Recent Honors, Awards, and Grants to our Faculty

  • Fall 2014

  • Our colleague Daniela Bleichmar's book Visible Empire was awarded the 2014 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for the best book in European history from the American Historical Association!

    Congratulations, Daniela, on this wonderful honor.

  • Daniela Bleichmar's book, Visible Empire: Edpeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment has been awarded the 2014 Levinson Book Prize from the History of Science Society.

  • Spring 2014

  • Our colleagues, Lon Kurashige, George Sanchez, and Diana Williams, have been selected by the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly & Academic Culture Assembly as 2014 Professors of Color.  The award singles out those professors who have gone above and beyond in their contributions and their role model service to students of color on the USC campus.

  • Maria-Elena Martinez has been awarded two prestigious residential research fellowships for next year at the Stanford Humanities Center and the National Humanities Center.  Stanford selected 10 fellows from 330 applications; and the NHC selected 30 from 360.  Congratulations!

  • Daniela Bleichmar has been awarded a major grant from the Getty Foundation to collaborate with Catherine Hess (Senior Curator of European Art at the Huntington Art Collections) on a multi-year research project entitled "Visual Voyages: Depictions of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin." The project will lead to an international loan exhibit at the Huntington in 2017.

  • Fall 2013

  • Brett Sheehan was nominated for the Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award and was recognized along with the other nominees at a parents’ banquet on October 24, 2013.

  • Daniela Bleichmar has been awarded the The American Historical Association's 2013 Leo Gershow Award for "the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history" for her book Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions & Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
     
  • Judith Bennett's "Death and the Maiden" (Journal of Medieval and Early Modern History 42: 269-305) has been awarded the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' prize for the best article of 2012.

  • Spring 2013

  • 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.

  • Fall 2012

  • 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.

  • Awards from Prior Semesters

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