PCCBS Newsletter Fall 2010

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Article Prize Winners

2017:
Winner: Steve Hindle, “Representing Rural Society: Labor, Leisure and the Landscape in an Eighteenth-Century Conversation Piece,” Critical Inquiry 41, no. 3 (Spring 2015): 615-54.
Honorable Mention: Pryia Satia, “Byron, Gandhi and the Thompsons: The Making of British Social History and the Unmaking of Indian History,” History Workshop Journal 81 (Spring 2016): 135-170.
2017 Article Prize Description

2015:
Winner: Rebecca Lemon (USC), “Compulsory Conviviality in Early Modern England,” English Literary Renaissance 43, no. 3 (September 2013): 381- 414
2015 Article Prize description
Honorable Mention: Radhika Natarajan (Reed College), “Performing Multiculturalism: The Commonwealth Arts Festival of 1965,” Journal of British Studies 53, no. 3 (July 2014): 705-733

2013:
Winner: David Cressy, “Saltpetre, State Security and Vexation in Early Modern England,” Past & Present 212 (August 2011): 73-211
2013 Article Prize Description

2011:
Winner: Simon Devereaux, “Recasting the Theatre of Execution: The Abolition of the Tyburn Ritual,” Past and Present 202, no. 1 (2009).
2011 Article Prize

2009:
Winner: Amy Woodson-Boulton, “‘Industry without Art is Brutality’: Aesthetic Ideology and Social Practice in Victorian Art Museums” Journal of British Studies 46, no. 1 (2007)
Honorable mention: Molly McClain, “Love, Friendship and Power: Queen Mary II’s Letters to Frances Apsley” Journal of British Studies 47, no. 3 (2008)
2009 Article Prize description

2007:
Priya Satia, “The Defense of Inhumanity: Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia” 111, no. 1 (2006)
2007 Article Prize description

2005:
Erika Rappaport, “‘The Bombay Debt’: Letter Writing, Domestic Economies and Family Conflict in Colonial India” Gender & History 16, no. 2 (2004).
2005 Article Prize description

2003:
Lori Anne Ferrell, “The Sacred, the Profane, and the Union: Politics of Sermon and Masque at the Court Wedding of Lord and Lady Hay” in Politics, Religion and Popularity: Essays in Honour of Conrad Russell, ed. T. Cogswell, R. Cust and P. Lake (Cambridge UP 2002)
2003 Article Prize description

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Graduate Prize Winners

2018: Murphy Temple (Stanford), “Spiritualism, the Body, and ‘Good Death’ in the First World War”
Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Schmidt (UC Santa Barbara), “Culinary Commonplacing: An Examination of Borders in 18th- and 19th-Century Personal Recipe Collections.”
2018 Graduate Prize descriptions

2017: Jon Connolly (Stanford University), “Indentured Free Labor: Legal Ideology in the Era of Emancipation”
2017 Graduate Prize description

2016: Sofia Cepeda (University of Arizona), “She Has Got a Husband at Sea: Seamen, Women, and the State, 1792-1815”
2016 Graduate Prize description

2015: Catherine L. Chou (Stanford), “Henry Howard and the Popish Parliament”
2015 Graduate Prize description

2014: Karin Amundsen (USC), “‘Upon Uncertain Hope of Gain’: Alchemy and Empire in Tudor England” 2014 Graduate Prize description

2014 (Honorable Mention): Jamie Stoops (University of Arizona), “‘Pestilent Publications’: Pornography and Class Relations in Victorian England” 2014 Graduate Prize Honorable Mention

2013: Aidan Forth (Stanford), “Repression and Relief: Civilian ‘Concentration Camps’ in the British Empire, 1871-1903”
2013 Graduate Prize description

2012: Lauren Horn Griffin (UC Santa Barbara), “St. Winefride’s Well Revisited: Confessional Identity & Devotional Practice in Stuart England”
2012 Graduate Prize Description

2011: Justin Reed (UC Riverside), “Dutch Propaganda and the Repeal of the Test Acts”
2011 Graduate Prize description

2010: Caroline Shaw (UC Berkeley), “A Sacred Right of Refuge? The Tension Between the Universal and the Particular in the British Application of the Refugee Category, 1880-1905”

2009: Noah Millstone (Stanford), “Evil Counsel: The ‘Propositions to Bridle the Impertinency of Parliament’ and the Crisis of 1629”
2009 Graduate Prize description

2008: Rebecca Hughes (University of Washington), “‘Changing Africa’: Representations of Africans in British Missionary Propaganda, 1919-1939.”
2008 Graduate Prize description

2007: Jeff Hoppes (UC Berkeley), “The Formation of the New Model Army Dragoon Regiment”
2007 Graduate Prize description

