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April 29, 2014

Associate Professor Michael Vorenberg was one of a number of Brown History faculty and graduate students who presented at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Atlanta. He was part of a panel on "Elections during Wartime," focusing on the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

On May 2, Vorenberg will be part of an all-day symposium in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Capitol Historical Society, on the end of the Civil War.

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April 24, 2014

PhD candidate Liz Searcy has received a Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowship for the 2014-2015 school year. The fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

April 23, 2014

Brown History PhD alumnus Chris Lamberti was named runner-up for the Allan Nevins Prize for his dissertation Riot Zone: Chicago 1919. Based on a block-by-block investigation of Chicago's 1919 race riot, it argues that racism was too entrenched—bringing material and psychological benefits to particular groups and neighborhoods—to be undone in the first years of African Americans' Great Migration to the city. After a brief period of possibility, the terrible week-long riot ended hopes of a more socially just and racially integrated Chicago.

April 22, 2014

Last month, the Undergraduate Council of Students honored Professor of History Joan Richards with the Teaching and Advising Award. Selected every year from over one hundred heartfelt submissions from the undergraduate student body, the award recognizes professors, advisors, and teaching assistants that have made a substantial impact in the lives of students.

April 20, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 pm, the History Department will hold our final session of the JCB/Brown British Atlantic Seminar in the JCB MacMillan Reading Room.

For this session, we are delighted to welcome Carla Pestana (UCLA), who will present on "The Initial Vision for an English Jamaica." As always, a light reception will follow the presentation and Q&A.

» Registration always appreciated

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