A. Roger Ekirch, a professor in the Department of History, delivered the keynote address, “The Modernization of Sleep,” at a conference of the Royal Society of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Division, held February 7 in London.
Ekirch’s recently published book, American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution (New York: Pantheon, 2017), was selected in February as a “Featured Book” of the History Book Club and as a Publisher’s Weekly “Book of the Week,” and he gave a talk about the book in Durham, North Carolina, which aired on Book TV (C-Span 2) on March 19. His essay, “How the Bloodiest Mutiny in British Naval History Helped Create American Political Asylum,” appeared on the Smithsonian Magazine website on March 24.
Ekirch was interviewed about his research for the February issue of Ça M’Intéresse (Gennevilliers); the Daily Mail (London) on February 7; the Times (London) on February 11; the February 23 issue of the Duke Chronicle; the Roanoke Times (Q&A, Book Review Section) on March 19; and the March issue of Monocle Magazine. In addition, Ekirch was appointed to the Board of Editors of Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.