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Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smith College

Mon, 05/02/2016

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...

2016 Rose Award for Undergraduate Research

Thu, 04/28/2016

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...

2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Wed, 04/27/2016

Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded 2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowships to four history PhD candidates.  They and their dissertation titles are as follows:

Elizabeth Dyer: “Dramatic License: Histories of Kenyan Theater, 1895-2002”

Katie Hickerson: “Resurrection Politics: Death and the Birth...

2016 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

Wed, 04/20/2016

The History Undergraduate Advisory Board has selected Antonio Feros as the winner of the 2016 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty.  

2016 Teaching Assistant of the Year

Wed, 04/20/2016

The History Undergraduate Advisory Board has selected Nimrod Ben Zeev as the winner of the 2016 award for Teaching Assistant of the Year.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tue, 04/19/2016

Roger Chartier has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Tue, 04/19/2016

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies has awarded a Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship to Kelsey Norris, to support research in Russia during academic year 2016-17. Kelsey will be working on a project entitled “Displaced Persons and the Politics of Family Reunification in the Postwar Soviet Union.” In addition, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, D.C.) has awarded Kelsey a five-month research fellowship (to be taken...

Penn Humanities Forum Faculty Fellowship

Tue, 04/19/2016

Ann Farnsworth-Alvear has received a Penn Humanities Forum Faculty Fellowship for next year.  She’ll participate in the year on the theme of “Translation.”

Distinguished Lecturers of the Organization of American Historians

Mon, 04/18/2016

Kathy Brown and Walter Licht were selected as Distinguished Lecturers of the Organization of American Historians.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Award Winners

Mon, 04/18/2016

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2016

Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis:
Ryan Anderson
“There grows in the land here neither wine nor meat”: Governance and Conflict in the German Rule of 16th Century Venezuela

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Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history: 
Sarah Emmerich
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