News & Announcements Archive


Prof. Kwass’ Book ‘Contraband’ Wins Prize

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Please join the History Department in offering congratulations to Professor Michael Kwass, whose book Contraband has just won the Kenshur Prize of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University—now its third prize, to add to the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies and the Annibel Jenkins Biography prize from the […]


Grad Student Spotlighted on AHA Today

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize the talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Paige Glotzer is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University.


2015 Kouguell Prize Winner

The history department would like to congratulate senior Kevin Cryan on winning the 2015 Kouguell Prize for his senior thesis, “Welding the Nation: An Experiment in Associational Government During the Great War.” [...]


Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

"The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America." Click to read the full article.


Prof. Connolly Wins Book Award

Please join the history department in congratulating Nathan Connolly, who has just received the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for his book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. The award is given by the Organization of American Historians for “the best book by a historian on the civil rights […]


1893 Letter Details Racially Restrictive Covenants in City Neighborhoods

History doctoral candidate Paige Glotzer was recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun regarding a letter from 1893 she discovered while researching the Roland Park Co., which details the racially restrictive deed covenants that would, over the next 50 years, help to maintain segregation in many Baltimore neighborhoods. You can read her interview here.


Video: Prof. Connolly Discusses His Book on C-SPAN

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Professor N.D.B. Connolly talked about his book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida, in which he examines the relationship between race and property rights in the South during the Jim Crow era. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series. Watch the video here.


History Thesis Publication

Congratulations to Jacqueline Randell on the publication of her Spring 2014 history senior thesis in Helvidius, the Columbia Journal of Politics & Society! View the online edition.


2014 Arthur Kouguell Memorial Prize Winner

The history department would like to congratulate senior Geordan Williams on winning the 2014 Kouguell Prize for his senior thesis, "Upon the Frontier: Self-Identification Among the Cairo Genizah’s Merchants in the Indian Ocean System."


Prof. Marina Rustow Named Guggenheim Fellow

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the 2014 class of Guggenheim Fellows, which includes the Department of History's Prof. Marina Rustow.