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Rozbicki awarded Best Essay in Intellectual History Prize
Michal Jan Rozbicki has won the 2012 Best Essay in Intellectual History prize from the Historical Society and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History for his article "Rethinking the American Revolution: Politics and the Symbolic Foundations of Reality" in Historically Speaking (Johns Hopkins University Press). It carries a $1000 award and was presented during a reception at the 2013 American Historical Society conference in New Orleans.
Madden granted Guggenheim Fellowship.
Thomas Madden received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for his project "The Lion and the Cross: Violence, Religion, and Identity in the Republic of Saint Mark." The Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards the academy bestows on scholars, and is a tribute to Dr. Madden's unstinting dedication to the cause of medieval studies as well as a tribute his prodigious scholarly accomplishments.
Popiel receives Fulbright Award
Jennifer Popiel has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research at ENS-Lyons, France during the 2012-2013 academic year. She will use the research fellowship to explore the relationship between domesticity and civic life, especially Lyonnais religious practice and feminist activism. Dr. Popiel is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013.
Rozbicki awarded Missouri Conference Book Prize
Michal Rozbicki's book, Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution, won the 2012 book prize from the Missouri Conference on History. The Book Award is given to the best volume on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident and published in 2011.
Ruff awarded multiple fellowships for 2011-2012
Mark Ruff has been offered fellowships from both the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities for the 2011-2012 academic year for his project, "The Battle for the Catholic Past in Germany, 1945-1975." Ruff was one of 99 academics in the humanities across the United States to be awarded the NEH fellowship this year. NEH Awards were granted in music history, philosophy, modern and classical languages, English, archaeology, art history and history.
Siddali earns Presidential Research Grant
Silvana Siddali has received a 2011 Presidential Research Grant in support of her work. The PRF will fund completion of a chapter entitled "Race, Rights, and Self-Government in the Old Northwest," from A Right to the Soil: Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Self-Government in the Old Northwest Territory, 1802-1857. The chapter examines the rights of free black families, Native Americans, and European immigrants in the area originally governed by the Northwest Ordinance. The larger work is a study of the constitutions--specifically, the constitutional debates--in the territories and states carved from the Old Northwest. The chapter on race and rights focuses on the constitutional and public debates over citizenship, voting rights, and the right to live and work in the western territories and states.
Finan wins multiple research awards.
Thomas Finan has received an archaeological post-excavation grant from the Royal Irish Academy in support of the excavations at Kiltasheen. He is also only of only two SLU faculty members in the Humanities to receive a Presidential Research Grant in 2010. His project, "A Dental and Skeletal Analysis of Archaelogical Remains in the Medieval British Isles," is on the cutting edge of archaeology and history.
Popiel granted Research Awards
Jennifer Popiel received a 2010 Summer Research in the Humanities award for her project on "Domestic Activism and Public Spirituality." This work uses archival resources and devotional material in order to analyze the spiritual formation of nineteenth-century French women and to answer questions about how nineteenth century women sorted out the relationship between public and private, motherhood and spiritual life.
Madden Wins Research Grants
Thomas F. Madden has received two research grants. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation granted him research support in 2009 and the National Endowment for the Humanities has named him as the recipient of a NEH Collaborative Research Grant for 2009-2010.
Burke wins Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award
Flannery Burke's book, From Greenwich Village to Taos: Primitivism and Place at Mabel Dodge Luhan's, has won a Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico. The award is given "for significant contribution to the field of history in the area of fine arts and allied professions."
Rousseau's Daughters receives David Pinkney Prize
Jennifer Popiel's book, Rousseau's Daughters: Domesticity, Education, and Autonomy in Modern France, received the David Pinkney Prize at the 2009 meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. The Society awards the prize annually to the best book in French history by a North American scholar. It is the highest distinction that French historians can offer their colleagues in North America.
Graduate Student News
Paul Balfe has been appointed as an intern in the Lincoln Papers division of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Ivy Farr McIntyre has been awarded the Curtis Worthington Jr. 2012 Research Competition Prize from the Waring Historical Library for her paper, "'I Thought Mamma Would Like to Hear:' Elite Women's Preservation of Medical Knowledge in the Antebellum South."
Luke Ritter's paper, entitled, "The Discriminating Priority of Integration in Open Housing Activism: St. Louis County, 1961-1982," was awarded the Missouri Conference on History prize for Best Student Paper.
