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Richard S. Levy

Richard Levy, 1940-2021

The Department of History is sad to announce the death of Richard S. Levy, who taught in this Department for 49 years before his retirement two years ago.  An outstanding teacher and a…

Spring 2021 Highlights of Accomplishments

Student and Alumni Accomplishments: Jordan Zimberoff (alumnus) was named Kane County High School Teacher of the Year Emily LaBarbera Twarog (alumnus) received a John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award Sophia Escobar (undergraduate) received…

2020-2021 Departmental Awards

~ ~ ~ ~ We have two awards for our top-performing undergraduates, vetted by the faculty and reviewed by their outstanding accomplishments, and, having seen this year’s class, there are a lot of…

2020 Highlights of Accomplishments

Congratulations to the undergraduate winners of our 2020 McCloskey Awards for the best paper written in History 300. First prize goes to Cristian Rodriguez for his paper entitled “Nazi Propaganda, Women, and the…

Congratulations to Mark Liechty

Prof. Mark Liechty’s recent book Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal (University of Chicago Press) has received the Second Annual Edward Bruner Book Prize from the Anthropology of Tourism…

Congratulations to OAH Distinguished Lecturer Robert Johnston!

I am delighted to announce that Robert Johnston has been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. These speakers are named by the OAH to give keynotes, public and private…

Small Departments Award Recipients

Every year the Department awards a handful of endowment-based fellowships to doctoral students. These so-called “small department awards” are not accompanied by tuition waivers. Most of them are designated for students who have…

Congratulations to Manamee Guha!

Congratulations to Manamee Guha, who successfully defended her dissertation last week: Performing Britishness: British Elite Club Culture in Colonial Calcutta in the 19th Century.  Bravo on all your hard work!!!!

Congrats to Tim Soriano

Tim Soriano is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany, beginning April 2020. Tim will be working on revising his almost complete…

PhD Alumna Lauren Braun-Strumfels wins Fulbright to Italy

Professor Lauren Braun-Strumfels (Raritan Valley Community College) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2019-2020: A Research Lectureship in American Studies at the University of Roma Tre, in Rome, Italy.  Her award…