July 2013 Rachel Steely has just been awarded the CLA Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.  David Atkinson served as her major professor.

July 2013 Sally Hastings has just published “Women’s Education and the World:  Fujita Taki (1898-1993),” in Asian Cultural Studies 39 (2013):  49-64.

July 2013  Frank Lambert’s book Religion in American Politic will be published in Arabic by Numu Publishing.

July 2013 Tim Olin’s article manuscript titled "Colonial Dreams, Ambiguous Outcomes: German Settlers in the Balkans and the Volga River Basin," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences.

June 2013 Yasir Yilmaz has received an Ernst Mach Grant from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research to support his work in Vienna during the coming academic year.

June 2013 
Cori Derifiled has accepted a position at East Central College in Missouri. Nancy Gabin Served as her major professor.

June 2013 Alumnas Ryan Anderson who many of you will remember and who recently received promotion with tenure at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a book in press.  It is titled Merry’s Flock and the Creation of All-American Boyhood.  The University of Arkansas Press will publish it next  spring.  Nancy Gabin served as his major professor.

June 2013 The Ohio University Press has accepted Alicia Decker’s manuscript, In Idi Amin’s Shadow:  Women, Gender, and Militarism in Uganda, for publication.  It is scheduled for the spring/summer list of 2014.

June 2013 The University of North Carolina Press has just published Carrie Janney's book Remembering the Civil War:  Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation.

May 2013 Alumnus Ryan Anderson has received tenure with promotion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

May 2013 Alumnus Johnny Smith has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of History at Georgia Tech.  He will help develop an interdisciplinary sport studies program.

May 2013 Cambridge University Press has just published Yvonne Pitts' book Family, Law, and Inheritance in America:  A Social and Legal History of Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. 

May 2013 Alicia Decker has just published:  “Militarismo, nazionalismo e matrimonio: un ritratto privato delle cinque mogli di Idi Amin” [Militarism, Nationalism, and Marriage: An Intimate Portrait of Idi Amin’s Five Wives] Afriche e Orienti 14, no. 3-4 (2012): 124-138.

April 2013 Department Head Doug Hurt has  been elected as Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska. 

April 2013 John Contreni has has just published:

"The Patristic Legacy to c. 1000.”  In The New Cambridge Medieval History of the Biblevolume 2, from 600 to 1450. In Richard Marsden and E. Ann Matter, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 505-535.

“ ‘Old Orthodoxies Die Hard’: Herwagen’s Bridferti Ramesiensis Glossae,” Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 22/23 (2012), 15–52.

April 2013 Rebekah  Klein-Pejšová has been appointed to the International Editorial Board of the Forum Historiae by the Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences.

April 2013 Neil Bynum presented a lecture at the A. Philip Randolph Institute—Lansing Chapter “Community Role Model Celebration” held in the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University, April 27, 2013. See photo.

In recognition of his research and book on A. Philip Randolph, Neil received a proclamation from the Lansing, Michigan, city council.  Great recognition for Neil and our department.  See photo.

April 2013 Chris Snively has received the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII Program) and administered by IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board).   He will conduct research in Hungary and Serbia during the coming academic year.

April 2013
Spring Awards recipients:


Paul and Reed Benhamou Graduate Scholarship 
- Yasir Yilmaz

Miletus L. Flaningam Award - Joshua J. Jeffers and Andrew R.M. Smith

Harold D. Woodman Graduate Research Award - David R. Graham, Timothy J. Olin, Jeffrey T. Perry, Liberty P. Sproat

Graduate Student Teaching Award - Brandon M. Ward

Jon C. Teaford Faculty Award - David C. Atkinson

Office of the Dean of Students Staff and Faculty Impact Award - Michael A. Morrison

CLA Award for Education Excellence - John L. Larson

CLA Kenneth T. Kofmehl Oustanding Undergraduate Teaching Award - Randy W. Roberts

Henry G. Waltmann/Phi Alpha Theta Award - Samantha T. Richards

David W. and Geryl L. Bischoff Undergraduate Scholarship - Taylor A. Vincent

Lorena Murphy Undergraduate Scholarship - Kaylyn R. Balmoria

Gordon R. Mork Global History Award - Mae Christensen

Gordon R. Mork Scholarship in History - Katherine E. Martin and Jennifer J. McVeigh

James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship - Kaylyn R. Balmoria and Frank G. Speek

John F. Stover Undergraduate Scholarship - Nicole E. Cory

Senior Graduating with Excellence - Hayley R. Bowman

Outstanding Senior Award - Olivia M. Hagedorn

April 2013 Yvonne Pitts has received a Teaching for Tomorrow Award for the next academic year.

April 2013 Alicia Decker has just published “An Accidental Liberation:  Women on the Front Lines of Idi Amin’s Economic War,” in the Women’s History Review.

April 2013 John Fahey has received a fellowship for Hungarian language study at Indiana University for the SWEESL summer program.

April 17, 2013  2013 Honors Program, 5:30 p.m., UNIV 201

April 2013 Ray Dumett has published a chapter titled “Parallel Mining Frontiers in the Gold Coast and Asante in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” in Mining Frontiers in Africa:  Anthropological and Historical Perspectives, edited by Katja Werthmann and Tilo Grätz (Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2012.

April 2013 Josh Jeffers has received a year-long PRF grant for his project “Native Spaces, Settler Landscapes, and the Culture of Manifest Destiny:  Imagining the Ohio Country, 1701-1820.”  His major professor is Dawn Marsh.

April 2013 Suparna Chakraborty has received a year-long PRF grant for her project “Tools of Emancipation:  Western Science and the Empowerment of Women in Colonial India.”  Tithi Bhattacharya is her major professor.

April 2013 David Atkinson has received the William Roger Louis Prize from the British Scholar Society for his article manuscript titled “’Let it be Pure and Spotless’: The White Australia Policy, Empire, and the World” which will be published in Britain and the World.

April 2013 Congratulations to the HGSA on its successful conference on Saturday.  Brian AlbertsAndrew McGregorRachel Steely, and Mark Otto exerted considerable effort.  Thanks as well to the faculty who participated and to you who attended.  A good job all the way around.  You helped strengthen the reputation of the department.


Mar 2013 
Neil Bynum has received a Summer Faculty PRF Grant for his project “West Indian Radicals and New Negro Opposition to Jim Crow, 1917-1937.”

