News

2017

Nara Milanich's piece "Nations have separated children from parents before. It never ends well," was featured in The Washington Post.

Barbara Fields was referenced in The Huffington Post's "I Went to High School in the Suburb From 'Get Out' - but I Got Out."

Mae Ngai was quoted in Houston Chronicle's "Go ahead and celebrate the Irish, and the Mexicans, and the Muslims."

Eric Foner's report on Columbia and Slavery was profiled by the Atlantic Black Star in "Columbia Students Lead the Way in Uncovering the School's Relationship to Slavery."

Pablo Piccato wrote several pieces:

"Juan Perón shows how Trump could destroy our democracy without tearing it down," on Washington Post.

"America helped create the racist myth of the violent Mexican that Trump is exploiting today," on Quartz.

"La ofensiva de Trump contra la sociedad civil: ¿Qué sigue?" on Nexos.

Tarik Amar was quoted in 99% Invisible's podcast "The Falling of the Lenins."

Manan Ahmed's piece, "Half a Cheer for Democracy in Pakistan," was featured in The New York Times.

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in USA Today's "Cousin: 'Kellyanne wasn't afraid of anything or anyone.'"

Volker Berghahn was quoted in Wired's "Germany's Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech By Fining Tech Giants Millions."

"Towards Usable Histories of the Black Commons," a piece written by JT Roane, PhD '16, was featured in African American Intellectual History Society.

Alice Kessler-Harris launched MOOC "Women Have Always Worked."

Mae Ngai was quoted in Asia Times's "Dark shadows of Chinese Exclusion Act in Muslim ban."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in El Mercurio's "The Samsung empire: a success story and tangles with justice."

Manuel A. Bautista González, PhD candidate, has been reelected as member of the Executive Committee of the Mexican Economic History Association (AMHE) for 2017-2020. To date, he is the youngest member ever to be elected to the AMHE's governing board.

Pablo Piccato's piece, "The Fog of the Drug War," was featured in Public Books.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The Globe and Mail's "New Trump order expands number of immigrants in U.S. crosshairs."

Rashid Khalidi's piece "The Middle East 'peace process' was a myth. Donald Trump ended it" was featured in The Guardian.

Mark Mazower's piece "Endless exodus: 3,000 years of fearing and depending on refugees" was featured in the Financial Times.

Lien-Hang Nguyen's piece "Who Called the Shots in Hanoi?" was featured in The New York Times.

Eric Foner's piece "What the Fugitive Slave Act Teaches US About How States Can Resist Oppressive Federal Power" was featured in The Nation.

Mae Ngai was quoted in Time's "What to Know About the 1952 Law Invoked by President Trump's Immigration Order."

Susan Pedersen's book The Guardians received an honorable mention by the Nanovic Institute Awards.

Natasha Lightfoot was quoted in USA Today's "Columbia University's ties to slavery should be taught, sudents say."

Eugenia Lean was awarded an Institute for Advanced Study fellowship.

"Black Queer Writers and the Transformative Possibilities of Queer Sensuality," a piece by JT Roane, PhD '16, was featured in the African American Intellectual History Society.

Adam Tooze's piece, "Donald Trump's wall is no bar to migration from Mexico," was featured in the Financial Times.

Mae Ngai and Rebecca Kobrin were quoted in Live Science's "'Immigration Act of 1917' Turns 100: America's Long History of Immigration Prejudice."

Mae Ngai was interviewed in Yahoo News' "Long before Trump, America's love-hate stance on immigration."

Mae Ngai was featured on KPFA's "Behind the News" on February 2, 2017.

Manan Ahmed, Alexandre Roberts, and Rhiannon Stephens were awarded the Fall 2016 Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant.

Mae Ngai and Rebecca Kobrin were quoted in AP News' "US: A nation of immigrants, but ambivalent about immigration."

Manuel A. Bautista González, PhD Candidate, was interviewed in #AristeguienVivo on the topic of Mexican students in the US during the Trump administration.

"Neil Gorsuch's conservatism runs deep," a piece by Meg Jacobs, Visiting Associate Professor, was featured on CNN.

Mae Ngai was quoted in CBC News' "'A wave of litigation': How Trump's immigration order could be struck down."

Mae Ngai's piece, "Why Trump is making Muslims the new Chinese," was featured on CNN.

Mae Ngai was quoted in the following articles in El Mundo:

"Una juez federal suspende temporalmente las deportaciones decretadas por Trump."

"Guía para entender la Orden de Trump contra los refugiados e inmigrantes musulmanes."

"Otro muro contra los musulmanes."

Mae Ngai was appointed Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of North America at the Library of Congress for Fall 2017. 

Susan Pedersen's article, "Super-shallow-fragile-ego-Trump-UR-atrocious," was featured in the London Review of Books.

Premilla Nadasen's piece "The Care Deficit," was featured in Dissent.

Carol Gluck discussed Asia's changing power dynamics on BBC Radio 4.

History students Devon Golaszewski, Nicholas Mulder, and Madeline Woker received the 2017-2018 Alliance Awards for PhD Mobility.

Eric Foner was quoted in The New York Times' "Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery."

Rashid Khalidi was featured in Forward's "Columbia's Rashid Khalidi Hits Back at Charges of Anti-Semitism," and interviewed on Democracy Now's "Obama's Condemnation of Israeli Occupation Doesn't Match His Last 8 Years in Office."

Rashid Khalidi's piece "John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late," was featured in The New York Times.

Joel Kaye was awarded the 2017 Haskins Medal for his book A History of Balance, 1250-1375. The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and its Impact on Thought. The Haskins Medal is awarded by the Medieval Academyof America for distinguished publication in the field of medieval studies.

Gregory Mann was quoted in The Washington Post's "Gambia's defeated president finally agress to step down."

Villa Magna: an Imperial Estate and its Legacies. Excavations 2006-10, co-edited by Marco Maiuro, was released by British School at Rome.

Rashid Khalidi's "Palestine in the Age of Trump," was featured in The New Yorker.

Eric Foner's review of The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller was featured in The New York Times.

Eric Foner was quoted in The Huffington Post's "Reconstruction Is Finally Getting the Historical Recognition It Deserves."

Manan Ahmed's book, A Book of Conquest, was reviewed in the Wire and nominated for the Karachi Literature Festival Non-Fiction Book Prize.

Lien-Hang Nguyen was interviewed by Weatherhead Institute.

Eric Foner was quoted in The New York Times' "President Obama Designates First National Monument Dedicated to Reconstruction."

Tarik Amar was mentioned in the New York Observer's "Has Oliver Stone Ever Met a Dictator He Doesn't Admire?"

Racecraft
by Barbara Fields and Karen E. Fields was mentioned in Paste Magazine's "These are the Seven Books You Need to Understand (and Fight) the Age of Trump."

Mae Ngai's review of Tyler Anbinder's (GSAS 1990) book, City of Dreams: The 400 year Epic History of Immigrant New York, appeared in the Washington Post.

Martha Howell will deliver the plenary address at the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, at Victoria University in Wellington, in February.

Caterina Pizzigoni was featured in the Winter 2016-17 edition of Columbia College Today.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The Atlantic's "Jeff Sessions's Unqualified Praise for a 1924 Immigration Law."

 

2016

Adam Tooze's "A General Logic of Crisis" will be featured on London Review of Books on January 5, 2017.

Carol Gluck was quoted in The Japan Times' "Leaders' Hawaii remarks include veiled message for Trump: experts."

Carol Gluck was quoted in The New York Times' "In Pearl Harbor Visit, a Symbol of Reconciliation in Japan."

Simon Schama was quoted in The Hills' "In Castro's Cuba, freedom of humor went first."

Rashid Khalidi was quoted in the U.S. News,' "Next Year in Jerusalem?"

