News & Past Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.