Publication Date

February 1, 2000

Perspectives Section


Editor's Note: The purpose of this column, which is published as space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. Submissions are welcome. To submit an entry, write Cecelia J. Dadian, Senior Editor, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

Robert I. Burns (UCLA) and Paul E. Chevedden (UCLA) have published a book based on their study of two unique Muslim-Crusader treaties dating from the wars between Islam and Christendom that they identified in the Royal Archives of Barcelona. The book is titled Negotiating Cultures: Bilingual Surrender Treaties in Muslim-Crusader Spain under James the Conqueror (E. J. Brill, 1999).

Laurie W. Carlson (independent scholar) has published a new book entitled A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials, published by Ivan R. Dee.

Gregory T. Cushman (PhD cand., Univ. of Texas at Austin) has been awarded an American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science. The first such scholarship of its kind in the scientific community, it aims to foster a close working relationship between historians and scientists. Cushman’s dissertation is entitled “El Niño and Environmental Science in Peru, 1720–1975.”

Howard Gillette (Rutgers Univ. at Camden) has been appointed professor of history at the Rutgers Univ., Camden campus. He was also elected president of the Society for American Urban and Regional Planning History for a two-year term starting December 1999.

Susan Glenn (Univ. of Washington) was awarded the 1999 Constance Rourke Prize by the American Studies Association for her article “‘Give an Imitation of Me’: Vaudeville Mimics and the Play of the Self,” American Quarterly (March 1998).

Harvey J. Graff (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio) became president of the Social Science History Association for 1999–2000 at the association’s annual meeting in November in Fort Worth, Texas. His term includes the Social Science History Association’s 25th anniversary year as well as the millennium meeting.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has received a 1999 National Humanities Medal as a leading scholar on the New South and the founder and director of the Southern Oral History Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kristin Hoganson (Harvard Univ.) was awarded a Winterthur 1999–2000research fellowship to pursue her topic, “The New Woman and the Cosmopolitan Ethos, 1865–1920.”

S. Jay Kleinberg (Brunel Univ. in England) has published Women in the United States, 1830–1945 (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1999), examining the history of women in industrializing America, probing issues of race, ethnicity, and religion and the role women played in political and cultural spheres.

Molly McClain (Univ. of San Diego) was awarded a Winterthur 1999–2000 reseach fellowship for her topic, “Beauty and Faith in Early American Life.”

Anne Millbrooke (Northwest Campus UAF, Nome, Alaska) completed a 10-week NASA-ASEE Fellowship at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, during the summer of 1999. Her college textbook, Aviation History, appeared in print this fall (Englewood, Colo.: Jeppesen Sanderson, 1999).

Lewis Perry and Elisabeth I. Perry (St. Louis Univ.) have moved to Saint Louis University, where they are co-holders of the John Francis Bannon Chair in History and American Studies.

Stanislao G. Pugliese (Hofstra Univ.) has published Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Harvard Univ. Press, 1999).

Robert Shaffer (Shippensburg Univ.) has been awarded the biannual Charles De Benedetti Prize of the Peace History Society for his article, “Cracks in the Consensus: Defending the Rights of Japanese Americans during World War II,” which appeared in Radical History Review 72 (fall 1998).

Glenn Wallach (Center for Arts and Culture) was awarded the Stone-Suderman Prize for best article in the 1998 issues of American Studies for his essay, “‘A Depraved Taste for Publicity’: The Press and Private Life in the Gilded Age.” which appeared in the Spring 1998, issue of American Studies. The Mid-America American Studies Association sponsors the journal and the prize.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has awarded 1999–2000 fellowships and a scholarship to the following AHA members:

Gerard J. Fitzgerald (PhD cand., Carnegie Mellon Univ.) received the Glenn E. and Barbara Hodson Ullyot Scholarship. His dissertation is a scientific and technological history of America’s biological weapons programs during the 20th century. In residence at CHF for two months, he plans to study the technical aspects of penicillin production that may have influenced biological weapons production.

Gwen W. Kay (DePaul Univ.) was selected as the first Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow to conduct historical research on the development of cosmetic chemists, particularly women’s pioneering role in this industry.

David B. Sicilia (Univ. of Maryland at College Park) was awarded the 1999–2000 Gordon Cain Fellowship in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship. As a Cain Fellow he will investigate the impact of economic policy on, and the changing public perception of, the chemical industry in post–World War II America.

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