Joppan George *19 Receives Hindle Fellowship
The fellowship will support the development of his dissertation, "Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India," into a monograph.
Maybe the First Plague Wasn’t That Bad, Say Researchers
Researchers, who include Ph.D. alumni Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg and postdoctoral fellow Janet Kay (Society of Fellows), now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541 to 750 CE.
Joshua Garrett-Davis's Article Wins 2019 Oscar O. Winther Award
The Western History Quarterly Board of Editors noted the originality of “The Intertribal Drum of Radio,” its scope, and its significant contribution to the field of western history.
William Deringer’s *12 Calculated Values Wins Kenshur Prize
His book, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, was recognized by the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University as the year's best book in eighteenth-century studies.
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