News

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Congratulations to Alexi Garrett, PhD student in the Department, who was awarded the Harvard CNA-UELAC Fellowship in Loyalist Studies.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What makes a candidate competitive for a history job?

Tuesday, April 26, 1:00-2:00pm 

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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. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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.

Monday, April 11, 2016
Seven Society

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.

Monday, April 11, 2016
NYTimes covers Onuf book

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Gallagher

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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Four IHGC Clay Fellowships awarded

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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Leif Fredrickson, PhD candidate in the Department, recently published an article with We're History titled "Lead Poisoning: Then and Now". Read the article HERE.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Congratulations to our undergraduate students elected into the

Virginia Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa:

Anne Bennet • John  Connolly • William  Henagan

Clarissa  Pawlica  •  Adam  Sykes • James  Weisel

Charles  West •  Victor  Zheng

Thursday, March 31, 2016
ACL

Congratulations to Stephanie Freeman, graduate student in the Department, who was awarded a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2016-17.

The announcement, and more about Stephanie's work, can be read HERE.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Swati Chawla, PhD Candidate in the Department, was awarded second prize for her research on Tibetan Buddhist nuns in exile in South Asia at the Huskey Research Exhibition panel on “Religion’s Unexpected Influences”. Information about the competition and links to additional information can be read HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sarah Milov, Assistant Professor in the Department, and Sarah Seo, the first McCurdy Fellow at the Miller Center and the Law School, have published an op-ed on the Virginia Senate’s new bill on fines for smoking in automobiles in the Richmond Times.

Read the op-ed HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Oregon State University's Blog reported on Justin McBrien, PhD candidate in the Department, who is a Resident Scholar at OSU, and recently gave a lecture, titled “Making Climate Change: The Atom Weather Controversy and the Question of Human Planetary Agency, 1945-1970.” McBrien delved into the question and chronology of atom weather as it has played out in the United States. His talk delineated a theme of his dissertation, which focuses in part on the problems posed by nuclear weapons when used in deliberate ways to affect the Earth.

Read the Blog article HERE.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Congratulations to Associate Professor Brad Reed who was awarded an All-University Teaching Award.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Robert Stolz, Assistant Professor in the Department, recently translated an interview with Koide Hiroaki, an important critic of Japan’s nuclear policies, which offers "new information about the degree of radioactive contamination and invaluable insight into Koide's ethical and political stance as a scientist, remain[ing] crucial for our critical reflection on ecological destruction, the violation of human rights, and individual responsibility."  Professor Stolz has also provided an essay placing the Fukushima disaster in broader perspective. 

Read the translated interview HERE

and read Professor Stolz's essay HERE.

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