- Richard Blackett received the College of Arts and Science Graduate Mentoring Award. Please link here to see all awards. Also, his book, The Captive's Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery, is a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
book The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2018) was named Washington Post's "50 notable works of non-fiction books in 2018."
- NEW BOOK! Daniel Usner, American Indians in Early New Orleans: From Calumet to Raquette (Louisiana State University Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Katherine Crawford, Eunuchs and Castrati: Disability and Normativity in Early Modern Europe (Routledge Press, 2019 – available beginning August 2018)
- NEW BOOK(S)! James Hudnut-Beumler , Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), and also, James Hudnut-Beumler and Mark Silk , The Future of Mainline Protestantism in America (The Future of Religion in America) (Columbia University Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Thomas A.J. McGinn, Table IV of the XII Tables (Naples: Jovene Editore, 2017 ).
- NEW BOOK! William Caferro, Petrarch's War: Florence and the Black Death in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Christian Talley (B.A. History, 2016; Masters, Oxford, 2017), past History honors student who received the Co-winner of the Dewey Grantham Award has published a book, Forgotten Vanguard: Informal Diplomacy and the Rise of United States-China Trade, 1972-1980 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Sarah E. Igo, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2018)
- Kimberly Welch has received a Mellon Digital Humanities Faculty Fellowship for 2018-19.
- Frank Wcislo has just received the Richard Stites Senior Scholar Award awarded by the Southern Conference in Slavic Studies, the largest and oldest regional Slavic Studies organization in the country: http://www.sewanee.edu/scss/awards/
- Lauren Benton, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law, has been named winner of the Toynbee Prize for 2019 . The Toynbee Prize is awarded biennially for work that makes a significant contribution to the study of global history. Link to article.
- Celso Castilho's book, Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), has won a third award. In March 2018 this book was chosen as co-winner of the Roberto Reis Best Book Award for books published in Brazilian studies in 2016 and 2017.This work has previously been awarded the Bolton-Johnson and Warren Dean prizes from the Conference on Latin American History.
- Jane Lander’s application Delia Zapata Olivella Collection has been selected as an awardee for Library Collections Initiative , a Vanderbilt University Library 2018 grant.
- NEW BOOK! Moses Ochonu, editor, Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Historical Approach (Indiana University Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Joel Harrington, Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within (Penguin Press, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! Richard Blackett, The Captive's Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (Cambridge University, 2018)
- NEW BOOK! LeeAnn Reynolds (PhD, 2007) is Assistant Professor, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Her book, Maintaining Segregation: Children and Racial Instruction in the South, 1920-1955 (Louisiana State University Press, 2018) is now available http://lsupress.org/books/detail/maintaining-segregation/
- NEW BOOK! Michael Bess and Diana Walsh Pasulka, eds., Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens , Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks (Macmillan Cengage, 2018).
- NEW BOOK! Kimberly M. Welch, Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South (The University of North Carolina Press, 2018)
- Lauren Benton, has been elected to serve as the next president of the American Society for Legal History. Her two-year term begins in fall 2019.
updated February 11, 2019. See all of the new faculty book publications here .