RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
International Colloquium- St. Louis, Senegal- New Orleans: Two Mirror Cities (17th-21st Centuries)
April 22-25, 2013
New History Major Guidelines
For a hard copy of the new guidelines, stop by Hebert rm 115.
Randy J. Sparks was one of two receipients of the 2012 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
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McMahon Selected as Young Mellon Professor
Elisabeth McMahon of the Department of History has been selected as one of two Young Mellon Professors in the Humanities. Liz received her PhD from Indiana University and came to Tulane in 2007. Her book, Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa: From Honor to Respectability, has been accepted by Cambridge University Press. In this book, she breaks away from the traditional economic focus of historians to explore cultural and social practices after emancipation. In addition to her book, Liz has four articles in leading historical journals and two book chapters forthcoming. She is already working on a new book project in which she will explore emotions of freed people as reflected in the Swahili literary tradition. Using this unique focus, she hopes to recapture the values and emotions of the slave communities.
The Shelley Coverman Award
Nancy Stockton has won the 2012 Shelley Coverman Memorial Award from the Newcomb Institute.
This award is for excellence in research on women and their roles in society. Stockton's dissertation is
"All Along the Watchtower: The Feminine Contours of White Supremacy in Newe Orleans, 1877-1914."
Her dissertation director, Dr. Randy Sparks, nominated her.
Department of History Receives Generous Gift
On behalf of the Department of History, please join is in thanking Peter Blum of New York, NY--whose son, Ben, is one of our majors--for a generous gift. We will use his donation to purchase equipment that will enhance our teaching and research. Our purchases will include a digital projector and screen, a new flatscreen TV, and two new laptops. This equipment will have a long-lasting impact and benefit our faculty and our students. We are grateful to Mr. Blum for his generosity. If you would like to join him in supporting our Department, please contact the Chair of the Department.