News & Announcements Archive


Professor Jackson nominated for MWA Edgar Award

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson on your Edgar Award nomination, from the Mystery Writers of America, in the Best Critical/Biographical category for your book Chester B. Himes: A Biography!


Professor Jackson longlisted for PEN America Literary Award

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s biography of American author Chester Himes has been included in the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlist. The PEN America Literary Awards have honored the […]


Congratulations to John Marshall

Congratulations to John Marshall
Congratulations to Professor John Marshall on being elected an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University for the 2018 Lent and Easter terms!


Professor Connolly Featured in The Washington Post

Professor Nathan Connolly puts the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in historical perspective in an editorial published by The Washington Post. His commentary argues that liberalism alone cannot defeat white […]


Prof. Balz featured on the BBC Podcast The Inquiry

Professor Hanno Balz was recently featured, as a guest historian, on part one of the June 8th episode of the BBC Podcast The Inquiry titled, “How Do You Report Terrorism?” where […]


The History Department Welcomes Martha Jones

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Martha Jones has just joined the Department as The Society of Black Alumni Professor of History. Professor Jones was formerly Presidential Bicentennial Professor […]