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American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant

Fri, 04/07/2017

Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik has been awarded an AIMS (American Institute for Maghrib Studies) grant, in order to support research in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia for her project “Poetics of Panafrican Power: Creating Cultural Panafricanism in the Maghreb.”

Paraska’s committee is: Cheikh Babou (advisor); Prof. Eve Troutt Powell; and Prof. Lydie Moudileno (French Department). 

Colonial Society Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Fri, 04/07/2017

Hannah Anderson has accepted a fellowship as a “Colonial Society Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium.”  

Hannah’s project is "Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America." Her committee is: Prof. Kathleen Brown, Prof. Dan Richter, and Prof. Bob St. George.

Dissertation Completion Awards

Wed, 04/05/2017

This year, Grad Division awarded ca. 23 such DCF awards across the School of Arts and Sciences.  Our graduate community has done exceedingly well year, garnering three DCF awards for History graduate students and one DCF award for a student pursuing a joint degree in History and Africana.  The awardees are:

Jooyeon Hahm, for her dissertation, "Family Matters: Unwed Mothers and Illegitimate Children in the Japanese Empire, 1895–1945.” ...

Sweden-America Foundation Grant

Wed, 04/05/2017

Ben Katzeff-Silberstein has received a major grant from the Sweden-America Foundation.  The grant is to support Ben’s doctoral research on surveillance in North Korea from 1948 onward. 

Ben’s graduate committee is: Eugene Park (advisor); Prof. Peter Holquist; and Prof. Arthur Waldron

Postdoctoral Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University

Wed, 04/05/2017

Holly Stephens has accepted a post as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University.  

Inaugurated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising young scholars specializing in East Asia a year at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced...

Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association: Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper

Wed, 04/05/2017

Chloe Nurik, a senior History Major at Penn, won the Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper at the Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association in Harrisburg, PA on April 1, 2017.  Chloe’s prize-winning paper, “Gin, Gentlemen, and Generational Conflict,” analyzes “the rise of peer bonding and homosocial rituals for collegiates at Penn, Harvard, and Yale in the 1920s and argues that these young men tried to integrate both new...

Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University

Wed, 04/05/2017

Yakov Feygin has received a postdoc position as "History and Public Policy Post-doctoral Fellow" at the Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.

Yakov’s  dissertation is entitled “Building a Ruin: The International Political Economy of Soviet Reformism 1956-1991.”  Yakov’s committee members are: Prof. Ben Nathans (advisor); Prof. Peter Holquist; and Prof....

Thouron Award

Mon, 03/27/2017

The History Department would like to congratulate Joe Kiernan, a senior History Major, for winning a prestigious Thouron Award!  One of six recipients at Penn, Joe will use the prize to pursue graduate study in the UK next year.  He plans to do an MPhil or MLitt in International Relations with an emphasis on historical international security.  

Joe recently completed an Honors Thesis in History titled “Sermons of...

2016 George Louis Beer Prize

Mon, 10/03/2016

Vanessa Ogle has been selected as the winner of the 2016 George Louis Beer Prize for her book The Global Transformation of Time: 1870 -1950 (Harvard Univ. Press, 2015). The Beer Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honor a distinguished book in European international history since 1895.

 

“Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Tue, 09/13/2016

Jooyeon Hahm has been awarded a “Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies” from The Center for Chinese Studies, Taiwan, to support research on her dissertation on family law in the early twentieth century Japanese empire.  

Jooyeon’s dissertation committee: Fred R. Dickinson (Advisor);...