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Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association: Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper

Wed, 04/05/2017

Chloe Nurik, a senior History Major at Penn, won the Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper at the Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association in Harrisburg, PA on April 1, 2017.  Chloe’s prize-winning paper, “Gin, Gentlemen, and Generational Conflict,” analyzes “the rise of peer bonding and homosocial rituals for collegiates at Penn, Harvard, and Yale in the 1920s and argues that these young men tried to integrate both new...

Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University

Wed, 04/05/2017

Yakov Feygin has received a postdoc position as "History and Public Policy Post-doctoral Fellow" at the Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.

Yakov’s  dissertation is entitled “Building a Ruin: The International Political Economy of Soviet Reformism 1956-1991.”  Yakov’s committee members are: Prof. Ben Nathans (advisor); Prof. Peter Holquist; and Prof....

Thouron Award

Mon, 03/27/2017

The History Department would like to congratulate Joe Kiernan, a senior History Major, for winning a prestigious Thouron Award!  One of six recipients at Penn, Joe will use the prize to pursue graduate study in the UK next year.  He plans to do an MPhil or MLitt in International Relations with an emphasis on historical international security.  

Joe recently completed an Honors Thesis in History titled “Sermons of...

2016 George Louis Beer Prize

Mon, 10/03/2016

Vanessa Ogle has been selected as the winner of the 2016 George Louis Beer Prize for her book The Global Transformation of Time: 1870 -1950 (Harvard Univ. Press, 2015). The Beer Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honor a distinguished book in European international history since 1895.

 

“Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Tue, 09/13/2016

Jooyeon Hahm has been awarded a “Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies” from The Center for Chinese Studies, Taiwan, to support research on her dissertation on family law in the early twentieth century Japanese empire.  

Jooyeon’s dissertation committee: Fred R. Dickinson (Advisor);...

Perry World House Undergraduate Fellows

Fri, 09/09/2016

Penn History majors Jamie Seah, Ariel Smith and Alec Ward, and History minor Sarah Baer, are among the inaugural cohort of the Perry World House undergraduate fellows.  This year’s 25 fellows will be mentored by Perry World house faculty and participate in seminars “designed to teach the necessary skills to translate research into policy-relevant output, guiding students to explore and analyze urgent global concerns.” 

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Penn Libraries Fellow

Thu, 06/30/2016

Alexis Neumann has been appointed for a second year as a Penn Libraries Fellow.  Her responsibilities will include working with the Kislak Center and the Advancement team on academic programing, communications, and public history.  She will also oversee the 2016-17 series of graduate student Kislak seminars, which she initiated during her first fellowship year.

The Institute for Turkish Studies Dissertation Writing Grant

Thu, 06/30/2016

The Institute for Turkish Studies has awarded Jim Ryan a Dissertation Writing Grant to support completion of his doctoral thesis, entitled "The Republic of Others: Opponents of Kemalism in Turkey's Single Party Era, 1919-1950."

Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant

Tue, 06/14/2016

Natalie Shibley has been awarded a Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant for research in the Human Sexuality Collection at Cornell University Library as well as a Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities from Penn's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program.

Penn’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism dissertation completion fellowship

Mon, 05/30/2016

Penn’s Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism has awarded a 2016-17 dissertation completion fellowship to Emma Teitelman.  Her dissertation is entitled “Governing the Peripheries: Capitalism and State Formation in the Postbellum United States.”