Ph.D. Candidate Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wed, 03/14/2018

Robert Hegwood, a PhD candidate in our program, who has been awarded a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies!

In his time there, Robert will be working to develop his dissertation, entitled "The Social Foundations for Growth: Nikkei Brokers and Japan in the Global Imaginary, 1930-1965," into a book manuscript.  Robert’s committee is: Prof. Fred Dickinson (supervisor); Prof. Eiichiro Azuma; Prof. Siyen Fei; and Prof. Eugene Park.

 

Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Tenure-Track Position

Mon, 02/05/2018

Beeta Baghoolizadeh, a PhD candidate in our department!  Beeta has accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Bucknell University. 

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Mon, 04/16/2018

Ayelet Brinn received an Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2018-2019!  Ayelet’s dissertation is entitled “Miss Amerike: The Yiddish Press’s Encounter with the United States.”  (She presented a chapter of it at the Graduate Colloquium just today, in fact!) 

Her committee is: Prof. Beth Wenger (advisor); Prof. Kathy Peiss; Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures); and Prof. Tony Michels (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Mon, 04/16/2018

Drew Starling received a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources for 2018-2019. The fellowship will allow him to travel to Paris, Utrecht, Leuven, Washington D.C., and Chicago over the course of the next year.

Drew’s dissertation is entitled: “’Theological Quarrels and Wars of the Pen’: Jansenism, the Rise of Mass Media, and the Fall of the Old Regime.”  His committee is: Prof. Sophia Rosenfeld, Prof. Roger Chartier, Prof. Alan Charles Kors, and Prof. Joan DeJean (French and Francophone Studies).

Penn Economic History Forum

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 2039 of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall of the Wharton School

Penn Economic History Forum 

Rui Esteves, Department of Economics, Oxford University
The Rise of New Corruption: British MP's during the Railway Mania of 1845

DuBois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize

Wed, 04/11/2018

Natalie Shibley, a joint PhD candidate in History and Africana, was awarded the DuBois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize at the African American Intellectual History Society conference. The Dubois-Wells prize “recognizes the most outstanding paper presented by a graduate student” at the annual conference.

Ira H. Abrams Award for Distinguished Teaching

Wed, 04/11/2018

Peter Holquist was selected as a recipient of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2018.

Wolf Humanities Fellowship

Tue, 04/10/2018

Congratulations to Sophie Rosenfeld who was awarded a Wolf Humanities Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. 

2018 History Department Undergraduate Research Prizewinners Announced

Tue, 04/10/2018

Congratulations to the following Penn History students!

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