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Faculty Awards & Fellowships

Yigit Akin: Junior Visiting Research Fellowship, Hoover Institution Livrary & Archives, Stanford University
Brian DeMare: Junior Mellon Professor

Guadalupe Garcia: John Carter Brown Fellowship at Brown University

Karissa Haugeberg: 2016 Judith Lee Ridge Prize for the best journal article in women's history from the Western Association of Women Historians for "'How Come There's Only Men Up There?': Catholic Women's Grassroots Anti-Abortion Activism," Journal of Women's History 27, no. 4 (Winter 2015): 38-61

Andy Horowitz: William L Duren '26 Professorship from Newcomb-Tulane College; George Washington Egleston Prize from Yal University; and the C. Vann Woodward Prize for best dissertation in Southern history from the Southern Historical Association

Kris Lane: SLA Research Award

Graduate student Awards, fellowships and prizes

John Bardes: Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award for the best graduate paper of publishable quality

Mira Kohl: Brazil Initiation Scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) for pre-dissertation summer field research

Emily Wright: William R. Hogan Fellowship Award, awarded to a graduate teaching instructor in the History Department who has demonstrated particular excellence in teaching

Joel Webb: Paul and Elizabeth Selley Dissertation Year Fellowship

SLA Summer Merit Fellowships:
Matthew Kocsan
Joel Webb

Doctor of Philosophy, History:
Alex McManus
Jonathan Moore

Master of Arts, History:
John Bardes
Ivan Cavallino
Nicholas Foster
Bryan Laird
Nia Morgan

Congratulations to Jessica Brosvic, PhD candidate in history. Her paper "Works of Darkness: Poison at the Old Bailey," was the winner of the John Snell Prize for 2016, awarded annually to the graduate student who submits the best seminar paper in European history.

Undergraduate student awards, fellowships and prizes

Carson Fallo: Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History, awarded for the best paper in European History courses

William Gillepsie: Montgomery History Award, awarded to the graduating Tulane College history major with the highest GPA of Tulane History majors

Emily Lubin: Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History, awarded annually for the best undergraduate paper in U.S. History; Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal awarded to the best essay on a subject connected with some phase of the government of the United States

Bethan Meyer: Prize for Excellence in Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History for the best paper topic outside of the US and Europe

Tara Wilson: Chi Omega Prize in History, awarded to the Newcomb College senior major with the highest GPA; William Wallace Peery Society Member, this honors students who have truly risen above their peers in scholarly accomplishments; Tulane 34 Award presented to 34 graduate who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate life. Students are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service, and academic success.

Latest News

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Burkini Ban History in the News

Historians tells stories of slaves and the American South

June 23, 2016

"Africans In The Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives Across the Atlantic World" is the latest book by history professor Randy J. Sparks to explore the transatlantic slave trade.


Prof. Brian DeMare mentioned in article

"White Haired Girl"

PhD student Chris Willoughby featured on podcast
Chris Willoughby, who is completing his dissertation on race and medicine in antebellum American culture is featured in's "Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery" podcasts.

The online course features scholars like Ira Berlin, Annette Gordon-Reed, Marcus Rediker, Ed Baptist, Heather Williams, Eric Foner and more. Willoughby's appears alongside Deirdre Cooper Owens in Episode 7 ("To Do No Harm?), which explores "what modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science." Listening to the full podcast requires enrolling in the Slate Academy as a Slate Plus member, but you can try it free for two weeks.

History Graduate Students Present Research in Brazil
Beau Gaitors and Christopher Willoughby, Ph.D. students in Latin American and U.S. history, respectively, co-presented a paper entitled "An Epidemic of Trade: Disease and Commerce in Post-Independence Veracruz" at the international conference "Tropical Disease in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective" held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 1-3, 2015).

Race and Place in Central America
Studying the history of a region without the inclusion of race may leave unanswered questions about its political and social evolution. To address what he considered a less-than-holistic view of Central America, Justin Wolfe, Tulane associate professor of history, has spent much of his career studying the dynamics of race in 19th-century Nicaragua.
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Tulane History Twitter

The History Department now tweets. Follow us for news and course update.

National History Club

The National History Club produces a tri-annual eNewsletter that highlights the work being done in History Clubs throughout the United States.
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