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Penn Libraries Fellow

Thu, 06/30/2016

Alexis Neumann has been appointed for a second year as a Penn Libraries Fellow.  Her responsibilities will include working with the Kislak Center and the Advancement team on academic programing, communications, and public history.  She will also oversee the 2016-17 series of graduate student Kislak seminars, which she initiated during her first fellowship year.

The Institute for Turkish Studies Dissertation Writing Grant

Thu, 06/30/2016

The Institute for Turkish Studies has awarded Jim Ryan a Dissertation Writing Grant to support completion of his doctoral thesis, entitled "The Republic of Others: Opponents of Kemalism in Turkey's Single Party Era, 1919-1950."

Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant

Tue, 06/14/2016

Natalie Shibley has been awarded a Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant for research in the Human Sexuality Collection at Cornell University Library as well as a Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities from Penn's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program.

Penn’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism dissertation completion fellowship

Mon, 05/30/2016

Penn’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism has awarded a 2016-17 dissertation completion fellowship to Emma Teitelman.  Her dissertation is entitled “Governing the Peripheries: Capitalism and State Formation in the Postbellum United States.”

American Academy of Arts and Science

Sat, 05/28/2016

Roger Chartier is one of two Penn professors recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ book prize

Mon, 05/23/2016

Vanessa Ogle's book The Global Transformation of Time 1870 - 1950  was awarded the 2015 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ book prize for a first book written by a woman in any field other than women, gender, and sexuality.

Lester J. Cappon Prize

Tue, 05/10/2016

Sally Gordon's article, “The African Supplement: Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in Early National America” William and Mary Quarterly (July 2015) was chosen as co-winner of the Lester J. Cappon prize, awarded annually to the best article published each year in the journal.  

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smith College

Mon, 05/02/2016

Mukaram Hhana has been chosen for the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smith College, a 2-year appointment connected to both the History Department and the Program in Middle East Studies.  Mukaram’s dissertation, which she is scheduled to defend later this month, is entitled "Commandeering Empires: Egypt, Tripoli, and Tunis in the Age of Revolution, 1774-1835.”  Her committee consists of Eve Troutt Powell (chair), Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Peter Holquist, and Alan...

2016 Rose Award for Undergraduate Research

Thu, 04/28/2016

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...

2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Wed, 04/27/2016

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...