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Jonathan Daly illuminates Western Civ in two new books

Prof. Daly has recently published two books that focus on the question of why the West has had such material success during the past 400 years. He was recently interviewed about both of them.

Congratulations to Barbara Ransby!

Professor Ransby's new book, "Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson," has been chosen as the 2013 winner of the Letitia Woods Brown book Award by the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH).

Brier-Curated Exhibition Opens Soon

A major exhibition on the history and cultural presence of AIDS curated by Jennie Brier, Associate Professor of History and Gender & Women’s Studies will open soon at UIC. “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS Politics,…

Graduate Students Featured in AtLAS

Two of the department’s doctoral students have been profiled in AtLAS, the quarterly on-line publication of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sixth-year student Jochen Arndt explains how his dissertation research into the Xhosa people of South Africa – funded by the Social Science Research Council – sent him on a journey from research sites in Great Britain to archives in South Africa. AtLAS also profiles fourth-year student Michal Witczewski, who recently won a Fulbright fellowship for his dissertation research into the social conditions of rural Poland in the aftermath of World War I.

Brier, History Moves, win NEA award

Associate Professor Jennifer Brier and her team of co-conspirators just won a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their revolutionary project, History Moves, a museum on wheels, a "moveable feast that both gathers and shares the history of Chicago’s vibrant communities and neighborhoods." Congratulations Jennie!

D'Emilio wins OAH's major award

Several hundred historians rose in unison on Saturday, vigorously applauding the announcement that the Organization of American Historians (OAH) had awarded its 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award to UIC's very own John D’Emilio. The award goes to “an individual whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American history,” and the list of past winners is a veritable who’s who of the profession: C. Vann Woodward, John Hope Franklin, Gerda Lerner, Gary Nash, Joyce Appleby, and more. John now joins that list. Congratulations!

UIC History on C-Span

C-Span brightened up University Hall a few weeks ago, taping one of Prof. Robert Johnston's graduate seminars in American history. The seminar, on the Populist movement, first aired in late March and can be found here:

Robert Remini, 1921-2013

Robert Remini, 91, professor emeritus of history, an award-winning biographer and former official historian for the U.S. House of Representatives who taught at UIC since 1965, died March 28 at Evanston Hospital after a stroke. For more, click the title above.