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Academic Year 2010-2011

Prof. Emeritus Howard M. Solomon wins the 2011 Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Catalyst for Change Award. Read more >

Professor David Ekbladh wins 2011 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize for best first book in American foreign relations. March 2011

Love, American Style: Tracing the history of courtship in 20th century America highlights the changing relationship between the sexes.
Professor Virginia Drachman is teaching a research seminar called "Courtship in America."
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Associate Professor Benjamin L. Carp recently named on list of "Top Young Historians."
The History News Network of George Mason University "periodically selects scholars who have "made outstanding contributions to the discipline in their area of research through their commitment and achievement to scholarship and teaching. They are also highly regarded outside academia for their expertise, and many are consulted by the popular media." February 2011

Dr. Peniel Joseph named to Ebony Magazine's (December 2010/January 2011) Power 100 list as an Emerging Leader.

Professor Carp's article "Noble Patriots or Glorified Vandals?" provides insight and startling details about The Boston Tea Party. The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2010.  More on retracing the story of the Tea Party in Michael Kenney's review "Rebellion in Boston Harbor" (The Boston Globe, November 16, 2010) of Professor Carp's book Defiance of the Patriots:  The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America.  Read the Time interview with Professor Carp, "Before the Tea Party, There Was the Tea Party."

Professor David Ekbladh's The Great American Mission:
Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order won the 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award.  October 2010

Kris Manjapra and colleagues have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborate Research Grant for their project on "Bengali Intellectuals in the Age of Decolonization". June 28, 2010

David Ekbladh published his article, "A Pillar's Progress: How Development's History Shapes U.S. Options in the Present". Discussion Paper 2010-03, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. May 2010

David Ekbladh presented his journal article, "Meeting the Challenge from Totalitarianism: The Tennessee Valley Authority as a Global Model for Liberal Development, 1933-1945" at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.  March 2010

Prof. Ekbladh also spoke at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars about his latest book, The Great American Mission, which traces how America's global modernization efforts during the 20th century were a means to remake the world in its own image.
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Reed Ueda has been named a Distinguished Lecturer, by the Organization of American Historians. He will be invited to present lectures at colleges and other institutions about his work on immigration and the U.S. in global history.

Peniel Joseph in The New Yorker magazine
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Kris Manjapra publishes his book M.N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism
(London: Routledge)
This work of South Asian intellectual history from a transnational perspective explores the life and work of one of India's most formidable Marxist thinkers.
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