Elisheva Carlebach was quoted in the Times' "What to Know About This Year's Overlapping Christmas and Hanukah Holidays."

Premilla Nadasen was interviewed in Barnard Magazine's "The Power of Organizing."

"Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction," an OpEd piece co-authored by Eric Foner was featured in The New York Times.

The Making and Knowing Project, directed by Pamela Smith, was awarded a two-year fellowship by the Gerda Henkel Foundation for postdoctoral research in French archives.

Eric Foner was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor's "What motivated Dylann Roof? confession offers clues."

"Beware of Defense Intellectuals," a piece by Thomas Meaney, PhD Student, was featured in The Chronicle.

Eric Foner was quotes in The Economist's "Lessons from a fight between economists and historians."

"Why Steve Bannon wants to destroy secularism," a piece written by Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, PhD 2017, was featured in The Guardian.

Gergely Baics's book Feeding Gotham was selected as one of the "Best Books of 2016" by The Financial Times.

Carol Gluck discussed the "75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the Politics of Memory."

Carol Gluck spoke at the symposium "The Location of Europe: Shared and Divided Memories in the Global Age", in Hanover, Germany.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in WNYC's "South Koreans Rally to Protest Corruption Scandal."

Simon Schama and Mark Mazower was quoted in The Guardian's "Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism."

Mark Lilla was mentioned in The New York Times and in New York Magazine.

Mark Lilla's "The End of Identity Liberalism," was featured in The New York Times.

Rebecca Kobrin was quoted in the Boston Globe's "In Israel, famed pre-WWII ship survivors relate to refugees."

Mark Mazower's piece, "The history man: how Saul Friedländer told his own story," was featured in the Financial Times.

Mae Ngai's piece, "A Call for Sanctuary," was featured in The Dissent.

Rebecca Kobrin was quoted in Trib Live's "European migrant crisis rankles survivor of pre-WWII refugee ship."

Manan Ahmed was quoted in the Herald's Gujarati sandals in "Baghdad: Decolonising history."

Eric Foner and Kenneth Jackson were awarded the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Medal.

Mae Ngai's book, Impossible Subjects, was included in Literary Hub reading list for resistance.

José Moya will lead Global Scholars Program in Latin America.

Rebecca Kobrin was quoted in The Washington Post's "In Israel, famed pre-WWII ship survivors relate to refugees."

Adam Tooze was interviewed on PBS's "How Trump's economic proposals offer a vision from the past."

Natasha Lightfoot appeared in a documentary by Rokhaya Diallo called "USA: La Recette Caribeene du Succes which aired on November 2nd on TV5Monde US in France. She spoke about the history of Caribbean migration to the United States in the 20th century and the making of Caribbean enclaves in New York and eventually other cities during this time. 

For more information on the film, please click here.

For a short clip, please visit here.

Robert Paxton was quoted in the Financial Times's "Is Donald Trump a fascist?"

Mark Mazower's piece "Ideas that fed the beast of fascism flourish today," was featured in the Financial Times.

Eric Foner was quoted in The Wall Street Journal's "History Repeats as Farce, Then as 2016."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Bloomberg News' "Mystery Letter Haunts Scandal-Hit South Korean Leader."

Tarik Amar
was quoted in The Daily Signal's "Eastern Europe Arms Itself Against Russian Military Aggression."

Robert Paxton
's lecture, "Is Fascism Back? A Historian's View," was profiled by the Daily Iowan.

Frank Guridy was profiled in The Columbia Spectator: "Sports arrives in classroom for first time."

Susan Pedersen was interviewed about the New York-Cambridge Training Collaboration (NYCTC).

"Here's what data science tells us about Hillary Clinton's emails," a piece by Matthew Connelly and Rohan Shah, was featured in The Washington Post.

Pablo Piccato's piece, "In Trump's America, the independent press would become the enemy," was featured in Open Democracy.

Mamadou Diouf was quoted in the New Republic's "Obama's Disappointing Legacy in Africa."

Simon Schama was mentioned in The New York Times's "How important is art history in today's market?"

Kenneth Jackson will give a talk about the history of St. Paul's Chapel: "A City and a Church: The Remarkable History of St. Paul's Chapel and the Streets Beyond the Doors."

Karl Jacoby's piece, "How the border threat became standard political trope," was featured in the Dallas Morning News.

Eric Foner was interviewed on Democracy Now! "Historian Eric Foner: Trump is Logical Conclusion of What the GOP Has Been Doing for Decades."

Eric Foner was quoted in The Washington Post's "I've been reporting on race for 40 years. Can we ever fix what's broken?"

Carol Gluck took part in the UK-Japan Global Seminar - Challenge and Uncertainty in a Volatile World: Japan-UK Responses.

Eric Foner gave the 17th annual Fusco Distinguished Lecture at the University of Connecticut.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The New York Times' "Trump Wants Big Changes to Legal Immigration, Too - How Big?"

Matt Jones was featured in Columbia Spectator's "New Columbia class aims to contextualize data in history, society"

Anders Stephanson was quoted in VOA's "How Much Do American Voters Care About Foreign Policy?"

Tarik Amar was quoted in Al-Jazeera's "Lviv, Ukraine's tourist gem unearths its tragic past."

Eric Foner was quoted in The Washington Post's "Being truthful isn't what made Abraham Lincoln a great politician."

William Harris was interviewed by Columbia Spectator about his new book

"Courting the End of the World: Heeding James Baldwin's Invitation to take up a Dangerous Morality," a piece written by JT Roane, PhD '16, was featured in The Brooklyn Rail.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The Huffington Post's "The Great Melting Pot."

Alice Kessler-Harris will be awarded the AHA's Award for Scholarly Distinction.

Pablo Piccato's piece, "Trump's macho populism," was featured in OpenDemocracy.

Premilla Nadasen's book Household Workers Unite received an honorable mention for the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians.

Rashid Khalidi was quoted in Salon's "Israeli leader Shimon Peres, supposed 'man of peace,' also had a bloody record of war."

David Rosner was interviewed by Columbia Magazine in "The Big Idea: Don't Drink the Water."

Stephanie McCurry was featured on Backstory with The American History Guys for a podcast on women and politics: "Youv'e Come a Long Way?"

Stephanie McCurry reviewed Manisha Sinha’s book on American Abolitionists inThe Nation's "Who Freed the Slaves?"

Rebecca Kobrin received the Ella Darivoff Fellowship from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Columbia University Press launched a new series in Race, Inquality and Health to be co-edited by Samuel Roberts.

Mae Ngai's book, Impossible Subjects, was cited in The New Yorker's "President Trump's First Term."

David Marcus, PhD Candidate, was named Literary Editor of 'The Nation.'

The Making and Knowing Project, directed by Pamela Smith, was the subject of the talk of the town in the September 26 issue of the New Yorker: "Twenty-First-Century Alchemists"

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "Around Town for Sept. 16-22."

Frank Guridy was quoted in the Los Angeles Times' "Can L.A.'s aging Grand Dame, Memorial Coliseum, take center stage one more time?"

Pamela Smith and her collaborator Marc Smith, Professeur de paléographie médiévale et moderne, École nationale des chartes, have been awarded a three-year NEH grant for "Craft Techniques and Knowledge Systems in a 16th-Century Artist’s Manuscript: An Open-Access Critical Edition and Translation."  Part of The Making and Knowing Project directed by Pamela Smith, the NEH funds will support the design and development of the digital environment for the open-access critical edition and translation of a 16th-century manuscript of an artist’s recipe compilation for painting and metalworking techniques and observations on scientific processes.

Adam Tooze reviewed Yasmin Khan's India At War in The Wall Street Journal: "The Road to Britain's Retreat."

Simon Schama was interviewed in NPR's "Historian Simon Schama Describes Brexit Vote As 'Turning Point' for Britain."

