Professor Marjorie Becker has been invited to participate, with Prof. David St. John, in "Peruvian Portals: A Cross-Cultural Hymn." This assessment of Quechua poetry and Andean history will take place at the Fisher next fall.
Professor Sarah Gualtieri has been invited to present a paper at the International Immigration History Conference, " A Century of Transnationalism", at UCLA on April 26, 2013.
Professor Wolf Gruner’s article “Peregrinations into the Void? German Jews and their Knowledge about the Armenian Genocide during the Third Reich” (Central European History 2012) was translated into Armenian and published in three chapters in the journal: Nor Or Weekly.
Professor María Elena Martínez was awarded a 2012-2013 Mellon Mentoring Award in the Faculty to Graduate Students category.
Recent PhD Graduate Catherine Clark (modern Europe and Visual Studies), has been offered a tenure track appointment at MIT.
Recent PhD Graduate Ben Uchiyama (modern Japan), has been offered a tenure track appointment at the University of Kansas.
Recent PhD Graduate Kristina Buhrman (pre-modern Japan), has been offered a tenure track appointment at Florida State University.
Professor Joan Piggott has published the first in a series of articles and translations of the eighth-century Japanese law code, known as the Yoro Code, in "Gender in the Japanese Administrative Code, Part 1: Laws on Residence Units." The article appears in the Teikyo Journal of History 28.
Professor Judith Bennett gave a talk on feminist canons at the University of Oslo in January and talks on women and poverty at the University of Glasgow in February and the University of Antwerp in March.
Graduate Student Mark Braude has won the Gargan Prize for the best graduate student essay from the Western Society for French History for his paper “Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Grace of Hollywood: Myth, Media and the Wedding of the Century.”
Undergraduate history major Jasneet Aulakh has won a Fulbright fellowship for India.
Professor Wolf Gruner published the book in German "Gedenkort. Rosenstraße 2-4: Internierung und Protest im NS-Staat" (Memorial. Rosenstrasse 2-4. Internment and protest in Nazi Germany), hrsg. von der Topographie des Terrors, Hentrich Verlag Berlin 2013. He gave a lecture at the memorial "Topography of Terror" in Berlin on February, 26th 2013, where the book was presented and the 70th anniversary of the so called factory raid and the public protest against the deportations of Jews in the Rosenstrasse was remembered.
Professor Vanessa Schwartz’s article, “LAX: Designing for the Jet Age” is now published in DeWit and Alexander, LA Overdrive (Getty, 2013) and her work will be integrated into the exhibition of the same name, opening in April.
Undergraduate history major Roza Petrosyan has won first place in the research category at the USC Undergraduate Writer's Conference with her honors thesis in history "Voiceless Heroes: Female Resistance During the Armenian Genocide" (2012).
Graduate Student Sari Siegel was selected as a participant for The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization - Northwestern University 2013.
Graduate Student Natasha Pesaran was accepted by Middlebury College for their prestigious Arabic language program and received also a Critical Language Scholarship sponsored by the US State Department for Morocco for summer 2013. She declined the former and accepted the latter.
Professor Vanessa Schwartz has just published an essay, “Film and History” in the electronic journal of Sciences Po called Histoire@Politique. http://www.histoire-politique.fr/.
Professor Daniela Bleichmar is pleased to note that her book was awarded the PROSE award for best book in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in 2012 from the Association of American Publishers.
Graduate Student Sari Siegel's article, “Treating Dr. Maximilian Samuel: A Case Study of an Auschwitz
Prisoner Doctor,” has been accepted for publication in the prominent peer-reviewed Journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is scheduled to appear in 2014.
Recent PhD Graduate Sarah Keyes has been selected an ACLS/Mellon New Faculty Fellow for 2013-15. She joins an elite group of just 26 such fellows nationwide.
Professor Peter Mancall's "The Raw and the Cold: Five English Sailors in Sixteenth-Century Nunavut," is the lead article in the January 2013 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly.
Undergraduate History Majors Roza Petrosyan, Cara Palmer, and Jasneet Aulakh have been awarded USC Discovery Scholar Prizes for the Academic Year 2012-2013. This honor, presented to only ten undergraduate students per year, recognizes outstanding and creative undergraduate academic achievement. The three students will join other outstanding USC scholars at a ceremony during Commencement Week and be greeted by University President C. L. Max Nikias at a reception for the award winners.
Professor Sarah Gualtieri presented at the thematic conversation, The Arab Uprisings: Media Representations of Women & Youth," at the Middle East Association Conference in Denver, CO, in November.
Graduate Students Nicholas Gliserman and Keith Pluymers have received PhD Dissertation Fellowships for 2013-14 from the Early Modern Studies Institute.
Recent PhD Graduate Jessica Kim has received a tenure track job offer from California State University, Northridge.
Professor Vanessa Schwartz participated in a Presidential Plenary at the AHA in conversation with Bill Cronon, Peter Galison and film director John Sayles. She will be keynoting the conference: Politics in Art Forms in February at USC with a talk, "Beyond Atrocity: Looking at Photojournalism."
Graduate Student Max Felker-Kantor has just published “‘A Pledge Is Not Self-Enforcing’: Struggles for Equal Employment Opportunity in Multiracial Los Angeles, 1964–1982.” Pacific Historical Review 82, no. 1 (February 1, 2013): 63–94.
Steve Ross' Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped America Politics was just named by Choice as one of its “Outstanding Academic Titles” for 2012.
Professor Jacob Soll authored the review, "I Would Prefer Not To—What Paperwork Means to Modern Life," The New Republic, January, 10, 2013