In the past year, the Department has been pleased at the successful tenure and promotion of three wonderful colleagues: Janet Chen (modern Chinese history), Ekaterina Pravilova (Russian Imperial History), and Bhavani Raman (Colonial India). We celebrate also the joint appointment of Thomas Conlan, a specialist in early and medieval Japan, to a professorship in East Asian Studies (EAS) and History, and the appointment of Regina Kunzel, an expert in the history of gender and sexuality in the twentieth-century United States.