News & Past Events

Professor Sharla Fett
December 8, 2021

Sharla Fett has been appointed Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History in recognition of her achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service to the College and her academic department.

December 3, 2021

On December 1 and 3, 2021, History majors in the class of 2022 gave presentations on their senior comprehensive projects.

Image of award certificate for the junior paper prize
November 5, 2021

Gus Grunau ’22 is the recipient of the 2021 Junior Paper Prize for his essay titled, "Jews in the Historiography of North Africa: Identity, Agency, Jewish-Muslim Relations, and Colonial Boundaries."

The award was announced at the History Department Fall Party on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Image of book cover for "Minerva's French Sisters," by Dr. Nina Rattner Gelbart
November 4, 2021

This year's History Department Fall Party will feature Prof. Nina Gelbart discussing her latest book Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France (Yale University Press, 2021).  The department will also announce the winner of the Junior Paper Prize at the hors d'oeuvres reception that will immediately follow the lecture.

Head shot of Professor Marla Stone
August 30, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Marla Stone who has been appointed as the next Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) based on the recommendation of an international search committee. Professor Stone will be serving a three-year term at the AAR.

2021 logo for the Undergraduate Research Center's Summer Research Program
August 4, 2021

This summer, four History students conducted ten weeks of sponsored, original research as participants in the college's Summer Research Program. At the conclusion of the ten-week research program, students presented their research during an all-day virtual conference. Students are listed below along with their research topics and their History-faculty mentors.

Image of book cover for "Minerva's French Sisters," by Dr. Nina Rattner Gelbart
May 11, 2021

Dr. Gelbart’s latest book presents a collective biography of six female scientists in eighteenth-century France whose stories were largely written out of history.

April 23, 2021

Hannah’s senior thesis titled, “‘Like the First Thunder in Spring’: Tracking the 1971 Baodiao Movement and the Politicization of Diasporic Chinese Nationalism,” represents remarkable distinction in originality and rigor of research as well as innovation and execution of interpretation.

April 23, 2021

The unanimous faculty support for Mary's service nomination reflects our appreciation for her contributions in support of student learning and faculty teaching in her role as the 2021-2022 History Subject Advisor as well as organizer of the end-of year Alumni Panel event for majors.

Screenshot of History 295 Scalar project
January 28, 2021

The work of students enrolled in Dr. Leslie Butler's HIST 295: The Contested Ballot in American History (Fall 2020) culminated in a Scalar project titled, "Voting in 2020: A Historical Perspective on Elections." Dr.