Professor Antoine Borrut has been awarded the Islamic Republic of Iran's World Book Award for his study, Entre mémoire et pouvoir: L'espace syrien sous les derniers Omeyyades et les premiers Abbassides (Leiden,2011).

In December, the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries awarded the 20th-Century Japan Research Award for 2013-2014 to three applicants. 

A student of Ira Berlin's in US History, now an Assistant Professor at the University of West Virginia, Kimberly Welch has just received a large grant from the NSF for her project "Black Litigants


Omer Kaufman a History student, participates in the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program which honors the University of Maryland's most successful seniors, their designated Maryland mentors and the K-12 teachers who guided the student's path. Kaufman was mentored by Dr. Howard Smead (Department of History) and Jennifer Walker (Sherwood High School).

TerpTalks: Jobs and Freedom: How Far Have We Come?
TerpTalkers spoke for 15 minutes followed by the opportunity for audience members to ask questions in the Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation Symposium.


Sonya Prescott has won a Fulbright-IIE Grant.

Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill has announced the appointment of Daryle Williams as the new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities.


Peter Libero, Ph.D. student in American history (Saverio Giovacchini, advisor) was granted an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship from the Virginia Historical Society. He will conduct research on grassroots conservatism in post World War II Virginia in the VHS manuscripts collections in Richmond.


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