The Nau Center for Civil War History, which promotes scholarship, teaching, and public outreach regarding the United States in the era of the Civil War, launched this October. The Center‘s expansive program will include support for graduate and undergraduate research, funding for lectures and conferences designed to reach academic and lay audiences, a book prize for superior scholarship in the field, a postdoctoral fellowship, and undergraduate internships at public historical sites and institutions.
Visit the Center's website to learn more:
The Hartford Courant makes important use of Andrew Kahrl’s work on the closure of the Connecticut shore by private building, and unusual level of notice paid to an article in the Journal of American History.
Read the op-ed HERE.
Those of you following the place of history in thinking about the meanings of Katrina will be interested in this piece on one African American beach transformed by the storm. It features discussion by Andrew Karhl, Assistant Professor in the Department.
Read the article HERE.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a recent article remembering the distinguished life of Julian Bond.
Read the article HERE.
The Department mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Julian Bond.
Read Phyllis Leffler's tribute to his life, work, and character.
Allison Elias, PhD ’13, who is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell, was interviewed for the CNN documentary program, "The Seventies", that ran weekly in June and July. Elias discussed the shift in gender roles of the time and the resulting opportunities afforded to women, among other changes that the feminist movement brought in the 1970s.
Watch clips on CNN's website.
James Ambuske, PhD candidate in the Department, was named a King George III fellow by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and King’s College London.
The Georgian Papers Program is a partnership of King’s College and the Royal Collection Trust. Omohundro Institute fellows are funded through the Lapidus Initiative, and will spend a month each in the archives of the Georgian monarchs, conducting their own research, assisting the Archives staff in the initial stages of planning for digitization of the collections and cataloguing, and participating in academic exchange with colleagues at King’s.
Read more about the program and its fellowships HERE.
Congratulations to Cecilia Márquez, graduate student in the Department, who was awarded a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-16.
The announcement, and more about Cecilia's work, can be read HERE.
The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Libby Thompson has been named a fellow of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, an award that will allow her to continue her exciting work on liberalism in the Middle East.
Mary Barton, a PhD candidate in the Department, has published an article in Diplomatic History, the flagship journal of that field.
The article is titled “The Global War on Anarchism: The United States and International Anarchist Terrorism, 1898-1904.”
Read the full text of the article HERE.