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Recent Awards and Prizes
Cadava wins book award
Geraldo Cadava has won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians for his book, Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Harvard University Press). Read more
Macauley awarded fellowship
Melissa Macauley has been named a 2014-15 Fellow for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
Shyovitz wins fellowship
David Shyovitz has won a Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation Fellowship in Jewish Studies for work in Israel in 2014-15.
biondi wins BOOK Prize
Martha Biondi has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Wesley-Logan Prize for her book Black Revolution on Campus (University of California Press, 2012). The Wesley-Logan Prize, awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA), honors the most distinguished book in African diaspora history.
Immerwahr wins advising award
Daniel Immerwahr has received a Weinberg College Award for Outstanding Freshman Advising for 2012-13.
Owen wins teaching award
Alex Owen has received the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Teaching Excellence for 2012-2013 from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Frommer awarded for Teaching excellence
Tilley Awarded fellowship
Helen Tilley has been named a 2013-14 Fellow for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
maza elected to academy
Lassner wins Rosenthal Prize
UNDERGRADUATE WINS RESEARCH GRANT
Undergraduate's Prize-Winning Essay to be Published
The essay by Logan Koepke, '13, that won the History Department's Josef Barton Prize for the best paper in a 395 research seminar during 2011-12 has been accepted for publication by the Yale Historical Review.
penningroth awarded macarthur fellowship
FIVE honored by asg
FROMMER AWARDED FELLOWSHIP
Ben Frommer has been named a Senior Fellow of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in 2012-13.
FISCHER NAMED TO PROFESSORSHIP
STANLEY WINS TEACHING AWARD
Amy Stanley has won the Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award for 2011-12.
PEARSON BOOK WINS AWARD
Susan J. Pearson's book, The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America, has won the 2012 Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians for the best book published in American intellectual and history.
BREEN NAMED nhc SCHOLAR
T.H. Breen has been named Senior Resident Scholar at the National Humanities Center for 2013-14.
GLASSMAN BOOK WINS PRIZE
Jonathan Glassman's book, War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar, has won the 2011 Martin A. Klein Prize in African History from the American Historical Association for the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during that year.
TWO FACULTY MEMBERS WIN NEH FELLOWSHIPS
Melissa Macauley and Susan J. Pearson have each won National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2012-13, Macauley for her project titled "Chaozhou Sojourners: Violence, Migration, and Power in the South China Seas, 1844-1927," and Pearson for "A History of Birth Registration in America." Congratulations!
GRADUATE WINS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
Sarah Smierciak, a 2011 WCAS graduate with a major in History, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Read more
Masur Article Wins Prize
ALDER WINS TEACHING AWARD
Ken Alder has received the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Teaching Excellence for 2010-2011 from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
GRADUATE WINS fulbright scholarship
William Kalema, a 2010 WCAS graduate with a major in History, has been awarded a UK Fulbright to study at Cambridge University.
PETROVSKY-SHTERN BOOK WINS AWARD
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern's The Anti-Imperial Choice has been awarded the 2009-10 Book Prize of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies.
Graduate Wins Marshall Scholarship
Jacob White, a 2009 WCAS graduate with a major in History, is heading to Oxford with the goal of helping increase opportunities for children in developing nations. Read more
Ph.D. Grad Wins Adams prize
Karl Appuhn (PhD in History, Northwestern, 1999; now Associate Professor of History at NYU) won the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize at the American Historical Association Convention in Boston in early January. The Adams Prize is given annually for the best first book by a young scholar in the field of European history. Appuhn's book, based on his Northwestern dissertation, is A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice (Johns Hopkins University Press). Appuhn's work was recognized as "an outstanding piece of environmental history."
SMITH BOOK WINS PRIZE
Jane Smith, who holds an adjunct appointment in our department, has won the Caroline Bancroft History Prize for best book in Western American History in honor of her book The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants (Penguin, 2009).
FISCHER BOOK WINS THRee PRIZEs
Brodie Fischer's book, A Poverty of Rights: Citizenship and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Rio de Janeiro, has won the Roberto Reis BRASA Book award, given by the Brazilian Studies Association to the two best books published in the field of Brazilian Studies in the years 2008 and 2009; the Conference on Latin American History's Warren Dean Memorial Prize, for the most significant work on the history of Brazil published in English for 2007-08; and the Urban History Association's Biennial Award, for the best book in non-North American urban history for 2007-08.
MUIR HONORED BY MELLON FOUNDATION
Edward Muir has received a 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. This award honors scholars who have made significant
contributions to humanistic inquiry.
WINS DECADE PRIZE
Ab Imperio has awarded a prize to Yohanan Petrovskty-Shtern for the best article introducing significant new sources on the history of the Russian Empire and the USSR among all articles published in the journal during its ten-year history. The winning article, "The Construction of an Improbable Identity: The Case of Hryts’ko Kernerenko," was published in Ab Imperio in 2005.
Lynn book WINS award
Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, has awarded its Best Subsequent Book award for 2009 to John A. Lynn's Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe.
NU #1 FOR AFRICAN HISTORY
Northwestern's graduate program in African History has again been ranked tops in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.