ד"ר יעל שטרנהל

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ד"ר יעל שטרנהל
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About

My two primary fields of interest are the American South and the social and cultural history of modern societies at war. My first book, Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South, (Harvard University Press, 2012) is an interpretation of the Civil War in the South as an experience of physical mobility and the many different ways through which mobility figured in the social, cultural, and political processes that shaped the history of the war. I am currently at work on a new book project, tentatively entitled,  "War on Record: The Archive and the Making of Civil War History" which traces the complex and surprising history of the written record generating by the Civil War. In between book projects I have written essays about rumors, emancipation, and the antiwar turn in Civil War scholarship. 

At Tel Aviv University I have a joint appointment in the history department and the department of English and American Studies. I teach a range of courses for students on all levels, from introductory surveys of United States history to methodological courses for graduate students in American and modern European history.  

CV

EDUCATION

B.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summa Cum Laude (2001)

M.A., History, Princeton University, with Distinction (2004)

Ph.D., History, Princeton University (2008)

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Hanadiv Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Rothschild Foundation (2008-2010)

Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010-2011)

Research Students

Students writing Masters' theses:

Or Kroyzer

Michal Mozes

Anat Ovadia-Rosner

Shay Shaked

 

Publications

BOOKS

War on Record: The Archive and the Making of Civil War History, 1861-1901 (Under contract, Yale University Press)

Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2012)

* Co-Winner, 2013 Francis B. Simkins Award for Best First Book in Southern History Published in 2011-2012

* Finalist, 2013 Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History

* Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012

* Civil War Monitor Best Book of 2012 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

“Communicating War: The Culture of Information in Civil War Richmond, 1861-1865” Past & Present  202 (February 2009)

"Revisionism Reinvented? The Antiwar Turn in Civil War Scholarship” Journal of the Civil War Era 3.2 (June 2013)

"Chaos, Conflict, Control: Modes of Authority in Soldiers' Testimonies on the Israeli Occupation" in David Shulman ed., Meditations on Authority  (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2013)

 "Emancipation," in Aaron Sheehan-Dean ed., A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, 2 vols., (Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 965-986

 “Bodies in Motion and the Making of Emancipation” in William B. Link and James Broomal eds., Rethinking Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Struggle for African-American Freedom  forthcoming, (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 15-40

"The Afterlives of a Confederate Archive: Civil War Documents and the Making of Sectional Reconciliatoin" Journal of American History 102 (March 2016) , 1025-1050

* Winner, Binkley-Stephenson Award for best article in the Journal of American History published in 2016, Organization of American Historians

"Reimagining the Civil War" Reviews in American History 44 (December 2016), 581-587

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