Recent Faculty Awards
Martha Howell is awarded a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Lyon France to begin in 2013.
Casey Blake and Andrew Delbanco are awarded the James P. Shenton Awards at the DDC Annual Graduation & Awards Ceremony.
Carl Wennerlind is the recepient of the Warren Samuels Prize for "The Role of Political Economy in Hume's Moral Philosophy." He was also awarded the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) research grant and the ACLS, Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship grant to support the project "Scarcity: Historicizing the First Principle of Political Economy."
Neslihan Senocak – named MacDonald Summer Fellow for 2012 by the Columbia Faculty Development Committee. Her proposal to conduct archival research in England that explores how scholarly learning became an integral part of the Roman Catholic clergy, received special recognition.
Hilary Hallett – received summer research grant from the Columbia Faculty Development Committee in support of her research on a group biography of Elinor Glyn.
Christine Philliou – received summer research grant from the Columbia Faculty Development Committee in support of her research on the Ottoman-Turkish intellectuals who opposed the Kemalist movement and thereby, the establishment of the modern Turkish Republic.
Mae Ngai – awarded fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Manning Marable – posthumously awarded Pulitzer Prize for "Malcom X: A Life of Reinvention"
Elizabeth Blackmar – Awarded Cullman Fellowship
Matt Jones has been awarded a 3-year Mellon New Directions grant.
Matt Jones has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Humanities (History of Science, Technology, and Economics).
Adam Kosto is a recipient of a multi university NEH grant for the Digging into Data Challenge. The team behind Project ChartEx will develop new ways of exploring the full text content of digital historical records.
David Lurie– Awarded Lionel Trilling Award for his book Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing
Natasha Lightfoot has been awarded a Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. The Ford Foundation Fellowships at the postdoctoral level are intended to identify and facilitate the academic, intellectual, and professional development of individuals who have demonstrated superior scholarship, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Mae Ngai – Awarded Cullman Fellowship
Pablo Piccato – Award for Allliance Faculty Joint Projects for "Beyond National History: State Formation in Transnational Perspective: Institutions, Political Practices and Society."
Elizabeth Blackmar – AHA's Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award for undergraduate mentoring.
Alan Brinkley – Sperber Prize for the best biography or autobiography of a jouranlist or major media figure.
Caroline Bynum – Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America for Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Nothern Germany and Beyond. The Haskins Medal is the most prestigious award given by the MAA and is awarded annually for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.
Andrew Delbanco – Recipient of National Humanities Medal for his insight into the American character, past and present. He has been called "America's best social critic" for his essays on current issues and higher education. As a professor in American studies, he reveals how classics by Melville and Emerson have shaped our history and contemporary life.
Eric Foner – The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery was awarded the Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer Prize for History.
William Harris – Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Richard John – FIRST Ralph Gomory book prize by the Business History Conference for Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunication, awarded in 2010. The Gomory Prize recognises historical work on the effect of business enterprises on the economic conditions of a country in which they operate.
Rebecca Kobrin's book Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora was a finalist for the 2010 National Jewish Book Award.
Manning Marable – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention was nominated for the National Book Award while The New York Times ranked it among the 10 Best Books of 2011
Mark Mazower – Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Society of Columbia Graduates Great Teacher Award.
Susan Pedersen – Fellowship: School of History, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
Pablo Piccato – Honorary mention of Best Book in Mexican History of 2010, given by the Council of Latin American History for Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere
Simon Schama – Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement
Deborah Valenze was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship