Sep. 13, 2023—The Medieval Academy of America has elected William Caferro, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, to its 2023 Class of Fellows. This award, which is the highest career honor for an American medievalist, pays tribute to Caferro’s scholarly achievement.
Sep. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of History Meng Zhang has been awarded a stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bolster her research into the edible bird’s nest trade in maritime Asia, shedding light on its economic and environmental transformation, political economy and the role it played in the emergence of global capitalism.
Vanderbilt social, political historian Jefferson Cowie wins Pulitzer for ‘Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power’
Sep. 13, 2023—Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, was named a 2023 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power in the history category. Cowie joins the 107th class of Pulitzer Prize winners, which includes 23 awardees. Cowie will receive a $15,000 award.
Sep. 19, 2022—Daniel Usner, Holland N. McTyeire Chair in History, will deliver the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History on April 20 and 21 at Louisiana State University.
Sep. 19, 2022—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has selected Kimberly Welch, a Vanderbilt scholar of American slavery, race, and law, for a New Directions Fellowship that will expand her interdisciplinary research on African Americans and the history of finance.