"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
-Winston Churchill

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

History Department News

The HGSA would like to congratulate the following people in the History Department on their most recent achievements.

First, and most significant to us"HGSAers," congratulations to our own President Tim Moran who is the receipient of the coveted University Graduate Research Fellowship for new Ph. D. students ensuring that Tim will be able to "concentrate" on his studies next year--well done Tim!

Prof. Danielle McGuire's recent book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power has been awarded the 2011 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, which is given annually by the Organization for American Historians for an author's work dealing with some significant phase of American history. Dr. McGuire's book also received an Honorable Mention for the OAH's Darlene Clark Hine Award for the outstanding book in African American womens' or gender history. Congratulations to Dr. McGuire for this achievement!

Prof. Osumaka Likaka has been selected to receive a 2011 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award for the publication of his book, Naming Colonialism: History and Collective Memory in the Congo, 1870-1960, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Congratulations to Dr. Likaka for the outstanding recognition of his book!

Prof. Aaron Retish has received has been awarded one of the University's coveted Career Development Chairs. The Chair will provide Dr. Retish with the time and the resources to advance his exciting project on the Russian peasant courts. Congratulations to Dr. Retish on this successful recognition of his scholarly research!

Dr. Retish will be receiving his award at the Academic Recognition Ceremony--Dr. Likaka will receive his at a Board of Governors meeting but will be recognized at the same event. The ceremony will be held on April 28th at 3:00PM, please plan to attend!