Departmental Awards, 2015
Charles Herber Teaching Prize:
Elmer Louis Kayser Prize for Best Thesis by a Graduate Student in a Masters Program:
- Bianca Wythe, "Food as a Weapon: America's Mobilization for Nutrition during WWII."
- Selam Kidane, "Interrogating Theories of Imperialism: A Case Study on Kagnew Station."
Howard M. Sachar Prize for Best Research Paper by a Graduate Student
- Robert Isaacson, "Audacity and Admiration: French Public Discourse and the Boats of Cherbourg."
- Nathan Wuertenberg, "'They will Not Know Who Shall Enjoy the Crop': The Continental Congress, Indians, and Agriculture."
National Awards and Fellowships, 2014-2015
Katharine White, grants from the German Academic Exchange Service-DAAD and the German Historical Institute to conduct research for her dissertation on “The ‘Red Woodstock’ Generation: East Germans Between the East, West, and Global South.”
Bob Isaacson, American Academy for Jewish Research, Graduate Student Travel Grant, to conduct research in Paris for his dissertation, "From 'Brave Little Israel' to 'an Elite and Domineering People:' The Image of Israel in France, 1948-1973." Earlier this year Bob was awarded the Marjorie M. and Lancelot Farrar Memorial Award from the Society of French Historical Studies "for work on outstanding dissertation projects in progress."
Ben Young, Kathryn Davis Fellowship to study Korean at the Middlebury Language School in Summer 2015.
Chuck Kraus, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant.
Qingfei Yin, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant; China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Travel Grant from the Association for Asian Studies.
Martin Margolis, Cosmos Scholars Award, for his dissertation, "Cultures of Contention in the Egyptian Countryside, 1914-1919."
Lauren Angel, Cosmos Scholars Award, for her dissertation, "Dance Companies and Their Presentation of American Race and Gender in Cold War Diplomacy."
Lindsay Beach received a grant of $1000 from The Archie K. Davis Fellowship to Promote Research and Publication in North Carolina's History and Culture from The North Carolina Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Justin Pope, Ph.D. 2014, Joint Fellow, John Carter Brown Library and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University.