Historians Making News

This space highlights the accomplishments of historians. Members and non-member historians are encouraged to submit news about prizes, promotions, honors, tenure, and new jobs. Entries to be considered for inclusion on "Historians Making News" can be about yourself, another historian, or group of historians. AHA staff will review all submissions.

  • AHA Member Honored as Inaugural ACLS/Mellon Community College Faculty Fellow

    May 10, 2019 - 

    The Association is pleased to recognize Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of history and political science at Elgin Community College and AHA member, who was named a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow along with six other history faculty. This is the program's first year of providing support for research projects from humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges. 

  • AHA Members Receive Women's Studies Fellowships

    May 02, 2019 - 

    The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected AHA members and PhD candidates Hannah Frydman (Rutgers Univ.) and Michaela Kleber (Coll. of William and Mary) as two of its ten Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women's Studies for 2019. The competitive award supports the final year of dissertation writing for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses women's and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways.

  • History Graduate Students Receive 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships

    Apr 26, 2019 - 

    On April 24, the American Council of Learned Societies named its 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. Twelve AHA members received the honor for their dissertations spanning an impressive array of subjects, time periods, and localities. As fellows, these graduate students receive a year of funding to focus on completing projects that form the foundations of their scholarly careers.

  • Historians Among 2019 Carnegie Fellows

    Apr 24, 2019 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Marcia Chatelain, William J. Connell, and John D. Garrigus, and to other historians named 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows. The fellowship program provides support for scholarship in the social sciences and humanities to produce publications that offer fresh perspective on pressing challenges of our time.

  • Historians Elected to American Academy of Sciences

    Apr 19, 2019 - 

    On April 17, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2019, including nine historians. The new class of more than 200 members recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals in academia, the arts, business, government, and public affairs. Congratulations!

  • Historians Win Pulitzer Prize

    Apr 19, 2019 - 

    The AHA is excited to congratulate two historians for receiving the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. David W. Blight, AHA member and Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in the category of history for his book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Jeffrey C. Stewart, professor of black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was honored with the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in the biography category for The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.

  • Historians Receive Inaugural Mellon/ACLS Fellowships

    Apr 19, 2019 - 

    Four historians were among the 12 recipients for the first class of 2019 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships. In collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies has inaugurated these annual fellowships to provide faculty who teach and advise PhD students opportunities to serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy and deepen their support for doctoral curricular innovation on their campuses. 

  • Article Published in AHR Receives Accolades

    Apr 18, 2019 - 

    Holly Brewer, AHA member and Burke Chair of American History and associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, received the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' 2019 Srinivas Aravamudan Award for her article "Slavery, Sovereignty, and 'Inheritable Blood': Reconsidering John Locke and the Origins of American Slavery." The article, first published in the American Historical Review in 2017, also received an Honorable Mention for the 2019 James L. Clifford Award.

  • AHA Member to Participate in Texas Summer Institute for Secondary School Teachers

    Apr 16, 2019 - 

    Miguel A. Martinez, AHA member and social studies teacher at Northwest Early College High School, has been accepted as a Summer Scholar through the University of Texas at El Paso's Summer Institute, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This two-week long program for secondary school teachers will focus on incorporating borderlands and multicultural narratives into American history and identity through the development of creative storytelling methodologies in teaching philosophies.