Charles Armstrong gave a Keynote Lecture at the Joint East Asian Studies Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, on Sept. 7th.

Richard Bulliet was quoted in Newday's "Mayor hails tenants at One World Trade Center: 'Terrorists lost.'"

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "Sorrow, Selfies Compete at New York's 9/11 memorial 15 Years On."

"America's First Civil War," a piece written by Eric Herschthal, Ph Candidate, was featured in Slate.

Martha Howell has been invited as a distinguished fellow in residence at the Huntington Library, California, for the academic year 2017-18.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor's "Why unions embraced immigrants - and why it matters for Donald Trump."

"How Being Homeless Helped Me Find a Home in the Ivy League," a piece by Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez, PhD Student. was featured in The Well.

Natasha Lightfoot will be at the UN presenting "Resistance to and the Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade," on August 31st, 1:15-2:30pm.

Premilla Nadasen's book, Household Workers Unite, was awared the Sara Whaley Prize by the National Women's Studies Association.

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution."

Columbia University's Center for Korean Research has been awarded a 5-year Academy of Korean Studies "Core University for Korean Studies" Grant. Charles Armstrong will serve as Project Director.

Richard Bulliet was quoted in Voice of America's "Most Terrorism Victims Are in Muslim Majority Countries."

Eric Foner was quoted in The Village Voice's "Columbia Graduate Student Employees Can Now Unionize."

"The Victorians and The Moderns: How does the 19th Century Speak to the 21st?" a public conversation sponspored by NYCTC in Modern British history will take place on Friday, Sept. 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm. All are welcome.

NYCTC website goes live.  The New York-Cambridge Training Collaboration in Twentieth-Century British History (NYCTC) brings together graduate students and faculty from Columbia, NYU and Cambridge University for regular workshops and discussions.  To have a look at its work, click here.

Susan Pedersen was quoted in Huffington Post's "Suggested Reading List For Donald Trump."

Carol Gluck talks with Slate, The New York Times, and The Takeaway about Japanese Emperor Akihito.

Mark Mazower's piece, "The value of Karl Marx's 19th century thinking in today's world," was featured in The Financial Times.

Mark Mazower's piece, "Europe has to defend what it has achieved so far," was featured in The Financial Times.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Vice's "How Scared Should I Be of North Korea?"

Henry Graff was quoted in NBC's "How the Trump U. Lawsuits Make Presidential History."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' piece, "An Attack That Turned Out to Be German Terrorism Has a Modest Legacy 100 Years Later."

"Did the Color of His Skin Kill Philando Castile?" a piece written by Barbara Fields and Karen Fields, was featured in Jacobin.

Mae Ngai was quoted in The American Prospect's "Don't Assume Trump's Bias is Mere Bluster."

Christopher Brown's review of New England Bound by Wendy Warren, was featured in The New York Times' "In America's Long History of Slavery, New England Shares the Guilt."

Simon Schama was interviewed by NPR: "Historian Simon Schama Describes Brexit Vote As 'Turning Point' For Britain."

Carol Gluck Chairs "Horizons of Hope in Asia" Special Roundtable at AAS in Kyoto.

William Harris's book, Roman Power: A Thousand Years of Empire, will be published by Cambridge University Press on the Fourth of July.

Karl Jacoby's book, "The Strange Career of William Ellis," was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.

Charly Coleman's book, The Virtues of Abandon,has been awarded the 2014-15 Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies.

Eric Foner was quoted in The New York Times' "A Confederate Dissident, in a Film With Footnotes."

"Ukraine's struggle with the past is ours too," a piece by Tarik Amar, Jared McBride, and Per Rudling, was featured in Open Democracy.

"Improve Your Body - and the Earth - by Rejecting the Theology of Dominion," a piece writtine by JT Roane, PhD '16, was featured in Pacific Standard.

Karl Jacoby's piece, "When Mexicans Feared American Immigration," was featured in Politico Magazine.

Carol Gluck talks on public radio programs about President Obama's Visit to Hiroshima as well as Kyodo News and Fujisankei TV. Gluck was also interviewed on PRI's "Japanese and Americans remember the closing chapter of World War II so very differently."

Madeleine Zelin co-organizes first AAS Workshop on "Emerging Fields in the Study of Asia."

Frank Guridy was quoted in Reuter's "American Muslims remember Ali as hero for their faith."

Natasha Lightfoot's piece, "History Can and Should Help Us Understand the Present," was featured in The New York Times' Room for Debate.

Robert Paxton was interviewed on The Diane Rehm Show's "The Rise of Far Right Political Movements in the West."

Tarik Amar discussed his new book, The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv, on Sean's Russia Blog Podcast.

Natasha Lightfoot discussed her new book Troubling Freedom at an event hosted by Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner Dr. Karen-Mae Hill in London.

Eric Foner was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Princeton University.

Mae Ngai was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio's "Obama Strikes 'Negro' and 'Oriental' from Federal Documents."

Professor Emeritus Robert Paxton was quoted in The New York Times' "Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism."

Doing Conceptual History in Africa, edited by Rhiannon Stephens and Axel Fleisch, was published by Berghahn Books.

Richard Bulliet was interviewed in BBC's "Wheel Revolutions."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Voice of America's "Speculation Grows That Ban Will Seek South Korean Presidencey."

Fritz Stern was honored in The New York Times' "Fritz Stern, Prominent Historian and Academic, Dead at 90."

Carol Gluck was quoted in Folha De S. Paulo's "Barack Obama makes historic gesture with visit to Hiroshima."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in The New York Times' "Nuclear-Free Aspirations of Obama, Abe Conflict With Reality."

Carol Gluck was quoted in The Atlantic's "Hiroshima and the Politics of Apologizing."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in The New York Times' "Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History Disputes."

Frank Guridy's piece "The Los Angeles Sports Arena: A Modest Memorial" was featured Sport in American History.

Tarik Cyril Amar was interviewed in On the Media's "The Radical Historian Rewriting Ukraine's Past."

Mark Mazower's review, "'East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity', by Philippe Sands" was featured in The Financial Times.

Gregory Mann was interviewed in Afropop's "Gregory Mann: On Malian History and Politics."

Elizabeth Blackmar's book, The Park and the People: A History of Central Park was featured in The Daily News' "A look at Seneca Village, the early black settlement obliterated by the creation of Central Park."

Mark Mazower's piece, "Berlin should be careful what it wishes for," was featured in The Financial Times.

Charles Armstrong's piece "North Korea Party Congress Shows Kim's Power - and Subtle Outreach to U.S." was featured in World Politics Review.

Carol Gluck was interviewed in Slate's "How Japan and the U.S. Remember World War II."

Sophie Wilkowske, Undergraduate student CC'17, was awarded the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship.

Mae Ngai's piece, "Justice Deferred," was featured in the Dissent.

Stephanie McCurry was quoted in The New York Times' "This is Harriet Tubman, Who Will Appear on the $20 Bill. Accept No Substitutes."

Eric Foner's review of Nicholas Guyatt's 'Bind Us Apart,' was featured in The New York Times.

"When All Men Were Created Separate, But Equal," a piece written by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in New Republic.

Mark Mazower was quoted in The New Yorker's "A Europe of Donald Trumps?"

Videos on "A Conference in Honor of Alice Kessler-Harris: Women's History in Motion" can be found on the History Department's Facebook page.

George Aumoithe, PhD Candidate, was selected for the highly competitive Center for Engaged Scholarships' inaugural dissertation-year fellowship for 2016-17.

Nancy Woloch's book A Class By Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers was awarded the William G. Bowen Award for the outstanding book of 2015 on Labor and Public Policy, by the Industrial Relations Section of the Princeton Library.

Mark Mazower's piece, "Trump, Le Pen and the enduring appeal of nationalism," was featured in The Financial Times.

