News

Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching

Fri, 04/06/2018

Peter Holquist was elected as a recipient of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching this year.  Peter is well known for his commitment to teaching and this award is well-deserved recognition of his efforts.

Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students

Thu, 03/29/2018

Chelsea Chamberlain was selected, along with nine other graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, to receive the School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  A faculty committee singled out Chelsea and the other nine awardees in recognition of her contributions to teaching at the undergraduate level.  The awards seek to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Workshop

Tue, 03/27/2018

 

Sam Finkelman, a first-year in our PhD program, has been invited to participate in the research workshop Ego-Documents in the Soviet Sphere on the Holocaust: Revealing Personal Voices, co-organized by Yad Vashem and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The workshop will take place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel from June 3-7, 2018.

 

 

2017 George and Ann Richards Prize

Thu, 03/22/2018

 

Sarah Gronningsater was awarded the 2017 George and Ann Richards Prize for her article, “‘On Behalf of His Race and the Lemmon Slaves’: Louis Napoleon, Northern Black Legal Culture, and the Politics of Sectional Crisis.”  The prize is awarded annually for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era.

 

Ph.D. Candidate Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wed, 03/14/2018

Robert Hegwood, a PhD candidate in our program, who has been awarded a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies!

In his time there, Robert will be working to develop his dissertation, entitled "The Social Foundations for Growth: Nikkei Brokers and Japan in the Global Imaginary, 1930-1965," into a book manuscript.  Robert’s committee is: Prof. Fred Dickinson (supervisor); Prof. Eiichiro Azuma; Prof. Siyen Fei; and Prof. Eugene Park.

 

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies fellowship

Thu, 02/22/2018

Sam Stark has received a ten-month fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies through the Freie Universität Berlin.  

Sam will be conducting research on his dissertation project, "The Eighteenth Brumaire in the United States and Europe, 1852-1940."  His committee is: Prof. Warren Breckman (advisor); Professor Roger Chartier; and Prof. Vanessa Ogle.

Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Tenure-Track Position

Mon, 02/05/2018

Beeta Baghoolizadeh, a PhD candidate in our department!  Beeta has accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Bucknell University. 

Beeta’s dissertation is titled Seeing Race and Erasing Slavery: Media and the Construction of Blackness in Iran, 1840-1960.   Her dissertation committee is: Prof. Eve Troutt Powell (supervisor); Prof. Kathleen Brown; and Prof. Jamal Elias (Religious Studies). 

School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholar

Wed, 01/31/2018

Gabriel Raeburn (joint degree PhD candidate, History and Religious Studies) has been recognized by the School of Arts and Sciences as a Dean’s Scholar.  This honor recognizes outstanding students for their academic performance and intellectual promise. 

Junior Fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows

Tue, 12/12/2017

Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg has been awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows for 2018-2021.

Tamara is completing a dissertation entitled Reorganizing Halakhic Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Rabbinic Response and Organizational Disruption in a Scholarly Culture.  She is scheduled to defend in Spring 2018.  Tamara’s committee is: Prof. David Ruderman (Advisor); Prof. Roger Chartier; and Prof. Elhanan Reiner...

Washington Post Op-Ed Piece

Mon, 12/04/2017

Penn History Major Parker Abt published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post on November 22nd.  In “There’s a Third-World America that no one Notices,” Parker draws on his honors thesis research to discuss “colonia” communities in the southwest US.

See the piece here.  Like it on the History department Facebook page...