News & Announcements Archive

America must invest in knowledge infrastructure to address global challenges

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong’s recent policy op-ed titled, “America must invest in knowledge infrastructure to address global challenges,” was featured in The Hill.

Professor Jones book makes the ZORA Magazine’s 100 Best Books by Black Women Authors

Congratulations to Professor Martha Jones whose 2007 book, “All Bound Up Together: The Women Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900” made ZORA Magazine’s comprehensive list of 100 greatest books […]

AADHum Welcomes Third Cohort of Black Digital Humanities Scholars

AADHum Welcomes Third Cohort of Black Digital Humanities Scholars

The African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the 2019–2020 cohort of AADHum scholars. Started in 2017, this community […]

Take Two – Local Immigration Detention Centers, Black Women’s Suffrage History And How The Dodgers Came to LA

Professor Martha Jones was recently featured on 89.3 KPCC’s Take Two® Local Immigration Detention Centers, Black Women’s Suffrage History And How The Dodgers Came to LA where she discussed the […]

What is Beijing Planning for Hong Kong?

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong’s book, What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China, featured in the ‘What We’re Reading’ section, of the Foreign Policy article, “What is Beijing Planning […]

Professor Jones wins the 2019 AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize

Congratulations to Professor Martha S. Jones on winning the 2019 American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society for her book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jessica Levy wins Dissertation Prize

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 […]

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

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

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 […]