Author Archives: Shatha Almutawa

About Shatha Almutawa

Shatha is the senior editor of Perspectives on History. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she worked on Muslim and Jewish intellectual history. Her BA is from Mount Holyoke College. From 2009-2013 she was editor of Sightings, which is published by the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, and she also worked at the University of Chicago Press, Inc. magazine and the journal CrossCurrents. She has taught at Qatar University, where she was an assistant professor in the history department, Bradley University, where she was a visiting professor, as well as Cornell College, Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago. She served as Iraq Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA between 2009 and 2011.

Cup with centaurs. Credit: Bibliotheque national de France, Departement des monnaies, medailles et antiques, Paris.

Conserving the Berthouville Treasure

As Shatha Almutawa reports in the September issue of Perspectives on History, a humble French farmer’s 1830s discovery of a trove of Roman silver artifacts has been carefully restored by conservators at the Getty Villa. Here, art conservator Susan Lansing Maish takes us behind the scenes of efforts to restore and interpret this priceless treasure.


History in the Art of Tom Lea

On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted a symposium entitled The Art of Tom Lea: Preserving Our National Heritage.

Transportation Tips for the Annual Meeting

Want to attend the AHA annual meeting, but aren’t sure how to get there? Are you looking for ways to save money on travel so you can revel with fellow historians in the Big Apple? To assist you in these endeavors, the AHA staff has kindly put together a few tips on inexpensive travel options.

The last of the horse-drawn carriages. Photo by Brown Brothers. Courtesy of the New York Times photo archive.

If you’re coming from within a few hours of the city, you may want to consider taking the train.