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Kate Merkel-Hess was featured in the AHA Member Spotlight

Congratulations to Kate Merkel-Hess! Kate was recently featured in the "AHA Member Spotlight." Read more here.

David Atwill won the Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award

Congratulations to David Atwill! David, graduate program director and associate professor of History and Asian studies, is the 2014 recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award. Read more here.

Sean Trainor was recently interviewed

Sean was recently interviewed on his piece for The Atlantic for a program entitled Sunday Extra on Australia’s Radio National. Listen here:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/beards-a-la-mode/5248842

Sean Trainor's articles have recently been featured

Congratulations to Sean Trainor! Sean’s article, “Fair Bosom/Black Beard: Facial Hair, Gender Determination, and the Strange Career of Madame Clofullia, ‘Bearded Lady’” was recently accepted for inclusion in a special, Fall 2014 issue of Early American Studies entitled “Beyond the Binaries.”  In addition, Sean’s article, “The Racially Fraught History of the American Beard” was recently published in the online edition of The Atlantic.

Rachel Moran received a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Rachel Moran! Rachel received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. The fellowship will fund early archival research for Rachel’s study of pregnancy and the modern welfare state.

Annie Rose has been elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society

Congratulations to Annie Rose! Annie has been elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society, established in 1812 and devoted to American history, literature, and culture through 1876.

Bryan McDonald is part of an interdisciplinary project on "Climate Change and Conflict Management"

Congratulations to Bryan McDonald! Bryan is part of an interdisciplinary project on "Climate Change and Conflict Management" (led by Lara Fowler from Penn State Law/PSIEE) that was awarded a $50,000 seed grant from the Penn State Sustainability Institute's Reinvention Fund. Details at: http://sustainability.psu.edu/reinvention

Amy Greenberg has been named a Distinguished Lecturer

Congratulations to Amy Greenberg! Amy has been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.

William Blair's book will be a selection of the History Book Club

Congratulations to Bill Blair! Bill’s forthcoming book, With Malice Toward Some, will be a selection of the History Book Club.

Crystal Sanders' article has been featured on the History News Network

Congratulations to Crystal Sanders! Crystal's article, "Remember Way Back When White Men Killed Black Men to "Defend" White Women? (Hint: We're Talking About 2013)," has been featured on the History News Network. To read the full article, click here.

Nan Woodruff has been awarded a fellowship

Congratulations to Nan Woodruff! Nan has been awarded a Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2014-2015 year.

Utsa Ray, a 2009 PhD graduate, has been appointed

Congratulations to Utsa Ray! Utsa, a 2009 PhD graduate who studied with KumKum Chatterjee, has been appointed Assistant Professor at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Evan Rothera received a Filson Fellowship

Congratulations to Evan Rothera! Evan received a Filson Fellowship from the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky.  This fellowship will support research on Henry Watterson, violence, and Reconstruction for Evan's dissertation “Reconstructions in America: The United States, Mexico, and Argentina, 1861-1880.”

Bill Cossen's article has been accepted for an upcoming issue

Congratulations to Bill Cossen! Bill’s article, "Monk in the Middle: The Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery and the Making of Catholic Identity," has been accepted for an upcoming issue of American Catholic Studies.

Sophie de Schaepdrijver's collected essays have been published

Congratulations to Sophie de Schaepdrijver! Sophie's collected essays have been published as Erfzonde van de twintigste eeuw. Notities bij '14-'18 (Atlascontact, 2013) and her bestselling De Groote Oorlog: Het Koninkrijk België tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog has been reissued with a new forward (Atlascontact, 2013).

Kate Merkel-Hess' essay was distributed at the AHA's annual meeting

Congratulations to Kate Merkel-Hess! Kate wrote the biographical essay for Kenneth Pomeranz, current president of the American Historical Association. The essay was distributed at Pomeranz's presidential address at the AHA's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in early January.

Nina Safran wins prestigious NEH Grant

Congratulations to Nina Safran! Nina won a prestigious NEH grant and was recently featured on Penn State News: http://news.psu.edu/story/299485/2014/01/07/research/liberal-arts-faculty-awarded-neh-fellowships

Nina Safran has been awarded a fellowship

Congratulations to Nina Safran! Nina has been awarded an NEH Fellowship.

Bill Blair, Tony Kaye, and Carol Reardon were featured in the Penn State Research Chronicle

Congratulations to Bill Blair, Tony Kaye, Carol Reardon, and the Richards Civil War Era Research Center! Bill, Tony, and Carol were all featured in the 33rd volume of the Penn State Research Chronicle.

Kate Baldanza has been selected as an IAH Resident Scholar

Congratulations to Kate Baldanza! Kate has been selected as a Resident Scholar for Fall 2014 by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

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