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Professor Philip J. Deloria Studies American Indians and the Contradictions That Made America

January 8, 2019

"Conjure your image of a Native American. Modern Americans might first think of American Indians as relics of the past, their memory consigned to kindergarten Thanksgiving dress-up and Hollywood Westerns. But much as they are marginalized in the story of America, American Indians are also central to the American cultural imagination—both erased from and incorporated into the national narrative. Philip J. Deloria, professor of history, began to explore this seeming contradiction in his first book, Playing Indian (1998), writing about white people dressing up as Native Americans,...

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Drew Faust, Harvard President Emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, Named a University Professor

December 21, 2018

Celebrated historian Drew Faust, Harvard president emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor.

Faust’s groundbreaking scholarship has addressed questions central to American life and the human condition. A historian of the American South and the Civil War, she has transformed the understanding of the nation’s most devastating internal conflict, shining new light on how the efforts of those caught up in the crisis and its aftermath...

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Two Seniors Elected Phi Beta Kappa for 2019

December 5, 2018

Congratualtions to our history majors, Sierra C. Nota and Arthur S. Lopes on being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Harvard’s Alpha Iota chapter typically selects students who have “chosen the most challenging courses available, pursued independent research as part of an honors concentration, achieved excellence in coursework across all academic divisions, and attained outstanding grades in all courses,” according to the College’s Handbook for Students.

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Daniel Chardell Awarded the Lawrence Gelfand - Armin Rappaport - Walter Lafeber Dissertation Fellowship

December 3, 2018
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) established this fellowship to honor Lawrence Gelfand, founding member and former SHAFR president; Armin Rappaport, founding editor of Diplomatic History; and Walter LaFeber, former president of SHAFR. The Gelfand-Rappaport-LaFeber Fellowship of up to $4,000 is intended to defray the costs of dissertation research travel. The fellowship is awarded annually at SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. 
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Tiya Miles Jointly Awarded the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

November 29, 2018

Tiya Miles has been jointly awarded The 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits”. The $25,000 dollar award will be shared with Erica Armstrong Dunba, the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers. The two winners will be presented with their awards at a reception sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City on Feb. 28. The reception also celebrates the 20thanniversary of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

 

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