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  • 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.
  • Dani Picard 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)
  • Listen to the interview with David Wasserstein about his new book Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate. You can find the interview at
  • CONGRATULATIONS! David Wheat's book, Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean,1570-1640 has received the 2017James A. Rawley Prize for the integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century from the American Historical Association. See the Alumni News page.
  • NEW BOOK! David Wasserstein, Black Banners of ISIS:  The Roots of the New Caliphate (Yale University Press, 2017)
  • NEW BOOK! Thomas McGinn, co-editor with Dennis Kehoe, Ancient Law, Ancient Society (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017)
  • NEW BOOK! Jane Landers, editor, Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World: New Sources and New Findings (Routledge, 2017). With chapters by Kara D. Schultz (PhD, 2016), Angela Sutton (PhD, 2014), Jane Landers, Courtney J. Campbell (PhD, 2014) among others.
  • NEW BOOK! Marshall Eakin, Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Link here.
  • Welcome! Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Assistant Professor and Rhonda Y. Williams, Professor of History, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
  • What Can I Do with a History Major? Alumni Speak.
  • New Major through the Department of History!!
    Program of Concentration in Law, History, and Society
    As a human institution self-consciously aware of its past, “The Law” raises a complex set of issues that can be addressed historically. Legislation and jurisprudence, for example, allow historians a privileged perspective into how societies sought to define themselves, their values, and their membership. Constitutions provide maps of political power, and serve as sites of struggle over goods both real and symbolic. Records of legal practice are often well preserved, allowing access to the voices and actions of people who are usually left out of systems of political organization. To see the complete program link here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Congratulations to five department faculty who won Research Scholar Grants: Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, Brandon Byrd (received two grants), Celso Castilho, Samira Sheikh, Alistair Sponsel.  Click here to read the article about the grants and see a list of the projects.
  • NEW BOOK! The Turkish translation of Professor Cohen’s book Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era.
  • NEW BOOK! Celia Applegate , The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Link here.
  • NEW BOOK! William Caferro , editor, The Routledge History of the Renaissance(Routledge Press, 2017).  This book also contains chapters by Samira Sheikh and Katherine Crawford. Please see bio links here. link here for book description. 
  • 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 Caferroalso 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.

updated December 8, 2017

See all of the new faculty book publications here.

See many more announcements about Professors and Graduate Students here.