Allitt’s Insights on the History of U.S. City Life Featured on ‘The Great Courses Daily’

Dr. Patrick N. Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History, has contributed eight lecture series to the website The Great Courses. Each day the editors of that site apply content from one of their courses to a current event making headlines. This past week they featured content from Allitt’s “History of the United States” course for a piece entitled “COVID-19 Prompts Look at the Past and Future of City Life.”

History Faculty and Students Receive Grants from The Halle Institute for Global Research

Over the past academic year History Department faculty and graduate and undergraduate students received numerous grants from Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Research. View the History Department awardees and their projects below, and see the full list of Halle grant recipients from across Emory’s campuses.

URC-Halle International Research Award:

  • Astrid M. Eckert – “Germany and the Global Commons: Environment, Diplomacy, and the Market”
  • Pablo Palomino – “Carnivore Capitalism: A Global Cultural History of Argentine Beef”

Halle-CFDE Global Atlanta Innovative Teaching (GAIT) Grant:

Undergraduate Global Research Fellows, 2020-21:

  • Nayive Gaytán – “Disappearing Acts?: Pueblos Mágicos and the Politics of Erasure,” Emory College of Arts and Sciences: Spanish and History

Graduate Global Research Fellows, 2020-21:

  • Georgia Brunner – “Cultivating a Nation: Gender and the Political Economies of Nationalism in Late Colonial Rwanda”

Dudziak and Fellow Contributing Authors Discuss ‘World War II and the West It Wrought’ (Stanford UP, 2020) in Virtual Event

Prof. Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, is a contributing author of the new book World War II and the West It Wrought (Stanford University Press, 2020). Dudziak recently participated in an webinar with the volume’s contributors: Mark Brilliant, Geraldo L. Cadava, Matthew Dallek, Jared Farmer, David M. Kennedy, Daniel J. Kevles, Rebecca Jo Plant, Gavin Wright, and Richard White. See the event, streamed on YouTube, below:



Palomino Publishes ‘The Invention of Latin American Music’ with Oxford UP


Dr. Pablo Palomino, Assistant Professor of Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Mellon Faculty Fellow at Oxford College, has published The Invention of Latin American Music: A Transnational History with Oxford University Press. The book charts how distinct musical styles of geographically and ethnically heterogeneous regions came to fall under the single category of “Latin American Music” by the mid-twentieth century. Palomino’s transnational study captures how music was a privileged field for the construction and dissemination of Latin Americanness throughout the region and in global cultural marketplaces. Read a review of The Invention of Latin American Music from Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Samuel N. Harper Professor of History at The University of Chicago, below.

“‘Latin America’, Palomino shows, was never a distinctive and coherent song or symphony; it has been a contentious key to play sundry very local and very global cultural trends. Palomino provides the first and best more-than-national account of the lasting background music of the 20th century, whose Latin Americanness was neither in the non-Westernness nor in the uniqueness of its musical scores or lyrics, but in the very struggle to play notes, to sing feelings, this way today, that other way tomorrow, producing thus collective memories which, albeit never wholly Latin American, gradually fulfilled Joaquim Nabuco’s old sense of being: ‘We are but a drop of water in the ocean. Let us be cognizant that we are water droplets, but let us also be aware that we are ocean.'” — Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Samuel N. Harper Professor of History, The University of Chicago

Lipstadt Receives Exemplary Teacher Award


Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Lipstadt on receiving Emory’s 2020 Exemplary Teacher Award (formerly known as the Scholar/Teacher Award) for transformational teaching and public scholarship. Lipstadt is Associated Faculty in the History Department and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies in the Department of Religion and The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. The award is one of the top honors given to faculty at Emory.

Michael A. Elliott, dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Charles Howard Candler Professor of English, nominated Lipstadt for the award, writing: “As an historian, public intellectual, teacher and mentor, her tireless commitment to scholarly rigor and to social justice are expressed in her astonishing level of service to the university, and to the broader community, all of which she models to her students.” Read a full profile of Listadt, authored by the Emory News Center’s Kimber Williams, here: “Lipstadt receives Exemplary Teacher Award for transformational teaching and public scholarship.”

Armstrong-Partida Publishes Co-Edited Volume ‘Women and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia’

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Associate Professor of History, on the publication of the co-edited volume Women and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (University of Nebraska Press). Armstrong-Partida’s collaborators are Alexandra Guerson (University of Toronto) and Dana Wessell Lightfoot (University of Norther British Columbia). The twelve-essay collection features groundbreaking work on the lives of women from a range of socioeconomic and religious positions in premodern Iberian societies. Elizabeth S. Cohen, Professor Emerita at York University, writes that “This well-conceived volume gathers and fruitfully juxtaposes fresh material from many sites and communities and provides an entrée into the specialized research of a rich range of scholars.”  Read more about Women and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia on the University of Nebraska page.

History Major Zaynab Said Receives Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship at NYU School of Law

History major Zaynab Said graduated in December with a BA in History with a concentration in law, economics, and human rights, and Arabic. This fall Zaynab will attend the NYU School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar. Read more about Zaynab’s background and this exciting next chapter on our “What’s Next?” series on Facebook.

History Major Kendall Chan (20C) Wins Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship


Senior Kendall Chan, a history and political science double major, has won a Robert T. Jones, Jr. scholarship at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The Emory Report featured Chan as an outstanding graduate from the Class of 2020. Read their feature, which includes quotations from her former teacher and department advisor Astrid M. Eckert: “Delving into questions points Emory College grad to in-depth policy work.”