SAS Penfield Fellowship

Fri, 04/10/2015

Janine van Vliet was  awarded an SAS Penfield Fellowship for dissertation research during academic year 2015-16.

SAS Teece Fellowships

Fri, 04/10/2015

Four history graduate students were awarded SAS Teece Fellowships to conduct dissertation research during 2015-16:

Yakov Feygin
Chris Muenzen
Iuliia Skubytska
Holly Stephens

Guggenheim Fellowships

Fri, 04/10/2015

Kathy Brown and Sally Gordon were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for 2015-2016.

European Union Fellowship

Tue, 04/07/2015

Kelsey Norris was awarded a European Union Fellowship to attend the Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh this summer (2015).  She will be studying Polish as part of her preparation for a dissertation tentatively entitled " Displaced Persons and the Politics of Family Reunification in the Postwar Soviet Bloc."

SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Mon, 04/06/2015

Noria Litaker was awarded an SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-16.  She will be finishing her doctoral thesis, entitled "Embodied Faith: Whole-Body Catacomb Saints in the Duchy of Bavaria (1578-1803)," under the supervision of Tom Safley, along with committee members Antonio Feros, Larry Silver (Art History), and Lee Palmer...

Jose Miguel Oviedo Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Tue, 03/31/2015

Abigail Koffler, was awarded the Jose Miguel Oviedo Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the Latin American and Latino Studies program for her Honors Thesis in History entitled Educating Which Ecuador: Politics, Pitfalls and Possibilities in Indigenous Education, 1927-2009. Abigail was advised by Professor Amy Offner and received additional guidance from Professor Tamara...

Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

Fri, 03/13/2015

Zain Lakhani was awarded a 2015-16 postdoctoral fellowship from the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. Zain defended her dissertation, "Becoming Sexual Subjects: Rape and the Political Meaning of Violence in the Age of Human Rights," last fall, and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Human Rights at the University of California at Berkeley.  Her thesis committee consisted of Kathy Peiss...

American Academy of Arts and Sciences post-doctoral fellowship

Fri, 03/06/2015

Rachel Guberman, who is completing her thesis on "The Real Silent Majority: Denver and the Realignment of American Politics after the Sixties," was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for the coming year. 

Contexts (Winter 2015)

Tue, 02/24/2015

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...

Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History

Thu, 02/19/2015

Vanessa Ogle was appointed the Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History.