History Matters: Inside the Department of History University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters

History Professor’s Book Earns Three Major Prizes

John Van Engen, Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, garnered three major book prizes for his latest work: Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages. The volume won the John Gilmary Shea and Philip Schaff prizes in 2009, as well as the 2010 Otto Gründler Book Prize.
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History Symposium Series Spans Academic Generations

A new, twice-yearly symposium series brings noted scholars in various stages of their careers together with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Department of History. The initial symposium, held in September, honored Thomas A. Brady, Jr., a leading scholar on the German Reformation.
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Graduate Students Win Fellowships and Grants

Four doctoral students in the Department of History won external awards this year—including a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and a Fulbright grant—that will allow them to advance their research while traveling to countries such as Peru, the Ukraine, France, and Switzerland.
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Making Connections Beyond the Classroom

Students in the Department of History aren’t leaving their learning to chance. Through a program called History Beyond the Classroom, undergraduates like Carly Anderson are signing up to immerse themselves more fully in the rich intellectual life at Notre Dame.
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Appleby Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

History Faculty Earn Two More NEH Fellowships

Department of History Hires Three Scholars

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