Following weeks of torrential rainfall, the Seine overfl...

12/16/2021

Want to learn about why Rhodes history matters? Check out this podcast about the College's past.

"It's not about the big history. It's about the little tiny stuff," Says Kenan Padgett, interlibrary loan/information services librarian and producer of Rhodes College's Lynx to the Past Podcast. "We wanted to properly represent Rhodes College and tell stories that are meaningful to all of us."

Produced by Padgett, archivist Bill Short '71, circulation supervisor Caitlin Gewin '16, with production and research assistance from students Lillian Brimberry ’21 and Maggie Kreis '24, the Lynx to the Past podcast invites listeners to explore college’s deep digital and physical archives and shares Rhodes’ “history, mysteries, and legends” across generations of students and alumni.

Listen to the Lynx to the Past podcast here: https://rhodes.edu/lynxtothepast

12/04/2021

Admission notifications are rolling out and we are excited to welcome future Lynx to start their Rhodes journey as part of the #RhodesCollegeClassof2026! Share your Lynx pride and tag us in your celebration photos.

There’s still time for you to find your place in our incredible community. Submit your application and explore application options here: https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/apply-rhodes/application-options

www.google.com 10/25/2021

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Claude Cahun, the subject of Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's book #PaperBullets is today's #GoogleDoodle for her 127th birthday! For more on the book: https://www.workman.com/products/paper-bullets-3
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A Snapshot of the Public’s Views on History: National Poll Offers Valuable Insights for Historians and Advocates 10/22/2021

A Snapshot of the Public’s Views on History: National Poll Offers Valuable Insights for Historians and Advocates

History matters.

A Snapshot of the Public’s Views on History: National Poll Offers Valuable Insights for Historians and Advocates A national survey conducted by the AHA and Fairleigh Dickinson University looked to update our understanding of how Americans understand the past.

17 Art-Related Beach Reads for Your Summer Vacation, From a Crime Thriller Set in Berlin to a History of Napoleonic Plunder 08/11/2021

17 Art-Related Beach Reads for Your Summer Vacation, From a Crime Thriller Set in Berlin to a History of Napoleonic Plunder

Artnet.com and The Chicago Tribune recommend #PaperBullets by Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/2021-artnet-news-beach-reads-1994785

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-ent-books-student-loan-debt-biblioracle-20210811-bhf7q52l2jftvh2e4fcbkegz5i-story.html

17 Art-Related Beach Reads for Your Summer Vacation, From a Crime Thriller Set in Berlin to a History of Napoleonic Plunder As we enter the long, hot month of August, Artnet News is here with a list of art-related beach books to add to your summer reading list.

Five Best: Books on Art and Culture in Occupied Paris 07/26/2021

Five Best: Books on Art and Culture in Occupied Paris

Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's book #PaperBullets was included in this #WSJ list of the 5 best books on art and culture in occupied Paris.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-best-books-on-art-and-culture-in-occupied-paris-11627046778?st=ky26qm4gyrltqlf&reflink=article_email_share

Five Best: Books on Art and Culture in Occupied Paris Selected by Timothy Schaffert, the author, most recently, of the novel ‘The Perfume Thief.’

Communication Amidst Chaos 06/17/2021

Communication Amidst Chaos

High school student Madeleine Broussard (sister of Rhodes History alum Matthew Broussard '20) has adapted the story of Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's book #PaperBullets for her entry, titled "Communication Amidst Chaos," in the National History Day Virtual Showcase in partnership with the National Museum of Women's History. Check it out! https://vimeo.com/558021299

Communication Amidst Chaos This is "Communication Amidst Chaos" by Lynne O'Hara on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Perspective - The true story of two French women who risked their lives to defy the Nazis 05/10/2021

Perspective - The true story of two French women who risked their lives to defy the Nazis

Watch Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson interviewed on France 24 about his book #PaperBullets

Perspective - The true story of two French women who risked their lives to defy the Nazis The book "Paper Bullets" tells the true story of two French lesbian artists, known for their cross-dressing, who took on the Nazis on the Channel island of Jersey. The women left a series of notes al…

Spring Issue Launch: Art & Resistance — Jewish Renaissance 05/03/2021

Spring Issue Launch: Art & Resistance — Jewish Renaissance

Join Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson tomorrow 5/4 for the Spring issue launch of Jewish Renaissance at 7:30 PM London time (2:30 PM Eastern) to hear more about #ClaudeCahun and #MarcelMoore and their anti-Nazi resistance.

