Department of History

Faculty Members Receive Distinguished Service and Named Professorships

Four faculty members from the Division of the Social Sciences have been appointed to named professorships.

 

Steven Pincus

 

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.

 

Division Celebrates 2017 Staff Service Milestones

The Division of the Social Sciences has announced the 2017 staff service milestones. These awards recognize staff who have worked for the division for 5 years, and every 5 multiple of five years.

 

“Congratulations to these colleagues, and thank you to all of our staff members for their contributions to the successes of across the social sciences. On behalf of our faculty and students, we appreciate your work and talents,” said Amanda Woodward, the William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and interim dean of the Division of Social Sciences.

 

Historian Faith Hillis awarded NEH fellowship to study political impact of 19th c. Russian settlements

Historian Faith Hillis has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a methodologically eclectic project on the broad cultural and political impact of 19th century Russian settlements in western Europe.

 

FEATURED: Speed Bumps, Traffic Calming, and Rebuilding the Built Environment

The Global Voices Author Series and the Program on the Global Environment at the University of Chicago present: Speed Bumps, Traffic Calming, and Rebuilding the Built Environment. Please join Paul Josephson, Professor of History at Colby College for a discussion about his book, traffic.

 

12:00 Reception

12:30-1:45 Talk with Professor Josephson

FRIDAY! Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Social Sciences Working Group

The newly formed Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries Working Group will host its inaugural event on September 22, 2017. The day-long event will include research presentations by UChicago doctoral students and discussion by faculty members from departments other than the students' home unit. Built into the day will also be a round table discussion on ways to cultivate cross-department collaboration.  

The Political Theory Workshop: Panel Discussion on Executive Immigration Order

NOTE FROM ORGANIZERS:

Please note that our workshop on 1/30/17 will be held in Saieh 021. Prof. Abizadeh was forced to cancel his visit because of the executive order issued this weekend, so we will be hosting a discussion/info session about the executive order. We will be joined by Prof. Aziz Huq, Dr. Tamara Felden, and Dr. Tara Zahra.