News & Announcements Archive


Professor Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Jessica Marie Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Johnson will be presenting on the Saturday Plenary “Slavery and the Digital Humanities” with Bryan Wagner, Daryle Williams, and Jessica Parr. October 10-12, 2019 Please join us for the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference entitled “Enduring Slavery: […]


Trumps ‘Go Back’ Tweets as Seen Through the Lens of History

Two of our department’s historians, N.D.B. Connolly and Martha S. Jones, weigh in on how racism has historically shaped conversations about citizenship in the United States in recent The Boston Globe article, “The long, sordid history behind Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country comments.”


Professor Kim receives the 2019 Berkshire Conference Article Prize

Congratulations to Professor H. Yumi Kim on being awarded the 2019 Berkshire Conference of Women Historian’s Article Prize for her article, “Seeing Cages: Photographs of home Confinement in Early Twentieth-Century Japan” in The Journal of Asian Studies, 77, no. 3 (August 2018): 635-658.


Jessica Levy wins Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to recent PhD graduate, Jessica Levy, on winning the 2019 Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)! She is currently a postdoctoral research associate, in the Department of African American Studies, at Princeton University.


Gabrielle Spiegel earns Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

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Congratulations to Professors Gabrielle Spiegel and David Thomas on winning the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring! The award is given to faculty members who are recognized for their commitment, expertise, and caring in helping students and mentees achieve their academic and professional goals. “Spiegel has mentored junior and mid-career faculty for almost three […]


2019 Ditz Prize Winner

Congratulations to Morgan Shahan on winning the Toby Ditz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching for her Fall 2017 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship course AS.100.328 Caged America: Policing, Confinement, and Criminality in the “Land of the Free.” In addition to the importance of her scholarship, Toby Ditz was a remarkable mentor and teacher, deeply committed […]


2019 Butler Prize Winner

Congratulations to Dominique Hazzard on winning the 2019 Butler Prize for her first year paper titled, “”Consumer Action”: The District of Columbia’s 1968 Unrest in Context.” The Butler Prize is awarded annually to the best paper written by a first-year student. Each year the chair of the department appoints a faculty committee to select the […]


Prof. Burgin receives Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

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Congratulations to Professor Angus Burgin, the History Department’s Director of Graduate Studies, on winning this year’s KSAS Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award! This award is given to a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate students. Below are quotes from students who […]


Congratulations, Gregory Smaldone!

Congratulations to History PhD candidate, Gregory Smaldone, who won the Spring 2019 Research Paper Prize from The Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe for his paper entitled, “Rehearsing Revolution: Jacques Necker, Financial Reporting, and Political Culture in Pre-Revolutionary France.” Congrats, Gregory!


Prof. Lester interviews on the Religious Artifacts at Notre Dame Cathedral

Professor Anne Lester was interviewed recently regarding the religious artifacts that were saved from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France after it suffered a devastating fire on April 15, 2019. Watch her interview on MSNBC or read the transcripts of another interview, on Notre Dame Cathedral, at CNN.