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2019 News


Peter Carroll elected to AAS Council

November 25, 2019 – from #AsiaNow
Professor Carroll was just elected to the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies for a 3 year term.


Joel Mokyr wins Economic History Prize

October 4, 2019 – from Economic History Association
The Economic History Association awarded Professor Joel Mokyr the 2019 Jonathan Hughes Prize for distinguished teaching of economic history.

Adam Schiff Gives Leopold Lecture

October 4, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, delivered the 30th annual Leopold Lecture.



Joel Mokyr Book Referenced in The Economist

July 25, 2019 – from The Economist
“A society’s values and beliefs matter for its economy—and cultural change can unlock the economic potential of people and ideas.”

Keith Woodhouse Book Wins Prize

July 19, 2019 – from Society for U.S. Intellectual History
His book, “The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism,” has won the S-USIH Book Prize, for the best academic book in US intellectual history.


History Faculty at HEF Summer Institute

June 24, 2019 – from Holocaust Educational Foundation
The Theodore Zev and Alice R. Weiss - Holocaust Educational Foundation held its Summer Institute this year from June 24 to July 5. Faculty included Northwestern History Department professors Sarah Cushman, Benjamin Frommer, Daniel Greene, and Peter Hayes.

Henry Binford, Graduate Students win Teaching Awards

June 7, 2019 – from Weinberg College
Professor Henry Binford won the E. LeRoy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Melanie Hall and Joy Sales both won Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards at the 2019 Weinberg College Teaching Awards.


Robert Orsi Book makes “Best” List

May 11, 2019 – from Book Scrolling
His book, “The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1890-1950,” ranks at #9 on the Best Books about the History of New York.


Scott De Orio wins Dissertation Award

April 5, 2019 – from Organization of American Historians
Scott De Orio was awarded the 2019 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award for his work “Punishing Queer Sexuality in the Age of LGBT Rights” by the Organization of American Historians.