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International Research Award in Global History for 2016

Mon, 12/07/2015

Vanessa Ogle has received the International Research Award in Global History for 2016. The award identifies innovative younger researchers and their contributions to the field of global history as well as an original conference proposal.  Administered jointly by the Universities of Heidelberg, Sydney, and Basel, the prize comes with funds to organize an international conference that Vanessa has provisionally titled “Global Histories of Taxation, 1880s-Present.”

University of Pennsylvania Libraries Fellow

Thu, 10/29/2015

Alexis Neumann has been appointed a University of Pennsylvania Libraries Fellow for Fall 2015, with responsibilities in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, as well as the Office of Advancement. 

Fletcher Jones Foundation

Mon, 10/05/2015

Margo Todd was awarded a Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellowship at the Huntington Library for the 2016-17 academic year.

A History Student Makes an Impact in the Operating Room at Penn

Tue, 09/29/2015

A History Student Makes an Impact in the Operating Room at Penn

It’s not only physicians and nurses who can make a difference in health care. Sometimes it takes a history major and some careful observation to help effect positive change.

That was the case with Nicholas Savino, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, who devoted a summer to examining the magnitude of blood wastage in the operating room. His independent research project, which entailed a detailed tracking of blood products from blood bank to operating room to patient...

History Honors Thesis Student Alex Levy researches Holocaust Museums

Thu, 09/24/2015

Historian-to-be at Penn Researches Museums to Strengthen Impact

One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history. 

As a part of a summer program through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Alex Levy, a 21-year-old history major from Pittsburgh, traveled to Berlin and Washington to study how museums in these major cities represent the Holocaust. 

As survivors continue to age, Levy says that...

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Tue, 06/30/2015

Paraska Tolan has been awarded a 2015-16 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for the study of Arabic. 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Sun, 06/28/2015

William Figueroa has been awarded a 2015-16 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for the study of Farsi. 

Book History 2015 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Thu, 06/18/2015

The editors of Book History have awarded Elizabeth Della Zazzera the journal's 2015 Graduate Student Essay Prize for her article, "Translating Revolutionary Time: French Republican Almanacs in the United States."

Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project Grant

Thu, 06/18/2015

Kristian Taketomo has been awarded a Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project Grant for his research on "Towards an Urban Future: Density and Development in the Late Twentieth Century."