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. She is also the recent recipient of a year-long residential research grant from the Getty Research Institute for the academic year 2013–2014; she will serve as the Consortium Professor, which involves teaching a graduate seminar in the spring semester on the year's scholarly theme, "Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange," which will be open to students from any institution in the region.
Steve Ross's Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped America Politics was just named by Choice as one of its “Outstanding Academic Titles” for 2012.
Vanessa Schwartz participated in a Presidential Plenary at the AHA in conversation with Bill Cronon, Peter Galison and film director John Sayles.
María Elena Martínez was awarded a 2012-2013 Mellon Mentoring Award in the Faculty to Graduate Students category.
Judith Bennett gave a plenary lecture on "The ‘Girl Effect’ and English Exceptionalism" at the North American Conference on British Studies in Montreal, November 9-11.
The book co-edited by Wolf Gruner and Jörg Osterloh: Das “Großdeutsche Reich” und die Juden. Nationalsozialistische Verfolgungspolitik in den “angegliederten” Gebieten (The Greater German Reich and the Jews)(Frankfurt/Main Campus Verlag, 2010) was awarded one of the prizes for most outstanding German studies in humanities and social science in 2012 by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the VG WORT and the German Foreign Office, dedicated to fund a translation into English.
Bill Deverell is pleased to announce news of a $45,000 grant awarded to the Institute on California and the West for public programming marking the centennial of the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Emerita Professor Charlotte Furth receieved the 2012 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies at the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. This is the highest honor bestowed by the AAS, the most important scholarly association in the field of Asian Studies.
Bill Deverell has been named a Distinguished Lecturer of the Western Historical Association.
Joan Piggott is delighted to announce reception of a third major grant to the History Department's Project for Premodern Japan Studies from the Cressant Foundation. It will enable us to continue conducting our visitors' series, research projects, and next summer's Kambun Workshop, while also providing travel fellowships to graduate students in Japan.