Desert Harvest Newsletter

For a glimpse inside the everyday world of the Division, please sample from this archive of the Division's past, which reflects all the rich memories of a growing educational program: visiting scholars, students abroad, international seminars, late-night discussions, community events, but most of all, shared learning. 

Desert Harvest, vol. 31, 2023

What an Exciting Year! 2023 in Review by Ute Lotz-Heumann; Announcement: Town & Gown Lecture 6 February 2024; Navigating Seventeenth-Century Brandenburg-Prussia with Professor Mary Lindemann by Annie Morphew; Announcement: Town & Gown Lecture 2023 on YouTube; Exploring Space and Its Meanings: The Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär Conference by Abby Gibbons; Summer Trip to Germany by Timothy Anthony; Introducing Courtney Hall by Benjamin Miller; Introducing Alexandra Labenz by Rachel Small; Division News; Make a Gift

Desert Harvest, vol. 30, no. 2 Fall/Winter 2022-23

Can You Feel the Excitement in the Air? by Ute Lotz-Heumann; Surprise! by Beth Plummer; Introducing Timothy Anthony by Benjamin Miller; Announcements: Town and Gown Lecture, Summer Lecture Series on YouTube; Life Writings by Timothy Anthony; Introducing Ana-Isabella Beatriz Madril by Liliana Mondragon-Morales; In Memoriam Helen Schaefer and Dick Duffield; Division News; Make a Gift

Desert Harvest, vol. 30, no. 1 Spring/Summer 2022

The New Normal by Beth Plummer; The Work of the Historian by Ute Lotz-Heumann; Reporting on the 35th Annual Town and Gown Lecture by Ben Miller; A View from the Archive by Liliana Mondragon-Morales, Rachel Davis Small, Abby Gibbons, and Annie Morphew; Announcement; In Memoriam: Father Robert Burns, O.P.; Division News.

Desert Harvest, vol 29, no. 2 Fall/Winter 2021

Paging Through the Past While Looking to the Future by Beth Plummer; My Sabbatical Project by Ute Lotz-Heumann; Introducing Katy Gross and Erin Tyo by Abby Gibbons; Experience of Research in Pandemic by Benjamin Miller; Announcement; Division News

Desert Harvest, vol 29, no. 1 spring/summer 2021

Life in the Division – Before, During, and After Covid-19; Research in the Time of Covid-19; Professor Emerita Pia Francisca Cuneo; Natural Disasters, Military Chaplains, and English Merchant Adventurers: Three Division Doctoral Students Present Their Research Projects

Desert Harvest, vol 28, no. 2, fall/winter 2020-21

We Need Historians More Than Ever!; 400 Square Feet; 34th Annual Town and Gown Lecture

Desert Harvest, vol 28, no. 1, spring/summer 2020

Celebrating — and then Going into Lockdown; DLMRS Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence; Three Cheers for Luise! 

Desert Harvest, vol 27, no. 2, fall 2019

Perceptions of Space and Other Ways to Look at the World; Mapping Shared Churches; Blending Histories: Connecting Lives in the University City of Marburg; New Spain and its Clergy: Archival Encounters; From Family to Research; 2020 Town and Gown Lecture; Introducing Christine Liou and Kaitlyn Centini

Desert Harvest, vol 27, no. 1, spring 2019

Playing Cards Spread the News; A German Spring and Crossing Borders; 33rd Annual Town and Gown Lecture; On the Trail of the Merchant Adventurers; Professor Michael North Presents Lecture on Media and the Dutch Republic; A Summer Abroad: Searching for Disasters in the Archive

Desert Harvest, vol 26, no. 2, fall 2018

War and Propaganda; Overcoming Challenges and Beginning New Projects; 32nd Annual Town and Gown Lecture; Walking Geneva's Streets; Honoring Helen Nader; Introducing Dean Messinger

Desert Harvest, vol 26, no. 1, spring 2018

Marking the Beginning of the Thirty Years' War Four Hundred Years Ago; First Impressions and Remembering Histories; Professor Plummer's Inaugural Address; Congratulations Graduates; On Sausage Salad and Subservient Subjects: My Fulbright Experience; Exploring the Archives of Germany

Desert Harvest, vol 25, no. 2, fall 2017

What a Year!; I'll Be Seeing You, I Hope!; Welcoming Professor Beth Plummer; Reflections on Religion, War, and the Reformation; Footnotes: A Journal of History; Introducing Hannah McClain; Obituaries

Desert Harvest, vol 25, no. 1, spring 2017

A Generous Heart is More Valuable than Great Wealth; A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words; In Memoriam, Dr. Peter W. Foley; 31st Annual Town and Gown Lecture: Comparative Reformations; The Complexities of Luther's Emotions

