News Archive

Celebrating the retirement of Lenny Del Granado, who has served for more than two decades as the department's Graduate Secretary. Thank you Lenny and congratulations on your retirement!

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Michael Bernath has been awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for his project "In a Land of Strangers: Northern Teachers in the Old South and the Emergence of American Sectional Identity, 1790-1865."

Michael Miller's Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth Century History has been awarded the 2013 Hagley Prize from the Business History Conference. The Hagley Prize is awarded to the best book in business history published in the previous two years (2011-2012).

Congratulations to sophomore history major Ryden Butler and his partner Ali Jessani on winning the national championship at the 2013 tournament for Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, the national forensics and debate honorary.

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, co-edited by Professor Mary Lindemann, has received the Voyager Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award "recognize[s] excellence in any journal covering the period between 1500 and 1800." 

Prof. Nicole Hemmer appeared on The Bill Press Show. to discuss the state and history of progressive talk radio. 

Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (University of Chicago Press, 2011) has been awarded the Haitian Studies Association Book Prize as one of the two "best social science books published between 2010-2013 in the field of Haitian Studies, with significant application beyond the academy. Ramsey is also a 2013 recipient of the Médaille Jean Price-Mars, given by the Faculté d'Ethnologie of the Université d'État d'Haïti. 

Robin Bachin received the 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award at the Annual Florida Campus Compact Meeting in Boca Raton. The award recognizes the educator who has made the most outstanding contribution toward the institutionalization of community engagement in higher education. 

Karl Gunther has been elected Vice-President of the Southern Conference on British Studies. 

Michael Miller will be delivering the keynote address at the AHA Modern European History Section Luncheon at the AHA's Annual Meeting, on 4 January. The title of his talk is "A River Runs Through It: France and the Marne." 

Professor Jaime Suchlicki and the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies have received a grant from the Florida Department of Education. 

Robin Bachin has received a $75,000 planning grant from JPMorgan Chase. The grant will go towards the Office of Civic and Community Engagement(CCE) affordable housing initiative, with projects and partnerships based in the Overtown and Allapattah neighborhoods of Miami. The community initiative will address the relationship and needs among housing, education, public health, and community development.

Michael Miller's Europe and theMaritime World: A Twentieth Century History (CUP, 2012) has been awarded the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012 by vote of theBusiness History Review's Editorial Board. This prize is given every three years for the best book in business history.

Professor Don Spivey will be speaking at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Sept. 6 at 8pm about his recent book, "If You Were Only White"

Beginning in Fall 2013, Professor Eduardo Elena will be the UM Center for Latin American Studies Research Director.

Guido Ruggiero will be delivering a lecture on "Wayfarers in Wonderland: Love and Sex in Renaissance Venice Revisited" at the inaugural Vari Symposium at Santa Clara University on April 19, 2013.

Mary Lindemann has received a Senior-Fellow research award of the State of Lower Saxony (Germany) at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel, for a period of three months during the years 2014-2016.

Congratulations to Professor Dominique Reill, who has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the College of Arts & Sciences in recognition of her scholarly and creative activities. 

Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law(Chicago, 2011) has been awarded the 2011-2012 Association of Caribbean Historians Elsa Goveia Prize; this book prize is awarded once every two years. The book also received the Berkshire Conference Book Prize and has been reviewed on The Huffington Post. 

Michael Bernath has been awarded the Georgia Historical Society's 2013 E. Merton Coulter Award for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2012 for "'Independent in Everything—Neutral in Nothing': Joseph Addison Turner,The Countryman, and the Cultivation of Confederate Nationalism".

Michael T. Bernath has received a one-month Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship from the Huntington Library in San Marino, California for research on "In a Land of Strangers: Northern Teachers in the Old South and the Emergence of American Sectional Identity, 1790-1865."

Dominique Reill presented a paper at the Eastern Europe/European History Workshop at New York University (on the invitation of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies) on "Post-Imperial Fiume: 1919 Reconsidered" in early March 2013. In addition she has been selected to participate in the Mellon Biennial Zuckerman Conference at Columbia University in April 2013.

Silvia Mitchell (Ph.D. '13) has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Purdue University. Congratulations to Dr Mitchell and to her advisor, Guido Ruggiero.

Richard Godbeer  and Michael Miller have been named 2013-2014 Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellows.

Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law, winner of the 2011 Berkshire Book Prize, has been reviewed on The Huffington Post.

Ashli White has been awarded a 2013-2014 NEH Fellowship for her project on "Visual and Material Culture in the Atlantic World During the Age of Revolutions, 1765-1810."

Mitchell G. Klingenberg has published "'Without the shedding of blood there can be no remission:' The War Theology of Horace Bushnell and the Meaning of America, 1861 to 1866" in Connecticut History 51, no. 2 (Fall 2012), 147-177. Special Issue on "Religion and Politics in Connecticut History."

Dominique Reill has won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Smith Book Award competition from the Southern Historical Association for her book,Nationalists Who Feared the Nation

At the 2012 Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference, Don Spivey received the Robert Peterson Recognition Award for bodies of work that increase public awareness on the Negro Leagues and in particular for his recent book "If You Were Only White" (University of Missouri Press, 2012).

Jacqueline Grant (PhD '12) has been awarded the 2012 David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award in the Humanities from the UM Center for the Humanities

Carolyn Zimmerman has been awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright Grant to conduct research in Italy for her dissertation, "Defeat, Civic Values, and the Intronati of Siena after 1555."

Kate Ramsey has been awarded the 2011 Berkshire Book Prize for her The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (University of Chicago Press, 2011). 

Edmund Abaka and Stephen Halsey have received 2012-13 Faculty Fellowships from the University of Miami Center for the Humanities. Megan Hatfield and Carolyn Zimmerman have received 2012-13 Dissertation Fellowships from the Center

Erin Purdy ('14) has received a 2012 Beyond the Book Research Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Bernath has been awarded a 2012 Filson Fellowship from the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY.

Richard Godbeer  has been awarded a Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for 2012-13.

Dominique Reill has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the ACLS Committee on East European Studies for 2012-2013. Professor Reill has also been awarded a 2012-13 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

Ashli White has received an NEH Summer Fellowship for research on her new project, "Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic." Professor White has also received a Winterthur Research Fellowship from the Winterthur Institute.

Amelia Hintzen and Valerie Chamorro have received Summer Graduate Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jacqueline Grant (PhD '12) has accepted a position as Administrative/Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada, Knowledge Center.

Dr. Cecile Houry (PhD '11) has been appointed Assistant Vice President in the Office of Engagement at Florida International University. Dr. Houry also received the FIU Community Award in October 2011.


The Bible in the Civil War

January 31, 2014

Leading American Religious History Scholar Discusses Controversy, Combatants, and Consequences in Department of History Speaker Series Lecture