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Penn Humanities Forum Fellowship

Wed, 04/12/2017

Kathy Peiss has received a Penn Humanities Forum Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.  The theme next year is “Afterlives.” 

2017-2018 Dissertation Research Fellowships

Tue, 04/11/2017

Graduate students in the History Department received six Dissertation Research Fellowshipsfor the 2017-2018 academic year.  Please find our awardees, their projects, and their committees below.  

Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year

Beeta Baghoolizadeh: "From Black and White to Blackface: the Economy of Race in Iran, from 1840-1941."  Committee: Prof. Eve Troutt Powell; Prof. Kathleen Brown; Prof. Jamal Elias (...

2017-2018 Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowships

Tue, 04/11/2017

Graduate students in the History Department received six Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Please find our awardees, their projects, and their committees below.

Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year

Hannah Anderson: "Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America."  Committee: Prof. Kathleen Brown, Prof. Dan...

Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Pennsylvania

Sun, 04/09/2017

Sarah Winsberg has received a short-term fellowship at the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Pennsylvania.

Sarah’s dissertation is entitled: "Making Work: Lawyers and the Boundaries of Labor, 1780-1860."  Her committee is: Prof. Sally Gordon (advisor), Prof. Dan Richter, and Prof. Kathy Brown

Guggenheim Fellowship

Fri, 04/07/2017

Dan Richter has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017-2018.  He’ll also be the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow in Early American History at the Huntington Library next year.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity at Brown University

Fri, 04/07/2017

Anthony Pratcher II has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity at Brown University. 

Anthony’s dissertation is entitled “Community Consumed: Sunbelt Capitalism, the Politics of Community Control, and the Financialization of Civic Life in Metropolitan America.”  His committee is:  Prof. Mary Frances Berry, Prof. Thomas Sugrue, and...

American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant

Fri, 04/07/2017

Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik has been awarded an AIMS (American Institute for Maghrib Studies) grant, in order to support research in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia for her project “Poetics of Panafrican Power: Creating Cultural Panafricanism in the Maghreb.”

Paraska’s committee is: Cheikh Babou (advisor); Prof. Eve Troutt Powell; and Prof. Lydie Moudileno (French Department). 

Colonial Society Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Fri, 04/07/2017

Hannah Anderson has accepted a fellowship as a “Colonial Society Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium.”  

Hannah’s project is "Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America." Her committee is: Prof. Kathleen Brown, Prof. Dan Richter, and Prof. Bob St. George.

Dissertation Completion Awards

Wed, 04/05/2017

This year, Grad Division awarded ca. 23 such DCF awards across the School of Arts and Sciences.  Our graduate community has done exceedingly well year, garnering three DCF awards for History graduate students and one DCF award for a student pursuing a joint degree in History and Africana.  The awardees are:

Jooyeon Hahm, for her dissertation, "Family Matters: Unwed Mothers and Illegitimate Children in the Japanese Empire, 1895–1945.” ...

Sweden-America Foundation Grant

Wed, 04/05/2017

Ben Katzeff-Silberstein has received a major grant from the Sweden-America Foundation.  The grant is to support Ben’s doctoral research on surveillance in North Korea from 1948 onward. 

Ben’s graduate committee is: Eugene Park (advisor); Prof. Peter Holquist; and Prof. Arthur Waldron