Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.
The Department of History is hosting a Symposium on October 27, "Elvis, Dylan, and Springsteen: Biography and the Heart of Rock n Roll." Professor Jefferson Cowie has invited music historian and authors: Peter Guralnick, Elijah Wald, Peter Ames Carlin, See Tennessean article here. See details of the event here.
The Department of History is delighted to introduce six new colleagues: Ari Bryen (Ancient Rome; law); Brandon Byrd (19th and 20th century U.S.; African American); Jefferson Cowie (20th century U.S.; labor, class, and politics); Emily Greble (20th century Balkans and Eastern Europe); Thomas McGinn (Ancient Rome; law); Kimberly Welch (19th century U.S.; slavery and U.S. south) . Welcome to Vanderbilt!
NEW BOOK! Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford, Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850 (Harvard University Press, 2016)
NEW BOOK! Christopher Loss and Patrick J. McGuinn, editors, The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era (Harvard Education Press, 2016)
NEW BOOK! Translated by Joel Harrington, The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial city of Nuremberg (University of Virginia Press, 2016)
NEW BOOK! David Blackbourn, Landschaften der deutschen Geschichte: Aufsätze zum 19. Und 20.Jahrhundert (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 2016)
NEW BOOK! Celso Castilho, Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
A project directed by Jane Landers, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Extension Grant. See article here.
Laura Stark has been awarded the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching , Vanderbilt University.
Thomas A. Schwartz presents the tenth annual Schwan Lecture, "The Diplomacy of Henry Kissinger: Realist, Idealist, or Politician?," presented by the Politics and Government Department at North Park University, Chicago, March 31, 2016.
Lance Ingwersen, Graduate Student, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship. This fellowship will offer a year of support to enable full-time work on his dissertation.
Cassandra Painter, Graduate Student, has been named a Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for the academic year 2016-17. She has also been selected to participate in the German Historical Institute (GHI)'s Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in Washington, DC on May 25-28, 2016.
Jane Landers has been named U.S. Representative, International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project, 2015 http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/dialogue/the-slave-route
Ari Joskowicz has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2016 Fellowship for his project Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide.
The Vanderbilt Historical Review released its first issue (Spring 2016) on January 12. It has articles written by students from Vanderbilt, Boston College, University of Chicago, University of Edinburgh, Stanford University, Yale University and University of Virginia. "My colleagues and I have been deeply impressed by the analytic rigor and consistently high writing standards evident in all the articles," said Joel Harrington, Centennial Professor of History and chair of the department at Vanderbilt University. "We are also very proud of Robert and his editorial team for producing such a high quality scholarly publication." See also the second issue (Summer 2016) at the link below.
Link to article in MyVU
Link to journal
Link to VHR home page
Paul Kramer has received an NEH fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year.
Jefferson Cowie's The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics has just been released by Princeton University Press. Cowie has become a faculty member at Vanderbilt University, Department of History, as of January 1, 2016. Welcome!
updated October 24, 2016
See all of the new faculty book publications here.