Student and Alumni News
IU doctoral alum Charlene Fletcher has received Honorable Mention for the Lerner-Scott Prize for her dissertation “Confined Femininity: Race, Gender, and Incarceration in Kentucky, 1865-1920.” The Lerner-Scott Prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history.
As Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative and University of Ilinois, Chicago (UIC), recent IU doctoral alum Alexis Guilbault has organized the UIC Digital Humanities Initiative Event, which she believes will be of interest to some faculty and students. The event is coming up on March 15 on Zoom.
Ph.D. candidate Szabolcs László gave a presentation on February 17 about his dissertation research about Hungarian-American scholarly interactions at an event organized for young researchers by the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. László also spoke about his ongoing work on editing and annotating the memoirs of the late Distinguished Professor Emeritus of IU, Denis Sinor (1916-2011). The Centre for Social Sciences is planning on publishing the memoirs with an introductory study about Sinor’s cultural diplomacy activities during the Cold War, written by László.
Heather Vrana (Ph.D. 2013) was awarded a fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center for 2022-2023.
On February 15th Maria Bucur co-hosted and participated in a trans-Atlantic book discussion entitled “From Hidden Manuscript to Publication: Stories about Cadmav.” The event has been archived at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KSaJdAEoNI.
Janine Giordano Drake’s co-written article “Debating the 1619 Project,” is the coverstory for the National Council of Social Studies’ newest journal issue, Social Education. It is open access and available here: https://www.socialstudies.org/social-education/86/1/debating-1619-project. Her coauthor, Robert Cohen, is a Professor of Social Studies Education at New York University.