Mar 2013 Sally Hastings has just published “Traveling to Learn, Learning to Travel:  Japanese Women as American College Students, 1900-1941,” in Modern Girls on the Go:  Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan, edited by Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, and Christine R. Yano (Stanford University Press).

Mar 2013 Randy Roberts has just received the 2012-2013 Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.  The Kofmehl Award is the highest honor granted by the College of Liberal Arts for undergraduate teaching.

Mar 2013 Please join us in welcoming Silvia Mitchell to our department as Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History and Kathryn Brownell as Assistant Professor of U.S. History specializing in post-World War II political history.  They are excited to join us, and we are excited to have them as  colleagues.

March 22, 2013 March at Purdue, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Contact Whitney Walton if you are interested in joining this March.

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Mar 2013 We had a terrific turnout for our Women’s History Reception last night.  President Daniels attended and stayed longer than he had originally planned.  Dean Weiser was very complementary as were many others who attended.  Thanks for Melinda Zook and Nancy Gabin for organizing the event and thanks as well to Alicia Decker who participated.  We appreciate your support of the department.

Mar 2013  Mike Morrison has just published “President James Buchanan:  Executive Leadership and the Crisis of the Democracy” in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, edited by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner (University of Florida Press).

Mar 2013 Melinda Zook reports that Karen Sonnelitter, previous grad student and previous Continuing Lecturer for the department, has accepted a tenure-track position at Siena College.  Melinda served as her major professor.  A very good placement.

Mar 2013 Jacqueline Mougoue has just published an essay titled “Big Buttocks and Sultry Behavior:  Perceptions of Post-Colonial African Women in British Women’s Travel Narratives” in Women, Gender, and Sexualities in Africa published by the Carolina Academic Press.

Mar 2013 Alicia Decker has just published an essay titled “On the Promotion of ‘Certain’ Ugandan Women:  Was Idi Amin Feminist or Foe?” in Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa, published by the Carolina Academic Press.

Mar 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Stover Lecture Series
"Hoboes in Heaven:  Race, Manifest Destiny, and the Roots of Mass Incarceration in the Modern American West, 1880-1910" by Kelly Lytle Hernandez.  Click here for more information.

Mar 2013 Sally Hastings has just published “Japanese Women Legislators:  Getting Into Office and Staying There,” in Studies on Women’s Education in Turkey and Japan for Social Development:  Panels and Research Findings.

Mar 2013 Alicia Decker has just published “’Sometime you may leave your husband in Karuma Falls or in the forest there’: a gendered history of disappearance in Idi Amin’s Uganda, 1971-79,” in the Journal of Eastern African Studies.”

Feb 2013 Sally Hastings has just published an essay titled “Political Representation for Nurses in Postwar Japan,” in Japan Since 1945:  From Postwar to Post-Bubble, edited by Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George (London:  Bloomsbury, 2013).  Congratulations!

Feb 2013 Jeff Perry has received the Wills Research Fellowship from the Tennessee Historical Society.

Feb 2013 Haeseong Park has just published “Colonial and Gender Discourse in Modern European Travel Writing About East Asia” in History Research.  Well done.

Feb 25, 2013 Department of History Undergraduate Newsletter Spring 2013

Feb 22, 2013 Department of History 2013 Newsletter

Feb 2013 Jacqueline Bethel-Mouguoue has accepted a tenure-track position at Baylor University.  Well done.

Feb 14, 2013 Professor Michael Miller will be giving a lecture titled “Jewish Beauty and Jewish Questions in Hungary, Poland and the Land of Israel.” on Thursday February 14th at 4:00pm in Krannert Auditorium. See flyer.

Feb 2013 Susan Curtis and Frank Lambert contributed essays to The Cambridge History of Religions in America.  That book has won a 2012 PROSE Award  for Excellence in Reference Works as well as for the category Multivolume Reference/Humanities and Social Sciences.  Two prestigious awards recognizing the best in scholarly writing and publishing.  Great recognition for their work.

Feb 2013 The History Book Club and the Military Book Club have each selected Carrie Janney's forthcoming book Remembering the Civil War  as club sections.  This is terrific recognition for Carrie.

Feb 2013 In The Exponent the students voted History 151 as the “Best Class” on Campus.  The vote was taken last fall.  John Larson and Jeff Perry taught History 151 and the combined vote gave the tally to them and History 151.  Great recognition for both of them and once again great recognition that the Department of History has gravitas.  Thanks to their good work in the classroom, the department maintains great public visibility.

Feb 2013 John Larson has just received the CLA Award for Educational Excellence.  Clearly well-deserved and great recognition for John and our department. The Department of History has a campus-wide reputation for excellence in teaching, and John’s award affirms that recognition.

Jan 2013 Amy Harris has been selected to receive the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion graduate student Research Excellence Award.  Money, a plaque, and a line on her vita—a triple play.

Jan 2013 The Purdue University Press has just published a second, revised, and expanded edition of Charlie Ingrao's Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies:  A Scholars’ Initiative.

Jan 12-13, 2013 Randy Roberts’ class “ World War II and Popular Culture” aired on C-Span last Saturday and Sunday.  The full class can be seen on this link. http://www.c-span.org/History/Events/Lectures-in-History-Popular-Culture-amp-World-War-II/10737436712/

Jan 2013 Jen Foray has just published “An Old Empire in a New Order:  The Global Designs of the Dutch Nazi Party, 1931-1942” in the European History Quarterly.

Jan 2013 Jeff Perry has received a Filson Fellowship to support his research at the Society.

Jan 2013 Rebekah Klein-Pejsova has been awarded a Library Scholars Grant for her project “Across the Iron Curtain:  Hungarian Jewish Refugees.”  She will use the funding to support her work at the YIVO Archives at the Center for Jewish History in NYC.

Jan 2013 Melinda Zook has been appointed the Director of the Religious Studies Program.

Jan 2013 John Larson has been elected as a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  Well-earned fame indeed.

Dec 2012 Carrie Janney has just been named a University Faculty Scholar.  This is great recognition for her and our department.

Dec 2012 Neil Bynum has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Dec 2012 Jacqueline Mougoue was interviewed by Sahara TV about her research in Cameroon for her dissertation.

