Noria Litaker receives fellowship

Wed, 05/22/2013

Noria Litaker received a fellowship from the Fondazione Lemmerman to extend her dissertation research to the Vatican Archives. She spent the last year as a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service, studying "catacomb saints" in early modern Bavaria. She can now pursue her quarry to their native habitat, the catacombs of Rome.

Xu Lu wins Graduate Student Prize of Excellence in Research

Mon, 05/20/2013

Xu Lu’s research paper, Good Women for Empire: Educating Overseas Female Emigrants in Imperial Japan, 1900-1945, won the 2013 Asian American Studies Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Research.

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

Wed, 05/01/2013

Ten history majors have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Kenneth Ginsburg (junior)
Courtney Albini (senior)
Jacob Chefitz (senior)
Stephen Fritz (senior)
Arielle Herzberg (senior)
Gregory Kunzhals (senior)
Max Levy (senior)
Madeleine Shiff (senior)
Rebecca Freedman (2012 graduate)
Ezekiel Trautenberg (2012 graduate)

Kenneth Ginsburg named a Dean's Scholar

Wed, 05/01/2013

Undergraduate history major, Kenneth Ginsburg, was named a Dean's Scholar, the highest award for student academic achievement at Penn. 

Eve Troutt Powell Appointed as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Fri, 04/12/2013

Eve Troutt Powell has been appointed as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences (both effective July 1, 2013). In this role Eve will oversee the School's doctoral programs, which take place in 33 graduate groups and enroll approximately 1400 students.

Kathy Peiss wins Teaching Award

Mon, 04/08/2013

Kathy Peiss won the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her courses include modern American culture, the history of sexuality, and the history honors seminar. This is the highest honor for teaching in SAS.

Amy Offner wins Course Development Grant

Sun, 04/07/2013

Amy Offner won an inaugural course development grant from the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, for "Thinking about Capitalism: A Social and Global History of Ideas." The selection committee singled out Offner's proposed course for its connection to this year's SSPF theme, the Global Economic Crisis.

Peter Holquist named 2013 fellow at New York Public Library

Fri, 04/05/2013

Peter Holquist has been named a 2013 fellow of New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He will be the Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow.  Holquist will be working on his forthcoming book, “By Right of War”: The Discipline and Practice of International Law in Imperial Russia, 1868-1917, exploring the codification and extension of...