"Not Just Trump: A Brief History of U.S. Hostility Toward Latin America," a piece written by Pablo Piccato and Federico Finchelstein, was featured in Dissent Magazine.

David Rosner was interviewed on PBS's The Open Mind: "Poisoning America."

Pierre-Etienne Stockland was awarded the Harriet Zuckerman Fellowship for 2016-17.

Susan Pedersen was newly elected to the Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Alice Kessler-Harris was awarded the 2016 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History by the Sydney Hillman Foundation.

Videos on "A Conference in Honor of Alan Brinkley: Protest, Politics and Ideas in the American Century" can be found on the History Department's Facebook page.

Carol Gluck delivered the Nancy Benkopt Tucker Memorial Lecture at The Wilson Center.

Eric Foner appeared on the Society page in the New York Times' "Evening Hours." He was honored at the New York Historical Society's annual Weekend With History.

David Rosner was quoted in The Washington Post's "Clinton just vowed to eliminate the lead threat in five years. That's reptty ambitious."

Pamela H. Smith, Seth Low Professor of History, became President of the Renaissance Society of America (www.rsa.org), the largest international learned society devoted to the study of the era 1300-1700 with over 5000 members from a wide variety of disciplines.

Christopher Brown was awarded a 2015-16 Columbia University Faculty Mentoring Award. The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) 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 based on student nomination letters spanning across all disciplines.

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The Gothamist's "Where the Hell is Upstate NY?"

Kenneth Jackson and Samuel Roberts was featured in Columbia News' New York Stories; Samuel Roberts in "City as a Classroom: Researching the Realities of Criminal Justice," and Kenneth Jackson in "An Endowed Chair for the Study of New York State."

Eric Foner was quoted in The Boston Globe's "Harvard to honor slave who worked, lived at Wadsworth House."

Susan Pedersen was awarded the 41st annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for her recent book, The Guardians.

Marc Van De Mieroop was awarded a grant from the ACLS Fellowship Program 2016.

Carol Gluck delivered the keynote speech "Modernity in Common: Japan and World History" at the international conference "Every Picture Tells a Story: The Visualization of Japanese History" at the University of Oslo on March 8, 2016. 

Robert Paxton was interviewed in The LA Times' "Op-Ed Patt Morrison asks: Robert O. Paxton talks fascism and Donald Trump."

Pamela Smith was the 2016 Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Toronto Center for Renaissance and Reformation Studies where she gave two lectures on "Making and Knowing" and led graduate students in the making of red lake pigments.

Ira Katznelson was quoted in NPR's "On Who Gets To Be A 'Real American,' and Who Deserves A Helping Hand."

Nancy Woloch's book A Class By Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s, has won an Honorable Mention for the Langum Prize in American Legal History for 2015, and has also been named co-winner of the Taft Labor History Award for 2016.

David Rosner was quoted in The Washington Post's "It's not just Flint. Lead taints water across the U.S., EPA records show."

David Rosner was featured in WNYC's "As Public Advocate, de Blasio Flagged Lead Problems in Public Housing."

Martha Howell's review of Greg Steinmetz's book The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is featured in The New York Review of Books: "The Amazing Career of a Pioneer Capitalist."

Andrew Lipman's debut book The Saltwater Frontier was awarded the Bancroft Prize.

Eric Foner was interviewed in The Washington Post's "Could the GOP really break up into two parties? Here's what history says."

"More sanctions won't end the Korean nuclear crisis, but engaging Pyongyang in talks might," a piece by Charles Armstrong and John Barry Kotch, was featured in the South China Morning Post.

The History Department joins the Alliance Program in congratulationg the following awarded projects of the 2016-17 Alliance Joint Project and the Trilateral Initiatives in Emerging Regions (T.I.E.R):

Pamela Smith and Frédéric Brechenmacher for "Objects and Archives in Science, Technology, and Society Studies: Promoting Research and Innovative Teaching Co-initiatives."

Mamadou Diouf and Richard Banégas for "Africa Global Seminar: Citizenship and Social Movement."

Mamadou Diouf & Richard Banégas & Etienne Smith for "Citizenship and Religion in the Global South" *(Trilateral Initiatives in Emerging Regions (T.I.E.R), 2016-17)*

Richard Balme & Victoria de Grazia & Yiwei Wang for "De-Provincializing Soft Power: A Global-Historical Approach, 1990-2015."

Pamela Smith's Making and Knowing Project was featured in The Recipe Project's blog: "Making 'Powder for Hourlgasses' in the Early Modern Household."

"Simplifying cybersecurity," a piece written by Peter Roady, PhD Student, and Michael Sulmeyer, was featured in The Hill.

Mark Mazower was featured in Columbia Spectator's "University Senate approves proposal to create Paris-based research, collaboration institute."

Charles Armstrong was interviewed in Hankyoreh's, a South Korean newspaper, "Seoul's hardline reponse 'plays right into North Korea's hands.'"

David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz were interviewed in NPR's "America's 'Lead Wars' Go Beyond Flint, Mich.: 'It's Now Really Everywhere.'"

Alice Kessler-Harris was quoted in The Take Away with John Hockenberry's "Abortion Returns to the Supreme Court."

Hilary Hallett was awarded a fellowship at the NYPL's Cullman Center.

"Donald Trump may be showing us the future of right-wing politics," a piece by Federico Finchelstein and Pablo Piccato, was featured in The Washington Post.

Robert Paxton was interviewed in Slate's "Is Donald Trump a Fascist?"

Eric Foner was quoted in the Los Angeles Times' "Great Read. A black director, a white author, and their differing accounts of rebel slave Nat Turner."

Richard Bulliet was quoted in The Washington Post's "Why goats used to breastfeed human babies."

Adam Tooze was interviewed in Columbia News' "5 Questions: History Professor Adam Tooze on Europe's Challenges From Migration to Debt."

Eric Foner was featured in The Guardian's "The tale of a former slave sheds light on South Carolina's presidential primaries."

Madeleine Zelin was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Chinese Law and History.

Madeleine Zelin will be featured speaker at History Weekend, a public event at North Carolina State University on March 19th.  This year’s theme is “Rethinking the Roots of Modern China.”  Professor Zelin will speak on the subject of “Freedom and the Economy in Late Imperial China.”

On March 30th, Frank Guridy will be a part of a public panel on "3rd LA: Three L.A.s, Three Olympiads."

Susan Pedersen's book, The Guardians, is on the shortlist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for the best book on foreign affairs.

Barbara Fields delivered the Presidential Address at the Southern Historical Association's 81st Annual Meeting on November 13, 2015.

Susan Pedersen will be giving the Eleanor Rathbone Social Justice lecture at the University of Liverpool on Feb. 24th, on "Women and the Quest for Equal Citizenship."

"To Be "A Glorious Thing Made Up Of Star Dust": A Suicide Note From the University of Hyderabad," written by Anupama Rao, was featured in Public Books.

"How a Democrat Killed Welfare," written by Premilla Nadasen, was featured in Jacobin Mag.

"This Revolution Could End LIke the Last," a piece written by Tarik Amar was featured in New America.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Roberto Clemente & the Black Sporting Diaspora," a lecture by Frank Guridy, will take place on March 1 at 6pm, in Sulzberger Parlor.

Alice Kessler-Harris was quoted in The New York Times' "Do Women Need Legislative 'Protection'?"

Carol Gluck gave keynote addresses at three symposia in early 2016: “Rediscovering Northeast Asia” at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, January 23-24, 2016; “Internationalizing Japan Studies,” Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, January 30-31, 2016; and “Memory Regime Change in East Asia,” Waseda University, February 4, 2016. Profsesor Gluck also presented a public lecture on “What the World Owes to the Comfort Women” at the Center for Women and Governance in Tokyo on February 2, 2016.

