News & Announcements Archive


Merchants of Medicines

Merchants of Medicines
Congratulations to Zachary Dorner, our Patrick Henry Postdoctoral Fellow, on the publication of his new book Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain’s Long Eighteenth Century! […]


2020 Kouguell Prize Winner

The History Department would like to congratulate senior Heidi Hansen on winning the 2020 Kouguell Prize for her senior thesis, “Prayer and Personal Identity: The Book of Hours and the Middle Class […]


2020 Butler and Ditz Prize Winners

Congratulations to Arthur Lee on winning this year’s Butler Prize for his paper “‘Illustrating’ the Haitian Revolution: Prints and the Politics of Visuality”! The Butler Prize is awarded annually to […]


KSAS Excellence in Teaching and Advising Awards

KSAS Excellence in Teaching and Advising Awards
Congratulations to History PhD candidate, Alan van den Arend, on winning this year’s Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award! The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award is one of four Excellence in Teaching and […]


Hard Work Pays Off!

Congratulations to History juniors, Sophia and Anthony, on your recent accomplishments! Sophia Laughlin’s revised essay, “James Baldwin in Paris: Liberation, Alienation, and Existentialism,” will be published in the Vanderbilt Historical […]


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows

Congratulations to, History PhD candidate, Constance de Font-Reaulx, on being awarded a 2020 Mellon/ACLS  Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation titled, “The Power of Water: The Politics of the Parisian […]


W. Caleb McDaniel awarded Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to W. Caleb McDaniel, 2006 PhD alumnus, on receiving the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book titled, “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and […]


2020 AHA Research Grant Winner

2020 AHA Research Grant Winner
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Lauren Feldman, on receiving the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, a 2020 AHA Research Grant, for her paper, “Debating and Constructing Legal Marriage and State in New […]