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Chris Valesey receives FLAS Fellowship from Vanderbilt University

Congratulations to Chris Valesey!  Chris received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Vanderbilt University to participate in the Intermediate-level Nahuatl program at Yale University this summer.

Megan McDonie receives two Fellowships

Congratulations to Megan McDonie McDonie!  Megan received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from Tulane University to participate in Tulane's Intermediate-level Kaqchikel Maya program in Antigua, Guatemala this summer.  Megan has also received the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship.

Sara Kern receives travel grant

Congratulations to Sara Kern!  Sara received a travel grant for Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library's History of Medicine Collection.

Tatiana Seijas awarded a Newberry Library Fellowship

Congratulations to Tatiana Seijas!  Tatiana was awarded a Newberry Library Fellowship (one-year) and also a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship (academic year).

Ronnie Hsia's book published

Congratulations to Ronnie Hsia!  Ronnie has published a new book: Matteo Ricci and the Catholic Mission to China. A Short History with Documents (Hackett, 2016). A Czech translation of his Trent 1475, a German translation of his The Countess and the Jesuits, and a Chinese translation of his World of Catholic Renewal have also been published in the past months.

Greg Eghigian interviewed in The Atlantic

Congratulations to Greg Eghigian!  Greg is interviewed on his work in The Atlantic.

Read more:  http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/what-ufos-mean-for-why-people-dont-trust-science/463386/

Sophie DeSchaepdrijver named a Fellow of the Free, University of Brussels

Congratulations to Sophie DeSchaepdrijver!  Sophie has been named a Fellow of the Free University of Brussels, and will be giving a keynote talk on March 23 in the Senate of Belgium on the commemoration of resistance in the First World War.

Evan Rothera has received a Lawrence Gelfand - Armin Rappaport - Walter LaFeber Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Congratulations to Evan Rothera!  Evan has received a Lawrence Gelfand - Armin Rappaport - Walter LaFeber Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Courtney Rong Fu accepted as the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow for 2016 Summer Workshop in Chicago.

Congratulations to Courtney Rong Fu!  Courtney was accepted as the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow for 2016 Summer Workshop in Chicago.

Bill Cossen presented paper "When Al Smith is President': The Protestant Other and the Politics of Anti-Catholicism in the 1928 Presidential Election"

Congratulations to Bill Cossen! Bill presented a paper titled "'When Al Smith is President': The Protestant Other and the Politics of Anti-Catholicism in the 1928 Presidential Election" at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 10, 2016.  The paper was part of a panel that he organized, which was titled "The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in the 20th Century."

Bill Blair's essay and book chapter published

Congratulations to Bill Blair!  Bill’s essay, “Finding the Ending of America’s Civil War” appeared in a special roundtable on ending civil wars in the December 2015 issue of the American Historical Review. Also, his book chapter on “Military Interference in Elections as an Influence on Abolition” has been published in Rethinking Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom, with Cambridge University Press.

Sophie DeSchaepdrijver's project awarded

Congratulations to Sophie DeSchaepdrijver! The Leverhulme Trust (UK) has awarded a 92,625-£ International Network Grant to a project on hunger in the First World War, of which Sophie is a participating scholar.  The project is coordinated by Prof Hew Strachan at Oxford University and is entitled: "Hunger Draws the Map: blockade and food shortages in Europe, 1914-1922."

See: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Awards_made/2015_11_IN.pdf

The funds will be used for a series of international workshops at Oxford, and for a publication.

On-cho Ng's book chapter published

Congratulations to On-cho Ng! On-cho’s chapter in “Enshrining the Past in the Present: Moral Agency and Humanistic History.” In Chün-chieh Huang and Jörn Rüsen, eds., Chinese Historical Thinking: An Intercultural Dialogue. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015, was just published.

Tatiana Seijas offered a fellowship

Congratulations to Tatiana Seijas!  Tatiana was offered a faculty fellowship for 2016-17 from Penn State’s Center for Humanities and Information

Ronnie Hsia gave the 6th Distinguished Lecutre on Chinese Culture and Religion at The Confucius Institute of Hong Kong

Congratulations to Ronnie Hsia!  Ronnie gave the 6th Distinguished Lecture on Chinese Culture and Religion at The Confucius Institute of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (14 Dec, 2015) on "Elective Affinities: Mazu and the Virgin Mary as Patronesses of the Sea in the Early Modern World."

Greg Eghigian's article published

Congratulations to Greg Eghigian! Greg’s article "Making UFOs Make Sense: Ufology, Science, and the History of Their Mutual Mistrust," Public Understanding of Science, December 2015 has been published

(early online version),

http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/12/05/0963662515617706

Jonathan Brockopp's essay published.

Congratulations to Jonathan Brockopp!  Jonathan’s essay "Muhammad the Peacemaker, Muhammad the Warrior: Visions of Islam's Prophet after 9/11" just appeared in Muhammad in the Digital Age from the University of Texas Press.

Gary Cross's book published

Congratulations to Gary Cross!  Gary’s book Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism has been published by Columbia University Press.

Brad Bouley's article has been accepted by the Catholic Historical Review.

Congratulations to Brad Bouley! Brad’s article "Negotiated Sanctity: Incorruption, Community, and Medical Expertise" has been accepted by the Catholic Historical Review.

Lior Sternfeld's article appears in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Congratulations to Lior Sternfeld!  Lior’s article “Iran days in Egypt: Mosaddeq's Visit to Cairo in 1951”
appears in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 42, no. 4, (September 2015) http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cbjm20/current

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