Tyler Goodspeed (PhD '14) awarded Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

September 21, 2014

at the 2014 meeting of the Economic History Association, Tyler Goodspeed (PhD '14) was awarded the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for his dissertation on shadow banking in 18th and 19th century Scotland and Ireland, entitled "Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772." The Gerschenkron Prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States,

Shane Bobrycki receives 2014 Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates

May 23, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Shane Bobrycki for receiving the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. This award is given each year to five teaching fellows who have been nominated by their departments. The recipients are chosen from the list of nominees by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The award includes a $1,000 prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan ’51, M.D. ’55 (Robert A.

Professors Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Andrew Gordon featured in Boston Globe article about Harvard’s embrace of online technologies for teaching and research

May 19, 2014

“Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Andrew Gordon, both preparing to teach a new breed of free online classes, met in the iconic Widener Library — bequeathed to Harvard University by the family of a Titanic victim — to discuss a topic in social history: the influence of the sewing machine on Japan’s modernization.