History Team win National Park Service Contract

Dr. Dan Royles and his team have won a contract worth $180,000 awarded by the National Park Service to carry out a 2.5 year historical context study on the subject of ‘Violence against people of African descent in the United States and its territories from 1500 to the present day’.  This research effort will include […]

Dr. Otovo Secures Major Award

Dr. Okezi Otovo who is the lead investigator for “The Black Mothers Care Plan: Reducing Racial Bias and Supporting Maternal and Infant Health” (BMCP). The BMCP has just received a major 5-year grant from The Children’s Trust as one of the 2021 Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Projects. Joining Dr. Otovo are Co-PIs Drs Alex […]

Three Faculty Earn ‘Top Scholar’ Awards

The university has selected three history faculty for the annual ‘top scholar’ awards.  These represent ten percent of all awards granted by the university in this academic year. Dr. Tovah Bender was honored with an award as ‘Established Faculty with Notable Gains in Student Learning and Success in the Humanities’ for her work building a […]

Ph.D. Graduate secures Tenure-track position

Congratulations to Dr. Felix Jean-Louis (Ph.D., 2020), for being appointed to a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Jean-Louis had previously received an American Council of Learned Society Fellowship which placed him at UC Irvine in the previous academic year.  This appointment is a testament to Dr. […]

Postdoc Fellow Publishes Chapter

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Sven Kube for the recent publication of a chapter entitled “Socialist Riches to Capitalist Rags: The Disintegration of the GDR Music Industry during German Reunification” in Patryk Galuszka’s edited volume Eastern European Music Industries and Policies After the Fall of Communism: From State Control to Free Market.

Dr. Premo awarded J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship

Dr. Premo has been awarded one of four Guggenheim fellowships in the field of European and Latin American History. The Fellowship will enable Dr. Premo to pursue research for a project entitled “The Smallest Subject: History, Science and Peru’s Youngest Mother in the World.” It will tell the stories that converged around a world-renowned child […]

Dr. Otovo wins UGS Provost Award

 Congratulations to Dr. Okezi Otovo for receiving the University Graduate School and the Office of the Provost award as ‘Outstanding Graduate Program Director’!

WPHL secures grant from Florida Humanities

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab have secured a Community Project Grant in the sum of $5,000 to fund a proposal by Dr. Julio Capo entitled “Miami Life: Unpacking Difficult Stories from Our Past”.  This engages with a recently unearthed archive of sensationalist news stories published in “Miami Life” 1924-1965 and will offer students internship opportunities […]

Three History Professors Publish Books

Congratulations to our colleagues Drs. Michael Bustamante, Rebecca Friedman and Daniel Royles for the recent publication of their individual books.  Dr. Bustamante’s book Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile was published by The University of North Carolina Press in March of 2021; Dr. Friedman’s book Modernity, Domesticity and Temporality in Russia: Time […]

Two Faculty Members achieve Promotion

Congratulations to Drs Jeremy Rowan and Saad Abi Hamad for promotion to Teaching Professor and Associate Teaching Professor, respectively.