Ph.D. candidate Asher Lubotzky published his article "'Different Islam from the One We Know in the Middle East': Perceptions and Transformations in Early Israeli-Sahelian Relations, 1958-1965." It was published by Israel Studies (26.3). This project was inspired by a class taken with Prof. John Hanson a few years ago. Find it on JSTOR here.
Ph.D. candidate Meghan Paradis has received a German Academic Exchange Service One Year Grant to conduct her dissertation research.
Ph.D. candidate Jazma Sutton has been selected as a winner of the 2021-22 President's Diversity Dissertation Fellowship.
Please congratulate the five History Ph.D. candidates who received CAHI Awards in Support of Research and Creative Activity. The recipients and their projects are listed below.
Hannah Alms, “Women in Washington: Everyday Politics, Domestic Work, and Space at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
Isabel Alvarez-Echandi, “Law, Neoliberalism, and Workers’ Struggle for Justice and Recognition in Costa Rica, 1962-2002”
Gloria Lopez, “Ethnic Heritage in Los Angeles: From Exclusion to Claims of Belonging”
Sydney-Paige Patterson, “Between Home and City: Radical Private Space in the Black and Dalit Panther Parties”
Tommy Stephens, “‘All the Work without the Excitement of War’: Age, Gender, and Race in the Royal Army Service Corps, 1911–1945”.
Congratulations to Liza Black, Arlene Díaz, and Janine Giordano Drake, on receiving Trustees Teaching Awards.
Arlene Díaz has received the 2021 Senior Ford Foundation Fellowship for her book project “A War Beyond the Battlefield: Espionage, Information, and Representation in the Spanish-Cuban-American War.”
Mark Roseman gave the paper “Opposition to Nazi Rule in Experience and Memory," to a virtual session at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, April 6, 2021. The talk and Q&A can be viewed here (https://youtu.be/lIeJ4PXf_AM).
Tatiana Saburova's article “'University Elders', 'Young Professors' and Students. A Generational Approach to the History of Higher Education in Russia in the Late 19th Century" has been published in Foreign Countries of Old Age. Ageing Studies, vol. 19. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2021, pp. 71-90.
Tatiana was an invited speaker in the international conference "History and Historical Education" organized by Novosibirsk Pedagogical University on March 24, 2021. She gave a talk via zoom and it is available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK47cJveIHs&t=21128s (in Russian).
Tatiana, with Ben Eklof, will give a talk, "In Search of Authenticity: Populist Ethics and the Soviet Intelligentsia [A Case Study]" in a seminar organized by the Higher School of Economics Moscow on April 13, Tuesday, 10am Eastern Time. https://igiti.hse.ru/en/announcements/456958943.html. Registration required.
Susan Ferentinos, Ph.D. alum and the department’s career programming advisor, has been selected to serve on the national committee developing themes to guide museums and historic sites as they plan events to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States in 2026.
Ph.D. alum Paul Schadewald, along with his co-authors Rebecca S. Wingo and Jason A. Heppler, is the recipient of the 2021 National Council on Public History Book Award for Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy(University of Cincinnati Press, 2020). Paul is the Senior Program Director for the Civic Engagement Center at Macalester College.
Jill Semko Underly (BA History, 1999; Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, 2012) is the newly elected Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction.