Jonathan W. Daly

    Email Address: daly@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: History
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1019 UH M/C 198 Phone: 996-3141
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/hist/Faculty/daly.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I have three main ongoing projects:
    1. A book on "Seven Myths of the Russian Revolution." Components of the project are: (a) Investigating which developments in the Russian Revolution are considered the biggest myths. (b) Researching the myths to find out what really happened.

    2. An intellectual biography of historian and Sovietologist Richard Pipes. Components of the project are:

    (a) An investigation of his contributions to the end of the Cold War.

    (b) An examination of Pipes’s voluminous writings Russian intellectual, and cultural, political history.

    (c) A study of the scholarly controversies that his writings provoked.

    3. Revisions to my textbook, The Rise of Western Power: A Comparative History of Western Civilization (used him HIST/INST 105) for a second edition. Components of the project are: (a) Integrating latest research. (b) Proposing new maps. (c) Verifying and improving argumentation. (d) Eliminating any errors.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Familiarity with common online search techniques OR general knowledge about European and world history OR knowledge of Russian language.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Each of these projects requires compiling bibliographical references, gathering relevant documentation, analyzing texts, and preparing brief reports.

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