Spring Issue Launch: Art & Resistance — Jewish Renaissance Official launch to celebrate the Spring 2021 issue of Jewish Renaissance magazine and French avant garde artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore…

04/26/2021

Join Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson for a virtual talk via Yale University's Beinecke Library to hear more about his new book #PaperBullets and the art and resistance of #ClaudeCahun and #MarcelMoore. Everyone is welcome! https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/event/mondays-beinecke-lucy-schwob-and-suzanne-malherbe-jeffrey-h-jackson

Evenings with an Author: Jeffrey Jackson [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required] – The American Library in Paris 04/21/2021

Evenings with an Author: Jeffrey Jackson [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required] – The American Library in Paris

Are you in Europe? Wed 5 March at 19h30 (CET) Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson will be at the American Library in Paris for a virtual conversation about #PaperBullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis. It's the WWII resistance story you've never heard before about two women who risked it all to fight the Nazis. Spread the word!
https://americanlibraryinparis.org/event/jeffreyjackson/

Evenings with an Author: Jeffrey Jackson [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required] – The American Library in Paris Join Evenings with an Author as we host historian and author Jeffrey H. Jackson to present his most recent book, Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis. Programs Manager Alice McCrum will pose questions from the audience.

How a Queer Couple Masterminded a Nazi Resistance Campaign 04/20/2021

How a Queer Couple Masterminded a Nazi Resistance Campaign

Check out Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's new essay on LitHub about #ClaudeCahun and #MarcelMoore. Who gets credit for their avant-garde art and their anti-Nazi resistance? #PaperBullets

How a Queer Couple Masterminded a Nazi Resistance Campaign Creativity may be hard to define, but it’s sometimes even harder to attribute. The museum mistaking a minor work for a masterpiece or the collector discovering a forgery may measure provenance in m…

Mondays at Beinecke: Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe with Jeffrey H. Jackson 04/19/2021

Mondays at Beinecke: Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe with Jeffrey H. Jackson

On Monday May 3, hear Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson speak at Yale about his book #PaperBullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

Mondays at Beinecke: Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe with Jeffrey H. Jackson Jeffrey H. Jackson, is the author of "Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis," based on research in the Beinecke Library for the book. Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/31TtTs7

How Two French Women Fought Nazis with Their Art 04/03/2021

How Two French Women Fought Nazis with Their Art

Hear Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson speaking with B'Nai B'Brith CEO Dan Mariaschin about his new book #PaperBullets

How Two French Women Fought Nazis with Their Art Author Jeffrey Jackson speaks with CEO Dan Mariaschin about his book "Paper Bullets," the first to tell the story of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertak...

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College 03/25/2021

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College

IN ONE HOUR - 7PM CT TONIGHT -- Rhodes Alums and Friends! Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson will be discussing his book #PaperBullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis as part of the Alumni and Friends book club on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 PM CDT. For more info, click the link: https://rhodes.edu/alumni-development/events/alumni-and-friends-book-club?fbclid=IwAR3VOKufJQQdgSzmNwtupc0s4GNv3VZBBZw7U36Ju4p4qrT92W0k5QqcaS8

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College Rhodes College Professor of History Jeffrey H. Jackson is a cultural historian who tries to understand the ways in which people in the past made meaning out of the events, values, symbols, and practices that they experienced on a daily basis. His most recent book, Paper Bullets, which was longlisted...

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College 03/19/2021

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College

Rhodes Alums and Friends! Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson will be discussing his book #PaperBullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis as part of the Alumni and Friends book club on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 PM CDT. For more info, click the link:

Alumni and Friends Book Club | Rhodes College Rhodes College Professor of History Jeffrey H. Jackson is a cultural historian who tries to understand the ways in which people in the past made meaning out of the events, values, symbols, and practices that they experienced on a daily basis. His most recent book, Paper Bullets, which was longlisted...

