Bradley Fellowship

Mon, 03/31/2014

Dani Holtz was awarded a Bradley Fellowship for Spring 2014. Dani served as the Assistant Editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, which came out last year and was just named a Best Reference 2013 by the Library Journal. 

Research and Language Training Fellowship

Tue, 01/14/2014

Kelsey Rice was awarded a Research and Language Training Fellowship from the American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. Kelsey will use the fellowship in Azerbaijan for research on her dissertation, "Crossroads Intellectuals: Enlightenment Societies and Music Assemblies in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Azerbaijan." 

Advanced Research Fellowship from the American Councils

Tue, 01/14/2014

Sam Casper was awarded an Advanced Research Fellowship from the American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.  During 2014 Sam will conduct research in Russia for his dissertation, "The Bolshevik Afterlife: Rehabilitation in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union, 1953-1970."

Sidney Xu Lu's article has been published

Fri, 12/06/2013

Sidney Xu Lu's article, "Good Women for Empire: Educating Overseas Female Emigrants in Imperial Japan, 1900-45," was published in the Journal of Global History

Roger Chartier Publishes New Book

Mon, 10/14/2013

Congratulations to Professor Roger Chartier, whose new book, The Author's Hand and the Printer's Mind, was published.

Purchase a copy of the book here!

Professor Cheikh Anta Babou awarded fellowship in Berlin

Sun, 09/29/2013

Professor Cheikh Anta Babou won a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Study) in Berlin for the 2013-2014 academic year, where he will is conducting research on religion and immigration from the France’s former French West African colonies in Europe and North America.

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Adam Goodman interviewed for Mexican TV

Sat, 09/21/2013

Adam Goodman, was recently interviewed on Mexican TV about issues of migration and deportation, whether the "American dream" is still alive for Mexicans, and the competing narratives of Mexico as an economic success story vs. the experience of the vast majority struggling to get by.

Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Grants

Wed, 09/18/2013

Alex Ponsen and Yakov Feygin were awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad grants for 2013-2014 from the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is working on a dissertation entitled "Conflict and Coexistence on the Periphery of Empire: The Limits of Sovereignty in the Iberian Imperial World, 1570-1650." Yakov is working on a dissertation entitled " Accounting for Ruins: The International Political-Economy of the Soviet...

Alexandra Montgomery Awarded First Prize in Essay Contest

Thu, 09/12/2013

Alexandra Montgomery was awarded first prize in the Colonial Essay Award competition sponsored by the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania for her essay entitled "In Search of Empire: Historians, Colonies, and the Seventeenth Century." The Colonial Essay Award is a biennial monetary prize recognizing excellence in historical research and writing. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students of colleges and universities affiliated with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

Professor Emeritus and Former Penn President, Sheldon Hackney, Passes Away at age 79

Thu, 09/12/2013

In memoriam Sheldon Hackney. Professor emeritus and former Penn president, he died this morning at age 79. He was a great teacher and mentor to many of us, and a consummate good citizen and leader. We will post a full obituary and information about his memorial service soon.