Penn History majors Jamie Seah, Ariel Smith and Alec Ward, and History minor Sarah Baer, are among the inaugural cohort of the Perry World House undergraduate fellows. This year’s 25 fellows will be mentored by Perry World house faculty and participate in seminars “designed to teach the necessary skills to translate research into policy-relevant output, guiding students to explore and analyze urgent global concerns.”...
Alexis Neumann has been appointed for a second year as a Penn Libraries Fellow. Her responsibilities will include working with the Kislak Center and the Advancement team on academic programing, communications, and public history. She will also oversee the 2016-17 series of graduate student Kislak seminars, which she initiated during her first fellowship year.
The Institute for Turkish Studies has awarded Jim Ryan a Dissertation Writing Grant to support completion of his doctoral thesis, entitled "The Republic of Others: Opponents of Kemalism in Turkey's Single Party Era, 1919-1950."
Natalie Shibley has been awarded a Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant for research in the Human Sexuality Collection at Cornell University Library as well as a Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities from Penn's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program.
Penn’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism has awarded a 2016-17 dissertation completion fellowship to Emma Teitelman. Her dissertation is entitled “Governing the Peripheries: Capitalism and State Formation in the Postbellum United States.”
Vanessa Ogle's book The Global Transformation of Time 1870 - 1950 was awarded the 2015 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ book prize for a first book written by a woman in any field other than women, gender, and sexuality.
Sally Gordon's article, “The African Supplement: Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in Early National America” William and Mary Quarterly (July 2015) was chosen as co-winner of the Lester J. Cappon prize, awarded annually to the best article published each year in the journal.
Mukaram Hhana has been chosen for the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smith College, a 2-year appointment connected to both the History Department and the Program in Middle East Studies. Mukaram’s dissertation, which she is scheduled to defend later this month, is entitled "Commandeering Empires: Egypt, Tripoli, and Tunis in the Age of Revolution, 1774-1835.” Her committee consists of Eve Troutt Powell (chair), Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Peter Holquist, and Alan...
The 2016 Rose Award for Undergraduate Research has been given to three History Majors: Otto Kienitz, Varun Menon, and Aaron Senior. The Rose Award recognizes “outstanding undergraduate research projects completed by graduating seniors under the supervision of a Penn faculty member.” The award is very competitive, and submissions come from all of Penn’s schools. Otto, Varun, and Aaron won the award for their History Honors Thesis projects, detailed below.
Otto Kienitz, “Sir Percy Loraine and Anglo-Turkish...