Nov 2012 Andrew Mcgregor has published, “Amateur Boxing and Assimilation at the Stewart Indian School, Carson City, Nevada, 1935-1948,”  and  “Billy Mills:  Olympic Champion, Lakota Warrior”, in The Native Americans’ Identity in Sports:  Creating and Preserving a Culture. Edited by Frank Salamone (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013).  The first is based on a seminar paper, and the second essay is a revision of a chapter of his M.A. thesis.  An excellent approach for anyone starting to build a resume.

Nov 2012 Mauricio Castro has just received a Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant.  It will be awarded at the annual meeting of the AHA by the Society of Historians of American Foreign Affairs.

Nov 2012 Jeff Perry has received a one-month fellowship to conduct research at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Nov 2012 Mauricio Castro has just received an Abba Schwartz Fellowship to conduct research at the John F. Kennedy Library.

Nov 2012 Mauricio Castro has received a Mood Research Grant from the LBJ Foundation to conduct research at the LBJ Presidential Library.   Not so loving called the Texas Pyramid by some.

Nov 2012  Yvonne Pitts's book Family, Law, and Inheritance in America: A Social and Legal History of Nineteenth-Century Kentucky (Cambridge University Press) is scheduled for publication release on April 30.  However, it is available now for preorders through Amazon.

Oct 2012 Tim Olin has received a Research Synergy Grant for Students to support his project titled "German Colonists in the Borderlands of Empire: the Case of the Banat of Temesvár."  Another excellent achievement.

Oct 2012 Adrianna Lozano has received a Global Research Synergy Grant for Students  to help support her research for her project titled “Traveling Pedagogies:  A Comparative Study of International Women’s and Gender Studies Programs.”  Excellent grant and project.

Oct 2012 Haeseong Park has just published “Korean New Women:  Korean New Women’s Fluctuation in International and Korean Contexts” in History Research. Well done.

Oct 2012 TJ Boisseau and Alicia Decker have received a grant from the Office of Engagement to help support a project titled “The Change We Wish to See:  Women’s Studies as Anchor and Bridge between India and Purdue University.”  Busy scholars indeed.

Oct 2012 Brian Alberts has had his article, "Andrew Bolter (1820-1900)” accepted for publication in Immigrant Entrepreneurship:  German-American Business Biographies 1720 to the Present.  He wrote this paper for Dr. Gray’s seminar last spring.  This is an excellent approach
to the preparation and publication of your work.

October 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m., LWSN 1142

The Department of History is pleased to have for its first guest lecturer Professor Dayong Niu, Executive Vice Dean of the Institute for Advanced Humanities Studies and former chair of the Department of History at Peking University, China.  Professor Niu’s specialty is China during the Cold War era.  The title of his lecture is “A Reassessment on PRC Foreign Policies.”

Oct 2012 Carrie Janney has just published “’I Yield to No Man an Iota of My Convictions’:  Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park  and the Limits of Reconciliation,” in The Journal of the Civil War Era. Well done!

Sept 2012 Charlie Ingrao has received a grant from the Global Policy Research Institute to continue his work with the Scholars’ Initiative.

Aug 31, 2012 Friday, August 31, 1:30-2:20 pm -  History Honors Homecoming and Open House

Aug 2012 TJ Boisseau has just published “Kiss-Kiss, Bang-Bang Nation:  Hollywood and the En-Gendering of Modernity in the Youth of the Early Turkish Republic,” in The Transnational Turn in American Studies:  Turkey and the United States.  What a terrific way to join our department.

Aug 2012 Rebekah Klein-Pejsova has just published “Building Slovak Jewry:  Communal Reorientation in Interwar Czechoslovakia” in Shofar:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.  Well done.

Aug 2012 Randy Roberts has just published with David Welky  John Wayne:  Treasures.  Nicely done.

Aug 2012 Whitney Walton and Dorothée Bouquet have just published essays in Teaching America to the World and the World to America:  Education and Foreign Relations Since 1870.  Whitney’s essay is titled “Sex Education:  Gender, Sexuality, and Race in French-American Relations in the Twentieth Century.”  Dorothée’ s essay is titled “French Academic Propaganda in the United States, 1930-1939.”  Great recognition.

Aug 2012 Bob May’s book Manifest Destiny has been translated into Spanish with the title El Bajo Mundo Del Destino Manifesto.  Great recognition of his scholarship.

Aug 2012 Amal Cavender, PhD candidate, who has accepted a position to teach World History at IUPUI for the fall semester.  Great achievement and experience.

Aug 2012 Sally Hastings has just published “Mount Holyoke College:  Teachers to Japan, Students from Japan,” in Asian Cultural Studies.  Well done.

Aug 2012 Phi Alpha Theta's The Purdue Historian:  Undergraduate Journal of History, 2012, Vol. 5

July 2012 Kara Kvaran, Ph.D. graduate, has accepted a lectureship in the Women’s Studies program at the University of Akron.  Good news indeed.

July 2012 Neil Bynum will be in the “Fiery Cross” segment of the upcoming season of History Detectives on PBSTuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 8PM EST / 7PM CT [in most areas].

July 2012 Stacy Holden has just published A Documentary History of Modern Iraq.  The University Press of Florida did a nice production  job.

June 2012 Yvonne Pitts has just had her article published titled "Disability, Scientific Authority, and Women's Political Participation at the Turn of the Twentieth Century United States" in Journal of Women's History 24 No.2 (Summer 2012): 37-61.

June 2012 Will Gray has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Purdue University Press.

June 2012 Erica Morin, Ph.D. graduate, has accepted a position as visiting assistant professor of history at Texas Tech.

June 2012 William Vogel, a recent graduate of Department of History, has been named one of fifteen winners of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award.  Selected from candidates across the country, the Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American History or American Studies.

May 2012 Amal Cavender will teach courses titled History of Islamic Architecture this summer at the IUPUI-Herron School of Art.  She also will teach a course titled Islamic Art during the spring semester of 2013.

May 2012 Jacqueline Mougoue has been appointed as a visiting scholar at the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University.

May 2012 Patrick Pospisek has received a research grant from the Mining History Association.

May 2012 Jeff Perry has received a research fellowship from the Filson Historical Society.?

May 2012 Ray Krohn, past graduate student, has accepted a position at Boise State University.

