UCSB History Students Garner Five 2017 Commencement Awards

 Paola De La Cruz Paola de la Cruz, a History of Public Policy major, has received the Thomas More Storke Award for Excellence, which is the campus’s highest student honor for outstanding scholarship and extraordinary service to the university, its students, and the community. Paola is completing a senior thesis that examines the history of the Ventura School for Girls, […]

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UCSB Alum Wins 2016 Davis Prize from History of Science Society

UCSB alum Jacob Darwin Hamblin is the most recent winner of the Watson and Helen Miles Davis Prize from the History of Science Society. The prize – awarded for the best book published in the history of science and written for the general public –  was for his 2013 Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism. Hamblin did his […]

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UCSB History PhD Wins Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

Matthew Avery Sutton

Matthew Avery Sutton — who received his PhD in History at UCSB in 2005 — has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. His Guggenheim Fellowship will support his current project, a book tentatively entitled FDR’s Army of Faith: Religion and Espionage in World War II, to be published by Basic Books. This project looks at the roles […]

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Prof. McCray’s The Visioneers Wins Another Prize

2014 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize recognizes history of science books accessible to a general audience. The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future has been awarded the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize from the History of Science Society. It recognizes the best book for “a general audience” […]

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Prof. McCray awarded 2015-16 Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History

This Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum fellowship will support research on artist-engineer collaborations in the Apollo era. Patrick McCray, has been selected to hold the 2015-16 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It is their most prestigious fellowship. McCray will use his time in DC to write a new book […]

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Prof. Chikowero Wins ACLS Fellowship

Prof. Mhoze Chikowero is the recipient of a prestigious Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Prof. Chikowero will use the award to continue work on his project entitled “Tool of Empire, Technology of Self-Liberation: Colonial Radio Broadcasting to Africans in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, 1939-80.”

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Professor McCray wins Emme; elected APS Fellow

His 2013 book The Visioneers chosen for American Astronautical Society award; also named Fellow of the American Physical Society. In late November 2013, the American Astronautical Society announced W. Patrick McCray was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for his book The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, […]

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Historia June Awards Issue

Alumni and supporter newsletter reports on the end-of-year awards garnered by undergrads, grads and faculty In this issue: –Chinatown event set for June 13 –Honors for Sarah Cline and Paul Spickard –Awards, awards, awards Click the link below for the downloadable pdf for this issue. hm 6/6/13

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Honors for Prof. Cline and Prof. Spickard

Prof. Spickard Wins American Studies Association Mentoring Award; Prof. Cline awarded LAIS Lifetime Achievement Award. The American Studies Association selected Prof. Paul Spickard for the 2013 Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award. This national award, from the Minority Scholars� Committee of the American Studies Association, recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication to and excellence in mentoring. In its letter, the selection committee […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low Wins Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Award of $238,700 to support Barbieri-Low’s comparative research on ancient civilizations. Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low has won a three-year (2013-2015) Mellon New Directions Fellowship to support his comparative research on ancient civilizations. The award will enable Prof. Barbieri-Low, a specialist in Ancient China, to undertake formal training in Egyptology. He will study ancient Egyptian language, scripts, archaeology, art, and culture. For […]

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Prof. Humphreys wins MEM Lifetime Achievement Award

Middle East Medievalists honor Humphreys for his contributions to the field. Middle East Medievalists (MEM), an affiliate of the Middle East Studies Association, brings together scholars studying the Islamic lands of the Middle East during period roughly 500-1500 C.E. The group recently honored Prof. Stephen Humphreys with its Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the field. […]

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UCSB History Alumna Donates Funds for Graduate Student Award

2009 PhD Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly makes generous gift, to be matched by History Associates. An excerpt from the article in the July 20, 2012 UCSB GradPost: With gratitude for the assistance she received as a student, and mindful that “grad students need support now more than ever,” Ingrid established the Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Award for parents raising children while working on their […]

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History Graduate Students (and Alumni) Win National Awards and Fellowships

updated June 17, 2012 Congratulations to graduate students who have won national fellowships and awards, and to our alumni as they move up the career ladder! Niccole Coggins (Prof. Spickard) was awarded a prestigious UC Pacific Rim Research Fellowship to do research for her dissertation, “Welcome to the ‘Rock,’ Boys! The US Military’s Influence on the Territory of Hawai’i, 1898-1959.” […]

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Prof. Peter Alagona wins Harold J. Plous Award for 2012-2013.

