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Member News, November 2014

Compiled by AHA Staff, November 2014

Paul Grendler, professor of history emeritus at the University of Toronto, is the 2014 winner of the International Galileo Galilei Prize. The prize is awarded to a non-Italian scholar who, in the judgment of a jury of Italian historians, has made distinguished contributions to Italian scholarship over the course of his or her career. The prize was conferred at the University of Pisa on October 4, 2014.

Philip Benedict has retired and been named Professeur honoraire (i.e., emeritus) at the University of Geneva. His most recent publications are a collection of documents with a long introduction, edited with Nicolas Fornerod, L’organisation et l’action des églises réformées de France, 1557-1563. Synodes provinciaux et autres documents (Geneva: Droz, 2012), and a collection of essays, edited with Hugues Daussy and Pierre-Olivier Léchot, L’Identité huguenote. Faire mémoire et écrire l’histoire (XVIe-XXIe siècle) (Droz, 2014).

Lynnette R. Regouby is the second American Philosophical Society (APS) Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral curatorial fellow. Regouby will conduct research in the collections of the APS and work closely with APS Museum staff in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing upcoming exhibitions. The mission of the museum, situated in Independence National Historical Park, is to make the renowned collections of the APS available to the public through thematic exhibitions, public programs, and educational outreach. The museum explores the intersections of history, art, and science, as well as their relation to contemporary issues. This series of fellowships, which provides recent PhDs in the humanities with experience in museum curation and opportunities for research in the extensive collections of the APS, is funded with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For additional information, visit

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