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Alex Chase-Levenson receives the 2018 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching

Thu, 04/26/2018

The Department of History’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's departmental undergraduate teaching awards.  After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, HUAB has selected Alex Chase-Levenson as the recipient of the 2018 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

Juan Pablo Ardila and Lacy Feigh receive Teaching Assistant of the Year Awards

Thu, 04/26/2018

The Department of History’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's departmental undergraduate teaching awards.  After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, HUAB hasnamed two winners of the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award: Juan Pablo Ardila and Lacy Feigh.

 

 

 

Lacy Feigh received the Fulbright US Student Program and an SSRC IDRF!

Thu, 04/26/2018

Lacy Feigh receives not one, but two highly prestigious dissertation awards—the Fulbright US Student Program and an SSRC IDRF! 

Lacy received the Fulbright US Student Program Fellowship and will spend October of 2018-Spring of 2019 in Ethiopia. For all of 2019, she will be splitting time between Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, and the UK with funding from the SSRC Mellon IDRF.

Lacy’s dissertation is currently titled: “Navigating Labor: Networks of Slavery, Migration, and Consumption in the Northwest Indian Ocean, 1919-...

Ayelet Brinn and Tina Irvine were awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCFs)

Thu, 04/26/2018

Ayelet Brinn and Tina Irvine were awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCFs). These are university-wide, highly competitive grants.

Ayelet Brinn’s dissertation is entitled “Miss Amerike: The Yiddish Press’s Encounter with the United States.” Her committee is: Prof. Beth Wenger (advisor); Prof. Kathy Peiss; Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (Germanic Languages and Literatures); and Prof. Tony Michels (University of Wisconsin-Madison) . Ayelet also received an external dissertation completion fellowship from the Association for Jewish Studies, and has declined the DCF.

Tina...

Drew Starling received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Wed, 04/25/2018

Drew Starling received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Doctoral Research Abroad for 2018-2019.  The Fulbright will provide funding for research for his dissertation, entitled, "'Theological Quarrels and Wars of the Pen': Jansensism, the Rise fo Mass Media, and the Fall of the Old Regime," in France next year. 

His committee is: Prof. Sophia Rosenfeld (advisor), Prof. Roger Chartier, Prof. Alan Charles Kors, and Prof. Joan DeJean (French and Francophone Studies).

 

Emma Teitelman was awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Tue, 04/24/2018

Emma Teitelman, was awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in American History at Cambridge University, UK, beginning in October 2018. The fellowship runs from 2018 to 2021.

Emma’s dissertation is entitled “Governing the Peripheries: The Social Reconstruction of the South and West After the American Civil War.”  Her committee is: Prof. Stephanie McCurry (dissertation supervisor); Prof. Steve Hahn; Prof. Kathy Brown; and Prof. Rogers Smith (Political Science). 

 

Four History Department received Dissertation Research Fellowships

Thu, 04/19/2018

 

Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year

Juan Pablo Ardilla-Falla: “Enthroning the Constitution: Colombia's Early Experiences of Citizenship and Nation, 1808-1830”

Committee: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (Advisor), Roger Chartier, Antonio Feros, Amy Offner

Chelsea Chamberlain:  “Diagnostic Clinics and The Problem of Human Defect in Progressive America”

Committee: Kathy Peiss (Advisor); Sally Gordon;...

Five Graduate Students Receive Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowships for the 2018-2019

Thu, 04/19/2018

 

Phillip Mogen: “Unstable Histories, Uncertain Presents: Rethinking the Past and Recognizing the Present during the British Civil Wars, 1638–1660”

Committee: Margo Todd (advisor); Roger Chartier; Antonio Feros; Peter Stallybrass

 Sam Stark: “The Eighteenth Brumaire in Europe and America, 1852-1940”

Committee: Warren Breckman (advisor), Roger Chartier, Vanessa Ogle  

 Drew Starling:...

Professor Emeritus Steve Feierman Elected as a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tue, 04/17/2018

Steve Feierman is a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  A great honor and well-deserved!

Steve is Professor of History Emeritus.  He is the author of Peasant Intellectuals: Anthropology and History in Tanzania(University of Wisconsin Press, 1990), The Shambaa Kingdom: A History (University of Wisconsin Press, 1974), a co-author of African History: from Earliest Times to Independence (Longman, 1995), co-editor of The Social Basis of...

CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Mon, 04/16/2018

Drew Starling received a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources for 2018-2019. The fellowship will allow him to travel to Paris, Utrecht, Leuven, Washington D.C., and Chicago over the course of the next year.

Drew’s dissertation is entitled: “’Theological Quarrels and Wars of the Pen’: Jansenism, the Rise of Mass Media, and the Fall of the Old Regime.”  His committee is: Prof. Sophia Rosenfeld, Prof. Roger Chartier, Prof. Alan Charles Kors, and Prof. Joan DeJean (French and Francophone Studies).

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