Jeffrey Jackson to Receive Profile on History News Network

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Publication Date: 9/17/2007

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of history at Rhodes, has been selected to be listed among History News Network’s (HNN) Top Young Historians.

HNN features profiles of historians who are making their mark on the profession and also are highly regarded for their expertise outside academia. All historians are nominated and undergo a review process before they are chosen.

Jackson is author of Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris (2003) that is now in its second printing. His article “Making Jazz French: The Reception of Jazz Music in Paris, 1927-1934” published in the French Historical Studies won the 2002 Charles R. Bailey Memorial Prize for Best Article from the New York State Association of European Historians.

In addition, Jackson co-edited a collection of essays called Music and History: Bridging the Disciplines. This book brings together the work of junior and senior scholars in the fields of musicology and history to reflect on the ways in which practitioners of these two disciplines can collaborate and learn from one another.

Jackson currently is a Fellow-in-Residence at the Columbia University Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall located in Paris.