Carl Wennerlind was awarded a fellowship from the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University, 2016-17.

Marc Van De Mieroop was interviewed on Marginalia on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia.

"America's Coast-to-Coast Toxic Crisis," a piece written by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz was featured in BillMoyers.Com.

Alheli Alvarado-Diaz, PhD 2009, was featured in Columbia News' "Reimagining the Core Curriculum Through the Eye of a Camera."

"Two, Three...Many Flints," a piece written by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, was featured in the Huffington Post.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in the Chicago Tribune's "Punish or engage? No easy answer to North Korea's nuclear ambitions."

Charles Armstrong was interviewed on CNN's "Sanctions alone won't deter North Korea."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "City History, and Vantages, Often Overlooked."

David Rosner was quoted in The Washington Post's "Untold cities across America have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint."

"Trump, fascism and populism," a piece by Pablo Piccato and Federico Finchelstein, was featured in Nexos.

David Rosner was interviewed in Philly.Com's "Lead in Flint: This is America."

David Rosner was interviewed in MarketPlace's "Lead may be biggest childhood epidemic in the U.S."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "New York Council Resists Renaming Effort to Honor Evacuation Day."

"Ottoman Infrastructures of the Saudi Hydro-State," an article written by Michael Chris Low, PhD 2015, has been named the winner of the American Society for Environmetnal History's Alice Hamilton Prize for the best environmental history article not published by the journal Environmental History. The award will be presented at the ASEH's annual conference in Seatle on April 2nd.

"East of East: Mapping Community Narratives in South El Monte and El Monte" is the recipient of the Autry and Western Historical Association's Public History Prize. This prize is awarded annually to projects that "contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or serve as a model of professional public history practice in the history of the North American West." "East of East" is directed by Romeo Guzman, PhD Candidate, and includes the participation of Nick Juravich, Daniel Morales, Andre Deckrow, Maria John, Jude Weber, Yesenia Barragan, Eric Frith, Aurelie Roy, Melquiades Fernandez, Rachel Newman, and Alex Cummings. It has received funding and support from History in Action

"Lessons from the past are key to Europe's survival," a piece by Mark Mazower, was featured in the Financial Times.

Charles Armstrong was mentioned in Xinhuanet's "China reaffirms its effort on Korean peninsular denuclearization."

"Why the world should be thanking China, not rebuking it, for its role on North Korea," written by Charles Armstrong and John Kotch, was featured in the South China Morning Post.

David Rosner was featured in The Washington Post's "Lead contamination exists throughout the U.S. - but Flint has a special history."

Gregory Mann's book From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel was featured in the Columbia Ink.

Pablo Piccato was quoted in The New York Times' "El Chap, Escaped Mexican Drug Lord, Is Recaptured in Gun Battle."

Charles Armstrong's piece, "Diplomacy alone will defuse North Korea. The US must lead the way," was featured in The Guardian.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor's "After North Korea's nuclear test, what is China ready to do?"

Eric Foner was mentioned in The New York Times' "Samuel L. Jackson Defends Use of Epithet in 'Hateful Eight'."

Charles Armstrong was a guest speaker in AirTalk's "Fact-checking North Korea's H-bomb Claim."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in CNBC's "'Hydrogen' bomb test may backfire on North Korea."

Eric Foner discussed his book Gateway to Freedom with New Books In Law.

Gregory Mann, Susan Pedersen, and Seth Schwartz were awarded Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015.

2015

In 2013-14, Dr. Samuel Roberts served as the Policy Director of Columbia University’s Justice Initiative, where he coordinated the efforts of several partners to bring attention to the issue of aging and the growing incarcerated elderly population. This work led to the publication of the widely-read landmark report, Aging in Prison Reducing Elder Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety (New York: Columbia University Center for Justice. November 2015. http://centerforjustice.columbia.edu/policy/aging-in-prison/).

Robert Paxton, Professor Emeritus, was interviewed in NPR's "War Crime Investigations Among France's Release of Vichy Documents."

Robert Paxton, Professor Emeritus, was mentioned in The New Yorker's "Donald Trump Isn't a Fascist: He's a Media-Savvy Know-Nothing."

Eric Foner was featured in the Financial Times' Letter to the Editor, "Campuses have a duty to offer a welcoming environment."

Natasha Lightfoot and Manan Ahmed were selected as awardees for the Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Awards, Spring 2016.

Rebecca Kobrin was featured in Jüdische Allgemeine's "Immigranten können vieles weitergeben."

"The Machiavelli of Maryland,"
a piece written by Thomas Meaney, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Guardian.

Eric Foner
was featured in The New York Times' "Text to Tex: 'Why Reconstruction Matters' and 'Black Reconstruction in America.'"

Pablo Piccato
's "A Belief System That Once Laid the Groundwork for Fascism" was fatured in The New York Times' The Opinion Pages.

Frank Guridy
reviewed The Age of Garvey in a roundtable hosted by the African American Intellectual History Society: "Chasing Garvey's Ghost."

Eric Foner
's piece, "Emancipation unfinished," was featured in Philly.com.

Eric Foner was honored with the Everyday Freedom Hero award by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Pamela Smith
was featured in Columbia Magazine's "In an ancient workshop, discovering modern ideas."

Rhiannon Stephens
' book A History of African Motherhood: The Case of Uganda, 700-1900 was reviewed in The East African's "Tracing Uganda's history through stories of motherhood."

"New York's First Black Millionaire," a review written by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Daily Best.

The Center for Justice's ongoing coding project, RikersBot, tweets of personal experiences builty by Columbia students and faculty including Manan Ahmed and Rikers prisoners, was featured in Fast Company.

Samuel Roberts
and the Center for Justice published a report on aging and mass incarceration titled "Aging in Prison: Reducing Elder Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety."

Pamela Smith and Frédéric Brechenmacher received an Alliance Joint Project Grant for their project "Objects and Archives in Science, Technology, and Society Studies: Promoting Research and Innovative Teaching Co-initiatives."

Karen Barkey was awarded Alliance Joint Project Grant for "Negotiating Pluralism in Shared Religious Sites."

Mae Ngai
was named a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year.

"Review: A Beethoven Cycle From Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic," a piece written by David Allen, PhD Candidate, was featured in The New York Times.

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in Crains New York's "Rev. Calvin Butts seeks salvation for the church-based organization that resurrected Harlem."

Gregory Mann was quoted in Reuters' "Mali hotel attack puts veteran militant back in spotlight."

Mae Ngai was interviewed in Salon's "Woodrow Wilson's racist acts were notable, even for the time: 'It really was reprehensible to segregate federal employees.'"

Gregory Mann spoke about Mali with Kate Snow on MSNBC, and was quoted in Newsweek's "Attack at Mali Hotel Puts Algerian Militant Back in the Spotlight."

"Can we compare the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Bamako?" a piece written by Gregory Mann and Andrew Lebovich, PhD Student, was featured in The Washington Post.

Susan Pedersen was featured in the Columbia Spectator: "Columbia professor wins prize for historical monograph on League of Nations."

Mark Lilla was mentioned in The Guardian's "France and Britain: the differences in their struggle with extremism."

Tarik Amar's new book, The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv. A Borderland City Between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists, was released by Cornell University Press.

Rebecca Kobrin's new book, Purchasing Power. The Economics of Modern Jewish History, was released by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Mae Ngai was quoted in the following articles:
The LA Times' "The dark, complex history of Trump's model for his mass deportation plan"
CNN's "Historian: Trump deportation plan 'absolutely not possible'"
NPR's "It CAme Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'"

Mae Ngai
was featured and interviewed in the following articles:
Vox's "Operation Wetback, the 1950s immigration policy Donald Trump loves, explained"
ABC News
' "Donald Trump Models 'Deportation Force' After Inhumane Eisenhower Plan, Scholar says"
The Big Story
's "Trump touts program with dark history as deportation model"
The Wall Street Journal
's "Donald Trump Models Deportation Plan on 1950s Program"
The Washington Post'
s "Donald Trump's 'humane' 1950s model for deportation, 'Operation Wetback', was anything but"
The Boston Globe's "1950s roundup fuels immigration debate"

Eric Foner
was interviewed by American Libraries in "Slavery's Hidden History."

