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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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Harvard mourns the loss of Richard Pipes

May 17, 2018

Richard Pipes, the Frank B Baird, Jr Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, born July 11, 1923, died this morning, May 17, in the Boston area.

Born in Poland, Professor Pipes arrived in the United States as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. He served in U.S. Army Air Corps, where he learned Russian, and entered Harvard as a graduate student in 1946, staying at the university until his retirement in 1996. His speciality was imperial Russian history and the Russian...

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