Department of History
The University annually recognizes faculty for exceptional teaching and mentoring with the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards, believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, and the Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, which honor faculty for their work with graduate students.
Liam Mannix, PhD’18 (History), has been selected as the 2019 Recipient of the Richard Saller Dissertation Prize.
Mannix defended his dissertation—“The Catholic Agricultural Enlightenment in France”—in June 2018.
On Thursday, March 7, Dean Amanda Woodard announced that Emily Osborn, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the College, has agreed to serve as the inaugural Director of the Social Sciences Teaching Fellows Program.
The Division of the Social Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2019 Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) Faculty Seed Grants and Graduate Student Fellowships:
Three faculty projects were selected for funding through the seed grant initiative, which is in its second year.
Faculty Seed Grant Recipients:
The Division of the Social Sciences invites applications from current and recent graduate students in the Division for a competitive two-year program designed to enhance pedagogical skills and extend research training.
The Research Computing Center conducts workshops on a variety of topics relevant to research computing. Sessions most relevant to social science research include:
The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.
Four faculty members from the Division of the Social Sciences have been appointed to named professorships.
Steven Pincus has been named the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor for the Department of History and the College.
Pincus’s research explores Atlantic history, the history of Britain and its British Empire, global history, early American history, and the history of the Netherlands, with a particular emphasis on the history of political economy and state formation.