News

FLAS fellowship

Mon, 05/05/2014

Rasul Miller was awarded a FLAS fellowship to study Arabic in Jordan this summer.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Penn SAS

Fri, 05/02/2014

Hope McGrath was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Penn's School of Arts and Sciences. The fellowship will allow her to spend next year finishing her dissertation, entitled “Working for the Army: American Soldiers and the Making of Capital’s Empire.” 

AnBryce Scholarship Program and the Furman Academic Scholars Program

Thu, 05/01/2014

Sam Lacy was awarded two fellowships, from the AnBryce Scholarship Program and the Furman Academic Scholars Program, which will cover full tuition and fees at NYU Law School. Sam plans to get his J.D. from NYU as part of his training in legal history. He will return to Penn to complete his dissertation, tentatively titled, "A Pious Punishment: White Southern Protestants and the Legality of Lynching in the Jim Crow South, 1877-1935." 

South African Historical Journal (April, 2014)

Mon, 04/28/2014

Nikki Kalbing's article, "A Matter of Life and Death: Criminal Law and the Death Penalty in South West Africa (SWA) under South African Rule, 1915–1939," appeared in the South African Historical Journal (April, 2014).


2014 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

Fri, 04/25/2014

The History Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) selected Roberto Saba to receive the 2014 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. The presentation will take place at HUAB's annual Undergraduate Graduation Reception on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 in College Hall 200. 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council

Thu, 04/24/2014

Kelsey Rice was awarded an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council.  Supported by the IDRF, she will conduct 12 months of archival research in Azerbaijan and Turkey for her dissertation "Crossroads Intellectuals: Enlightenment Societies
and Music Assemblies in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Azerbaijan."

U.S. religious history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

Thu, 04/24/2014

Sean Dempsey accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in U.S. religious history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He will take up the position in January 2015, after completing his dissertation, "The Politics of Dignity: Religion and the Making of Global Los Angeles," under the supervision of Professors Tom Sugrue (chair), Sally Gordon, and Amy Offner. 

2014 Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grant

Thu, 04/24/2014

Adam Goodman was awarded a 2014 Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Organization of American Historians.  The grant allowed Adam to give an invited talk to the Immigration and Ethnic History Society at this year’s OAH Annual Meeting.  His talk was entitled “Nations of Migrants, Historians of Migration,” and will be published in a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History in 2015.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council

Thu, 04/24/2014

Holly Stephens was awarded an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council.  The IDRF will support Holly during AY 2014-15 as she conducts research in Harvard's Yenching Library and in various archives and other repositories in South Korea.  Her dissertation is entitled "Agriculture and Development in an Age of Empire: Institutions, Associations and Market Networks in Modern Korea, 1876-1945." 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Mon, 04/21/2014

Gregory Loh was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for intensive study of Japanese at U. C. Berkeley this summer (2014).