Desert Harvest, vol. 24, no. 2, fall 2016

The excitement of 2017!; What is a historian’s idea of fun? A conference!; 2017 events; workshop at the Newberry Library; new student Rachel Small; Founder's Day

Desert Harvest, vol. 24, no. 1, spring 2016 

Reflections on history and contemporary challenges; an informal sabbatical report; in memoriam, Donald Weinstein; annual lecturer Thomas Kaufmann; looking for traces of Anabaptists in Zurich

Desert Harvest, vol. 23, no. 2, fall 2015

Francis Bacon and the division seminar; the Duke August Library, a "resort" for scholars; visiting scholar Peter Lake; reflections from Augsburg, Germany; new Ph.D. graduates; new student Benjamin Miller

Desert Harvest, vol. 23, no. 1, spring 2015

Tribute to Luise Betterton at 25 years in the Division; naming as a historical problem; fairies matter. No, really!; annual lecturer Thomas Burman; the history of everything ever?; in memoriam, Wilhelm H. Lotz and Remo DiCenso 

Desert Harvest, vol. 22, no. 2, fall 2014

You too shape the university with your gifts!; comparisons across time and space; visiting scholar Arnold Snyder; "the most liveable city in the world"; my summer in Freiburg; deciphering the past; new student Annie Morphew

Desert Harvest, vol. 22, no.1, spring 2014

The enduring primacy of human studies; how to do interdisciplinary work; annual lecturer Alexandra Walsham; continuities in culture; Paris redux

Desert Harvest, vol. 21, no. 1. fall 2013

Connections; Books and E-books: how do they stack up?; stepping into the shoes of a nineteenth-century print-man; visiting scholars Michael Van Dussen and Craig Harline; new students

Desert Harvest, vol. 21, no. 1, spring 2013

What are you doing in 2017?; historians and fear; annual lecturer Edward Muir; visiting scholar Kaspar von Greyerz; ways of knowing in the Renaissance: graduate student research on prints in the UAMA's collection

Desert Harvest, vol. 20, no. 2, fall 2012

This is not a boondoggle . . .; from fiction to better history; experiences at a conference in Eisenach and at a summer course in Erlangen

Desert Harvest, vol. 20, no. 1, spring 2012

I will lift my eyes . . .to the faces of students!; 300 years from now; annual lecturer Thomas A. Brady Jr.; visiting scholars Nicholas Terpstra and Retha Warnicke

Desert Harvest, vol. 19, no. 2, fall 2011

The past is a foreign country . . .; visiting scholar Cary Nederman; Fulbright Fellows experiences in Münster and Vienna.

Desert Harvest, vol. 19, no. 1, spring 2011

Friendship and the color blue; Joys, tribulations of grad school; annual lecturer Barbara Diefendorf; medieval pilgrims to the Holy Land
Desert Harvest, vol. 18, no. 2, fall 2010

Special Heiko A. Oberman Chair Endowment Completion issue: Oberman Chair & Library Gala; visiting scholar Miriam Bodian; archival research in Wolfenbüttel (Germany), Vienna, and Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France)

Desert Harvest, vol. 18, no. 1, spring 2010

What exactly does a professor do?; annual lecturer Heinz Schilling; visiting scholar Bruce Gordon; surge in the field of religious history

Desert Harvest, vol. 17, no. 2, fall 2009

The idea of Humboldt: research and learning; visiting scholar James M. Estes; five unforgettable doctoral summers in Germany, England, and Switzerland

Desert Harvest, vol. 17, no. 1, spring 2009

Regents' Professor appointment, Susan C. Karant-Nunn; inaugural lecture and banquet of Oberman Professor, Ute Lotz-Heumann; annual lecturer Londa Schiebinger; first impressions by Ute Lotz-Heumann

Desert Harvest, vol. 16, no. 2, fall 2008

First Oberman Professor, Ute Lotz-Heumann; three fellowships won; paleography study in St. Louis; student research among the Sisters of the Visitation in France

Desert Harvest, vol. 16, no. 1, spring 2008

Annual lecturer David Cressy; visiting scholar Hartmut Lehmann; the German Sermon Database Project

Desert Harvest, vol. 15, no. 2, fall 2007

Oberman Visiting Professor, Thomas A. Brady Jr.; the High Country Seminar; new associated faculty, Cynthia White; in memoriam, Morris H. Martin; student research in the English Midland counties

Desert Harvest, vol. 15, no. 1 , spring 2007

Annual lecturer Natalie Zemon Davis; visiting scholars Erika Rummel and James M. Estes;  in memoriam, Ann Orlov-Rubinow; acquiring interdisciplinary tools in seminar

