News and Events
- Ph.D. candidate Nicole Dressler has received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.
- Rachel Jacob, a double-major in History and Political Science, has been named the 2017 Lincoln Laureate.
- Mathieu Billings, who earned his Ph.D. in December 2016, has received NIU's 2016-17 outstanding dissertation award in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. Mat's dissertation was entitled "Potent Legacies: The Transformation of Irish and Irish-American Politics, 1815-45" (Sean Farrell, director). He is currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Indianapolis.
Undergraduate Research and Artistry 2017 Prizes
- First Place URAD Arts, Education, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences Posters and First Place Humanities Award-Kathryn Voight, Poster #100, "Aufseherin: Female German Nazi Camp Guards and Post-War Justice”
- Third Place Humanities Award-Tyechia Price, Poster #106, "The History of Leis in Hawaii during Pre-Colonial, Colonial and the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance Eras"
2016-2017 Outstanding Women Student Awards
- Undergrad Student-Katy Voight
- Graduate Student-Jana Knezovic
2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
- M.A.- William Wojtkiewicz
- Ph.D.- Heeyoung Choi
- Professor Andrea Smalley was interviewed about her recent book Wild By Nature: North American Animals Confront Colonization on the Ben Franklin's World podcast.
- Professor Valerie Garver has just been elected to the Council of the Medieval Academy of America, the largest organization in the world promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, representing more than 3500 medievalists in North America and worldwide. Founded in 1925, the Academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum and awards prizes, grants, and fellowships.
- Professor Anne Hanley has received a Fulbright Fellowship and will be in residence in the Economics Department of the Universidade de São Paulo, Riberirão Preto campus, teaching a graduate seminar and conducting research on banking and credit in Brazil in the early twentieth century, from January to June 2019.
- Professor Eric Jones has been named Outstanding International Educator for 2017, joining previous recipients Professors Ismael Montana (2016) and Trude Jacobsen (2014).