Amy Wallhermfectel was awarded a Hagley Exploratory Fellowship for research at the Hagley Library.
Matthew Sherman and Lewis Perry's article, entitled, "What Disturbed the Unitarian Church in This Very City?": Alton, the Slavery Conflict, and Western Unitarianism," was awarded a 2009 Article Award by the Illinois State History Society.
Erin Abraham won an Institute of Historical Research Mellon Fellowship for study in London in Summer 2010.
Marcus McArthur has been chosen to receive the 2010 Missouri State Archives William E. Foley Research Fellowship for his dissertation, The Church Militant: Disloyal Clergy in Civil War Missouri.
Erin Abraham's paper, "Papal Suzerainty and Angevin Overlordship in Ireland, 1155-1214," won the Phi Alpha Theta Ben Procter Student Research Paper Competition in the European History category.
Marcus McArthur was awarded a Saint Louis University Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year.
Scott McDermott's paper on "William Goodell and Natural Law Antislavery" tied for first place in the Humanities Division of the SLU Graduate Student Association Symposium in April of 2009.
Adam Hoose, "Durán of Huesca (c. 1160-1230): A Waldensian Seeking a Remedy to Heresy," Journal of Religious History (2013).
Andrew Jones, "The Preacher of the Fourth Lateran Council," Catholic Historical Review (2011).
Marcus McArthur, "'Sent Into a Land of Strangers': The Banishment of Rev. Berry Hill Spencer," Missouri Historical Review (October 2011).
Marcus McArthur, "'There Can Be No Neutral Ground': Samuel B. McPheeters and the Collision of Church and State in St. Louis, 1860-1864," Journal of Presbyterian History, Spring/Summer (2011).
Marcus McArthur, "Treason in the Pulpit: The Problem of Apolitical Preaching in Civil War Missouri," Journal of Church and State, Autumn (2011).
Scott McDermott, "Lost in America: In Search of a Social Contract," in Leah Murray, ed. Politics and Popular Culture (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 32-46.
Andrew W. Jones, 'Fulk of Neuilly, Innocent III and the preaching of the Fourth Crusade", Comitatus, 41 (2010), pp. 119-148.
James L. Naus, "The Capetians and the First Crusade, 1095-1110,"Nottingham Medieval Studies (forthcoming).
Adam Hoose, "Francis's Way of Peace? His Conversion and Mission to Egypt," Catholic Historical Review 96.3 (July 2010), 435-455.
Scott McDermott, "Orestes Brownson and the Contract of Government," Catholic Social Science Review 14, 2009.
Patrick O'Banion, "What has Iberia to do with Jerusalem? Crusading and the Spanish Route to the Holy Land in the Twelfth Century," Journal of Medieval History 34 (2008): 383-395.
Vince Ryan, "Richard I and the Early Evolution of the Fourth Crusade," in The Fourth Crusade: Event, Aftermath, and Perceptions (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008).
Marcus McArthur presented a paper entitled, "‘Sent into a land of strangers': Rev. Berry Hill Spencer as a Test Case of Disloyal Clergy in Missouri, 1860-1865," at the Missouri Conference on History, April 15, 2011.
Marcus McArthur presented a paper entitled, "Identity Crisis on the Border: The Contested Civil Identities of Missouri's Alleged Disloyal Clergy, 1860-1865," at the Saint Louis University Humanities Forum, January 28, 2011.
Matthew Sherman presented a paper entitled "Congressional Opposition to Secret Service Appropriations in the Second Administration of Theodore Roosevelt" at the Policy History History Conference in Columbus, Ohio on June 4, 2010.
Matthew Sherman presented a paper entitled "Congressional Resistance to Presidential Protection, 1901-1907" at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 10, 2010.
Patrick O'Banion presented "'The women are powerful': Female Confessants in Early Modern Spain," at the annual meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in Kansas City, MO, April 2009.
Patrick O'Banion presented "'The principal means and remedy': Morisco Identity and the Failure of Confession in Early Modern Spain," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in St Louis, MO, October 24, 2008.
Walker Cosgrove presented a paper, "Righting the Ship: The Clergy of Languedoc on the Eve of the Albigensian Crusade," at The Crusades Studies Forum, Saint Louis University, April, 2008.