The summer of 2016 marked the first time that University of Virginia undergraduates embarked on four internships in American history made possible by funding from the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History. Read about their experiences here.
Congratulations to James P. Ambuske, ‘16 alumnus, who has been named Horatio and Florence Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow of Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Law Library. Read more about the fellowship HERE.
Congratulations to Swati Chawla, PhD Candidate in the Department, whose team received a Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Grant for research on "Increasing the Civic and Political Participation of Women" from USAID and Institute for International Education. The grant was awarded to a team of four graduate students and two faculty members from UVa. Read more about the grant here.
Congratulations to Asaf Almog and Frank Garmon, PhD Candidates in the Department, who are recipients of Humane Studies Fellowships from the Institute for Humane Studies for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more about the fellowship HERE.
Congratulations to Frank Garmon and Swati Chawla, PhD Candidates in the Department, who are recipients of the George Mason University Mercatus Center’s Adam Smith Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more about the fellowship HERE.
Swati Chawla, PhD candidate in the Department, has recently published a review of Uther E. Charlton-Stevens' dissertation, Decolonising Anglo-Indians: Strategies for a Mixed Race Community in Late Colonial India during the First Half of the Twentieth Century, in DissertationReviews.org. Read the review HERE.
Congratulations to Alexandra Evans and Nicholas Lindberg, PhD Candidates in the Department, who have been named as recipients of UVa All University Graduate Teaching Awards.
Congratulations to Alexi Garrett, PhD student in the Department, who was awarded the Harvard CNA-UELAC Fellowship in Loyalist Studies.
Trent Taylor, undergraduate History major class of 2014, recently published an article in The Canadian Encyclopedia in conjunction with Historica Canada about the history of the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club. Read the article HERE.
Alan Taylor has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to him on this wonderful recognition of his contributions to our collective intellectual life.
See the listing of elected fellows HERE.
Congratulations to Erin Lambert, Assistant Professor in the Department, who has won the Cory Family Teaching Award, given to a junior faculty member in the College "for excellence and innovation in teaching and the promise of sustained commitment to teaching” undergraduates.
Congratulations to Chris Nichols, who received his PhD from the Department in 2008, who has just been named a Carnegie Fellow for 2016-17. The Fellows program is part of a major new effort launched last year by the Foundation, for which one must be independently nominated. Chris will be working on a project on American isolationism. Read more about the program HERE.
What makes a candidate competitive for a history job?
Tuesday, April 26, 1:00-2:00pm
Our very own James Ambuske, Prof Andrew Kahrl, and Prof Elizabeth Varon will speak from recent recent experiences of being on the job market or serving on search committees. Possible questions: what makes a candidate stand out? what are the red flags that stand out to committees in the first round of shortlisting from hundreds of applications? what makes a competitive graduate school record? how to prioritize time in graduate school between conferences, grants, dissertation writing, service etc? tips on job application materials?
As always, here’s the best part: FREE LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
All we ask is that you RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/hvmm7qx so we can order enough food.
Jon Grinspan, who earned his PhD from the Department in 2013, just had an article published in the New York Times Sunday Review about his work on the history of young peoples' politics. Read the article HERE.
Tom Butcher has won the Seven Society’s Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching. Naturally, it was announced in an appropriately mysterious way! Congratulations to Tom.
Peter Onuf and Annette Gordon-Reed’s “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination is due out this week. In the meantime, the New York Times covered the book, including an interview with the authors. Read the article HERE.
Cross Lecture - Gary Gallagher - "All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent Civil War Scholarship"
Please join the Corcoran Department of History at the Cross Lecture:
Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History
'All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent Civil War Scholarship'
3:30 pm Wednesday, April 13
Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
Reception to follow.
Congratulations to Swati Chawla, Alexandra Evans, Kimberly Hursh, and Scott Miller, PhD candidates in the Department, who were awarded Buckner W Clay Fellowships in the Humanities from the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures.
Read more about the award HERE.
Congratulations to Leif Fredrickson, PhD candidate in the Department, who was awarded the Miller Center’s Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded Fellowship in Technology and Democracy for 2016-17. He was also awarded a Double Hoo Research Grant for work in partnership with Vijay Edupuganti.
Read more about Leif's work HERE.