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Nursing Clio

Tue, 05/02/2017

Stephanie McKellop has been appointed the the social media manager of Nursing Clio. Nursing Clio is an open access, peer-reviewed, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present-day issues related to gender and medicine.

Stephanie’s research focuses on popular and deviant forms of marriage and divorce in early America.  Her committee is: Kathleen Brown (advisor),...

2017 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

Fri, 04/28/2017

After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, our student-run Advisory Board (HUAB) has selected Peter Holquist as the winner of the 2017 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

2017 Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year

Fri, 04/28/2017

After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, our student-run Advisory Board (HUAB) has selected Tom Stevens as the winner of 2017 Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year .  

Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Sat, 04/22/2017

Tim Holliday has published an encyclopedia  article on “Burlesque” in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (an online encyclopedia produced by Rutgers).  You may find it here: http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/burlesque/

Tim’s dissertation is: “"Bodies on Display: Looking at...

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-2018

Sat, 04/22/2017

Alexandra Montgomery has been awarded a McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship for 2017-2018. 

Alexandra’s dissertation is entitled “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800.”   Her committee is: Prof. Daniel K. Richter (Advisor); Prof. Kathleen Brown; and Prof. Antonio Feros. 

Association for Jewish Studies Fellowship for 2017-2018

Sat, 04/22/2017

Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg has been awarded a highly-competitive dissertation completion fellowship from the Association for Jewish Studies for 2017-2018.

Tamara’s dissertation is "The Organization of Halakhic Knowledge in the Early Modern Period: Ashkenazic Responsa as a Case Study.”  Her committee is: Prof. David Ruderman (Advisor); Prof. Roger Chartier; Prof. Talya Fishman (NELC); and Prof. Elhanan Reiner (Tel Aviv University).

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Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Tue, 04/18/2017

Chelsea Chamberlain was one of ten graduate students across all schools to be awarded a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.  Chelsea’s committee is: Prof. Kathy Peiss (advisor), Prof. Sally Gordon, and Prof. Beth Linker (HSS).  

The 2017 Awardees of the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students:

Nicholas Bell (Political Science...

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2017

Wed, 04/12/2017

The Department of History recognizes every year the best research papers written in history courses, as well as the best honors theses. 

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2017

Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis:
David Murrell
Gone Viral: the Role of the Press during the Dreyfus Affair

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Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history:
Julia Fine
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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 (...