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May 8, 2002
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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY’S HAFTER AND CITINO CITED
FOR 18TH CENTURY WOMEN AND MILITARY WORKS


YPSILANTI – Two Eastern Michigan University history professors, Daryl Hafter, of Ann Arbor, and Robert Citino, of Ypsilanti, recently received national recognition for their academic achievements.

Hafter received the 2002 Thomas Newcomen Award in Business History for her article, “Women in the Underground Business of Eighteenth-Century Lyon,” Enterprise & Society, vol. 2, issue 1 (March 2001). Citino, a Western European history specialist, recently had his fifth book, The Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940 (The University of Kansas Press) chosen as a featured selection by the History Book Club.

Hafter will receive $1,000 and a plaque from the Newcomen Society of North America. The annual prize recognizes the best article published the year before in its international journal, Enterprise & Society. Her article dealt with women who profited from their underground businesses in industries such as silk.

“I was really delighted and overwhelmed (to receive the award) since this article was controversial,” said Hafter. “This is the first time in history where underground work benefited women and not their male bosses.”

Hafter currently serves as president of the Society for the History of Technology and was honored in 1999 with EMU’s Scholarly/Creative Activity Award.

Citino’s book will be the History Book Club’s featured selection in August 2002.

Citino, who currently teaches military history at Eastern Michigan, wrote his first book in 1987. His previous books are The Rise and Development of Armored Warfare: A Reference Guide; Germany and the Union of South Africa in the Nazi Period; The Evolution of Blitzkrieg Tactics: Germany Defends Itself Against Poland, 1918-1933; and Crane Army Ammunition Activity Annual Historical Review Fiscal Years 1980-1983.

He won EMU’s Teaching I Award in 1993 for his enthusiasm in the classroom and his ability to inspire student interest in history.

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