Congratulations to the History Honors Students! Everyone did a fantastic job. Robert Yee won the Dewey Grantham Award for best honors thesis. Please see all the results here.
Graduating Economics-History and History majors, you, and your family are cordially invited to a reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m. on the South Lawn of Benson Hall, Vanderbilt University Campus. Congratulations!!
Congratulations to the Prize Award winners!! The best written paper awards goes to: Zain Khera, Deling Chen, and Ellen Dement. Honorable mention goes to Mitchell Kneeshaw. See details here.
NEW BOOK! Celia Applegate, The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Link here.
NEW BOOK! Peter Lake, How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays (Yale University Press, 2016). Link here.
Congratulations! Two history professors won graduate teaching awards on December 6, 2016. Professor Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professors of History won the Graduate Mentoring Award. Professor Bill Caferro, also Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History won the Graduate Teaching Award. These awards were presented by Dean Benton and Senior Associate Dean Stassun. (see the first slide above). Link to announcement here.
Listen to Professor Igo's comments in this recently-aired BBC radio program, "The Inquiry": Why Did the Polls Get it Wrong? (Or Did They)? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04h8rr7http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04h8rr7
Professor Jefferson Cowie has two pieces in TIME magazine regarding Trump's election.
Essay: Donald Trump and History's Competing Visions of America's 'Forgotten Man' | TIME
Small thing: How Historians of Tomorrow Will Interpret Donald Trump's Election | TIME
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.
NEW BOOK! The Codex of Justinian: A New Annotated Translation, with Parallel Latin and Greek Text (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a 3-Volume Hardback Set. Bruce Frier, General Editor; Fred. H. Blume Translator; Thomas McGinn, leading contributor. Link 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). Link here.
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). Link here.
NEW BOOK! Translated by Joel Harrington, The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial city of Nuremberg (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Link here.
NEW BOOK! David Blackbourn, Landschaften der deutschen Geschichte: Aufsätze zum 19. Und 20.Jahrhundert (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 2016). Link here.
NEW BOOK! Celso Castilho, Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). Link here.
updated April 13, 2017
See all of the new faculty book publications here.