May 2012 Samuel London, Ph.D. graduate, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He also has been appointed chair of the Department of History and Political Science.  Great success for Samuel.

April 2012 Mauricio Castro has been awarded a Research Fellowship from the University of Miami to support his work there in the Cuban Heritage Collection.

April 2012 Jamal Ratchford, alum, has accepted a position at the University of Indianapolis.

April 2012 Erica Morin has published an article titled “’No Vacation for Mother’:  Traditional Gender Roles in Outdoor Travel Literature, 1940-1955” in Women’s Studies:  An Interdisciplinary Journal.

April 2012 Josh Jeffers has received Scholarly Research Fellowship to support his work at the Kentucky Historical Society.

April 2012 Darren Dochuk  received the Ellis W. Hawley Prize for his book at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.

April 2012 Tim Lombardo has been awarded the Graduate Student Research Award from the Center for Diversity Inclusion at Purdue.

April 17, 2012 2012 History Honors Forum, 5:30-7:30 pm, UNIV 203. 

April 2012 Please join me in congratulating Jen Foray.  The Board of Trustees has approved her promotion to associate professor with tenure.

April 2012 Amy Harris has won the 2012 Bernice A. Carroll Award for the best paper by a graduate student.  The title of her paper is “God Created Us to Be Different:  Discourses of Citizenship, African Identity and Gay Lesbian Activism in Contemporary South Africa.”  Great recognition and well done.

April 2012 Brittany Bayless-Fremion has just been awarded a post-doctoral teaching fellowship in environmental history at Central Michigan University.  A great position and well earned.

April  2012 Patrick Pospisek has received a Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.   A good line on his vita and support for his research.?

April 2012 Continuing Lecturer, Karen Sonnelitter has good news.  She has just accepted a visiting assistant professorship in  the Department of History at Siena College.

April 2012 Congratulations to Nancy Gabin. She has just won the 2012 Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in memory of Charles B. Murphy.  As you know the Murphy Award is a capstone award for excellent teaching and no one deserves the Murphy Award more than Nancy.  This is superb career recognition and  terrific visibility for our department.

March 2012 Liberty Sproat has been selected as a recipient of a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for participation in the Indonesian intensive summer language institute. This means that she will spend two months this summer in Malang, Indonesia, in a language program. Great professional achievement.

Flyer for Hadani Ditmars presentation

March 2012 We are honored to announce our 4th annual Stover F. Lecture Series.  The Stover Lecture Series Committee has selected Hadani Ditmars, journalist, author, and photographer to present "Iraq, Nine Years Later:  The Legacy of Invasion."  Her presentation shares information about her time in Iraq and will features images, video, and readings.  The presentation is set for 7:00 pm, March 22, 2012 at Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Hall.

March 2012 Susan Curtis has been appointed the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She will be in residence at the university during the spring semester of 2013.  This is terrific recognition for her scholarly achievements as well as great recognition for our department.

March 2012 Congratulations to Jacqueline Mougoue.  She has been awarded a research grant from the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries to support her dissertation research.

March 2012 Congratulations to Tim Lombardo he has just received the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for next year.  The title of his dissertation is “Making Blue-Collar Conservatism:  Race, Class, and Politics in Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia.”  His major Professor is Nancy Gabin.

March 2012 Tim Lombardo has received the Flaningam Award for the best paper by a graduate student.  Tim’s paper is titled, “The Battle of Whitman Park: Community Development, Welfare Rights, and the Politics of Neighborhood and Public Housing in Philadelphia, 1956-1982.”

March 2012 Libby Sproat has just published her first peer-reviewed article.  It is “The Soviet Solution for Women in Clara Zetkin’s Journal Die Kommunistische Fraueninternationale, 1921-1925,” Aspasia 6 (2012):  60-78.  Libby reports that her article is about International Women’s Day, which is today.

March 7, 2012, Department of History and Purdue University Press introduce Walther Liesler Keip

“Volkswagen, American, and the World:  Why Every German Company is a Global Company"
German business executive, politician and entrepreneur, Dr. Walther Leisler Kiep served on Volkswagen’s advisory board for over 20 years; he was first elected to the Bundestag for the Christian Democratic Union in 1965, then was active in state politics in Lower Saxony and Hamburg. He served two decades as CDU party treasurer. In recent years Dr. Kiep has served as president of the European Business School. He now promotes exchanges among aspiring European, American, and Chinese leaders through two highly regarded organizations, the “Atlantic Bridge” and “Atlantic Forum.”

March 2012 Jen Foray has just received a fellowship from the Remarque Institute of New York University.  She will be a Fellow at the Institute during spring 2013.  This is a great research honor for her and recognition for our department.?

March 2012 Congratulations to Nancy Gabin.  She has just won the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2011-12.    Well-deserved, terrific recognition, and a great credit to our department.

March 2012 Congratulations to Angela Ghionea.  She has been awarded the Paul and Reed Benhamou Graduate Scholarship in History.  The title of her dissertation is  “Alchemical Patterns in European Thought and the Occult Origins of Scientific Discoveries from the Carolingians to the Early Modern Period.”  James Farr is her major professor.  The Benhamou Scholarship will be presented at the Spring Awards Reception.

March 2012 Alicia Decker and Mauricio Castro have just published “Teaching History with Comic Books:  A Case Study of Violence, War, and the Graphic Novel”  in The History Teacher (February 2012).

March 2012 Congratulations to Jacqueline Mougoue.   She has been awarded the Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants award for the Department of History.  Great recognition of her teaching abilities.

February 2012 Good news for Darren Dochuk.  He has received a fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies to support his research in 2013.  He also has received a fellowship from the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.  Great recognition for him and our department.

February 2012 Congratulations to Rebekah Klein-Pejšová.  She has just published a chapter titled “The Strange Case of Rabbi Dr. Samuel Funk, or Perceptions of the Jews in Interwar Slovakia.”  Well done.

January 2012 Carrie Janney has been appointed a co-editor of the Civil War America Series at the University of North Carolina Press.

January 2012 Carrie Janney has just been reappointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.  Her second three-year term begins in May.

January 2012 Rebekah Klein-Pejšová has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History.  Excellent scholarly recognition for her and our department.

January 2012 Randy Roberts has just published Before the Curse:  The Chicago Cub’s Glory Years, 1870-1945 which he co-edited with Carson Cunningham.  The department is having a good year for scholarship.

