Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, is the recipient of two recent awards. She has received an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and is among a select group of seven awardees who will pursue digital scholarship during the 2015-16 year. Her project is titled “The Black Press Born-Digital Project.” In the words of the ACLS: “ACLS’s Digital Innovation Fellowships support scholars employing sophisticated computational methods to open new avenues of inquiry into complex humanistic problems.” Additionally, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded her a Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-Term Fellowship to continue her research on the history of the black press in the United States. The short-term fellowship will be completed this summer in archives in Chicago.
Charles Ingrao, is a Professor of History and the 2015 College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence in the Humanities Awardee, he has an international reputation as a scholar of European History. It is one thing to be acknowledged among scholars and students for his impact as a scholar, but it is quite another to be in demand as a public historian in both North America and Europe. Professor Ingrao is a superb teacher and offers both undergraduate and graduate courses on western civilization from 1650 to present. He is an internationally known scholar on the Hapsburg monarchy and brings extensive research into the classroom to enhance the learning experience of his students. His work enriches the courses and the learning of all students.
John Larson, Director of Graduate Education in the Department of History, has been named a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University for the next academic year. This is one of the most prestigious fellowships in the history profession. In addition to conducting research, John will participate in a workshop on “The History of American Capitalism.” The Charles Warren Center Fellowship includes a $47,000 stipend.