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Alum Ben Siegel wins Sardar Patel Award

Alum Ben Siegel wins Sardar Patel Award

June 16, 2015

The History Department would like to congratulate Ben Siegel, whose dissertation “Independent India of Plenty: Food, Hunger, and Nation-Building in Modern India” won the 2014 Sardar Patel Award for “the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India – social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts."

"It's very much the product of six years in and around Robinson...under the supervision of Sugata Bose, Emma Rothschild, and Sunil Amrith" says Siegel.

Meredith Quinn among 20 awarded RBS-Mellon Fellowship

Meredith Quinn among 20 awarded RBS-Mellon Fellowship

May 18, 2015

Rare Book School Awards 20 Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography

Fellowship program seeks to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities

Charlottesville, VA, May 18, 2015 – Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has
selected a third cohort of 20 early-career academics as RBS-Mellon Fellows in critical
bibliography. The fellows will participate in a three-year program, the Andrew W. Mellon
Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical