News

Two New Hires Bring Expertise in Chinese History

Author: Aaron Smith

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Notre Dame’s Department of History has significantly broadened and deepened its coverage of China with the appointments of Elisabeth Köll and Liang Cai, two scholars “who are doing extraordinarily exciting and complementary work,” said Madden-Hennebry Professor of History Patrick Griffin, chair of the department. “These two historians enjoy established reputations in their subfields,” Griffin said. “They are also committed to teaching, and they will fit in beautifully to a department that prides itself on its scholarly and teaching prowess.” Read More

AOV Initiative Funds Strategic Hiring in Department of History

Author: Carrie Gates

The University of Notre Dame selected the Department of History as one of 10 essential research areas to receive funding through a new strategic hiring initiative—a key component in the University’s Advancing Our Vision (AOV) program. The hiring initiative, announced in December 2013, will create approximately 80 faculty positions across campus and draw on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures. Read More

Maria Rogacheva has been awarded the 2014 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

Author: Jeanette Torok

Maria Rogachevahas been awarded the 2014 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, “for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen, defended at an American or Canadian university.” For more information, see http://aseees.org/news-events/ Read More

Recent Faculty Books

Author: Arts and Letters

Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt

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Catherine Cangany

Assistant Professor

Today’s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity. In the late 18th century, the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River positioned this new metropolis at the intersection of the fur-rich frontier and the Atlantic trade routes. Read More

History Professor to Lead New School of Global Affairs

Author: Cody Ferrantino

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Oct.1) the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century — the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school. Read More

Graduate Students Honored For Research

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Notre Dame’s annual Graduate Research Symposium on Feb. 27 showcased the accomplishments of Notre Dame graduate students in the Graduate School’s four divisions: humanities, social science, engineering, and science. Read More

Noteworthy

Congratulations

To Alex Martin - this year’s Marc Raeff Book Prize winner, for his recently published monograph Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855.  This prize is awarded annually by the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association for the best book, in any discipline or language on the history and culture of 18th century Russia.

To Prof. R. Scott Appleby on his appointment as founding dean of the forthcoming Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. The first new college at Notre Dame in nearly a century, the School of Global Affairs is set to open in August 2017. To learn more, follow this link.

History Faculty Books

"Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855"
Alexander Martin
Oxford University Press (2013)

"Rebel Mexico"
Jaime Pensado
Stanford University Press (2013)

History faculty win Joyce teaching awards

Congratulations to Brad Gregory and Jon Coleman, recipients of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.