http://www.history.upenn.edu/news/index.shtml - Dec 12, 2013 7:58:23 PM - Dec 2, 2004 11:34:51 AM
Cheikh Babou has won a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Study) in Berlin for the 2013-2014 academic year, where he will is conducting research on religion and immigration from the France’s former French West African colonies in Europe and North America.
For the third time in a row, the Howard Francis Cline Prize, awarded every 2 years for the best book or article on Latin American Indians, has been awarded to a graduate of the Penn History PhD Program. Congratulations to Laura Matthew, the 2013 prize recipient, for her book Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012). Previous PhD winners of the Cline Prize are Gabriela Ramos (2011) for Death and Conversation in the Andes and Yanna Yannakakis (2009) for The Art of Being in Between. All three were students of Professor Nancy Farris.
Alex Ponsen and Yakov Feygin were awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad grants for 2013-2014 from the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is working on a dissertation entitled "Conflict and Coexistence on the Periphery of Empire: The Limits of Sovereignty in the Iberian Imperial World, 1570-1650." Yakov is working on a dissertation entitled " Accounting for Ruins: The International Political-Economy of the Soviet Collapse 1965-1993."
Alexandra Montgomery was awarded first prize in the Colonial Essay Award competition sponsored by the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania for her essay entitled "In Search of Empire: Historians, Colonies, and the Seventeenth Century." The Colonial Essay Award is a biennial monetary prize recognizing excellence in historical research and writing. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students of colleges and universities affiliated with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
has accepted a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin for the 2013-2014 academic year. He will be pursuing research on his current project, 'Making Room for Islam in the West: West African Muslims in Europe and North America.'
Matthew Kruer won the American Historical Association's Michael Kraus Research Grant for his dissertation “The Susquehannock War: Native Americans, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the Forging of the Covenant Chain.”