CBC News and Maclean's covered Susan Pedersen's 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature win for her book The Guardians.

The American Philosophical Society awarded Joel Kaye the 2015 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for his book A History of Balance, 1250-1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and Its Impact on Thought. The annual Barzun Prize is open to books centered in all time periods and all disciplines that touch on the history of culture, broadly conceived.

Mae Ngai was quoted in the Rolling Stone's "Donald Trump Just Endorsed 'Operation Wetback' at the GOP Debate."

Mark Mazower reviewed Susan Pedersen's book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire in The Guardian.

David Marcus, PhD Candidate, has two pieces featured in Dissent: "In Praise of Amateur Politics" and "Into the Cave: Sheldon Wolin's Search for Democracy."

Charles Armstrong and Carol Gluck participated in Global think-ins on "Facing History Squarely - The Politics of War Memory in East Asia and Elsewhere" at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing.

Susan Pedersen was awarded the Cundill Prize for her book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire.

Kenneth Jackson was mentioned in The New York Times' "Biased Lending Evolves, and Blacks Face Trouble Getting Mortgages."

"The Unmaking of America," a piece by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in Slate.

Rebecca Kobrin was mentioned in Bloomberg.com's "Clues to What Makes Bill Ackman Tick Unveiled in His Family Tree."

Congratulations to the following social science faculty, inagural recipients of the Heyman Center Fellowships: Manan Ahmed, Tarik Amar, Hilary Hallett, Natasha Lightfoot, and Rhiannon Stephens.

Rashid Khalidi was featured in The Huffington Post's piece "Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University."

Abosede George's book, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos, was awarded the 2015 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize by the African Studies Association.

Martha Howell
has been elected as foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (RFABSA).

Mae Ngai's piece, "Asian Immigration and the Myths Modeled Around Model Minorities," was featured in The Weekly Wonk.

Rashid Khalidi's piece, "Beyond Abbas and Oslo," was featured in The New Yorker.

Columbia Spectator profiled History in Action in "History Department enhances enrichment program for graduate students."

Adam Tooze discussed his book, The Wages of Destruction, on the New York Military Affairs podcast.

Pierre-Etienne Stockland, PhD Student, is the winner of the 2015 W.T. Stearn Student Essay Prize for his essay "Patriotic Natural History and Sericultural Reform in the French Enlightenment (1730-1770)."

Mamdou Diouf delivered the first keynote for the path-breaking conference on "Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge" in Accra, Ghana. Carol Gluck led the Mellon-funded "Roundtable on Asia Through an African Lens."

Carol Gluck delivered the keynote address at the Fifth Congress of Asian and Pacific Studies in Paris titled "The Comfort Women and the Politics of Memory in East Asia."

Alice Kessler-Harris was mentioned in The New York Times' "New-York Historical Society to Open Women's History Center."

Eric Foner's Letter to the Editor was featured in The New York Times.

Samuel Roberts' piece, "The Clinton, NY, Prison Experiment," was featured in the Huffington Post.

Mae Ngai's piece, "This is How Immigration Reform Happened 50 Years Ago. It Can Happen Again," was featured in The Nation.

Adam Tooze's The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931, is a Kirkus Prize Finalist.

Marina Rustow, PhD 2004, won a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.

Jared Harrison Odessky, CC '15, was awarded the 2015 Barbara Wertheimer Prize in Labor History by the New York Labor History Association for his 2015 undergraduate thesis: "Saving Our Children: Queer Teacher Organizing, the Religious Right, and Battles Over Child Protection in South Florida's Schools, 1977-1997."

Columbia Soundbites: Adam Tooze and Frans Timmermans on EU crises, refugees and migrants: "Europe's Moment of Truth with Adam Tooze and Frans Timmermans."

Frank Guridy's piece, "Coliseum Politics," was featured on Verso, The Blog of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Susan Pedersen's book, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire, was shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.

Eric Foner was mentioned in The New York Times' "Ralph Nader's Tort Law Museum Seeks to Keep His Crusade Evergreen."

Eric Foner's article, "Struggle and Progress," was featured in Jacobin.

Mae Ngai was mentioned in The Atlantic's "How Rand Paul Misunderstands the Fourteenth Amendment."

Neslihan Senocak will be giving the Annual Clare Center Lecture at the Siena College. The title of her lecture is "Why Study? The Franciscan Answer."

Charles Armstrong and Carol Gluck were featured in The Journal of Asian Studies' "The Seventieth Anniversary of World War II's End in Asia: Three Perspectives."

"Meet the history department's new faculty members"
: Adam Tooze, Stephanie McCurry, Frank Guridy, and Alexandre Roberts were profiled in Columbia Spectator.

Mark Mazower's piece, "Never forget: The Holocaust as history and warning," was featured in the Financial Times.

Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus, was quoted in Reuters' "Refugee crisis shows the changing soul of Germany."

Alan Brinkley joined the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Executive Advisory Council. The AAPB Executive Advisory Council is a group of individuals from around the country who are passionate about public media and its long-term preservation and access. The purpose of the Council is to inform and guide the strategic direction of the AAPB with the overarching goal of ensuring that the Archive continues to serve the needs of public media stakeholders and the American people.

Carol Gluck has been appointed to the new Commission on Language Learning created by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at bipartisan congressional request.

Mark Mazower was quoted in the Financial Times' "EU refugee crisis: End of an ideal."

Professor Emeritus Herbert S. Klein is the 2015 recipient of the Conference on Latin American History's Distinguished Service Award.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in the LA Times' "China struts its military might and announces troop cuts."

"Realism and Malarkey: Henry Kissinger's State Department, Détente, and Domestic Consensus," a piece by David Allen, PhD Candidate, was published in MIT Press Journals.

Alan Brinkley was quoted in The New York Times' "Historical Symbols in Midst of a 'Purge Moment.'"

Mae Ngai was quoted in The Washington Post's "Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in The New York Times' "Despite Dangers, New York City's Romance With Fire Escapes Endures."

Charles Armstrong was interviewed by CNN on "Why is Kim Jong Un cracking down his top generals?"

Tarik Amar gave an opening lecture at Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald titled "No Good War: Ukraine and a European Crisis of Meaning."

Mae Ngai was quoted in Slate's "The Law That Villainized Mexican Immigrants."

Richard Bushman was quoted in The Washington Post's "Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency."

Pamela Smith was quoted in Chemical & Engineering News' piece "Science Historians Revive Ancient Recipes."

Mark Mazower's piece, "Berlin's devotion to rules harms EU," was featured in the Financial Times.

Tarik Amar was mentioned in Le Monde's Diplomatique's "Hope At Last For Ukraine?"

Manan Ahmed's piece, "Between the Lines: Excavating the Many Histories of Partition," was featured in The Caravan.

Charles Armstrong was interviewed on Arirang News' "Expert's view: Prof. Charles Armstrong on North Korea."

Eric Foner was quoted in The Huffington Post's "Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do."

The following are 2015 ACLS Fellowship Recipients who are affiliated with Columbia University's Department of History: Megan French-Marcelin, PhD; James J. Gerien-Chen, PhD Candidate; Weiwei Luo, PhD Candidate; Alfonso Salgado, PhD Candidate; Timothy E. Shenk, PhD Candidate; Peter W. Walker, PhD Candidate.

Debra Glasberg Gail, PhD Candidate, was named a 2015 Lapidus Summer Fellow at the Center for Jewish History.

