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AHA Member Spotlight: Monica Black

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. The “AHA Member Spotlight” series recognizes our talented and eclectic membership. Would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight? Contact Nike Nivar for more information.

AHA Member Spotlight Monica Black is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She lives on the north side of Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been an AHA Member since 2005.

AHA Member Spotlight: Robert Cottrol

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. The “AHA Member Spotlight” series recognizes our talented and eclectic membership. Would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight? Contact Nike Nivar for more information.

Robert J. Cottrol is the Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law and professor of history and sociology at the George Washington University. Cottrol lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and has been an AHA member since 1976.

Students of History, AHA members, among new Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows

Four history graduate students, including two AHA members, are among the 21 PhD candidates who have been awarded the 2012 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports outstanding work being done by “Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.” The fellows will receive $25,000 to support a year of writing.

Joshua Gedacht Joshua Gedacht has traveled to the Philippines, the Netherlands, Indonesia, and Washington, D.C. to research his dissertation, “Islamic‐Imperial Encounters: Colonial Warfare, Coercive Cosmopolitanism, and Religious Reform in Southeast Asia—1801‐1941.” His project examines “the relationship between colonial violence and religious values in Southeast Asia” through conflicts in the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines.

AHA Members among New Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows 2012Earlier this week, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2012 class of fellows. Among this list of accomplished individuals are five AHA members:

  • David William Blight (Yale University)
  • Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University)
  • Laura Engelstein (Yale University)
  • Vicki L. Ruiz (University of California, Irvine)
  • Steve J. Stern (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Other historians honored this year include Kenneth Ludwig Alder (Northwestern University) and Michael McCormick (Harvard University). Read more about  the new fellows, including scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders, in this alphabetical list and this list organized by discipline.

2011 National Humanities Medals Winners Include AHA Members

2011 National Humanities MedalistsThis past Friday the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the winners of the 2011 National Humanities Medals, which recognize outstanding achievements in history, literature, education, philosophy, and musicology.

Among the nine recipients this year are two distinguished AHA members—former president Robert Darnton and former vice president Teofilo Ruiz—alongside National History Day, the annual program that involves over half a million U.S. children in the study of history.

A video of the White House presentation of these medals is available here.

Members, Send Us Your News

Member NewsAHA members are invited to submit news about themselves, including notices of recent hires, promotions, publications, fellowships or awards received, and other updates of a professional nature to Elisabeth Grant, web editor at the AHA.

We’d like to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members, and feature them in the Members column of upcoming issues of Perspectives on History (as space permits).

Read member news from the October and December 2011 issues of Perspectives on History to learn what your colleagues are up to.

December 27, 2011

AHA Members Included in Choice’s ”Outstanding Academic Titles, 2011”

Congratulations to AHA members Thomas C. Holt, Louis Hyman, Samuel Moyn, Pauline Maier, and Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, whose books have been included in Choice’s selection of the top 25 “Outstanding Academic Titles, 2011.” Choice will release a longer list of outstanding titles in January 2012, but this list of 25 academic books represents the Choice editors’ favorites.  Also check out Choice’s picks for the top 10 websites of 2011.

Read on for the publishers’ descriptions of these five AHA members’ books.

Contribute to Member News

Member NewsAHA members are invited to submit news about themselves, including notices of recent hires, promotions, publications, fellowships or awards received, and other updates of a professional nature to Elisabeth Grant, web editor at the AHA.

Submit your news by November 1 to be included in the Members column of an upcoming issue of Perspectives on History (as space permits). All submissions will be edited for length, style, and content.

We hope to include news of new publications in a future “Books by Members” post on AHA Today.

October 27, 2011