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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

Emma Dench among winners of the 2015 Everett Mendelsohn Award

Emma Dench among winners of the 2015 Everett Mendelsohn Award

May 12, 2015

The History Department would like to congratulate Professor Emma Dench and Arthur Patton-Hock (Administrative Director of the Charles Warren Center and the American Studies Program), among seven recipients of the 2015 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award.

All winners:

Professor Dan Smail awarded 2015 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship

Professor Dan Smail awarded 2015 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship

March 4, 2015

In its tenth annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships, the American Council of Learned Societies has made seven awards to a diverse cohort of scholars pursuing groundbreaking digital scholarship. Selected from a highly competitive field of applicants, the awardees will dedicate a year to projects that further the digital transformation of humanistic research. The program is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The 2015 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellows and project titles: