Congratulations to Kate Merkel-Hess! Kate was recently featured in the "AHA Member Spotlight." Read more here.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
Congratulations to Amy Greenberg! Amy has been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.
Congratulations to Bill Blair! Bill’s forthcoming book, With Malice Toward Some, will be a selection of the History Book Club.
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.
Congratulations to Nan Woodruff! Nan has been awarded a Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2014-2015 year.
Congratulations to Utsa Ray! Utsa, a 2009 PhD graduate who studied with KumKum Chatterjee, has been appointed Assistant Professor at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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
Congratulations to Nina Safran! Nina has been awarded an NEH Fellowship.
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.
Congratulations to Kate Baldanza! Kate has been selected as a Resident Scholar for Fall 2014 by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.