"From Federalism to Binationalism: Hannah Arendt's Shifting Zionism," a piece by Gil Rubin, PhD Candidate, was published in Contemporary European History.

Susan Pedersen's book The Guardians was reviewed in the Financial Times.

Eric Foner was quoted in Politico's "The Memorial Where Slavery Is Real."

"The American Revolution's Losers Weren't All British," a piece by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Daily Beast.

Sam Haselby's, PhD, book The Origins of American Religious Nationalism was reviewed in The New York Review.

Barbara Fields and Karen Fields were interviewed in Jacobin's "How Race is Conjured."

Mae Ngai was interviewed by Tuncent Culture (tengxun wenhua), a China journal, on June 30, about the publication of her book The Lucky Ones, in Chinese translation.

Mark Mazower's piece "Don't Bet on Syriza" was featured in The New York Times.

Barbara Fields was quoted in The Boston Globe's "All these years later, the Civil War rages on."

Mark Mazower received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens.

Eric Foner's piece "The Historical Roots of Dylann Roof's Racism" was featured in The Nation.

Mark Mazower's piece "A last chance for Alexis Tsipras to choose country over party" was featured in Financial Times.

Marco Maiuro's new book Across the Ocean was released by Brill.

History in Action was featured in AHA Today's "Career Diversity Funds Individual Projects at Columbia University."

Eric Foner was quoted in The New York Times' "Black Church Is Target Again for Deadly Strike at the Heart."

"This is not the Middle Eastern order you are looking for," co-written by Andrew Lebovich, PhD Student, was featured in The Washington Post.

Charles Armstrong was featured in UPI's piece, "Kim Jong Un's weight gain not necessarily detrimental, says analyst."

Megan French-Marcelin, PhD 2015, was selected as an ACLS Public Fellows. Her fellowship placement is Policy Research Manager, American Civil Liberties Union.

Eric Foner's piece "Successes and Failures of Reconsturction Hold Many Lessons" was featured in The New York Times.

We are happy to announce that on July 1, Adam Tooze will begin as Professor of History at Columbia, Stephanie McCurry will begin as Professor of History at Columbia, Alexandre Roberts will begin as Assistant Professor of History at Columbia, and Andrew Lipman will begin as Assitant Professor of History at Barnard.

Rebecca Kobrin received a Provost's Grant for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University. Her project is on the "Voices of the New Russian-Jewish Diaspora."

Mae Ngai was interviewed on NPR's "For New Immigrants To The U.S., Ellis Island Still Means A Lot."

Mark Mazower was quoted in The Wall Street Journal's "In Greek Town, Reparations Claim Against Germany Hits Home."

Charles Armstrong was interviewed on CNN's "North Korea publicly executes defense chief, South Korean spy agency says." He was also quoted in the New York Post's "Kim Jong Un sends brutal message with grisly executions."

Eric Foner was featured in The New York Times' "Columbia Examines Its Long-Ago Links to Slavery."

"Far Outside and Deep Within: More Novels on World War II," a piece by Carol Gluck, was featured in Public Books.

Karl Jacoby's French translation of his book Shadows at Dawn was awarded the Grand Prix des Rendez-Vous De L'Histoire in France. Shadows at Dawn is the first book in translation to win this award.

Mae Ngai was awarded the President's Global Innovation Fund grant for a project on "Colonization and Decolonialization in the Making of the Modern World: An Intensive Summer Course Taught in Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi."

Susan Pedersen's new book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire has been released by Oxford University Press.

WHYY visits Pamela Smith's 'Making and Knowing Project' in "The power of failure, and other lessons from a 400-year-old 'book of secrets'."

Christopher Brown was appointed Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Matthew Connelly was awarded a grant from the Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Request for Proposals for a course on "International and Global History Since World War II." Alheli Alvarado-Diaz, 2009 PhD, was awarded a grant from the Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Request for a new approach to teaching Contemporary Civilization.

Rebecca Kobrin hosted Melissa Garcia Velez, Leadership Development Coordinator of the New York State Youth Leadership Council, in her "Immigrant New York" class.

Mae Ngai's book The Lucky Ones has been published in Chinese translation by Commercial Press of Beijing.

Carol Gluck was mentioned in Bloomblerg's "Western Scholars Urge Abe to 'Act Boldly' in Addressing History."

Istvan Deák, Professor Emeritus, was quoted in CNN's "What Americans forget about French resistance."

Carol Gluck and Rashid Khalidi participated in Gobal Thinkins on "Time and Trauma: Memory in Global Context."

The following History Undergraduates have been awarded the Global Innovation Fund Senior Thesis Fellowships:

Stanislaus Conze, "National Identity and Medievalism: A Comparative Study of Early-Nineteenth Century France, Germany, and Italy."
Susan Harling (Barnard), "The Economic and Urban Planning Effects of the Tourism Industry on Paris, 1870-1914."
Maris Hubbard, "Feminist Activism in the Former Yugoslavia and the Prosecution of Rape at the ICTY."
Catalina Mackaman-Lofland (Barnard), "Comtean Positivism, Jules Ferry, and French North AFrica in the Third Republic."
Harrison Stetler, "'Late Capitalism': Understanding the Economic Theory of Ernst Mandel."
Wallace Teska, "The Citizens of 1946: Pre-War Precedents for the Expansion of French Citoyenneté in the Era of Decolonization."
Anta Touray (Barnard), "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: The French Revolution, Saint Domingue, and the Colonial Question."
Jeff Xu, The Production of Imperial Geopolitics on British India's Northwest Frontier."

"The Armenian Genocide and the Politics of Knowledge," a review written by Christine Philliou, was featured in Public Books.

David Rothman was featured in Huffington Post's "Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Perfect of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses."

The South El Monte Arts Posse (co-directed by Romeo Guzman, PhD Candidate), will be participating in LA/LA Place and Practice Symposium, a two day symposium organized by Scrips College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and San Diego Museum of Art. They'll be sharing updates from their public history project, "East of East." Specifically, archival material about SEM's lost murals recovered by Nick Juravich, PhD Candidate, through a History in Action Project Award.  

Manan Ahmed's piece "Crushing voices of dissent" was featured in The Hindu.

Samuel Roberts and Frances Negrón-Muntaner participated in the Office of University's Life's screening discussion of Selma.

Pierre-Etienne Stockland was selected as a 2015-2016 Library Resident Research Fellow at the American Philosophical Society (APS).

David Rothman was quoted in Reuter's "More American doctors favor Democrats"

Daniel Morales, PhD Candidate, was awarded a 2015 OAH/IEHS John Higham Travel Grant. The grant was presented at the IEHS Annual Dinner on April 17 and was announced at the OAH Awards Ceremony on April 18 by OAH's 2014-15 President Patty Limerick and 2015-16 President Jon Butler.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Voice of America's "Abe's US Visit to Focus on Controversial Statements."

Alan Brinkley was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "'Mad Men' Episode 10: A Conversation."

Richard Bushman, Emeritus, was quoted in The Washington Post's "Conversion rate lags behind Mormon missionary increase."

David Rosner was quoted in Newsweek's "A New Documentary Probes the Vast Human Experiment of Unregulated Chemicals."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in Newsweek's
"New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past."

Mark Mazower's piece "World no longer listens to the deaf prophets of the west" was featured in Financial Times.

Eric Foner was interviewed in The New Yorker's "The Political Scene: The Legacy of Reconstruction."

Neslihan Senocak was interviewed about the Papal receipt of her book in "On the Papal receipt of The Poor and the Perfect: Five Questions with Neslihan Senocak."

Carol Gluck was interviewed about Global Columbia.

Provost John Coatsworth was featured in El Espectador's "EE.UU. será más importante para Cuba."

