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Apr 20 2015
"A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life" by History Professor Allyson Hobbs has won two prizes from the Organization of American Historians:  the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Award for best book in American...
Apr 13 2015
The History Department would like to congratulate Sarah Sadlier, a junior triple major (History, American Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures), who has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award.  She is one of sixteen undergraduate historians nationwide...
Apr 6 2015
Kären Wigen, Frances & Charles Field Professor, Department of History, Stanford University, is part of this years Edwin O. Reischauer lectures at Harvard University.   Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4:15pm to 6:00pm   Location: Tsai Auditorium (S010) | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street |...
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Mar 31 2015 | The Portolan Journal
Congratulations to David Fedman, a PhD candidate in Japanese history,  who has won the 2014 Ristow Prize for best essay in the history of cartography!  The Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize is offered annually by the Washington Map Society to recognize academic achievement in the History of Cartography.  ...
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Mar 26 2015 | Stanford News
The history of the settlement of the American West comes to life with Geography of the Post, a digital mapping platform that creates visualizations of where and when post offices operated. By the 1870s, a combination of gold rushes, railroad expansion and opportunities in farming, fishing and...

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