News

SASGov and Dean's Award & Phyllis Rackin Fellowship

Mon, 05/04/2015

Tom Brinkerhoff has won a SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media, as well as the Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities from GSWS to support summer research for his project "Politicizing the Cradle: Children, Citizenship, and the Making of the Working-Class Family in Peronist Argentina." 

Frederick W. Meier, Jr. Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize

Mon, 05/04/2015

Anwar Akrouk was awarded the Frederick W. Meier, Jr. Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize for his paper "The Last Jihad:  How Language Trumped Religion in the Late Ottoman Empire."

SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media

Sun, 05/03/2015

Beeta Baghoolizadeh has received a SASGov and Dean's Award for Research and New Media. This award will support her summer research project entitled "A Crowd-Sourced Digital Archive of Twentieth-Century Iran and Beyond."

Election to American Academy for Jewish Research

Wed, 04/29/2015
Beth Wenger has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research. This is the oldest and most distinguished honor society of senior scholars in all fields of Judaic studies in North America.

History Undergraduate Advisory Board Teaching Awards

Tue, 04/28/2015

Kristian Taketomo has been named the 2014-2015 Teaching Assistant of the Year.

Kristian will receive his award at the History Department’s Undergraduate Graduation Reception, on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 in College Hall 200.

History Undergraduate Advisory Board Teaching Awards

Tue, 04/28/2015

Jonathan Steinberg has received the 2014-2015 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty.

Professor Steinberg will be presented with this award at the History Department’s Undergraduate Honors Symposium, on April 30 at 12:30 in College Hall 209. 

Institute for New Economic Thinking Grant

Tue, 04/21/2015

Vanessa Ogle has received a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to support research for her project, "Archipelago Capitalism: The Shadow Political Economy, 1930s-1980s." INET, a New-York-based think tank, was funded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by a group of major philanthropists and financiers to sponsor research that provokes new economic thinking. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University

Mon, 04/20/2015

Maryan Soliman was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Maryan received her PhD in December 2014 after successfully defending her dissertation, "Inciting Free Speech and Racial Equality: The Communist Party and Georgia's Insurrection Statute in the 1930s,"  supervised by Mary Frances Berry (chair),...

Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Mon, 04/20/2015

Beeta Baghoolizadeh and Tom Brinkerhoff were each awarded a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students. 

A reception in honor of the awardees will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m., at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk. Vice Provost Andrew Binns will make brief remarks, certificates will be presented,...

OAH Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 04/20/2015

During its annual meeting in St. Louis, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that the late Michael B. Katz, University of Pennsylvania, received their prestigious 2015 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, which is given annually for an individual or individuals whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American history.

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