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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).

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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) 

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. This prize recognizes teaching that is "intellectually challenging and exceptionally coherent, that leads to an informed understanding of a discipline. Recipients of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award are expected to embody high standards of integrity and fairness, to have a strong commitment to learning, and to be open to new ideas." 

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.

Natalie’s paper was "'Not fit material for any one to print': Race, Respectability, and Military Homosexuality Investigations, 1945-1950," and was drawn from material in her second dissertation chapter.

2018 History Department Undergraduate Research Prizewinners Announced

Tue, 04/10/2018

Congratulations to the following Penn History students!

Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis: 
Vibha Kannan, “Promoting the Cause of Freedom”: Female Consumption in British Abolition, 1787-1833

Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history:
Joseph Aaron Scott LaSure, Touching the Lord’s Anointed: The Justification for the Execution of Charles I

Thomas C. Cochran Prize for...

Wolf Humanities Fellowship

Tue, 04/10/2018

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

Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching

Fri, 04/06/2018

Peter Holquist was elected as a recipient of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching this year.  Peter is well known for his commitment to teaching and this award is well-deserved recognition of his efforts.

Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students

Thu, 03/29/2018

Chelsea Chamberlain was selected, along with nine other graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, to receive the School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  A faculty committee singled out Chelsea and the other nine awardees in recognition of her contributions to teaching at the undergraduate level.  The awards seek to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Workshop

Tue, 03/27/2018

 

Sam Finkelman, a first-year in our PhD program, has been invited to participate in the research workshop Ego-Documents in the Soviet Sphere on the Holocaust: Revealing Personal Voices, co-organized by Yad Vashem and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The workshop will take place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel from June 3-7, 2018.

 

 

2017 George and Ann Richards Prize

Thu, 03/22/2018

 

Sarah Gronningsater was awarded the 2017 George and Ann Richards Prize for her article, “‘On Behalf of His Race and the Lemmon Slaves’: Louis Napoleon, Northern Black Legal Culture, and the Politics of Sectional Crisis.”  The prize is awarded annually for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era.