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Clio's Kudos highlights personal and professional achievements of OAH members (e.g, degrees, academic appointments, awards and prizes, research and publication, retirements, etc.) Please submit your announcement using this form.

Michael David Cohen Wins Linda Eisenmann Prize

Michael David Cohen, OAH member and research assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won the 2014 Linda Eisenmann Prize from the History of Education Society for his book Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2012). This award is given biennially for an outstanding work by a junior scholar on the history of higher education in the United States.

For More Information: http://history.utk.edu/2014/10/23/michael-cohen-wins-eisenmann-prize/

Posted: October 24, 2014
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Michael David Cohen Wins Critics' Choice Book Award

OAH member Michael David Cohen has won the 2014 Critics' Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association for his book Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2012).

The awards committee describes Cohen's book as "an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the Social Foundations of Education field." It is the first book to explore the immediate and long-term impact of the Civil War on colleges. Cohen, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008, is research assistant professor of history and assistant editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Posted: August 26, 2014
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President Obama Honors Three OAH Past Presidents with National Humanities Medals

On Monday, President Barack Obama will present National Humanities Medals to historians David Brion Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, and Anne Firor Scott. All three honorees have served the Organization of American Historians (OAH) as president and are lifetime members. "We join all Americans in applauding the contributions these three individuals have made to their areas of research, and we thank them for their legacy of support to OAH," said Patricia Limerick, OAH President. Learn More >

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Posted: July 25, 2014
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ACLS Award Recipients

The American Council of Learned Societies has named their 2014-2015 Fellows. Please join us in congratulating the following OAH members on their accomplishments! Learn More >

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Posted: July 15, 2014
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Jacoby, Engerman, Kelley, and Lepore are 2014 Guggenheim Fellows

Congratulations to OAH members receiving 2014 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation! Among the 178 scholars in this year's class of fellows are Karl Jacoby, Columbia University; David Engerman, Brandies University; Robin D. Kelley, UCLA; and Jill Lepore, Harvard University. Read more >

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Posted: April 22, 2014
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Hirota Honored by the Society for History in the Federal Government

Please join us in congratulating OAH member Hidetaka Hirota for receiving the 2014 James Madison Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government for his article, "The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy." Read more >

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Posted: April 21, 2014
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Alan Taylor Awarded Second Pulitzer Prize

Alan TaylorOAH Executive Board Member and University of Virginia Professor Alan Taylor has won his second Pulitzer Prize for his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832 (W.W. Norton & Company). Taylor recently joined the faculty of University of Virginia after two decades of teaching at the University of California, Davis. Taylor has been a member of the OAH since 1990. Read more >

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Posted: April 15, 2014
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Alicia Dewey Recognized by Texas A&M University Press

PhD graduate Alicia Dewey received the Robert A. Calvert Book Prize for the best manuscript on the history of the American South, West or Southwest submitted in 2013 to Texas A&M University Press. Her book, Pesos and Dollars: Entrepreneurs in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1880-1940, is scheduled for publication in summer, 2014. Dewey earned her Ph.D in history at Southern Methodist University in 2007, and is currently an associate professor of history at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Posted: April 2, 2014
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OAH Members Receive 2013-2014 ACLS Fellowships

March 13, 2014. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced that OAH members Jacob S. Dorman (University of Kansas), and Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington), were awarded fellowships for 2013-2014.  Read more about these two new ACLS fellows >

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Posted: March 14, 2014
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OAH Members Awarded Prestigious Bancroft Prize in History

Please join us in congratulating Ira Katznelson, Columbia University, and Ari Kelman, University of California, Davis. Professor Katznelson is being recognized for his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright Publishing Corporation / W.W. Norton & Company, 2013), and Professor Kelman for his book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013).  Read more about the 2014 Bancroft winners >

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Posted: March 14, 2014
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OAH Members Honored with Awards from the American Historical Association

Please join us in congratulating the following OAH members who were honored by awards and prizes from the American Historical Association. The awards were presented in January 2014.

Posted: January 10, 2014
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Andrew Sandoval-Strausz Named 2013 Historian of the Year by Historic Hotels of America

Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico, was named the 2013 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year. Each year the Historic Hotels of America presents this award to an individual who makes a "unique contribution in the researching, explanation, or presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion or greater understanding and enthusiasm for American history." Sandoval-Strausz, an OAH member and OAH Distinguished Lecturer, was presented with this honor at the 2013 annual awards ceremony of Historic Hotels of America in November.

Posted: December 9, 2013
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Guidotti-Hernández Receives Honor from MLA

The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) today announced it is awarding its tenth biennial MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies to OAH member, Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, of the University of Texas, Austin, for her book Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries, published by Duke University Press.  The annual prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of Latina or Latino or Chicana or Chicano literature or culture. 

Posted: December 3, 2013
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Glenn Speer Takes on "Party Leaders" in HNN Piece

OAH Member Glenn Speer, a freelance writer who holds a PhD in American History from the City University of New York, writes about presidents and vice presidents as "party leaders" in an article that appears on History News Network in October, 2014. Read more >

More information is available at: http://hnn.us/article/153578

Posted: October 23, 2013
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Linenthal to Lead Seminar

Edward T. Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History and professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington, will lead a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar Program, “9/11 and American Memory,” July 6-12, 2014, at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.

Posted: October 3, 2013
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Chalmers Publishes E-Text on the KKK

David Chalmers, distinguished professor of history emeritus at the University of Florida, has released his Notes on Writing the History of the Ku Klux Klan, 1866-1954 as a free e-Text through the University Press of Florida Orange Grove Texts. Download a copy today

Posted: October 3, 2013
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David Danbom Receives Honor

David Danbom, historian and retired history professor at North Dakota State University, will receive the College of Liberal Arts Honor Alumnus Distinguished Alumni Award from the Colorado State University Alumni Association. Danbom is a life member of the OAH, having joined in 1972.

Posted: September 19, 2013
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OAH Members Receive Davis Fellowships

The North Caroliniana Society has announced the granting of an Archie K. Davis Fellowship to the following OAH members: Richard Bell, University of Maryland; Antwain K. Hunter, Pennsylvania State University; John Patrick Riley, Binghamton University; and Evan C. Rothera, Pennsylvania State University. The Davis Fellowships assist scholars in their travel to sources of North Carolina history.

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Posted: May 29, 2013
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Collier-Thomas Wins Temple University Research Award

Bettye Collier-Thomas, professor of history at Temple University, has won the 2013 Temple University Faculty Research Award for her book Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010). The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, is given annually.

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Posted: May 13, 2013
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Logevall wins Pulitzer in History

Congratulations to OAH member Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in history for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam (Random House).

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Posted: April 30, 2013
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