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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...

2016 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

Wed, 04/20/2016

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.  

2016 Teaching Assistant of the Year

Wed, 04/20/2016

The History Undergraduate Advisory Board has selected Nimrod Ben Zeev as the winner of the 2016 award for Teaching Assistant of the Year.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tue, 04/19/2016

Roger Chartier has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

Stephen F. Cohen–Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Tue, 04/19/2016

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...

Penn Humanities Forum Faculty Fellowship

Tue, 04/19/2016

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.”