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...
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...
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.
The History Undergraduate Advisory Board has selected Nimrod Ben Zeev as the winner of the 2016 award for Teaching Assistant of the Year.
Roger Chartier has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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...
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.”
Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2016
Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis:
“There grows in the land here neither wine nor meat”: Governance and Conflict in the German Rule of 16th Century Venezuela
Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history:
The Social Science Research Council has awarded an International Dissertation Research Fellowship to Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani. Ciruce’s dissertation, supervised by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, is entitled “Powering Iran: Natural Gas, Technology, and the Construction of Iranian Modernity, 1960-2000."