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Congratuations Again to Barb Gannon

Barb Gannon's first book, The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic (UNC Press, 2011) was honored as a finalist for the Jefferson Davis Book Award for 2011. The annual award is sponsored by the Museum of the Confederacy. The Won Cause previously received honorable mention from the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. Barb is assistant professor of History at the University of Central Florida. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from Penn State with Mark Neely serving as her advisor.  (The Museum of the Confederacy Press Release)

Richards Center Students Present at Women's Studies Conference

Richards Center graduate students Kathryn Rose Falvo, Christopher Hayashida-Knight, and Sean Trainor presented papers at the 11th Annual Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Conference at Penn State on March 24, 2012. The conference, This is What Feminist Research Looks Like, promotes interdisciplinary approaches to Women’s Studies.  Trainor assembled a panel titled, Men as Students and Subjects of Women’s Studies, which featured his paper, “WANTED: Feminist Boy Seeks (Re-)Situated Knowledge(s)” and Hayashida-Knight’s paper, “Men in the Women's Studies Classroom.” Falvo presented her paper, “The Politics of Knowledge:  Objectivity and the Activist Work of Feminist Historians” as part of the Activism and Social Movements panel.

Congratulations to Barbara Gannon

Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, who was awarded an honorable mention for the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for “The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic” (UNC Press).  Barb is a 2005 Ph.D. graduate of Penn State.

The full press release can be found at 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

Dissertation Proposal Workshop: Antwain K. Hunter

When Feb 17, 2012
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 302 Pond Lab
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Crimes, Politics, and Rebellions Real and Imagined:  Slaves, Free Black People, and Firearms in the South, 1800-1865.

Laugh During Wartime

Jon Grinspan, whose essay on the popular comedy of the Civil War appeared in the September issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era, contributes the latest blog post in The New York Times' Disunion series.

Congratulations to Anne Rose

Whose paper "The Invention of Uncertainty in American Psychology: Intellectual Conflict and Rhetorical Resolution, 1890-1930" has appeared in History of Psychology 14 (2011):356-82.