Publication Date

January 1, 1994

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

At its November 1993 meeting, the AHA's Research Division announced awards made to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Funds for the grant program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. The grants, awarded in the fall, are intended to further research in progress by funding travel to a library or archive and microfilms, photographs, photocopies, etc.

The following members and their proposed research projects were selected from the seventy-eight applications reviewed:

David R. Blanks, asst. prof., American Univ. in Cairo, “Mountain Air Makes Free: Upper Foix in the High Middle Ages”

Jeffrey A. Bowman, Ph.D. cand., Yale Univ., “Law, Conflict, and Community on the Spanish March”

Mark Bradley, Ph.D. cand., Harvard Univ., “Making Cold War: Vietnam and the United States, 1941–1955”

Laura K. Fair, Ph.D. cand., Univ. of Minnesota, “The Life and Songs of Siti binti Sadi”

Katherine L. Jansen, Ph.D. cand., Princeton Univ., “Mary Magdalen and the Mendicants: Women, Preaching, and Politics in the Middle Ages”

Joy Kammerling, Ph.D. cand., Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, “Andreas Osiander and the Jews of Nuremberg: A Reformation Pastor and Jewish Toleration, 1519–1548”

Martha Rampton, Ph.D. cand., Hollins Coll., “The Gender of Magic in the Early Middle Ages”

Mrinalini Sinha, asst. prof., Boston Coll., “Refashioning Mother India: Indian Responses to Katherine Mayo’s ‘Mother India’ 1927”

William K. Storey, instr., Johns Hopkins Univ., “Biotechnology and Power: Farmers, the Colonial State, and the Quest for Better Sugar Cane in Mauritius, 1853–1953”

Joseph Takougang, asst. prof., Univ. of Cincinnati, “Democracy and Change: A History of the Rebirth of Multi-Party Politics in Cameroon”

Philip S. Zachernuk, postdoctoral fellow, York Univ., “The Other Invention of Africa: Historical Writing in Nigeria, c.1860–1960”

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