We are pleased to announce Dr. Thomas Balcerski of Eastern Connecticut State University as the Visiting Billington Professor of U.S. History for 2022-23.
Emily Jo Wharry '20, double major in history and politics and winner of the History Department's 2020 Hardy Prize for Best Senior Thesis, offers a powerful critique of the administration’s inadequate response to the harm caused by recent anti-Asian racist and xenophobic student texts as well as wise recommendations for forging a path towards meaningful community action and healing.
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.
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.