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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…

Fullbright Finalist: Frankee Lyons

Frankee Lyons, a UIC doctoral candidate in history, will travel to Poland to continue historical research on Polish-Jewish life and migration in the 1950s. Based in Warsaw for nine months starting in September, she…