News

History Student Association featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian

Thu, 12/06/2018

The History Student Association was recently featured in an article in the Daily Pennsylvanian! Check it out here:  

http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/11/history-student-society-penn-upenn-philadelphia

Congratulations to Chelsea Chamberlain

Wed, 09/12/2018

Chelsea Chamberlain has been awarded a 2018-2019 Research Fellowship by the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM). The fellowship provides funds toward visiting five member archives of the consortium: the American Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia College of Physicians, Cold Springs Harbor and Laboratory, Rockefeller Archive Center, and the University of Toronto. Chelsea will be conducting research for her dissertation entitled "Diagnostic Clinics and the Problem of Human Defect in Progressive America."

Parker Abt published in the Wall Street Journal

Fri, 09/07/2018

History Major and Honors Thesis student Parker Abt recently had an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal. Check it out here: 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-a-hurricane-fema-makes-the-disaster-drag-on-1535408937

Congratulations to Kevin Waite

Wed, 08/29/2018

Check out PhD alum (2016) Kevin Waite’s op-ed on Confederate monuments in the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/08/29/missing-statues-that-...

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...