News and Announcements
ACLS Awards 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships to Eight Teams of Scholars
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships. Congratulations to Prof. Rustow. Also, Rebecca Jo Plant and Frances M. Clarke, both received their Ph.D's in 2001 from The Johns Hopkins University, History Department.
Marina Rustow has won a Collaborative Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for the two-year project "Documents and Institutions in the Medieval Middle East," to be undertaken with Eve Krakowski (Yale University). The project will study and compare legal and administrative documents from eleventh- and twelfth-century Egypt and Syria preserved in the Cairo Geniza in Arabic and Hebrew script. In a handbook and an existing online database, Rustow and Krakowski will attempt to place on a firm evidentiary basis long-running debates about the stability and effectiveness of medieval Middle Eastern institutions. The goal is to help facilitate an analysis of Islamicate institutions based not on the theoretical accounts of medieval chroniclers and jurists but on the tangible evidence left by medieval Middle Eastern legal courts and chanceries themselves.
Podcast of Prof. Tobie Meyer-Fong at the National Committee for US China Relations talking about her new book. Listen here.
Prof. Angus Burgin's new book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets Since The Depression, received the Merle Curti Award for Intellectual History, from the Organization of American Historians and the Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book on the history of economics, from the History of Economics Society. See the full list here: http://www.oah.org/awards/awards.curti.winners.html.
Prof. Gabrielle Spiegel has been included in onlineschoolmaryland.com's list of the Top 25 Women Professors in Maryland.
Prof. Tobie Meyer-Fong's new book, What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China, was published in 2013 by Stanford University Press.
Alumna Katherine Hijar's article, Teaching Women's History: Accuracy, Objectivity, and Critical Thinking, appears in the November 2012 edition of Perspectives on History.
Lou Galambos, Article in the Baltimore Sun Immigrants on the fast track
American Historical Association awarding Herbert Baxter Adams prize for best work in modern European history to our alumna, Anna Krylova (now at Duke University) for her Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front. In addition to being a tribute to Anna's excellent scholarship, the award is testimony to the quality of Jeff Brooks' mentorship and the strength of gender studies at Hopkins.
Prof. Gabrielle Spiegel has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Lou Galambos, awarded the George E. Owen teaching award by the Student Government Association of Johns Hopkins University
Pier Larson, awarded the AHA's Wesley-Logan Prize for the best book in African diaspora history for 2010, for his book OCEAN OF LETTERS: LANGUAGE AND CREOLIZATION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN DIASPORA, Cambridge University Press, 2009
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