Pamela Smith was mentioned in the Observer's "An April 'Renaissance' in Performance Art."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in the Chicago Tribune's "No closure for S. Korea as ferry disaster haunts Park" and The Wall Street Journal's "Visit By Vietnamese Alleging War Atrocities Faces Veterans' Backlash."

Alan Brinkley was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "'Mad Men': Season 7, Episode 9, 'New Business': A Conversation."

"The Civil War After the Civil War," by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Slate book Review.

Alan Brinkley was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "'Man Men' Season Premier, 'Severance': A Conversation."

"At the Boston Sympthony, Andris Nelsons Embraces Tradition but Looks Ahead," a piece written by David Allen, PhD Student, was featured in The New York Times.

Eric Foner was interviewed by Democracy Now! in "Civil War Historian Eric Foner on the Radical Possibilities of Reconstruction."

Kenneth Jackson was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal's "On the Block: New York City Stuff."

Eric Foner's piece "Why Reconstruction Matters" was featured in The New York Times' Sunday Review.

Etienne Stockland, PhD student, Early Modern Europe, won the Marjorie M. and Lancelot L. Farrar Prize for dissertation research outside North America.

Simon Schama's piece "Artefacts Under Attack" was featured in the Financial Times.

Mae Ngai was selected as a Visiting Scholar for 2015-2016 by the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Eric Foner and Kenneth Jackson were mentioned in The New York Times' "Museums Seek to Lure, Then Lock In, Teenage Connoisseurs."

Karl Jacoby's Op-Ed, "How exactly is America exceptional?" was featured in The LA Times.

Donna Bilak, Lecturer, was quoted in Philly.com's "Delving into a 400-year-old puzzle book, through song."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Bloomberg's "Putin and Kim Forge Stronger Ties."

Rashid Khalidi was quoted in The Boston Globe's "Why ISIS's destruction of antiquities hurts so much."

Simon Schama was featured in the Financial Times' "Weekend Oxford Literary Festival highlights."

Susan Pedersen and Pamela Smith received the President's Global Innovation Fund grant for the Enhancing the Research Component of the History Major.

Ira Katznelson was awarded the 2015 John Jay Award.

David Marcus, PhD Candidate, was interviewed in Political Critique's "Optimism of Intellect - A Conversation with David Marcus."

Michael Stanislawski was quoted in The Times of Israel's "For Jews, an adoyssey out of the frying pan and into America's melting pot."

"The Great Chastening," a piece by Thomas Meaney, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Nation.

Charles Armstrong was featured in Bloomberg's "Bibi Is Right: North Korea is More Dangerous Than Ever."

"What Hillary Clinton's Emails Really Reveal," written by Matthew Connelly and Richard H. Immerman was featured in The New York Times.

"The Jewish Journey: America," a documentary by Emmy-award winner Andrew Goldberg premieres on Tuesday, March 3 at 8pm on PBS. Featured prominently are Professors Michael Stanislawski and Rebecca Kobrin who comment upon the historical circumstances surrounding mass Jewish migration to America over teh last three centuries. The documentary has also been widely reviewed, with many reviewers commenting on the analysis provided by members of the department. See: http://www.thejewishweek.com/blogs/well-versed/week-jewish-journey-america-pbs

Eric Foner was in conversation with Emory Professor Leslie Harris about his new book at the Schomburg Center's Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery.

Marwa Elshakry was awarded the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950. The prize is awarded annually by the Journal of the History of Ideas for the best first book in intellectual history.

David Rothman's Letter to the Editor was featured in The New York Times' "Can There Be Good Mental Asylums?"

Eric Foner was quoted in The New York Times Magazine's "Building the First Slavery Museum in America."

Noah Rosenblum, PhD student, was interviewed on NPR's "Has Our View of Corruption Been Corrupted?"

Tarik Amar was interviewed on The Real News' "Is Kiev Underestimating the Death Toll in the East of Ukraine?"

Tarik Amar was quoted in Zeit Online's "Nachschub aus Deutschland für die Front im Donbass."

Tarik Amar was interviewed in The Real News' "In Spite of Fighting in Debaltseve, Ukraine Ceasefire May Hold."

"Executive Justice," a piece written by Mae Ngai and Daniel Kanstroom, was featured in Dissent.

Eric Foner was featured in The Atlantic's "The Secret History of the Underground Railroad."

Mark Mazower's piece "End of the Ottoman Empire" was featured in the Financial Times.

Manning Marable was featured in the Daily News'
"Malcolm X's alleged assassin hiding in plain site in Newark 50 years after civil rights leader was killed, author claims."

Hilary Hallett will be a guest in the roundtable discussion "50 Shades of Grey: A positive representation of female sexuality or not?" on Feb. 14th.

"Irving Howe Turned Tardiness Into an Intellectual Stance," a piece written by David Marcus, PhD Candidate, was published in the New Republic.

"The Peace Corps in US Foreign Relations and Church-State Politics," a piece by David Allen, PhD student, was published in 'The Historical Journal.'

Tarik Amar's piece "Another Conflict in Ukraine: Differing Versions of History" was featured in Time.

Rebecca Kobrin is a recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award. The award was created in 2005 by Columbia Trustee Emeritus, Gerry Lenfest, (LAW’58, HON’09), to honor exceptional faculty in the Arts and Sciences. The awards are given annually to recognize unusual merit across a range of activities including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement, with primary emphasis on teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Neslihan Senocak was named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center for 2015-16.

Eric Foner was interviewed by The Nation - "How Radical Change Occurs: An Interview With Historian Eric Foner."

Gregory Mann was cited in The New York Times' "Survival and War in a Faraway War."

Doctoral students Romeo Guzmán, Nick Juravich, and Daniel Morales were featured in "The Importance of Knowing Your History" on KCET for their work with high school students in South El Monte and El Monte, California. The project was conceived and sponsored by the South El Monte Arts Posse (founded and directed by Guzmán) and funded in part by History in Action Project Awards.

Mark Mazower was mentioned in Philly.com's "Worldview: Europe's elites need to watch the signals from Greece."

Samuel Roberts was quoted in the Daily News' "Muslim New Yorkers feel pressure to apologize for Charlie Hebdo, even though they had nothing to do with the Paris attack."

Eric Foner's Civil War MOOC on the Reconstruction Era begins on Feb. 25.

Mae Ngai's book, The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America, has been published in Chinese translation in Taiwan, by the National Taiwan Normal University Press. The Lucky Ones was originally published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and 2014 in paperback by Princeton University Press.

Neslihan Senocak's book The Poor and the Perfect was presented to Pope Francis by Daniel A. Madigan, SJ.

Richard Bulliet was featured in the New York Observer's "New York's Most Misunderstood Mammal."

Eric Foner was featured in The New York Times' "Door to Emancipation; Decades of Decay."

"'When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010,'" a review written by Mark Mazower was featured in Finanical Times.

Eric Foner's latest book Gateway To Freedom was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal: "The Hidden Story of the Underground Railroad."

Eric Foner was interviewed by NPR: "'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger and Loss on the Underground Railroad."

Eric Foner was featured in The New York Times' "Words From the Past Illuminate a Station on the Way to Freedom."

Charles Armstrong was quoted in Newsweek's "Are North and South Korea Heading for Talks?"

Tarik Amar was quoted in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's "Die Erzählungen des Kalten Kriegs wirken weiter."

Kenneth Jackson was quoted in Crain's "Baron of bland buildings soars to the top - on a shoestring."

Simon Schama was quoted in The New York Times' "Charlie Hebdo Attack Chills Satirists and Prompts a Debate."

"An Intimate Education," an article by Tamara Mann, PhD Candidate, was featured in Inside Higher Ed.

Charles Armstrong was quoted in The New York Times' "North Korea's Love-Hate of Movies."

Caterina Pizzigoni
was interviewed by New Book Network on her book The Life Within.


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