Keely Stauter-Halsted, Professor of History and Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book _The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland_ (Cornell Univ. Press, 2015). The Kelly Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honor the best book in womens history and/or feminist theory.
Laura Hostetler gave a talk on the current disputes in the South China Sea at the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art as part of a symposium she co-chaired for the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco in April 2016. The symposium title was Reimagining the Globe and Cultural Exchange: From the World Maps of Ricci and Verbiest to Google Earth, the talk title Chinas Maritime Claims: Perspectives from the History of Cartography.
Graduate student Louis Mercer received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. This is a highly competitive award and will allow him to continue his dissertation research on policing in Chicago public schools.