- Congratulations to Cara Caddoo, Kalani Craig, and Jason McGraw, recipients of the 2018 Trustees Teaching Award.
- Graduate student Casey Korducki was recently awarded the 2018 Tinker Field Research Grant from CLACS.
- Graduate student Szabolcs Laszlo received notification that his essay, "Performing for the Capitalists: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy Experienced by Hungarian and Romanian Writers at the Iowa International Writing Program," received second place for the Brantlinger-Naremore Essay Prize conferred by the Cultural Studies Program. The prize includes a $300 award.
- Graduate student Samson Ndanyi’s essay, "'Immoral in Dress': Children, Clothes, and Cinema in Colonial Kenya," has been published in the Journal of African Interdisciplinary Studies 1, no. 3, (Dec. 2017): 24-40.
- Kaya Sahin was a presenter at the "Assessing the Islamic Past: Historical and Philosophical Interventions" conference held at Brown University. There, he presented his paper, "To Observe, to Record, to Memorialize (ca. 1582): Depicting the Circumcision of an Ottoman Prince." An article he wrote on another circumcision celebration was recently published as "Staging an Empire: An Ottoman Circumcision Ceremony as Cultural Performance," American Historical Review 123, 2 (April 2018): 463-492.
- Graduate student Amanda Waterhouse has received two dissertation grants for next year: the Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) -- to defray travel costs for dissertation research by graduate students working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history, and the Rockefeller Archive Center Research stipend -- to support travel for research conducted at the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Each Friday during the academic year, we update our department newsletter. Current students, alumni, faculty and staff can contribute news, announcements and upcoming on-campus events by sending email to Deana Hutchins. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon.
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