- 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.
- Katherine McKenna has received an Ahmanson Research Fellowship from UCLA. She will use this $5000 grant to do two months of research and writing at UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
- Sarah Igo has been awarded a summer NEH stipend. These awards are highly competitive with an 8% success rate.
- Joel Harrington and Edward Wright-Rios have been chosen, from nearly 3,000 applicants, for the highly coveted Guggenheim fellowship. Guggenheim recipients are appointed on the basis of prior impressive achievement and exceptional promise. Link to VU article here.
- Aileen Teague will be taking up a two-year postdoctoral position at the Watson Institute at Brown University.
- Jorge Delgadillo, Hillary Taylor, and Danielle Stubbe have received Summer Research Awards from the A&S Dean's Office. Each has a demanding and well-formulated plan for research travel – in Mexico, Italy, and the US.
- Johnathan Speed, Shounak Ghosh, and Samantha Rogers were awarded Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grants. John will study Italian in Perugia, Shounak will take Mughal Persian in Lucknow, and Samantha will delve into medieval Latin at the University of Notre Dame.
- For her exemplary work as an historian and author, Jane Landers is being recognized with the 2018 Caroline P. Rossetter Award for Outstanding Woman in Florida History. The award will be presented during the annual Banquet dinner at the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting and Symposium, on Friday, May 18, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
- Patrick Anthony received a Fulbright award to Germany (Sept. 2018-July 2019).
- Katie McKenna received a 2018-2019 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship. The award gives her funding for a year so she can complete her dissertation.
- 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.
- NEW BOOK! Alistair Sponsel, Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation (The University of Chicago Press, 2018)
- 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).
- Yoshikuni Igarashi's book, Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan's Lost Soldiers , was given Honorable Mention for the 2018 John Whitney Hall Book Prize for Best Book on Japan. It's the top prize for Japanese Studies! Here is the link to the Association for Asian Studies prize announcement page: http://www.asian-studies.org/asia-now/entryid/116/aas-2018-book-prize-winners.
- Nick Villanueva, PhD 2013, Vanderbilt University. Nick's book Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands won a 2017 Southwestern Studies Book Prize though the University of Texas and the Border Regional Library Association. This book also won the 2018 NACCS Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award from the National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS). Nick is Director of Critical Sports Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder.
- 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.
was honored yesterday (December 5, 2017) at the A&S faculty meeting with the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Science. (scroll down at this site). The award comes with a cash prize and an engraved plaque. Hearty congratulations to Dani on this well-deserved recognition! Awards for Teaching and Advising Excellence article.
- NEW BOOK! Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow and Bain Atwood, editors, Protection and Empire: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
updated May 17, 2018. See all of the new faculty book publications here .