Publication Date

December 1, 1996

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this column, which is published in the newsletter as space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members: Submissions are welcome; entries will be published in alphabetical order according to date of receipt. To submit an entry, write to Cecelia J. Dadian, Senior Editor, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

  • Michael C. Coleman (Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland) has been awarded a senior research fellowship by the Filmish Academy to spend the 1996-97 academic year in Ireland. His project is a comparative study of the responses of Irish children and, American Indian children to school in the 19th century.
  • Richard W. Dyke (Call. of the Canyons) has coauthored with the late Francis X. Gannon a book entitled Chet Holifield: Master Legislator and Nuclear Statesman (Univ. Press of America, 1996). It is a biography of a former Arkansas farm boy who became a prominent California congressman.
  • Tami J. Friedman (Columbia Univ.) has been awarded the 1996-97 Capitalism and History Fellowship financed by Thomas M. Doerflinger of Paine Webber in New York The fellowship finances a year of archival research studying businesses in North America or Western Europe, 1660-1960.
  • GaWaNi Pony Boy (independent historian, Jim Thorpe, Penn.), was invited to close the Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall where he appeared in full traditional regalia and on horseback. He closed the ceremony with a Native American veterans honoring song.
  • Lewis H. Gould (Univ. of Texasat Austin) has published two books: American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy (Garland, 1996), for which he served as editor, and a revised edition of Reform and Regulation: American Politics from Roosevelt to Wilson (Waveland, 1996) with a new chapter on the years 1917 to 1921.
  • Glen Jeansonne (Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee) has published Women of the Far Right: The Mothers' Movement and World War II (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996).
  • Jackson Lears (Rutgers Univ.) won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History for 1995 and the New Jersey Council on Humanities Book Award for 1995 for Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America (Basic Books, 1995).
  • Patricia Limerick (Univ. of Colorado at Boulder) was the American Heritage Center’s 1996 Reutschler Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wyoming. Her lecture was entitled “Believing in the American West: Rethinking Religion’s Role in Western History.”
  • Martin E. Marty (Univ. of Chicago) delivered the Goldman Memorial Lecture of American’ Civilization and Government at the Library of Congress in April. His lecture was entitled” America after Its Trauma: Tribalism, Totalism and the Common Good.”
  • Katja May (independent scholar and adjunct faculty, Univ. of California at Berkeley) has published Collision and Collusion: African Americans and Native Americans in the Creek and Cherokee Nations, 1830;r.-1920s, as part of the monograph series Studies in African American History and Culture (Garland).
  • John J. McCusker (Trinity Univ.) has been appointed the Visiting Senior Mellon Scholar in American History at the University of Cambridge for 1996-97, a position he will assume for the Lent and Easter terms of 1997. Additionally, he will be in residence at Girton College as the Helen Cam Visiting Fellow. Cambridge has named him its Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow for 1996-97 and the Fulbright Commission has also awarded him a Fulbright Senior Scholarship for the same period.
  • Heiko A. Oberman (Univ. of Arizona) has been awarded the A. H. Heineken Prize for Historical Science by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Considered a pioneer in the field of historical science” Oberman is commended for his studies concerning the relation between religious and intellectual ideas in the late Middle Ages and Early Reformation and his significant publications.
  • Sue Peabody (Washington State Univ. at Vancouver), who was recently appointed assistant professor of history at WSU-Vancouver, will have her book, "There Are No Slaves in France": The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Regime, published by Oxford University Press this fall. Research for the book was funded in part by the AHA’s Bernadotte E. Schmitt Award in 1990 .
  • Galen Roger Perras (independent scholar) has accepted a two-year Social Studies and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship, which he will take up at Georgetown University’s Department of History. He is writing a book on Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian security and has been awarded travel grants from the Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover Presidential Libraries.¬∑Warren Sanderson (Concordia Univ.) has been awarded a three-year Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant to pursue his studies of Romanesque architecture of the Lorraine (Lotharingian) Reforms, 933-1080. He has also received a sabbatical to pursue this research for the 1996-97 university year.
  • Jennifer Scanlon (State Univ. of New York at Plattsburgh) recently published a book with Routledge entitled Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture.
  • Harold L. Smith (Univ. of Houston at Victoria) has returned from serving as a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford. Manchester University Press published his new book, Britain in the Second World War: A Social History, available at St. Martin’s Press in the United States.
  • William H. Thiesen is the recipient of the 1996 Winthrop L. Carter Memorial Grant to pursue his study to .analyze the tools and production techniques employed in 19thcentury wooden and iron shipyards in the Delaware Valley.

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