Plous Award is highest honor UCSB College of Letters and Science can bestow on an Assistant Professor. Prof. Peter Alagona is Assistant Professor in the UCSB History Department, specializing in Environmental History and the History of Science. The Plous Award was established to honor Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB’s Department of Economics until his untimely death in […]

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UCSB History Grads Publish, Win Jobs and Fellowships

Also alumni/ae news and history majors going to grad school. JOBS & POSTDOCS Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Prof. Cline) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in History at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA). Rafaela earned her M.A. in the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and will complete her doctorate in History, writing on crypto-Jews and the Mexican Inquisition during the […]

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Prof. John Majewski on Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Professors” list.

U.S. historian Majewski one of ten UC professors named in new book. Ten University of California faculty members and lecturers are included in The Princeton Review’s new guidebook for the country’s best undergraduate professors. Seven professors and lecturers from UC Berkeley and one each from UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz are profiled in “The Best 300 […]

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Tutino Wins Book Prize; McCray Elected AAAS Fellow

Department faculty’s latest accolades from the American Catholic History Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science December 2011Prof. Stefania Tutino‘s Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth has won the American Catholic History Association’s Howard H. Marraro Prize. The prize is given annually to the author of a book that is judged by a committee […]

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UCSB Historian Peter Alagona receives NSF CAREER Award

He will be studying the University of California’s Natural Reserve System Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Four assistant professors at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career development activities of those teacherscholars who are most likely to […]

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Professor Paul Spickard awarded Loving Prize by Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Award honors those who illuminate Mixed racial and cultural experience. Professor Paul Spickard has been awarded the Loving Prize by the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Loving Prize, established in 2008, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating […]

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UCSB Ranked in Top 10 Public Universities Nationally

In addition to the latest US News & World Report rankings, updates link to Times Higher Education and Washington Monthly‘s rankings —————— Update 12/9/10: edhat.com: “UCSB in Citation Leader.” Update 9/17/10: A British ranking in Times Higher Education puts UCSB at no. 29 of 200 universities worldwide: “UCSB Ranked High by Brits.” The rankings include 13 separate performance indicators across […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein named MacArthur Foundation Chair

Prof. Lichtenstein and Prof. Richard Applebaum have been awarded five-year chairs; they will focus on Human Rights in the Workplace: At Home and Abroad. Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein have been named recipients of the MacArthur Foundation chairs. Nelson Lichtenstein is Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. Richard Appelbaum is […]

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Prof. Soto Laveaga’s new book wins American Sociological Association award; recent reviews in TLS and UCSB Daily Nexus

Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects and the Making of the Pill UCSB history associate professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga recently released a book examining the origins of the oral contraceptive pill. May 14, 2010: Prof. Soto Laveaga’s book has won the Robert K. Merton Book Award. The Merton Award is given each year by the Science, Knowledge,and Technology (SKAT) section […]

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Graduate Students Win National Fellowships and Awards

History students receive Fulbrights, Mellon Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and more. Dissertation Research Fellowships in 2010 — Some Highlights Megan Barber has been offered two year-long research fellowships: the CLIR Mellon Fellowship and the Fulbright fellowship. Her project is: “Students in the Streets: The Politics of Protest in Vichy France.” Megan has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from […]

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Sarah Cline Named Outstanding Graduate Mentor;Toshi Hasegawa Named UCSB’s Faculty Research Lecturer

History Dept. continues to dominate campuswide awards Apr. 11, 2010: The History Department is pleased to announce that Prof. Sarah Cline has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. This award is a testament to Prof. Cline’s skills and dedication as a mentor, and another piece of evidence confirming the high quality of our graduate program. […]

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Japan Foundation Grant to Support Professorship, Visiting Prof, Graduate Fellowships, and More

Prof. Luke Roberts coordinated the writing of the grant with Japanese Studies faculty. This grant will provide nearly $300,000 to support Japanese studies (particularly Japanese history) over three years. The grant will provide funds to support a post-doc, a visiting scholar from Japan, graduate student fellowships, and a summer institute for faculty and graduate students. One of the most exciting […]

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UCSB History Ph.D.s win postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer selected from amongst 1200 applicants in national competition. The UCSB History Department is delighted to announce that two of our recent alumnae– Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer— have won Postdoctoral Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are part of the ACLS New Faculty Fellows […]

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Fellowships and New Books for History of Science Faculty

