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  • Robert Sean Wilentz; Image credit: © Daniel Kramer
    Sean Wilentz Named Old Dominion Professor

    Appointed for a term of one year, Old Dominion Professors will join a program designed to provide additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly

  • Thomas Conlan (Photo courtesy of the Department of East Asian Studies) and Katja Guenther (Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications)
    Conlan, Guenther Win ACLS Fellowships for Humanistic Research

    Conlan will pursue his research project, “Kings in All but Name: The Rise of the Ōuchi, 1350-1465, and Japan’s Age of Yamaguchi, 1466-1551,” and Guenther her research project, “The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Sciences of Mind and Brain.”

  • Angela N. H. Creager; Video still by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications
    Creager Wins Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science

    Angela Creager has received the American Philosophical Society’s 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science for her book Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine.

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Her project aims to bring together historians of science and art to explore the craft of alchemy and its practitioners in early modern Europe.

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 20th class of Fellows: independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The Nickliss Prize is given for the most original book in U.S. women’s and/or gender history, and it acknowledges the generations of women whose opportunities were constrained by the historical circumstances in which they lived.

To examine the civil unrest in Trenton that followed the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Woodrow Wilson School Documentary Film Specialist Purcell Carson and History Professor Alison Isenberg are leading an initiative called The Trenton Project.

Pravilova was awarded the Guggenheim for her project “Political Money: A History of the Russian Ruble, 1768-1917.”

May 2018

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