03/17/2021

Join Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson for a 4 week Meeman Center course discussing his new book #PaperBullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis.

For more about the book: www.jeffreyhjackson.com

To register for the course: https://www.rhodes.edu/alumni-development/stay-connected-rhodes-college/meeman-center-lifelong-learning/meeman-center-0

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare 03/08/2021

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare

Read Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's essay in the Washington Post's Made By History column

Perspective | Including women’s wartime stories changes how we understand warfare Looking beyond the battlefield widens our understanding of war and makes visible women’s crucial work.

Opinion: America and the world need history majors 03/05/2021

Opinion: America and the world need history majors

History matters.

Opinion: America and the world need history majors I’m often asked: “Can a history major be of any value in business?” My answer has always been the same: “I can’t imagine any course of study being more valuable.”

"Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis" | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans 03/01/2021

"Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis" | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Join Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson at the National World War II Museum on 3/24. #WomensHistoryMonth

Do you know the inspiring story of #PaperBullets? I'll be speaking virtually about on 3/24 at 11AM CT at the National World War II Museum. Registration information:
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/events/128296-paper-bullets-two-artists-who-risked-their-lives-defy-nazis

"Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis" | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans A conversation with author Jeffrey Jackson, PhD, and Jeremy Collins about a new book that offers a glimpse into the history of World War II at the ground level.

02/19/2021

Different time and circumstances, but the boil water advisory many in the country are currently under reminds us about the power of water (too little or too much) and the failure of infrastructure to effect our lives. Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson wrote about it in his book #ParisUnderWater.
https://jeffreyhjackson.com/paris-under-water

Paper Bullets 02/16/2021

Paper Bullets

Grab this chance to read Rhodes History Prof. Jeffrey H. Jackson's new, award-winning #PaperBullets now, with the #ebook just $2.99 for a limited time: http://ow.ly/u1Tz50Dzg0V “A Nazi resistance story like none you’ve ever heard or read.” —Hampton Sides

Paper Bullets “A Nazi resistance story like none you’ve ever heard or read.” —Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and On Desperate Ground"Every page is gripping, an

Stonewall Book Awards announced! 01/25/2021

Stonewall Book Awards announced!

Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson's new book #PaperBullets was named an Stonewall Honor Book for the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award by the American Library Association.
https://www.glbtrt.ala.org/news/archives/4701

Stonewall Book Awards announced! The Stonewall Book Awards were announced during ALA’s Midwinter meeting. Congratulations! Here are this year’s winners and honorees: Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The Thirty Names …

01/19/2021

Hear Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson speak about #PaperBullets with Hillels of Memphis on Friday 1/22 at noon CT. The #WWII #Resistance story you've never heard before about artists #ClaudeCahun and #MarcelMoore
Register: https://hillelsofmemphis.org/on-one-foot

Meeman Center Spring 2021 | Rhodes College 01/15/2021

Meeman Center Spring 2021 | Rhodes College

Are you a life-long learner? Check out upcoming offerings for the Meeman Center at Rhodes featuring Rhodes History faculty Lynn Zastoupil (The Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling), Charles Hughes (Elvis Presley and America), Sarah Ifft-Decker (Medieval at the Movies), and Jeff Jackson (Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis)

Meeman Center Spring 2021 | Rhodes College All Spring 2021 courses will be taught via Zoom in hour-long sessions that preserve the hallmark of past Meeman Center offerings: the opportunity for you to interact personally with and learn from some of the College’s finest faculty. The appropriate Zoom link and reading materials for each course...

Jeffrey Jackson (livestream) 01/12/2021

Jeffrey Jackson (livestream)

On the West coast? Hear Rhodes History Prof. Jeff Jackson discussing his book #PaperBullets about two French artists who resisted the Nazis during World War II on Thursday 1/14 at 6PM PST via Town Hall Seattle.

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