2016 Departmental Newsletter
This year we welcome Divya Cherian and Fara Dabhoiwala to the department. Cherian, an assistant professor, is a specialist in early modern South Asian history. Her particular interests focus on the social, cultural and religious history of the region. Dahhoiwala, a Senior Research Scholar, has published on the sexual revolution of eighteenth-century Britain and is now doing research for, among other topics, a global history of English.
The department is searching this year in the field of American intellectual history (assistant professor or associate professor level) to complement the successful hiring of an American cultural historian, who will be joining the faculty after completing a two-year combined History and Digital Humanities postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California. Searches for assistant professors in Modern European history, exclusive of Britain, for which we already have leading scholars on the faculty and research staff, and for Imperial China are also ongoing. The latter will culminate in a joint appointment with the department of East Asian Studies. In part the searches respond to imminent losses, the looming retirements of two distinguished tenured members of the faculty: Jan Gross, a historian of twentieth-century Poland, and Benjamin Elman, a scholar of premodern Chinese intellectual history and the history of science. The tenured ranks, however, did increase with the promotion to associate professor of Japanese historian Federico Marcon, who is co-appointed in East Asian Studies and History. View the full newsletter.
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