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship Award to McCray; New books from Soto Laveaga and Badash The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced in January 2010 that W. Patrick McCray, professor in the history of science and technology (faculty page), would share a Collaborative Research Fellowship with Prof. Mara Mills (UCSB, Dept. of English) and Prof. Cyrus Mody (Rice University, Dept […]

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April Haynes wins Lancaster Dissertation Award

Humanities and Fine Arts Prize will be awarded at Commencement April Haynes has won the UCSB Lancaster Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts, for the best dissertation over a two-year period on campus. April will be presented with the award at the Commencement Ceremony, and her dissertation will be entered in a national competition sponsored by the Council of […]

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UCSB Historians win campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Pat Cohen named outstanding graduate mentor; Laurence Christian selected as outstanding teaching assistant. Two History Department members have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2008-2009. Professor Patricia Cohen won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Cohen is the third historian to win this award since it was created four years ago. Professor (now Emeritus) Hal Drake won the award […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low’s book wins its *fourth* prize

Barbieri-Low’s Artisans in Early Imperial China has won the AHA Breasted Prize, the College Art Association’s Morey Book Award, and two others. We are pleased to announce that Tony Barbieri-Low‘s already celebrated Artisans in Early Imperial China (2007) has won another major award: The Joseph Levenson Prize for work on China pre-1900. The award, announced on March 26, is given […]

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National fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students

Breaking news about awards and grants for 2009-2010.(updated April 2009) Update October 2009: UCSB PhD Rick Fogarty has won the Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Prize for his book Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Rick now teaches at SUNY Albany (SUNY faculty page, publisher’s page, amazon.com page). […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low awarded College Art Association Book Award

Artisans in Early Imperial China wins Charles Rufus Morey Book Award Prof. Barbieri-Low‘s Artisans in Early Imperial China has been named as the winner of the College Art Association Charles Rufus Morey Book Award. The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, named in honor of one of the founding members of CAA and first teachers of art history in the United […]

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Professors Lansing and Barbieri-Low win AHA Book Awards.

Professor Lansing to receive Marraro Prize; Professor Barbieri-Low takes Breasted Prize. Two UCSB History faculty have won major book prizes from the American Historical Association. Carol Lansing will receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History for her book Passion and Order: Restraint of Grief in the Medieval Italian Communes (Cornell University Press, 2007). The Marraro Prize was established […]

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UCSB History faculty publish eight new books in 2008.

Alumni and graduate students have been prolific as well. Update: See also this 10/6/08 UCSB press release. Update 2: Some 2008 graduate student and alumni publications added at bottom, as well as links to our 2007 and 2009-10 publications. UCSB History faculty have been busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are some of the most recent titles. (Note […]

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Historians win three campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Digeser Distinguished Teaching, Prof. Spickard Outstanding Graduate Mentor, and Lily Welty Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Three UCSB Historians have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2007-2008. Professor Elizabeth Digeser won an Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Paul Spickard won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Spickard is the second historian to win this award since it was created three […]

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UCSB History lecturer Peter Westwick wins Gardner-Lasser book award.

Dr. Peter Westwick, a lecturer in UCSB’s Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, has been awarded the 2008 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Westwick received the Gardner-Lasser Award for his book Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004 (Yale University Press, 2007). The Gardner-Lasser History […]

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Major fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students.

Seven external awards, and 17 campuswide fellowships and awards for 2008-09. The following UCSB History graduate students have won major fellowships or honors this year. The winners are listed below in two categories: national/regional and campus-wide. Within each category, winners are listed alphabetically. National & Regional Awards Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Cline) has won a James R. Scobie Fellowship for […]

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Professor Soto Laveaga wins LASA Best Article Prize for “Uncommon Trajectories: Steroid Hormones, Mexican Peasants, and the Search for a Wild Yam”

Prof. Gabriela Soto Laveaga has won the 2007 Best Article Prize for Health, Science, and Society at the Latin American Studies Association meeting in Montreal. The full citation for her article is: “Uncommon Trajectories: Steroid Hormones,Mexican Peasants, and the Search for a Wild Yam,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Cambridge. 36:4(December 2005): 743-760.

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Professor Edgar wins Best Article Award from Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for her article on Muslim women in Soviet Central Asia.

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians has recognized Professor Adrienne Edgar with its Annual Article Award for her article “Bolshevism, Patriarchy, and the Nation: The Soviet ‘Emancipation’ of Muslim Women in Pan-Islamic Perspective,” Slavic Review 65 (2006), 252-272. The award was announced in the December 2007 issue of Perspectives, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. In her article. Adrienne […]

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