Left to right: Laura Stewart, Caroline Bastian, Liz Mullenix, Robert Wicks, Rob Robbins, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Heidi McWilliams, Jason Shaiman.
Steve Sullivan, left, and Robert Wicks, right.
Seattle, WA 98195, United States
Robert Wicks earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.
Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
Robert Wicks earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell University.
(This substantial work explores the impact of monetization...)
This substantial work explores the impact of monetization in premodern Southeast Asia from the third century BCE to the rise of Maleka in the early fifteenth century. The author explores why concepts of money developed unevenly throughout the region. He considers trade policies, price controls, exchange ratios, monopolies, variant standards of value, and the administrative structures required to support such a complex economic innovation.
(Niven discovered a remarkable expanse of ruins in the rug...)
Niven discovered a remarkable expanse of ruins in the rugged state of Guerrero along Mexico’s western coast. During the early 1890s, Niven's explorations were sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Later, he continued to explore on his own. His photographs, letters, diaries, and newspaper accounts are now the only source of information on many sites that were later destroyed by grave robbers, neglect, and the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution in 1911. Buried Cities, Forgotten Gods is based upon his surviving manuscripts and personal papers.
Robert Wicks earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington in 1975. Following undergraduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wicks completed a Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Art and Archaeology at Cornell University in 1983.
Robert Wicks joined the faculty at Miami University in 1983. He was a Fulbright Lecturer at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. He has been a director of the Miami University Art Museum since 2003.
Wicks is the founding editor of Wyandot History Digital Archive (WHDA), a documentary initiative hosted by the Wyandotte Nation's Culture Center and Museum in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The main objective of WHDA is to assemble digital versions of primary historical sources associated with the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century Huron/Wyandot experience in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Robert Wicks also wrote several books. In Money, Markets, and Trade in Early Southeast Asia: The Development of Indigenous Monetary Systems to AD 1400, Robert S. Wicks provides his research on the history of money in Southeast Asia up to the fifteenth century. He discusses the materials used to make the money, and also its various uses in the different areas of Southeast Asia.
Wicks became interested in William Nivin when he was a high school student. Nivin was a mineralogist, businessman, archeologist, and explorer, among other things. His explorations included ruins in the Mexican state of Guerrero, and his finding of twenty-six hundred inscribed stone tablets in the Valley of Mexico. Many of the areas he explored were later destroyed by neglect, robbers, and the Mexican Revolution in 1911. Wicks' interest in Nivin continued into adulthood, and he wrote Buried Cities, Forgotten Gods: William Niven's Life of Discovery and Revolution in Mexico and the American Southwest with Nivin’s grandson, Roland H. Harrison. Buried Cities, Forgotten Gods is a biography on Nivin and his explorations, based on Nevin’s manuscripts, papers, and personal letters to his family.
In 2005, Wicks and co-author Fred R. Foister published Junius and Joseph: Presidential Politics and the Assassination of the First Mormon Prophet, a study of the 1844 U.S. presidential campaign.
(This substantial work explores the impact of monetization...)1992
(Niven discovered a remarkable expanse of ruins in the rug...)1999
(Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister engage in a thorough ...)2005