History Professor Jennifer Homan's book, Mr. B, has received the following nominations and awards:
Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography and the Marfield Prize for Arts Writing
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awar, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award, and the Kirkus Prize (announced Oct 11, 2023)
Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize (announced Oct/Nov 2023)
Professor Nicole Eustace's book, Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, has received the following awards and nominations:
Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for History
Shortlisted for the 2022 Ralph Wald Emerson Award
Professor Ada Ferrer's book, Cuba: An American History, has received the following awards and nominations:
Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for History
Winner of the 2022 L.A. Times Book Prize
Finalist for the 2022 Cundill History Prize
Professor Jennifer Morgan's book, Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic was named a 2022 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist
Professor John Shovlin was awarded The Golden Dozen Teaching award for his outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom
Professor Thomas Truxes (Irish Studies and History) won the 69th Distinguished Book Award from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York for his book, The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History.
Professor Barbara Weinstein was the winner of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, Conference on Latin American History.
Professor Elizabeth Ellis was awarded NYU's MLK award. The award is given to those who exemplify the spirit of Dr. King's scholarship, life, and justice work while promoting the principles and ethos of his extensive global contributions in their research, teaching, leadership, and/or community-building efforts.
Professor Robyn d'Avignon was awarded The Golden Dozen Teaching award for her outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom. Her article, "Spirited Geobodies: Producing Subterranean Property in Nineteenth-Century Bambuk, West Africa," published in 2018 in Technology & Culture, was awarded the 2021 Abott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology.
Professor Guy Ortolano received the Urban History Association's prize for the Best Book in Non-North American Urban History. The jury's citation reads: "Thatcher’s Progress stands out for its inventive structure, crisp prose, and wry humor. It is methodologically sophisticated, analytically and theoretically complex, and engaged with wide-ranging historiographical debates."
Professor Susanah Romney received the 2021 Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize from the New Netherland Institute for the following article: “Reytory Angola, Seventeenth-Century Manhattan (US)."
History Professor Stefanos Geroulanos, as Director of the Remarque Institute, has secured a major grant of $667,000 for two years for the Institute from the Open Society Foundations for the establishment of an initiative on Technology, the Environment, and the Future of Europe. The grant will fund semester-long visiting fellowships, doctoral-student summer fellowships, regular events, three conferences, and a podcast on the subject.
History Department has been selected as one of three higher education partners for a three-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at Sylvester Manor, a historic site on the east end of Long Island. The collaboration will draw on the History Department's strengths in Atlantic World history and Archives and Public History and provide students and scholars with opportunities to visit and study the Manor’s archives and artifacts, engage in place-based learning, develop courses and curriculum, and connect with each other, using Sylvester Manor and its archives to explore the histories of the Atlantic World, gender, labor, and the experiences of enslaved people in New York. Grant funding for this collaboration will total $247,384 over three years.
Professor Brigitte Bedos-Rezak was awarded, as co-PI, an NYU Humanities Working Group Grant: “Re-Interdisciplining Medieval and Renaissance Studies.”
Professor Ada Ferrer was the recipient for a Creative Capital Grant for Aponte: An Opera (wth Teresita Fernández and Barbaro Martínez Ruiz).
Professor Elizabeth Ellis's Miami and Peoria History working group received a Mellon Foundation Funded Humanities without Walls grant from the University of Illinois for their project "Reclaiming Stories: (Re)connecting Indigenous Painted Hides to Communities through Collaborative Conversations” for the amount of $149,787.00. Both she and her graduate student Madison Bastress are part of this working group which is a collaboration between academic researchers at NYU, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, Miami University in Oxford Ohio, The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
Professor Brigitte Bedoz-Rezak was elected 'Scribe,' an Officer of the Fellows of the Medieval Academy of America.
Professor Martha Hodes was elected as Fellow to the New York Institute for the Humanities, 2023.
Professor Ada Ferrer was elected to the prestigious Society of American Historians "in recognition of the narrative power and scholarly distinction of [her] historical work."
Professor Martha Hodes has been selected to serve as interim Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library for 2021-2023.