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June 10, 2011

Graduate Studies - Major Milestones 2010-2011


See full list of History Graduate Studies 2010-2011 achievements:


June 9, 2011

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 History Undergraduates!

On April 27, 2011, Dept of History Undergraduate Studies held the its annual celebration to acknowledge student achievement during 2010-2011. Congratulations to all!

Paper Prizes

Class of 1889 Memorial Prize for 2010
Awarded to exceptional research papers on any historical topic
• Kimberly Scriver, "Preserving Patriarchy: Young Women of the South and the American Civil War," --adviser Malinda Lindquist

George D. Green Prize for 2010
Awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate research paper in American History
• Kya Marienfeld, " 'Dr. Seuss vs. Daddy:' The National Implications of a Small-Town Conflict Between Logging and 'The Lorax' "--adviser Russ Menard

Howard Reinmuth Prize for 2010
Best major paper on a topic in European history.
• Matt Gulbranson, "Roman Manliness in Caesar's Civil War,"-- adviser Malinda Lindquist


Norman Moen Scholarship for 2011-12
Awarded to an exceptional CLA undergraduate to support the student's participation in a mentored public history internship
• To be awarded in early fall semester 2011

Hedley Donovan Scholarship for 2011-2012
Awarded to students to undertake an exceptional program of study, research or work
• Andrew Larkin, --"Franco-Cameroonian Economic Cooperation," -Anna Clark faculty sponsor
• Maria May, --"Artists and Dissidents Lives after October 1956 Hungarian Revolt," - Carla Phillips, faculty sponsor
• Joseph Whitson, --"Appalachian Music and Folklore," - Paul Stone, faculty sponsor

Talle Family Scholarship for Excellence in History for 2011-2012
Awarded to one outstanding undergraduate History major to support them during the senior year.
• Renae Rodgers

2010-2011 - History BA Degrees: HIST.BA.2010.2011.pdf

2010-2011 - History Major Dean's List: HIST.DEANSLIST.2010-2011.pdf

June 8, 2011

Bat of Minerva Interview with Prof. Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, the Departments of History and Classical and Near Eastern Studies and the Institute for Advanced Studies presented the Frederick and Catherine Lauritsen Lecture in Ancient History

"Who's Who in the "Royal" Cemetery at Vergina, and Why it Matters"

Jonathan M. Hall (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, 1993) is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Greek History in the Departments of History and Classics and in the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (Cambridge, 1997), for which he was awarded the APA's Goodwin Award in 1999, Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture, (University of Chicago Press, 2002), which received the 2004 Gordon J. Laing Prize from the University of Chicago Press, and A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE (Blackwell, 2007), and has written numerous articles and reviews on the social and cultural history of archaic and classical Greece. His teaching is focused on Greek history, historiography, and archaeology. He was a recipient of the Quantrell Teaching Award in 2009.

While he was on campus for the Lauritsen Lecture, Prof. Hall participated in a Bat of Minerva video.

The Bat of Minerva is a regional cable interview show produced and directed by Peter Shea, who received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and has worked as an instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College and Minnesota State University in Mankato. For about 14 years, the Bat of Minerva has featured thoughtful people, including many scholars, talking about their life journeys, trajectories, stumblings. From these conversations, hints emerge about the landscape of the academy, the varieties of scholarly and thoughtful lives, and also about what kind of energy or passion or annoyance keeps people thinking and working, year after year.

The Bat airs at midnight between Saturday and Sunday on Minneapolis/Saint Paul regional channel 6, serving the Twin Cities metro area. Over the years, many IAS collaborators, fellows and guests have been "batted" and their conversations with Peter can be viewed in their entirety.