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Amanda Hughett wins the Law & Society Association’s Dissertation Prize

The Law & Society Association’s Dissertation Prize is awarded annually for the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society. The 2018 winner is Amanda Hughett, a...

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Tim Tyson receives the Robert D. Kennedy Book Award for 2018

Tim Tyson, a Duke History Ph.D. and faculty member at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for 2018 for  The Blood of Emmett Till.

Fahad Bisara wins the James Willard Hurst Prize

The James Willard Hurst Prize is awarded annually for the best work in sociolegal history - broadly defined - published in the previous year. The 2018 winner of the Hurst Prize is Professor Farhad Bishara, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia, for A Sea of Debt: Law...

2018 Anne Firor Scott Award Winners

The following students are this year's recipients of the Anne Frior Scott Award.  This award is given to help undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research in women's history.

Eladio Bobadilla History - 5th Year Advisor: MacLean One People Without Borders: The Lost Roots of the...
Verdi’s Aida premiered at the Khedivial Opera House, Cairo, to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Adam Mestyan's article featured in Aeon

Adam Mestyan's article "Was Cairo's grand opera house a tool of cultural imperialism?" is featured in Aeon.   Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church

James Chappel's new book, Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church, has been published by Harvard University Press.

Ed Balleisen wins awards at the Business History Conference

Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of History and Public Policy, received two scholarly recognitions at the 2018 annual meeting Business History Conference (BHC), held in Baltimore.

Balleisen’s Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff...

Corinna Zeltsman wins prize for her dissertation

The Latin American Studies Association’s nineteenth-century section awarded former Ph.D. student, Corinna Zeltsman, a prize for the best dissertation, “Ink under the Fingernails: Making Print in Nineteenth-Century Mexico...

"Democracy in Chains: An interview with author Nancy MacLean"

Southern Poverty Law Center’s HATEWATCH recently posted an interview of Nancy MacLean on "Democracy in Chains."  You can read the full interview here.