January 2012 Angela Ghionea has some good news.   Cambridge Scholars Publishing has accepted her book manuscript “Medicine, Alchemy, Science and the Occult in European Thought” for publication this year.  In addition, she has accepted an adjunct position at Indiana University Northwest for the spring semester.  Excellent achievements.

January 2012 Congratulations to Randy RobertsChoice has chosen his book  Joe Louis:  Hard Times Man as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2011.

December 2011 Congratulations to Brandon Ward.   He has just received the Frederick N. Andrews Environmental Travel Grant from the Graduate School.

December 2011 Congratulations to Randy Roberts.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has just published A Team for America:  The Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation.  Well done.  Great recognition for Randy and our Department. Click here for more information.

November 2011 Congratulations to Jennifer Foray. The Cambridge University Press has just published her book Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands.   Nicely done and a great credit to Jen and our department.  Click here for more information.

November 2011 Congratulations to Darren Dochuk.  He has just received an Enhancing Research in the Humanities and Arts Grant.  Terrific recognition of his scholarship.

November 2011 Congratulations to Brandon Ward.  He has received a Research Travel Fellowship for work at the Michigan Historical Collections for his dissertation titled “Detroit, Wild:  Race, Labor, and the Origins of Environmental Justice, 1945-1980.”

November 2011 Congratulations to Gordon Mork.  The Holocaust Remembrance Committee has recognized him for thirty years of meritorious service.  Certainly Gordon has contributed a great deal to making each annual program a success.

October 2011 There was an article in the  Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 paper about Dawn Marsh and her Prophetstown symposium, click here.  Great recognition for Dawn and the department.

October 2011 Jen Foray has been doing some innovative teaching in History 104,  click here.  Good recognition for her and our department.

October 2011 Congratulations to Christian Griggs, Purdue Department of History graduate, who has accepted at position at Dalton State College in Georgia.  

October 2011 Congratulations to Adam Criblez, Purdue Department of History graduate. The Northern Illinois University Press has just accepted his book manuscript titled "Parading Patriotism: Independence Day Celebrations in the Urban Midwest, 1826-1876."

October 2011 Congratulations to Darren Dochuk.  He has just won the John H. Dunning Prize in recognition of outstanding historical writing in United States History.  Darren will receive the book award at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in January.

October 2011  Congratulations to Erica Morin.  Another job well done and great achievement and visibility for her.  She received the Award for Editorial Excellence: Erica Morin, a member of the Student Editorial Board and currently a PhD Candidate in History. Together with other members of the Student Editorial Board, Morin worked with the undergraduate authors to develop their writing so it would be accessible to a non-technical audience. She worked particularly closely with Jamie Steiner on her study of school size and Meghan Henschen and her colleagues who studied the effects of wind turbines on weather conditions. Not only is Morin skilled in working with words, but she also understands the importance of clear imagery. Morin has been a great champion of the journal and always goes above and beyond. For example, faced with a lack of illustration of the turbines themselves, she drove out to the Meadow Lake Wind Farm and took photographs on behalf of the authors, which supplied the cover image for the first issue of the journal.

August 2011 Dr. Hurt's new book The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century has been published by University of Arizona Press.  This book has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and has been quoted as the "only book of its kind" about the Great Plains.  For more information click here.

August 2011 
Congratulations to Professor Bob May.  The University of Illinois Press has just published Howard Pyle: Imaging an American School of Art, which he co-authored with Jill May.  

August 2011 
Professor Caroline Janney featured in August 16 Purdue Today. For more information click here.

July 2011 
Congratulations to Charlie Ingrao.  He has just published The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718with the Purdue University Press.  Well done.

July 2011 Congratulations to Micah Childress who has accepted a position at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Good news indeed.

June 2011 Congratulations to Jon Teaford for his election to president of the Urban History Association.  Well-deserved recognition.

June 2011 Congratulations to Elise Dermineur.  She has received a Bernadotte Schmitt grant from the American Historical Association to support her work on an article titled “Emotions of Indebted Peasants in Early Modern France, 1680-1785.”

May 2011 Congratulations to Angela Catalina Ghionea. In a university wide competition, Angela is again winner and sole recipient of Bilsland-Puskas Fellowship for 2011-2012. This prestigious 12 months Purdue fellowship has previously been awarded to her in 2009-2010.

May 2011 Good news from Elise Dermineur.  She has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Umea University in Sweden where she will work on her new project titled “Peasants and their Emotions in Early Modern France, 1650-1789.”

April 2011 Professor Mike Morrison has been rated the 17th best professor in the U.S. byhttp://www.ratemyprofessors.com/topLists11/topLists.html.  This is great recognition for Mike and our department.  Also see interview in the Journal and Courier http://www.jconline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011105010334.

April 2011 Professor Sally Hastings has just published “A Dinner Party Is Not a Revolution:  Space, Gender, and Hierarchy in Meiji Japan,” in Manners and Mischief:  Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan, edited by Jan Bardsley and Laura Miller (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2011).  Great recognition for Sally and the department.

April 2011  Congratulations to grad student, Tim Lombardo.  He has received a short term visiting fellowship from the  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for research at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania this summer.  Good achievement for a good summer’s work.

April 2011 Please join us in congratulating Darren Dochuk, Mike Ryan,Neil Bynum, and Stacy Holden on their promotion to associate professor with tenure.   Good work by all.

April 2011 Congratulations to Associate Professor Darren Dochuk.  He has just published Sunbelt Rising:  The Politics of Space, Place, and Religion, co-edited with Michelle Nickerson and published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

April 2011 Congratulations to Dr. John Contreni.  He has just published Learning and Culture in Carolingian Europe:  Letters, Numbers, Exegesis, and Manuscripts.  Nicely done. 

April 2011 Congratulations to Professor Mike Morrison who received the Exponent's Reader's Choice for Best Professor Award with Professor Randy Roberts as runner up.  Great recognition for great work!

April 2011 At the 2011 Department of History Spring Awards Reception undergraduate awards  were given to Lynch D. Bennett for the Henry G. Waltmann Award; Shelby J. Bell for the David W. and Geryl L. Bischoff Undergraduate Scholarship; Lisa M. Olszewski for the Lorena Murphy Undergraduate Scholarship; and Katherine A. Arnold for John F. Stover Undergraduate Scholarship.  The James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship went to Thomas M. Brinkman.  The Senior Graduating with Excellence went to Max A. Vande Vaarst. The Outstanding Senior Award went to Francisca L. Hoffmann. 

