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The History Department is pleased to welcome two Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2015!
Jennifer L. Rodgers (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2014) and Christopher Stroop (PhD, Stanford University, 2012)
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History Major Ivana Lam wins prestigious Frost Scholarship
Ivana Lam earned a prestigious Frost Scholarship, which will support her at Oxford University in 2015-2016. She was admitted into Oxford's Msc program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. She just defended an Honor's thesis in the History department. As a Frost Scholar, Ivana has been invited to attend the June meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (to be held at USF) in order to meet Patricia Frost, the BOG member who endowed the fellowship
2015 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean World
The Ancient Studies Center (ASC) of the USF History Department has been established to provide enrichment opportunities for students in history and all related disciplines engaged in the study of the ancient Mediterranean world. The ASC aims to encourage the study of history, ancient languages, literature, archaeology, philosophy, and culture. Click here for 2015 fellowship details
Two CAS faculty awarded a major grant from the American Council of Learned Societies
History Department Chair Fraser Ottanelli and Professor of Anthropology Elizabeth Bird have been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship to study Nigeria at War: History, Memory, and Memorialization of the Asaba Massacre See https://www.acls.org/research/cr.aspx?id=4378
Publication of new book Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 by Stephen Prince
The book offers a reconceptualization of the period between the end of the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow segregation, centered on the changing visions of the South at play in U.S. culture. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Steve demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.
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Brian Connolly named as Visitor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study
Assistant Professor Brian Connolly of the University of South Florida Department of History has been named a Visitor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study for the next academic year (2014-2015). This year-long position will provide Connolly with the time and resources to make substantial progress on his second book project, which explores the interconnections between religion, kinship, and modernity in the nineteenth-century United States.
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USF Historian David K. Johnson wins highly competitive National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship
Associate Professor David K. Johnson of the University of South Florida Department of History has been named a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015). This year-long fellowship will provide Johnson with the time and resources to complete his on-going study of the historic relationship between consumer commodities and subcultural identity politics.
Located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, The National Humanities Center is one of the nation’s foremost centers of independent scholarship in the humanities. Receiving approximately 400 applications from around the country and from a wide variety of disciplines each year, the Center awards only 30 fellowships. Fellows work on their individual research projects and have the opportunity to share ideas through seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
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Professor Fraser Ottanelli’s new co-authored book, Letters from the Spanish Civil War: A U.S. Volunteer Writes Home, was recently published by Kent State University Press. Letters from the Spanish Civil War, possibly the largest surviving collection of letters written by a U.S. volunteer during this conflict, provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to across the Atlantic to fight in defense of democracy. The detailed and candid descriptions of the daily reality of warfare in one of the first battlefields of World War II sought to inspire those back home to awaken the U.S. public opinion and policy makers to the global threat of Fascist expansionism.
History professor wins USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award
History professor Dr. Frances Ramos has been selected to receive a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award. 2012 proved an extraordinary year for Dr. Ramos. The University of Arizona Press published her monograph Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla, a study of colonial Mexico´s “second city,” which has since been awarded the Michael C. Meyer Award for Best Book on Mexican History (2008-2012) from the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies. She also received a prestigious and highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to conduct long-term research at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
CAS to host World War I conference [01.16.2015]
University of South Florida students, faculty and staff as well as members of the public are encouraged to register now for the World War I centenary conference on Feb. 6-7, 2015. The conference, which is sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History, will be held on campus in the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS). This conference is ideal for university professors, high school teachers, college students and those who enjoy WWI history.
CAS professor wins competitive humanities fellowship [02.27.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor has won a prestigious fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015).
History professor to speak in Europe about recent book [11.22.2013]
One of the University of South Florida’s history professors, Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, is attracting worldwide attention because of his recent book “Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915.” He has been awarded a Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. Book Prize (Honorable Mention) in 2010, and is planning his trip to Europe to give lectures on his publication.