Webb contributes to forthcoming book

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2003-11-19
Huntington, Ind.— Dr. Jeffrey Webb, assistant professor of history at Huntington College, is contributing to the forthcoming book, The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World 1500-1850. The book is to be published in 2004 by Scholarly Resources. Dr. Webb’s proposal for an essay on indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania was among eighteen selected for the collection from a pool of ninety-seven submissions.

In addition, Webb’s proposal for the paper, “Apes in Purple Robes: Signs of Power in Early America,” has been accepted for the third international conference, “Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations,” to be held in June of 2004, at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Other American history publications Webb has contributed to include H-Net, Religious Studies Review, American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of Chicago History, Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, Ground Warfare, An International Encyclopedia, and Encyclopedia of the Midwest.

Dr. Webb began teaching at Huntington College in the fall of 1999. He earned his BA in history from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1987, his MA in history from Cleveland State University in 1989, and his PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 2001. He has served as instructor at Roosevelt University and Trinity Christian College and as a lecturer and writing intern at the University of Chicago. He has earned several grants and awards, most recently the NEH Summer Institute Fellowship (2002) and the Faculty Development Grant (2002). In 2002, Webb was the co-facilitator at the Workshop on Interactive Teaching Methods for the School of Management and Business at Beijing Institute of Technology, and in 2003, he was named Huntington College Professor of the Year.

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Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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