April 2011 At the 2011 Department of History Spring Awards Reception Andrew R.M. Smith was given the Graduate Student Teaching Award.  The Department of History Study Abroad Scholarship went to Liberty P. Sproat.

April 2011 Congratulations to Natalie E. Latteri.  She is the 2011 recipient of the Paul and Reed Benhamou Graduate Scholarship in History.  Her dissertation is titled “Martyrdom, Miscegenation, and Messianism in Medieval and Early Modern Ashkenaz.”

April 2011 Please join us in congratulating Erica A. Morin who is the recipient of the 2011 Class of 1922 Helping Students Learn Award for her innovative work “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!:  Structuring the History Survey Around the Motif of the Newspaper.”  This is terrific recognition for her teaching ability and, once again, great recognition for our department.

April 2011 It is our pleasure to announce the winner of the Miletus L. Flaningam Award for best graduate student essay.  The pool was deep and strong this year, with eight good papers submitted for the review committee to ponder.  The winner this year is Eric A. Hall for his essay, ’I guess I’m becoming more and more militant’: Arthur Ashe and the Black Freedom Movement.”

April 2011 We were fortunate to get three Purdue Research Fellowships this year:  Patrick A. PospisekJacqueline-Bethel Mouqoue, and Andrew R.M. Smith each received an award for the academic year 2011-2012.  Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to the several other applicants whose strong proposals made this a very tough pool to review.

April 2011 We are pleased to announce that Erica A. Morin has been awarded a Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School.  Congratulations to Erica.  Thanks to the other applicants for your strong and enthusiastic applications.

April 2011 We are pleased to announce the 2011 Woodman Travel Awards from the History Department:

Suparna ChakrabortyAmy M. HarrisErica A. MorinAndrew R.M. SmithErika Cornelius SmithBrandon M. Ward

Congratulations to the recipients and good luck with your research efforts

March 2011 Please join us in congratulating Nancy Gabin for receiving the 2011 Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award presented by Mortar Board.  The Schleman Award recognizes her superb skill in the classroom and leadership for students across campus, particularly for undergraduate women. 

March 2011 Congratulations to Amy M. Harris for receiving an honorable mention in the Grace L. Smart Award category in Purude's 80th Annual Literary Awards Contest.  Her paper is titled “God Created us to be Different:  Discourses of Citizenship, African Identity and Gay and Lesbian Activism in Contemporary South Africa.”

March 2011 Please join us in congratulating Deborah Fleetham for earning the 2011 Award for Excellence in Distance Learning.  This resulted from her excellent work developing an on-line course for History 104 which enrolled 100 students.

March 2011 Please join us in congratulating Distinguished Professor Randy Roberts for receiving this year’s College of Liberal Arts Educational Excellence Award.  Professor Mike Morrison served on the college teaching awards committee and reported at the CLA Faculty meeting this afternoon that the competition was keen.  CLA Dean Weiser announced and presented the award.    Great recognition for Randy and our department.

March 2011 Please note that HIST 595 taught by Professor Rebekah Klein-Pejsova has been changed to meet in GRIS 160 for the remainder of this semester.

March 2011 College of Liberal Arts, 2011 Honors Colloquium College of Liberal Arts undergraduates presented their best honors coursework from 2010.  History students who were able to share their work: 

Tyler Folk, HIST 210: The Making of Modern AfricaProf. Decker, "When Elephants Fight."

Max Vande Vaarst, HIST 422: Honors Thesis in Historical ResearchProf. Dochuk, "A State Without a Center:  Popular Culture, Urban Legend and the Search for New Jersey's Identity in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries."

March 2011 We are excited to be offering some online courses. Hist 104D will be offered Summer Session 2011, and Hist 104D, 151D, and 152D will be offered Fall 2011.  Please see course offerings through the following link. http://www.cla.purdue.edu/history/courses/

February 2011 Please join me in congratulating Department of History grad student, Andrew Smith.  He is this year’s winner of the Graduate Student Teaching Award.  A job well done.

February 2011 Dr. Randy Roberts is spotlighted in Purdue Today.  To read more check out this link. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/general/2011/110218_DYK-Roberts.html

January 2011 The Journal of Southern History has just published Caroline Janney’s article “War over a Shrine of Peace:  The Appomattox Peace Monument and Retreat from Reconciliation,” Journal of Southern History 72 (February 2011).  Well done.

January 2011 Congratulations to Dawn Marsh who just published “Revisiting MacCannell’s Site Sacralization Theory as an Analytical Tool: Historic Prophetstown as a Case Study,” International Journal of Tourism Research.

January 2011 Professor Neil Bynum has begun the year with a bang. He just received his book A Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rightsfrom the University of Illinois Press. Surely a sign of good things to come this year.

December 2010 Professor Joseph Dorsey has just published "Cuba and the African Slave Trade to Puerto Rico the Nineteenth Century:  Sociocultural Considerations Past and Present," pp. 21-47 in Actualidad de las Tradiciones Esourutyakes y Culturales Africanas en el Caribe y Latinoamérica, edited and compiled by Mónica Cortés, Marta Moreno Vega, and Maria Elba Torres Muñoz, San Juan, Puerto Rico:  Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades, 2010. 

December 2010  Professor Caroline Janney has just been awarded a fellowship from the Center for Humanistic Studies for her research on memory and the Civil War.  The fellowship will begin next fall.  Great recognition for her and our department.

December 2010  Professor Dawn Marsh has just been awarded an Enhancing Research in the Humanities and Arts grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for her research project titled “Prophetstown Revisited:  Local History, Global Legacy.”  Great recognition for her scholarship and our department.  This grant will begin in January of 2011.

November 2010 We are sorry to hear that Professor Emeritus Oakah Jones passed away peacefully after a short illness in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Professor Jones began at Purdue August 1977 as an Associate Professor, became a Professor July 1981, and retired May 1994.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1964.  He will be missed by friends and colleagues here at Purdue. 

November 2010 Professor Darren Dochuk’s book, From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism just arrived from Norton. A job well done.  

