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Congratulations to Conor Donnan

Tue, 02/12/2019

The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame has awarded Conor Donnan a Hibernian Research Award for 2019 to Support his dissertation project, "An 'Empire for Liberty?' Irish Immigrants, Native Americans, and American Imperialism in the Trans-Mississippi West Between 1841 and 1924." Congratulations Conor!

Congratulations to Grant Stanton

Mon, 02/11/2019

The 2019 Graduate Research Symposium at the College of William and Mary has awarded Grant Stanton a Prize for Excellence in Scholarship for his paper “The Language of Liberty: Petitioning for Freedom in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1773-1777.”  The prize committee consisted of faculty and members of the Graduate Studies Advisory Board at the College.  

Chelsea Chamberlain published in Nursing Clio

Thu, 02/07/2019

Check out Chelsea Chamberlain's article, "Discovery, Interrupted," in Nursing Clio here: 

https://nursingclio.org/2019/02/05/discovery-interrupted/

Congratulations to Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano

Wed, 02/06/2019

Congratulations to Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano who received a University Research Foundation award and an SAS Research Opportunity Grant to support his book project "Poetics of Empire: Literature and Political Culture at the Early Modern Ottoman Court (1452-1512)

Congratulations to Sophia Rosenfeld

Thu, 01/31/2019

Congratulations to Sophie Rosenfeld on the publication of Democracy and Truth: A Short History (University of Pennsylvania Press)!

Congratulations to Amy Offner

Wed, 01/23/2019

Amy Offner has received a four-month NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Yakov Feygin

Mon, 01/07/2019

Congratulations to Yakov Feygin who has been hired as the new Associate Director of the Program on the Future of Captialism at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles! Yakov successfully defended his dissertation, "Reforming the Cold War State: Economic Thought, Internationalization, and the Politics of Soviet Reform, 1955-1985," in 2017. At Berggruen, Yakov will apply the knowledge he gained as an economic historian to design the program's initiatives on rethinking how states and markets interact in globalized financial capitalism to address issues of distribution and ecological...

Congratulations to Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky

Wed, 01/02/2019

Professor Kathryn Ostrofsky, who received her Penn history PhD in 2015 and currently teaches at Angelo State University in Texas, has published a timely essay on CNN.com. The essay draws on her forthcoming history of Sesame Street, which in turn developed out of her Penn dissertation, "An Aural History of the 1970s Through the Sounds of Sesame Street."

 

Read the essay here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/opinions/sesame-street-homeless-muppet-mission-ostrofsky...

Congratulations to Sarah Xia Yu

Tue, 12/18/2018

Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded Sarah Xia Yu a Hopkinson Fellowship in recognition of her “superlative academic performance.”  The Hopkinson Fellowship supplements her Benjamin Franklin Fellowship by providing extra funds for research in support of Sarah’s dissertation.