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updated May 18, 2017

News 2015-17

  • Bill Caferro has been awarded the 2016 Graduate Teaching Award, from the Arts and Science College, Vanderbilt University.
  • Jane Landers has been awarded the 2016 Graduate Mentoring Award, from the Arts and Science College, Vanderbilt University.
  • 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.
  • Paul Kramer has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Catherine Molineux has been chosen as a 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Christopher Loss has been chosen as a 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Jefferson Cowie appointed as the new James Stalhman Professor of History beginning January 1, 2016.
  • Alistair Sponsel has received an International Research grant award for continued work on "Coral Reefs: From Threatening to Threatened."
  • 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.
  • Moses Ochonu's book, Colonialism by Proxy, was awarded Finalist for the Melville Herskovits Prize for the best book in the field of African Studies published in 2014.
  • Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2015 Chancellor's Cup to Associate Professor of History Frank Wcislo during a surprise ceremony on Nov. 6. The Chancellor's Cup is given annually for "the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relationships in the recent past."
  • Arleen Tuchman was awarded $48,500 from the National Institutes of Health. This will support her on leave as she writes her book Diabetes Types: Cultural History of a Chronic Disease.

Book Publications 2015-17

  • Celia Applegate, The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme (University of Toronto Press, 2017)
  • William Caferro, editor, The Routledge History of the Renaissance (Routledge Press, 2017)
  • Peter Lake, How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays (Yale University Press, 2016)
  • 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.
  • Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford, Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850 (Harvard University Press, 2016)
  • 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)
  • Translated by Joel Harrington, The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial city of Nuremberg (University of Virginia Press, 2016)
  • David Blackbourn, Landschaften der deutschen Geschichte: Aufsätze zum 19. Und 20.Jahrhundert (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 2016)
  • Celso Castilho, Slave Emancipation and Transformations in Brazilian Political Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)
  • Jeff Cowie, The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Princeton University, 2016)
  • Peter Lake, Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Peter Lorge, The Reunification of China: Peace through War under the Song Dynasty (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • Daniel H. Usner, Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South (University of Georgia Press, 2015)
  • Peter Lake and Isaac Stephens, Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England: A Northamptonshire Maid's Tragedy (The Boydell Press, 2015)
  • Jeff Gonda, Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (The University of North Carolina Press, 2015)
  • Ari Joskowicz and Ethan B. Katz, editors, Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).
  • Michael Bess, Our Grandchildren REDESIGNED: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future (Beacon Press, 2015)
  • Celso Castilho, co-editor, Tornando-se Livre: Agentes Históricos E Lutas Sociais No Processo De Abolição (São Paulo: EDUSP, 2015).
  • Peter Lorge, co-editor, Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870 (Routledge, 2015)