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Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History

Fri, 10/31/2014

Mary Frances Berry was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History.  Election as Honorary Fellow is the highest honor that the Society can confer on a fellow historian.  It recognizes a lifetime of scholarly distinction and leadership in the field. 

American Historical Association's 2014 Honorary Foreign Member

Tue, 10/28/2014

The American Historical Association named Roger Chartier the 2014 Honorary Foreign Member, one of its highest distinctions.  The Association established the Honorary Foreign Membership in 1886 to recognize historians working outside the United States for their distinguished scholarship and assistance to American scholars working in their country.

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

Wed, 10/22/2014

Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani received a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship for AY 2014-15.

American Jewish Historical Society’s biennial Henry L. Feingold Graduate Student Essay Prize

Wed, 09/03/2014

Ayelet Brinn received the American Jewish Historical Society’s biennial Henry L. Feingold Graduate Student Essay Prize for her paper, “'The Truth About Married Life': B.Z. Goldberg’s Literary Cross-Dressing in the Pages of the Tog.”

Article Appearing in the History News Network and the Huffington Post

Mon, 07/14/2014

Kevin Waite published a piece on slavery and the Civil War in California in two separate outlets: the History News Network and the Huffington Post. The HNN piece is available here and a slightly modified version of the piece that appeared in the Huffington Post is available here.

Kevin also has a scholarly article coming out in the September issue of...

GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation

Fri, 06/06/2014

Anthony Pratcher was awarded a GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation to support research for his dissertation, "The Consumption of Community: Space, Race, and Society in Suburban Phoenix, 1950-1995."

The Council for European Studies First Article Prize

Thu, 06/05/2014

The Council for European Studies awarded its European Studies First Article Prize in the Humanities to Vanessa Ogle, for her American Historical Review piece, "Whose Time Is It? The Pluralization of Time and the Global Condition," published in December 2013.

2014 James Q. Wilson Award for Distinguished Scholarship on the Nature of a Free Society

Thu, 05/15/2014

Alan Charles Kors received the 2014 James Q. Wilson Award for Distinguished Scholarship on the Nature of a Free Society, awarded by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University.

Bernadotte Schmitt Research Grant & New Media Grant

Fri, 05/09/2014

Elizabeth Dyer was awarded the Bernadotte Schmitt Research Grant from the American Historical Association and a New Media Grant from Penn. The AHA funds are supporting a visit to London and Oxford to research film and theatre in colonial Kenya; the Penn funds are to enable Elizabeth to work in Nairobi to recover film and video coverage of historic dramatic performances, and to convert them to digital formats for viewing and preservation. All this in connection with her dissertation, "Play on...

Phi Beta Kappa 2014

Thu, 05/08/2014

Twelve students were named Phi Beta Kappa: 

Panarat Anamwathana ‘14

Serena Covkin ‘14

Robert Franco ‘14

Julia Kelsoe ‘14

Stephen Klapper ‘15

Isabel Oliveres ‘14

Steven J. Perez ‘14

Sarah V. Riblet ‘14

Dena A. Schwartz ‘14

Andrew E. Starling ‘14

Shawn Teo ‘15

Emmett M. Wynn ‘15

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