“Cultivating Fascism: Winemaking and Making Italians in Fascist Italy,” Perspectives on Europe 46:1 (Spring 2016): 88-92.
“During its two decades in power, Mussolini’s regime established protected winemaking appellations (Chianti Classico, 1932-present), inaugurated grape- and wine-themed popular festivals (National Festival of the Grape, 1930-present), significantly expanded grape vine cultivation in Italy and in its Mediterranean colonies, and marketed the peninsula’s typical wines (vini tipici) to domestic and foreign consumers.”
Co-authored with Sarah A. Curtis and Jason Lahman
“Blogging in the Classroom: Using a Blog as a Supplemental Resource,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association 50:4 (April 2012): 20-22.
“History is brought to life in the classroom through more than just the discussion of classic texts. Although historians still rely on the written word as their main type of primary source, they are increasingly using other types of sources to shed light on the past. The blog allows the instructor to introduce his or her students to this same process of discovery across the disciplines.”
Review of Representing Italy through Food (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017), Food, Culture & Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, DOI: 10.1080/15528014.2018.1454169.
“For scholars of Italian history and culture, Representing Italy through Food, edited by Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak and Elgin K. Eckert, will be a welcome contribution. Originating in a 2012 conference at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, this anthology explores ‘how representations of Italian food and foodways construct, promote, and/or challenge historically and ideologically specific images of Italy and Italian culture’ (6).”
Digital and Public History Projects
A crowd-sourced collection of writings on the history of fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements and governments during the 20th and 21st centuries. The #NewFascismSyllabus is intended to serve as an entryway into the scholarly literature for those seeking deeper insights into how past societies gravitated towards and experienced varieties of right-wing authoritarianism.
Zapruder World is both a digital journal and a global network of historians and political activists. The journal aspires to “transform the way we look at history, the way historical research is organized, and the way historical knowledge is transmitted from one generation to another.” In addition to my ongoing responsibilities as a Managing Editor, I oversaw the development of the journal’s Drupal-based CMS (Content Management System) website and our typesetted print-version template.
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford University Press, 2011)
A promotional website for Trevor Getz’s Abina and the Important Men. In addition to providing users with a collection of scholarly book reviews of Abina, media coverage of the book’s publication, and a general description of the book’s contents, the website features an interactive timeline, a collection of additional primary sources on the topic of slavery in West Africa, high-resolution maps, PowerPoint presentations, and sample lesson plans for any professor interested in using Abina in his or her own classroom.