2005: Tillman Nechtman (University of Southern California), “‘These Fungus’s of Asia’: Nabobs, Metropolitan Fears, and the Indian Empire”
2005 Graduate Prize description

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Book Prize Winners

2018:
Erika Rappaport, A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World (Princeton, 2017)
Honorable mention: Susan D. Amussen & David E. Underdown, Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640: Turning the World Upside Down (Bloomsbury, 2017)
2018 Book Prize Description

2016:
Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, The Murder of King James I (Yale University Press, 2015)
Marc Matera, Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century (University of California Press, 2015)
2016 Book Prize Description

2014:
Jordanna Bailkin, The Afterlife of Empire (UC Press, 2012)
2014 Book Prize Description
Honorary mention: Michele Tusan, Smyrna’s Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide, and the Birth of the Middle East (UC Press, 2012)

2012:
Reba Soffer, History, Historians, and Conservatism (Oxford, 2010)
2012 Book prize description

2010:
Priya Satia, Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford, 2008)
2010 Book Prize description

2008:
Deborah Harkness, The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (Yale, 2008)
James Vernon, Hunger: A Modern History (Belknap Press, 2007)
2008 Book Prize descriptions

2006:
Victoria Kahn, Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640-1674 (Princeton, 2004)
2006 Book Prize description

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Regular Backups

WordPress, like most CMS tools, has two sets of data that it uses to create the PCCBS web site. The first are the programming files that the WordPress team has created. WordPress uses PHP as its programming language, so all of these files are PHP files.

You don’t need to worry about the PHP files that came with WordPress. You can always restore them from the WordPress web site.

The PHP files that are installed in your plug-ins directory should be backed up by your system administrator whenever a new plug-in is installed. In this way, the system administrator can easily restore the custom plug-ins that the PCCBS site uses. The plug-ins can be backed up by connecting to the server (such as with Apple Personal Filesharing) and dragging the wp-content folder to your local hard drive. This also backs up any images or PDF files that have been uploaded to the site.

But the most important data for the PCCBS are the articles, pages, links, and other content of the site. This content is stored in a MySQL database. It is updated every time someone adds new content or modifies existing content, whether it be an article, a page, a link, a comment, a category, or any other content. If this data is lost it cannot be restored unless you have a MySQL backup.

You should make regular backups of the MySQL database using the [backup tool->/wp-admin/edit.php?page=wp-db-backup.php] in the Manage section. Once the backup is completed, download it to your local hard drive. You should perform this backup as regularly as you add content, because of the MySQL database is ever lost, all of the content of your site goes with it.

Currently, backups can be performed by level 8 administrators.

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Author and Administrator Levels

All accounts on pccbs.org have a “level” of 0 to 9. The level determines the account’s ability to add content to the site as well as its ability to modify content that other accounts have created. At higher levels, an account can even add and modify other accounts. Viewers browsing the site without an account, or who are not logged in, do not have a level. In some areas, such as the category visibility settings, these viewers are designed as “-1”, or negative 1.

For a detailed and precise description of account levels, [read about user levels on the WordPress Codex->User Levels].

Registered Users

When an account is first created, it has a level of 0 and is a registered user. A registered user cannot create stories or any other content. A registered user can leave comments if comments are enabled for a story, and they can view any categories that have been limited to level 0. They may also edit their own profiles. Other than that, there isn’t any difference between a level 0 registered user and an unregistered viewer.

Authors

To turn a registered user into an author, “promote” them on the [Authors & Users page->/wp-admin/users.php]. When you first promote a registered user to an author, that account will be at level 1. A level 1 author can write articles, but not make public what they’ve written. Another moderator will need to approve their articles for public consumption.

Each level of author above level 1 can approve their own articles, and can approve, edit, or delete articles written by lower level accounts.

Level 4 accounts can moderate comments, and can create new categories or delete old ones.

Administrators

Administrators, accounts of level 5 or higher, can add and promote other accounts. An administrator can only promote another user to levels below their own level. A level 5 administrator can promote other users to level 4.

At level 5, an administrator can create new pages and can add links to the list of links. Level 5 accounts can also change the timestamp of articles.

A level 5 administrator cannot promote a registered user to an author.

By default, level 6 accounts are the minimum level that can upload files, but you can change this in the [miscelleneous options section->/wp-admin/options-misc.php]. Depending on how you want people making articles, it might make sense to drop this down and let higher level authors upload files, such as at level three, four, or five.

Level 6 accounts can see all options panels.

Level 8 accounts can activate themes and plug-ins.

There is one level 10 user, which you should almost never use. Level 10 is reserved for serious system-level changes. Injudicious use of level 10 can result in irreversible changes. Level 10 is required to create a level 9 administrator, but level 9 accounts gain no special privileges other than editing level 8 posts, pages, links, and accounts.

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