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Nick Foretek discovered the earliest known documented purchase of a Jane Austen novel

Tue, 07/24/2018

While working this summer in London as a Georgian Papers Programme Fellow at the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle, our own Nick Foretek discovered the earliest known documented purchase of a Jane Austen novel.  The surprise: the purchaser was the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, a man known more for his debauchery than for his taste in reading (see below), and perhaps more significant, a man despised by Austen herself.  

 

You can read all about it in the attached press release from the Royal Archives or in today’s New York Times:

 

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Conor Donnan awarded two graduate fellowships

Mon, 07/23/2018

Conor Donnan has been awarded two graduate fellowships for 2018-19, one at Perry World House and the other at the Collegium Institute.

Kathy Brown Interviewed on WHYY's "Radio Times"

Mon, 07/16/2018

History and gender-studies professor Kathleen Brown of the School of Arts and Sciences explains how she and a group of students looked into the University’s centuries-ago past and found connections of trustees and others to slavery. (...

Juan Pablo Ardila-Falla received the 2018 Nancy M. Farriss Graduate Student Paper Awar

Mon, 04/30/2018

Juan Pablo Ardila-Falla received the 2018 Nancy M. Farriss Graduate Student Paper Award from the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania for his paper, “The Proclaimed City: Oral and Written Culture during the Comunero Revolt in Colonial New Granada.”

The award committee found the paper’s analysis of the interplay of oral and written culture and its impact on the Comunero revolt fascinating and compelling, and noted that the paper is beautifully written, meticulously researched, and well framed.

Peter Holquist Receives Two Fellowships

Mon, 04/30/2018

Congratulations to our colleague Peter Holquist who will enjoy a much-deserved leave next year thanks to two fellowships:

He’ll spend the Fall of 2018 at the Helsinki Collegium, where he will be affiliated with the The Aleksanteri Institute for Russian and East European Studies and the The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights.  In the Spring of 2019, he will be a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.  He’ll spend the year working on his book project, “’By Right of War’: The Discipline and Practice of...

Kelsey Salvesen received a Dissertation Fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Mon, 04/30/2018

Kelsey Salvesen received a Dissertation Fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies for the academic year 2018-19.

Kelsey’s dissertation is entitled "The Word Became Flesh and Was Stitched Among Us: Gender, Religion, and Empire in Early America." Her committee is: Professor Daniel Richter (primary advisor); Prof. Sally Gordon; and Prof. Kathy Brown. 

 

 

Juan Pablo Ardila was awarded a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Mon, 04/30/2018

Juan Pablo Ardila, who was one of ten graduate students across all schools in the university—not just SAS!—to be awarded a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.  The award “recognizes the profound impact of graduate students on education at Penn. Nominations come directly from undergraduate and graduate students.”

Juan Pablo’s committee is:  Prof. Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (Advisor); Prof. Roger Chartier; Prof. Antonio Feros; and Prof. Amy Offner.

The award is a real...

Alex Chase-Levenson receives the 2018 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching

Thu, 04/26/2018

The Department of History’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's departmental undergraduate teaching awards.  After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, HUAB has selected Alex Chase-Levenson as the recipient of the 2018 Richard S. Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching by Standing Faculty

Juan Pablo Ardila and Lacy Feigh receive Teaching Assistant of the Year Awards

Thu, 04/26/2018

The Department of History’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's departmental undergraduate teaching awards.  After an initial round of nominations from all History Majors, HUAB hasnamed two winners of the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award: Juan Pablo Ardila and Lacy Feigh.

 

 

 

Lacy Feigh received the Fulbright US Student Program and an SSRC IDRF!

Thu, 04/26/2018

Lacy Feigh receives not one, but two highly prestigious dissertation awards—the Fulbright US Student Program and an SSRC IDRF! 

Lacy received the Fulbright US Student Program Fellowship and will spend October of 2018-Spring of 2019 in Ethiopia. For all of 2019, she will be splitting time between Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, and the UK with funding from the SSRC Mellon IDRF.

Lacy’s dissertation is currently titled: “Navigating Labor: Networks of Slavery, Migration, and Consumption in the Northwest Indian Ocean, 1919-...