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Prof. Varon Wins Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Prof. Varon Wins Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Please join us in congratulating Professor Elizabeth R. Varon, Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History, for winning the 2020 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize! 

Professor Varon will be recognized during an event hosted by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at the Union League Club in New York City on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The award includes a $50,000 prize and a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' life-size bust, “Lincoln the Man.” Co-founded in 1990 by Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman, the Lincoln Prize has been awarded annually to a work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era. 

Here’s what two of the prize board members had to say about Professor Varon’s groundbreaking work, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press):

Armies of Deliverance is the defining history of the Civil War for the next generation, written by one of the leading Civil War authors of our time.” - James G. Basker, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History President

“Dr. Varon’s scholarly exploration of the Civil War era not only offers insights into this defining chapter in our nation’s history, but it also signals the fragility of our own democracy and the responsibilities inherent in ensuring its vitality today...Through her ambitious and important work, Dr. Varon provides readers with a unique vantage point in which to more fully understand the driving motives behind Union and Confederate forces, and how these motives—shaped by the experiences, beliefs, and aspirations of everyday people, navigating this singular moment in time—manifested themselves on the battlefield and at home. It is an inspired work worthy of our highest recognition.” - Robert W. Iuliano, Gettysburg College President 

Please join us in congratulating Professor Elizabeth R. Varon, Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History, for winning the 2020 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize! 

Prof. Jim Loeffler Publishes Op-Ed with Forward

Prof. Jim Loeffler Publishes Op-Ed with Forward

In response to the new presidential Executive Order on antisemitism, Jim Loeffler has provided commentary on NPR and wrote an op-ed for Forward.  In his op-ed, Jim argues that “ the highly conflicting responses to President Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism highlight a fundamental, century-old tension within the American Jewish community about the role of civil rights law in protecting Jews: Do we want the government to treat American Jews as a vulnerable minority group requiring specific anti-discrimination protection? Or are Jews better off seeking equal citizenship as part of the white majority, with no special protection?” For more from Jim, check out the links below:
 

In response to the new presidential Executive Order on antisemitism, Jim Loeffler has provided commentary on NPR and wrote an op-ed for Forward.  In his op-ed, Jim argues that “ the highly

Prof. Neeti Nair Awarded Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship

Prof. Neeti Nair Awarded Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Neeti Nair was awarded a prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Fellowship. The fellowship is in support of her exciting book project, Hurt Sentiments and Blasphemy in South Asia. Please join us in congratulating Professor Nair!

 

Professor Neeti Nair was awarded a prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Fellowship.

Is War Coming? Teach-in on U.S.-Iran Crisis

Is War Coming? Teach-in on U.S.-Iran Crisis

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time: 5:00PM

Event Location: Nau Hall 101

On Wednesday, January 15th, Will Hitchcock and GAGE will host an interdisciplinary teach-in on the U.S.-Iran crisis.  Panelists include Philip Potter (Politics), Penny von Eschen (History), Farzaneh Milani, (MESALC), Jahan Ramazani (English), Fahad Bishara (History) and David Waldner (Politics). The teach-in will begin at 5 pm in Nau Hall 101. Please encourage your students to attend.

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time: 5:00PM

Event Location: Nau Hall 101

Publications

La Philanthropie En Amerique

La Philanthropie en Amérique

Freedom has a Face

Freedom Has a Face

Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New hisotry of Molossia

The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New History of Molossia

The History of a Founding Ideal

Merit

The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America: Volumes One and Two

Madison

The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series, Volume 7

War of 1812

The War of 1812

Conflict for a Continent

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report

The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

The Human Rights Revolution

The Human Rights Revolution

An International History

Philanthropy in America

Philanthropy in America

A History

The Long 1989

Decades of Global Revolution

In Uncertain Times

In Uncertain Times

American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

The Union War

The Union War

African-American History

African-American History

Changing Homelands

Changing Homelands

Hindu Politics and the Partition of India

Nation of Outsiders

A Nation of Outsiders

How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

Mapkc

Карл Маркс: Бремя разума

Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

The Cigarette

A Political History

Petersburg to Appomattox

Petersburg to Appomattox

The End of the War in Virginia

For the Soul of Mankind

For the Soul of Mankind

The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Chinese translation)

Tesla

Tesla

Inventor of the Electrical Age

Becoming Confederates

Becoming Confederates

Paths to a New National Loyalty

Black Leaders on Leadership

Black Leaders on Leadership

Conversations with Julian Bond

Burying the Dead But Not the Past

Burying the Dead But Not The Past

Ladies' Memorial Associations & the Lost Cause

Taming the Unknown

Taming the Unknown

A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

The Chile Reader

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics

La Frontera

La Frontera

Forests and Ecological Conflict in Chile’s Frontier Territory

Tosaka Jun

Tosaka Jun

A Critical Reader

Bad Water

Bad Water

Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950

The Punitive Turn

The Punitive Turn

New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective

The King's Bishop

The King's Bishops

The Politics of Patronage in England and Normandy, 1066-1216

Appomattox

Appomattox

Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Lens of War

Lens of War

Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War

By Sword and Plow

By Sword and Plow

France and the Conquest of Algeria

Culture

Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants

India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation

The Associational State

The Associational State

American Governance in the Twentieth Century

Discovering Tuberculosis

Discovering Tuberculosis

A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Enlightenment Underground

Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Cold Harbor

Cold Harbor to the Crater The End of the Overland Campaign

Ruling Minds

Ruling Minds

Psychology in the British Empire

Causes Won and Lost

Causes Won and Lost

The End of the Civil War

The American War

The American War

A History of the Civil War Era

Shaper Nations

Shaper Nations

Strategies for a Changing World

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism

Charlotteville 2017

Charlottesville 2017

The Legacy of Race and Inequity

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower

America and the World in the 1950s

All In

All In

The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States

La Nacion Sentida

La nación sentida

Rooted Cosmopolitans

Rooted Cosmopolitans

Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Piracy and Law

Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Singing the Resurrection

Singing the Resurrection

Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Sea of Debt

A Sea of Debt

Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950

Armies of Deliverance

A New History of the Civil War

The Law of Strangers

Jewish Lawyers and International Law in the Twentieth Century

To Build a Better World

Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

Events

January 23, 2020

Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium | 5:00PM-6:30PM

April 3, 2020

Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium | 9:00AM-5:00PM

January 15, 2020

Nau Hall 101 | 5:00PM

Corcoran Department of History

The University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History has long been one of the anchors for liberal and humane education in the College of Arts & Sciences. Members of the Department are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching. As scholars, the faculty specialize in a wide range of disciplines — cultural, diplomatic, economic, environmental history, history of science & technology, intellectual, legal, military, political, public history, and social history.  Areas of interest span the globe from Africa, to East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States. As teachers, our faculty seek above all to lead students to reflect more deeply on the role historical forces and processes play in the human condition. Offering over 100 courses a year, the faculty teach introductory surveys as well as seminars and colloquia to undergraduates and graduate students. The Department's intellectual breadth is enhanced by its close relationship with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Classics Department, an emerging Law & History nexus between the Department and the School of Law,  the Miller Center for Study of the American Presidency, and the Committee on the History of Environment, Science, and Technology (CHEST). Members of the Department are also closely involved with several interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts & Sciences such as, American Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle-Eastern Studies, Medieval Studies Program, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.  Others work at the convergence of humanities and digital technology, both in research and in novel approaches to historical pedagogy.