Publication Date

March 1, 2004

Perspectives Section


Editor's Note: The purpose of this column, which is published in Perspectives as space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. Submissions are welcome; entries will be published in alphabetical order. To submit an entry, write to David Darlington, Associate Editor, AHA, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

Ira Berlin (Univ. of Maryland) won a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2003. Berlin’s award goes towards his research of movement and place in African American life.

Robert J. Cottrol (George Washington Univ.) won the prize for legal history and legal biography from the Langum Project for Historical Literature for his Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution (Univ. of Press of Kansas), co-written with Raymond T. Diamond and Leland B. Ware. The Langum Project awards two annual prizes for best books published by university presses in the category of historical fiction and the category of legal history of legally related biography. The specific requirement for legal history or legal biography is that the work be “accessible to the educated public, rooted in sound scholarship, and with themes that touch upon matters of general concern to the American public, past or present.”

Peter C. Holloran (Worcester State Coll.) was elected president of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association and published the Historical Dictionary of New England (Scarecrow Press).

Sara B. Pomeroy (Hunter College & the Graduate School, CUNY) has been awarded an Emeritus Fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Regilla: Gender and Ethnicity in Roman Greece.”

Daniel Stone (Univ. of Winnipeg) received the 2003 Oskar Halecki Polish History award for his book The Polish-Lithuanian State 1386–1795 (Univ. of Washington Press, 2001). The award was presented by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America at the Polish Consulate General in New York City in December 2003.

George M. Wilson (Indiana Univ.) was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the government of Japan for his contributions to scholarship in the field of Japanese history and his efforts to promote U.S.-Japan relations. Wilson, who retired from Indiana University in 2002, was honored during a ceremony conducted by the Consul-General of Japan in Chicago in December 2003.

Robert A. Zebroski (St. Louis College of Pharmacy) has been selected as the 2003 Missouri Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) named Research Fellows for the 2003–04 academic year in May 2003. What follows is a list of AHA members who were named fellows, and the name of their fellowship:

Jill E. Anderson (Thomas Jefferson Foundation); Shelby M. Balik (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison); Thomas J. Brown (Univ. of South Carolina); Matthew J. Clavin (American Univ.); Erika Gasser (Univ. of Michigan);Brian P. Luskey (Emory Univ.); Rebecca McNulty (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); Scott A. Miltenberger (Univ. of California, Davis); Matthew Pursell (Brown Univ.); Beth B. Schweiger (Univ. of Arkansas); and Renee M. Sentilles (Case Western Reserve) received the Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships.

Linzy Brekke (Harvard Univ.) received the American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship.

Faye E. Dudden (Colgate Univ.) received the Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship.

David J. Hancock (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) received the AAS-American Society for 18th-Century Studies Fellowship.

Michael Jarvis (Univ. of Rochester) was named an AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

Karen Ordahl Kupperman (New York Univ.) was named a Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in Residence.

Molly A. McCarthy (Brandeis Univ.) was named a Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow.

Mark A. Peterson (Univ. of Iowa) received the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship.

The American Philosophical Society (APS) announced the election of new members in May 2003. The APS, founded by Benjamin Franklin and friends, is a renowned international organization that promotes excellence and useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and public exhibits. Election to membership honors distinguished achievement and contributions. The following AHA members were elected members of the APS in May 2003:

Carol Gluck (Columbia Univ.); Lynn Hunt (UCLA, and former AHA president); and Laurel T. Ulrich (Harvard Univ.).

The Business History Conference awarded the following AHA members at its June 2003 annual meeting:

Morris L. Bian (Auburn Univ.) won the Newcomen Article Prize for the best article in the 2002 volume of Enterprise & Society for “The Sino-Japanese War and the Formation of the State Enterprise System in China: A Case Study of the Dadukon Iron and Steel Works, 1938–45” (June 2002): 80–123.

Jeffrey M. Hornstein received an honorable mention for his article “‘Rosie the Realtor’ and the Re-Gendering of Real Estate Brokerage, 1930–60” (June 2002).

Clare Haru Crowston received the Hagley Prize for Best Book in Business History published between 2000–02 for Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675–1791 (Duke Univ. Press, 2001).

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University awarded the following AHA members Research Fellowships for 2003–04:

Jennifer L. Anderson (New York Univ.); Francis Xavier Luca (Florida International Univ.); Karen Melvin (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Catherine Molineux (Johns Hopkins Univ.); Carla Rahn Phillips (Univ. of Minnesota); James C. Robertson (Univ. of the West Indies); Barry D. Sell (independent scholar); Sergio Serulnikov (Boston Coll.); Jennifer M. Spear (Univ. of California, Berkeley); John W. Sweet (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); David Tavarez (Bard Coll.); and

Mark Thurner (Univ. of Florida).

In addition, the following AHA members will be in official residence at the John Carter Brown Library for varying lengths of time: Amy Turner Bushnell, Malick Gachem, Jack P. Greene, James Muldoon, and Robert Olwell.

The University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs awarded 10 Miller Center Fellowships in Contemporary History, Public Policy, and American Politics for the 2003–04 academic year. These fellowships fund young scholars for one year as they finish their dissertation on a subject related to American political history or policy or politics. The fellows received a generous stipend as well as the opportunity to work with a national recognized scholar in his or her field. The following AHA members received fellowships this year:

Nancy A. Banks (Columbia Univ.); Derek S. Hoff (Univ. of Virginia); Kimberly Phillips-Fein (Columbia Univ.); and Christopher Schmidt (Harvard Univ.).

Several AHA members are serving as Fellows at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC for the 2003–04 academic year. The National Humanities Center provides grants to the fellows to enable them to take leave from their normal academic responsibilities in order to pursue research at the center. The following AHA members are fellows:

Robert Mark Antliff (Duke Univ.); Jordanna Bailkin (Univ. of Washington); Lee D. Baker (Duke Univ.);Daniel E. Bornstein (Texas A&M Univ.); John Samuel Carson (Univ. of Michigan); Christopher S. Celenza (Michigan State Univ.); Lewis A. Erenberg (Loyola Univ., Chicago); Lisa Jane Graham (Haverford Coll.); Malachi H. Hacohen (Duke Univ.); Brian Kelly (Queen’s Univ., Belfast); Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie (independent scholar); Theda Perdue (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); David R. Ringrose (Univ. of California, San Diego);Randolph Starn (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Carol Summers (Univ. of Richmond); and Caroline Winterer (San Jose State Univ.).

The North Caroliniana Society granted Archie K. Davis Fellowships to the following AHA members for 2003–04:

Carole Emberton (Northwestern Univ.) and Tammy L. Ingram (Yale Univ.). Designed to encourage research in North Carolina history and culture, the Archie K. Davis Fellowships cover a portion of travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Caroliniana. The annual deadline for proposals is March 1.

The following AHA members are Scholars in Residence at the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for 2003–04:

Donna J. Rilling (SUNY, Stony Brook); Monica D. Spiese (Univ. of Delaware); and T. Stephen Whitman (Mount St. Mary’s Coll.).

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