News and Announcements
5/20 - Eric Foner was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York.
5/16 - Carol Gluck was chosen as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Faculty Mentoring Award for faculty in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The Graduate Student Advisory Council instituted this award in 2004 to commemorate excellence in the mentoring of Ph.D. students. This award is a student initiative; selections were made entirely by graduate student representatives from GSAS and affiliated schools. The Faculty Mentoring Award will be formally presented at this year's Ph.D. Convocation on May 19th.
5/16 - "Empire States: On Pankaj Mishra," an article written by Thomas Meaney, PhD Candidate, was featured on The Nation.
5/15 - "Mali: Which Way Forward?" A chat with Bruce Hall, Baz Lecocq, Gregory Mann and Bruce Whitehouse can be found on African Arguments.
5/13 - "Pakistan's Tyrannical Majority," written by Manan Ahmed, was featured in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times.
5/10 - Alan Brinkley's piece "Fighting the Gun World," has been featured on Reuters' The Great Debate.
5/10 - Karl Jacoby has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal's article "The Feud That Keeps on Giving."
5/9 - Samuel Moyn's article "Why the Court Was Right About the Alien Tort Statute" was featured on Foreign Affairs.
5/8 - The Department of History congratulates Professor Barbara J. Fields on receiving a 2013 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. This is just the latest in an impressive string of awards--including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellows Award in 1992--for her work on the history of the American South, focusing particularly on the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In 2012, Professor Fields published a widely reviewed book with Karen Fields, Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (New York: Verso, 2012). The Department chose this book as the sole work by a departmental faculty member to be taught as part of the Department’s Historiography and Methods course required of all first-year graduate students. This year, Professor Fields is incoming President of the Southern Historical Association.