Desert Harvest, vol. 14, no. 2, fall 2006

Bazy Tankersley's Affair for the Chair; Helen Nader receives award; visiting scholars Scott Hendrix and David Nirenberg; new adjunct faculty, Diane Korngiebel;  language study in Munich

Desert Harvest, vol. 14, no. 1, spring 2006

$1 million halfway-mark achieved; 20th annual lecture and banquet with Rev. Dr. Andrew Greeley; visiting scholars Erika Rummel and Andrew C. Gow;  alumna reflects on first tenure-track year at Luther College, Iowa

Desert Harvest, vol. 13, no. 2 , fall 2005

New associated faculty, Kari Boyd McBride; visiting scholars Charles Zika and Carlos Eire;  research in Nice; language study in Heidelberg

Desert Harvest, vol. 13, no. 1, spring 2005

Annual lecturer Caroline Walker Bynum; visiting scholars Erika Rummel, James M. Estes and Corine Schleif;  Fulbright to Valencia

Desert Harvest, vol. 12, no. 2, fall 2004

New associated faculty, David L. Graizbord;  visiting scholars Harvey J. Graff and Paul Freedman;  Paradise Valley benefit for Oberman Research Collection;  students' sojourns in Rome and Paris

Desert Harvest, vol. 12, no. 1, spring 2004

Annual lecturer James D. Tracy; visiting scholars Theodore Evergates and Maureen Miller;  Director's Berlin sabbatical

Desert Harvest, vol. 11, no. 2 , fall 2003

Fulbright to Switzerland; summer of Latin in Rome

Desert Harvest, vol. 11, no. 1 , spring 2003

Annual lecturer William Chester Jordan; visiting scholar James M. Stayer; students research abroad in Antwerp and Lyon

Desert Harvest, vol. 10, no. 2 , fall 2002

Campaign Launch to endow the Heiko A. Oberman Chair; new associated faculty, Pia F. Cuneo; visiting scholar Merry Wiesner-Hanks; sabbatical article from associated faculty Alan E. Bernstein

Desert Harvest, vol. 10, no. 1 , spring 2002

Annual lecturer Elaine Pagels; visiting scholars Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Miriam Usher Chrisman, and Anne Jacobson Schutte; graduate students on the job hunt

Desert Harvest, vol. 9, no. 2 , fall 2001

In Memoriam: Heiko Augustinus Oberman, 1930-2001; History Department Professors Alan E. Bernstein and Helen Nader become associated faculty of the Division; visiting scholar Tom Scott

Desert Harvest, vol. 9, no. 1 , spring 2001

Annual lecturer Patrick Collinson; visiting scholars Irena Backus and H. C. Erik Midelfort

Desert Harvest, vol. 8, no. 2 , fall 2000

International Symposium issue: Heiko A. Oberman's 70th birthday; visiting scholar Brad Gregory; students' summer seminar at Ekeby, the Netherlands

Desert Harvest, vol. 8, no. 1 , spring 2000

Annual lecturer John P. Frank; visiting scholars Andrew Pettegree and Bernard Roussel

Desert Harvest, vol. 7, no. 2 , fall 1999

Student's impressions of Germany; Summer Lecture Series; student's view of presenting a conference paper for the first time

Desert Harvest, vol. 7, no. 1 , spring 1999

Annual lecturer Robert Wistrich; Sigrun Haude, University of Cincinnati, alumna looks back

Desert Harvest, vol. 6, no. 1 , spring 1998

Division's first Combibium; launching of the Journal of Early Modern History ; annual lecturer Thomas F. O'Meara; student's research of the Inquisition in Rome; visiting scholars James M. Estes and Thomas A. Brady, Jr.

Desert Harvest, vol. 5, no. 1 , spring 1997

Annual lecturer John Dillenberger; visiting scholar Francis Higman; students' experiences in Tübingen and Paris

Desert Harvest, vol. 4, no. 1 , spring 1996

Heiko A. Oberman awarded the Heineken Prize; students' impressions of Geneva, Salzburg, and Paris; alumni look back from positions at Hope College (Michigan), Stanford University, and Southern Utah University

Desert Harvest, vol. 3, no. 1 , spring 1995

Annual lecturer Jaroslav Pelikan; students abroad in Mainz, Toronto, and Geneva; alumni look back from positions at the University of Cincinnati, University of Groningen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Alberta

Desert Harvest, vol. 2, no. 1 , spring 1992

Annual lecturer Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi; students abroad in Cambridge and Tübingen

Desert Harvest, vol. 1, no. 2 , spring 1991

Three Division Fulbrights awarded; student anticipates long-awaited year in Tübingen

Desert Harvest, vol. 1, no. 1 , fall 1990

Anti-clericalism Conference