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Prof. Ussama Makdisi

2015 Kylan Jones-Huffman Lecture

September 23, 2015

The department was delighted to welcome Ussama Makdisi, Professor of History and the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University, to present the 2015 Kylan Jones-Huffman Memorial Lecture on the American and Ottoman Civil Wars. Read more.

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Undergraduate Prizewinners

April 27, 2013

Gardiner G. Hubbard Memorial Prize (Excellence in US History): Gabriella Angeloni and Kevin Doré

The Greeks, An Illustrated History

On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, Professor Diane Cline's lavishly illustrated reference,

The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Choson Korea

Jisoo Kim challenges the typical portrayal of premodern Korean society.

History Department Honors Prof. Peter Klaren on his Retirement

Prof. Peter Klaren retired this year after more than 30 years teaching in the George Washington University History Department.  A reception and ceremony was held to honor him on April 10.

Dane Kennedy named head of the National History Center

Professor Dane Kennedy has been appointed to a two-year term to head the AHA's National History Center, an active organization which regularly reaches professional historians, policy-makers, and the general public. One of the Center's most active programs is its series of Congressional Briefings, which are regularly held on Capital Hill.

The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective

William Burns places the Scientific Revolution--and its causes and effects--in a global context.

Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance

Dina Khoury's new book traces the normalization of war in Iraq during the last twenty-three years of Ba'thist rule.

Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State

Shira Robinson chronicles the paradoxical status of Israel's Palestinian Arab minority after 1948, as citizens of a formally liberal state and subjects of a colonial regime.

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