The editorial board of the Chicago Journal of History will host "History and Fiction: Narrative, Contexts, and Imagination" on Wednesday, February 15, 4:30–6:00 PM, in the Reynolds Club, South Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave. The panel will discuss the intersection between fiction and history, by exploring such questions as what are the historical and fictional? And how do historical concepts and contexts influence literary production and reception? Jane Dailey, associate professor in History, the Law School, and the College, will moderate the discussion.


Ghenwa Hayek, assistant professor in NELC and the College, studies Arabic society and literature, with a special interest in the relationships among cultural production, space, and identity formation.

Paola Iovene, associate professor in EALC and the College, studies modern Chinese literature and film, with a focus on mutual influence between concepts of history and literary production.

Ada Palmer, assistant professor in History and the College, is the author of two science-fiction novels, Too Like the Lightening and Seven Surrenders; her first scholarly book is Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance.

David Perry, professor of history, Dominican University, is a scholar of medieval Mediterranean history, a journalist, and cultural critic.

The editorial staff wishes to thank the Departments of History, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, the New Collegiate Division, and Medieval Studies for their support.

The Chicago Journal of History was established in spring 2013 and is published by undergraduate students in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. The research journal brings together students from different fields of history for interdisciplinary dialogue.

Editorial Board

Hansong Li, editor in chief
Chloe Hadavas, Alexander Jarman, Sarah Manhardt, Michell Shang, and Miki Takeshita, senior editors
Elazar Chertow, Colin Garon, Emelia Lehmann, Darren Wan, and Sophia Weaver, junior editors
Annie Cantara, designer