November 2010 Dr. R. Douglas Hurt published ”Taking a Look Backward to Look Forward:   Food Animal Production, a Brief Overview.”  In Sustaining Animal Agriculture:  Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues.  Edited by Richard Reynnells and Linda M Chimenti (Washington, D.C.:  United States Department of Agriculture, 2010. )

September 2010 Professor Charles Ingrao's book, Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies has just been published in Serbo-Croatian.   Clearly, it has gained a wide audience and increasing influence and importance.

September 2010 Distinguished Professor Randy Roberts’ new book Joe Louis:  Hard Times Manhas just been published by the Yale University Press.   A great credit to him and our department.

June 18. 2010 Graduate Student Jim Williams has won the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2010.

May 21. 2010 Department Head and Professor, R. Douglas Hurt, has been selected for the Agricultural History Society's Society of Fellows.

May 17. 2010 Graduate Student Garrett Washington has been appointed a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University.

May 10. 2010 Graduate Student Patrick Pospisek has been awarded the King V. Hostick Award for 2010. This research award is presented by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency/Illinois State Historical Society. His research project is titled: "Galena, Illinois: The Rise and Fall of Frontier Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870".

May 6. 2010 Graduate Student Joshua Jeffers has been awarded the Filson Society Fellowship to help support his dissertation research this summer.

Graduate Students Tim Lombardo and David Schlosser have been awarded year-long PRF grants.

Graduate Students Micah Childress and Haeseong Park have been awarded summer PRF grants. 

April 29. 2010 The University of Alabama Press has a new series titled Southern Eyewitness to the Civil War, and it has just published "The South as It Is, 1865-1866". Professor Caroline Janney provided the introduction.

April 26. 2010 Professor Randy Roberts published the eigth edition of America: Past and Presentby Longman.

April 20. 2010 Professor Michael Morrison just published his Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 1784-1840, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010.

April 14. 2010 Professor Jennifer Foray has been appointed a Kluge Fellow in the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. She will spend the next academic year working on a manuscript entitled: "Imperial Aftershocks: The Legacies of Decolonization in the Netherlands".

April 9. 2010 Professor Caroline Janney has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.

April 6. 2010 Graduate Student Adrianna Lozano won the Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) Teaching Award for her work in Women's Studies.

Graduate Student Erika Smith has received a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship to the Russian and East European Summer Intensive Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

April 5. 2010 Graduate Student Jamal Ratchford has been appointed the student leader for the National Council of Black Studies.

April 1. 2010 Professor Dawn Marsh has been accepted for an NEH Summer Institute at the Newberry Library. This Institute is titled: "Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts and Resistance in Native North America".

Professor Robert May has published a major article titled: "Culture Wars: The U.S. Art Lobby and Congressional Tariff Legislation during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era" in The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Professor Michael Ryan has been selected to participate in an NEH Summer Institute in Barcelona. The seminar is titled: "Cultural Hybridities: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean".

Graduate Student Eric Hall won the Grace L. Smart Award from the Department of English for his paper titled: "I guess I'm becoming more and more militant': Arthur Ashe, Apartheid, and American Sport".

March 25. 2010 Professor Michael Morrison was "tapped" for Mortar Board. This is a well-deserved recognition for his teaching ability and devotion to students.

March 22. 2010 Professor Yvonne Pitts recieved the Jon C. Teaford Faculty Award.

March 22. 2010 Congratulations to the following graduate students: Eric Hall awarded the CETA Graduate Teaching Award; Karen Sonnelitter awarded the Flaningam Award for best essay; Jessica Nelson and Elise Dermineur awarded Benhamou Study Abroad Fellowships; Johnny Smith and Elise Dermineur awarded Bilsland Dissertation Fellowships; Eric Hall, Timothy Lombardo, Brittany Bayless Fremion, Erica Morin, Jacqueline Mougoue, Patrick Pospisek, Kara Kvaran, Jessica Nelson and Erika Cornelius Smith awarded Woodman Travel Grants.

Congratulations to the following undergraduate students: Bhimsupa Kulthanan awarded the John F. Stover Undergraduate Scholarship; Lisa Olszewski awarded the DoH Study Abroad Scholarship; James Lang awarded the James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship; Max Vande Vaarst awarded the Waltmann Award; Max Vande Vaarst and Charlotte Fillenwarth awarded the Lorena Murphy Undergraduate Scholarship.

Congratulations to the following Phi Alpha Theta Initiates: Timothy Arehart, David Van Arsdell, Zane Bolka, Charlotte Fillenwarth, Katrina Galt, Patricia Hess, Gwen Van Hove, William Vogel and Charles White.

Congratulations to the following Phi Beta Kappa Invitees: Brian Couch, Ross Fields, Francisca Hoffman, Rebecca Lutton, Nicholas Moskalick, Andrew Oloffson, Lisa Olszewski, Brittany Poe, Mark Robison, Max Vande Vaarst and Marie Waymel.

March 22. 2010 Professor Randy Roberts has published the fourth edition of "Hollywood's America: Twentieth-Century America Through Film".

March 8. 2010 Graduate Student Natalie Latteri has been accepted into the 2010 Summer University Program on Christian and Jewish Messianism at Central European University in Budapest.

February 16. 2010 Graduate Student Johnny Smith published an article entitled: "'It's Not Really My Country': Lew Alcindor and the Revolt of the Black Athlete" in the Journal of Sport History.

January 28. 2010 Graduate Student Elise Dermineur was awarded the Ronald S. Love Prize for her paper entitled: "Female Peasants, Patriarchy, and the Credit Market in Eighteenth-Century France".

January 21. 2010 Professor Charles Ingrao received a Fulbright for teaching and research in Cyprus during the spring semester of 2011.

January 7. 2010 History alumni Dr. Sherry Smith, Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University, and Wally Brant, President of Indiana Oxygen in Indianapolis, will be recognized as CLA Distinguished Alumni.

January 4. 2010 Graduate Student Garrett Washington published an article entitled: "Pulpits as Lecterns: Discourses of Social Change with Tokyo's Protestant Churches, 1890-1917" in Japanese Studies.

December 15. 2009 Professor Whitney Walton published a book entitled: "Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890-1970.

December 9. 2009 Professor Rebekah Klein-Pejšová published an article entitled: "Abandon Your Role as Exponents of the Magyars': Contested Jewish Loyalty in Interwar (Czecho) Slovakia" in the Association of Jewish Studies Review.

