The History department is pleased to announce the publication of an article co-authored by Penn History major Kenneth Ginsburg (CAS/Wharton ’14) and the late Professor Michael Katz. The article, “Immigrant Cities as Reservations for Low Wage Labor,” has just been published in the journal Contexts (Winter 2015) and will be freely available online...
Vanessa Ogle has been appointed the Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History.
Yakov Feygin was awarded a fellowship from the Harvard Joint Center for History and Economics to support research on his dissertation, "Building a Ruin: Soviet Economic Reform and the International Political Economy of the Soviet Collapse, 1956-1993." He will be working in the Bundesarchiv in Berlin.
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet received a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Social Sciences at Princeton for the 2015-16 academic year.
Matthew Kruer has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Oklahoma.
Tom Brinkerhoff's article, "The Experience of Children in Perón's Argentina: Recent Interventions and Future Directions," appears in the current issue of History Compass. You can access the abstract here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hic3.12198/abstract
Kellen Heniford is this year's recipient of the Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the New Jersey Forum. The award recognizes her senior thesis at Princeton, entitled "Free Blacks, Freeborn Slaves, and Bondsmen in a Free State: African American Life and Black Political Action during New Jersey’s Emancipatory Period, c. 1820-1845."
The American Society of Legal History bestowed its Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar Award on Greg Ablavsky, for his article "Species of Sovereignty: The Law of Nations and the Early American Origins of Indian Law." Greg presented his article at a recent meeting of the Society; an expanded version is forthcoming in Volume 124 of the Yale Law Journal.
Vanessa Ogle's book manuscript was awarded this year's President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association.
The prize is given each year to the author of a "first book by a beginning scholar." Ogle's book, "Contesting Time: The Global Struggle For Uniformity and Its Unintended Consequences, 1870s-1950s," will be published in fall 2015 by Harvard University Press.