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.”
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...
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 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.
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.
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...
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
Rasul Miller was awarded a FLAS fellowship to study Arabic in Jordan this summer.
Hope McGrath was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Penn's School of Arts and Sciences. The fellowship will allow her to spend next year finishing her dissertation, entitled “Working for the Army: American Soldiers and the Making of Capital’s Empire.”
Sam Lacy was awarded two fellowships, from the AnBryce Scholarship Program and the Furman Academic Scholars Program, which will cover full tuition and fees at NYU Law School. Sam plans to get his J.D. from NYU as part of his training in legal history. He will return to Penn to complete his dissertation, tentatively titled, "A Pious Punishment: White Southern Protestants and the Legality of Lynching in the Jim Crow South, 1877-1935."