December 7. 2009 The University of Illinois Press has accepted Professor Neil Bynum'smanuscript titled "A Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights."

December 3. 2009 Professor Jim Farr was named as the Germaine Seelye Oesterle Chair in History by the Board of Trustees.

November 18. 2009 Professor Charlie Ingrao published an article entitled: "Confronting the Ygoslav Controversies: The Scholars' Initiative" in the October issue of The American Historical Review. He also took the photograph that appears on the cover.

September 29. 2009 Assistant Professor Michael Ryan published “Byzantium, Islam, and the Great Western Schism,” in A Companion to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417),  edited by Joelle Rollo-Koster and Thomas M. Izbicki .  Leiden:  Brill, 2008.

September 24. 2009 Professor Sally Hastings published an article entitled: “Assassins, Madonnas, and Career Women:  Reflections on Six Decades of Woman’s Suffrage in Japan,” in Asian Cultural Studies, a review essay entitled: “House, Home, and Gender in Modern Japan,”’ In Journal of Women’s History, and another review essay entitled: “Urban Japanese, at Home and Overseas:  Different Forms of Knowledge,” in the Journal of Urban History.

September 24. 2009 Professor Charles Ingrao published an article entitled: "Weapons of Mass Instruction: Schoolbooks and Democratization in Multiethnic Central Europe," in the Journal ofEducational Media, Memory and Society.

September 17. 2009 Professor John Larson published a book entitled: "The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good". 

September 8. 2009 Professor Frank Lambert published a book entitled "The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights".

July 17. 2009 Assistant Professor Stacy Holden published a book entitled "The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco".

July 9. 2009 Graduate student Jamal Ratchford was given an appointment as a Kato Fellow. His responsibilities will include serving as a board member of the National Council for Black Studies for two years.

April 22. 2009 Graduate Student Ronald Johnson has been awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. His article entitled "The Peculiar Ventures of Particular Baptist Pastor William Kiffin and King Charles II of England," was just published byBaptist History Heritage.

April 15. 2009 Assistant Professor Michael Ryan published a co-edited book entitled "End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity."

Associate Professor Joseph Dorsey received a Humanities Center Fellowship for Spring 2010.

April 14. 2009 Undergraduate student Erica Hague has been accepted into the Public History Program and UNC-Wilmington. She received a teaching assistantship and the New Scholar Award.

April 10. 2009 Undergraduate student Kyle G. Sweeney has been awarded a 12-month teaching assistantship at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University where he will begin work towards an M.A. degree in Art History this fall.

April 7. 2009 Phi Alpha Theta initiates include History undergraduates: Elizabeth Atlas, Brandon Cassady, Philip Dittmer, Michael Mertens, Andrew Oloffson, Megan Pownall, Amber Ramsey, Griffith Rees, L. Allison Roberts, Corrina Smith, Lauren Thompson, Max Vande Vaarst, Jamie Woenker and Thomas Wolf.

Phi Beta Kappa Invitees include History undergraduates: Rosemary Arnold, Emily Dawes, Philip Dittmer, Jonathan Henley, Katelyn Mechan, Maureen Mullen, Mark Robison, Corrina Smith, Heidi Trapp and Kimberly Vaughan.

April 6. 2009 The following undergraduate students are award recipients for 2009-2010.

  • Emily Dawes - Senior Graduating with Excellence Award

  • Allison Gill - James J. Shevlin Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Emma Meyer - Outstanding Senior Award

  • Christopher Parker - David W. and Geryl L. Bischoff Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Brittany Poe - John F. Stover Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Megan Pownall - Department of History Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Lauren Thompson - Henry G. Waltmann Award

  • Thomas Wolf - David W. and Geryl L. Bischoff Undergraduate Scholarship

April 1. 2009 Graduate student Patrick Pospisek was awarded with the Flaningam Award for 2009.

March 31. 2009 Graduate students Dorothee Bouquet, Cori Derifield and Karen Sonnelitter were awarded PRF year-long fellowships during 2009-2010 for research and writing.

Graduate students Elise Dermineur and Jessica Nelson were awarded the Benhamou Scholarships for tuition and fee support during 2009-2010.

Graduate student John Ellis was awarded a research grant from the Virginia Historical Society.

March 26. 2009 - Graduate students Cori Derifield, Ron Johnson, Jessica Nelson, Karen Sonnelitter and Johnny Smith were all awarded with the Harold D. Woodman Travel Fund - allowing them to complete research to pursue their dissertation projects.

March 24. 2009 - Professor Whitney Walton was announced co-winner of annual Webb Smith Essay Competition, 2009.

March 23. 2009 - Graduate student Christian Griggs has accepted a position at Dalton State College in Georgia.

Graduate student Elizabeth Kuehn has been accepted for the Ph.D. Program at Georgetown University.

Undergraduate student Samuel Needham has been accepted to the University of Notre Dame where he will begin work for an M.A. in Theology.

March 19. 2009 - Professor Susan Curtis has been selected as a recipient of the 2009-2010 Community of Service Learning Faculty Grant. She will be a Service Learning Faculty Fellow next year.

Graduate student Angela Ghionea received the Puskas/Bilsland Fellowship from the Graduate School. She will serve as a Puskas Fellow during the next academic year.

Graduate student Raymond Krohn published "Antebellum South Carolina Reconsidered: The Libertarian World of Robert J. Turnbull" in The Journal of the Historical Society 9 (Mar. 2009): 129-154.

March 16. 2009 - Assistant Professor Rebekah Klein-Pejsova was selected as a Fellow for the 14th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, sponsored by the Holocaust Education Foundation and hosted by Northwestern University, this summer. 

February 7. 2009 - Graduate student Ron Johnson was selected as an Outstanding Alumni from Texas State University-San Marcos.

February 4. 2009 - Assistant Professor Stacy Holden was awarded a Purdue Alumni Association Faculty Incentive Grant for her proposal to work on "Modern Iraq: A History through Documents."

February 2. 2009 - Graduate student Brittany Bayless is the recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Environmental Travel Grant.

January 21. 2009 - Assistant Professor Caroline Janney was appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.

January 1. 2009 - Assistant Professor Stacy Holden was selected as a Fellow for the Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence for fall 2009.

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