News and Announcements
6/14 - The program of "Studies of the Dutch-speaking world," funded in part by the Nederlandse Taalunie (the Queen Wilhelmina Visiting Professorship program), now has a website: dutchworld.columbia.edu. The program is managed by faculty and staff of the History Department in cooperation with the Department of Germanic Languages and a faculty committee representing several disciplines.
6/13 - "Symposium: The Legacy of Lewis S. Feuer," written by Ben Serby, PhD Candidate, was published by SOCIETY.
6/10 - The Barnard History Department is delighted to announce the appointment of Premilla Nadasen. Professor Nadasen received her Ph.D. in American History at Columbia in 1999. Her research focuses on African-American working-class women’s history. Her first book, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States (2005), examines African-American welfare activists; she is currently working on a history of the domestic rights movement in the US. She will teach a range of courses on African-American, gender, and labor history, including, this fall, “American Women in the Twentieth Century.”
6/5 - The Department of History is pleased to announce that a faculty committee has awarded the Bancroft Dissertation Award for 2012 to Mason Williams, for his dissertation entitled "City of Ambition: Franklin Roosevelt, Fiorella La Guardia, and the Making of New Deal New York," and to Michael Woodsworth, for his dissertation entitled "The Forgotten Fight: Waging War on Poverty in New York City, 1945-1980."