History Department News

Pictures from Spring 2014 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Professor Hamm and Mariah Adin in regalia

Professor and History Department Chair, Richard F. Hamm and newly graduated PhD Mariah Adin.

Professor Hamm and Elizabeth Redkey in Regalia at Graduation

Professor and History Department Chair, Richard F. Hamm and newly graduated PhD Elizabeth Redkey.

Professor Zahavi and Kwinn Doran in Regalia

Professor and Director of Documentary Studies, Gerry Zahavi and newly graduated PhD Kwinn Doran.

January 2014
See Professor Kendra-Smith Howard discuss her just published book, Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), a look at the evolving history of milk since 1900.

June 2013
Richard Fogarty recipient of the 2012-2013 University Excellence in Academic Service Award, has also earned the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in in Faculty Service. Individuals can only be nominated for this SUNY system-wide award after winning the campus excellence in service award. There will be a ceremony in the Fall. A detailed description of Professor Fogarty's accomplishments is at http://www.albany.edu/cas/news_2013_presidents_excellence_awards.shtml

.April 2013
Allen Ballard
 recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Disability Resource Center.

March 2013
Richard Fogarty recipient of the 2012-2013 University Excellence in Academic Service Award.

February 2013
Assistant Professor David Hochfelder publishes book The Telegraph in America, 1832 – 1920 (2012, The Johns Hopkins University Press). See more about Prof. Hochfelder.

Assistant Professor Michitake Aso wins dissertation prize. Forest Without Birds: Science, Environment, and Health in French Colonial Vietnam wins the 2013 Young Scholars Prize from the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, Division of History of Science and Technology. The prize is given out every four years. Aso plans to travel to Manchester England for the Congress in July to give a talk about the dissertation and accept the prize. See more about Prof. Aso's award.

January 2013
Assistant Professor Ryan Irwin publishes book Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order (Oxford University Press, 2012)

December 2012
Patrick Nold recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

October 2012
Professor John Monfasani published book: Bessarion Scholasticus: A Study of Cardinal Bessarion’s Latin Library (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012)

April 2012
Richard F. Hamm recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Disability Resource Center.

Barry Trachtenberg recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Disability Resource Center.

Forgive us for boasting: but our faculty have recently won an extraordinary number of College, University, and State University of New York awards for both research and teaching.
All are to be congratulated, but especially John Monfasani who was raised to the rank of State University of New York Distinguished Professor. The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon faculty having achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within the individual’s chosen field through significant contributions to their research and scholarship. It is the highest rank in the University system and the department is delighted one of our own has achieved it

Graham Barker-Benfield – 2011-2012 University at Albany's Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award.

Iris Berger - 2010-2011 University at Albany’s Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Award and the 2011-2012 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Richard Fogarty - 2011-2012 College of Arts and Science Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.

Susan Gauss - 2011-2012 University at Albany's Excellence Award in Teaching by Full-Time Faculty and the 2011-2012 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Laura Wittern-Keller - 2011 2012- University at Albany's Excellence Award in Teaching by Part-Time (inaccurately named) Faculty.

And congratulations to Carl Bon Tempo, recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Fall 2012 - Meet the newest members of the History Department faculty!

 

Michitake Aso, Assistant Professor, joins the Department of History having recently completed a post doctoral fellowship at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He received his doctorate in the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research and teaching interests include the global environment and environmenta l history, with a specific focus on how colonialism, science, technology, politics and a region’s natural and social landscapes affect the natural environment and human health.

 

Kori Graves joins the Department of History as an assistant professor; She received her doctorate in History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and comes from her most recent position at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Her research and teaching interests include intercultural gender and women’s history, and the history of the African-American family—specifically, the interplay between cultural, social and political dimensions of inter-ethnic adoptions.

 

Ryan Irwin will join the History Department in January 2013 as Assistant Professor from his current position at Yale University as Associate Director of International Security Studies. He received his doctorate in History at Ohio State University. His research interests include U.S. and world history, human rights, apartheid and the history of race, decolonization and nationalism, geopolitics and territorialism, political economy, the legacies of colonialism in race and ethnicities and transnational social activism.

 

Monica Kim, will join the History Department after completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in History from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her research interests include Comparative imperialisms; history of Asian-Americans; colonialism in Korea in the context of the Korean War and interrogation practices in prisoner of war camps; and the history of race in the American military.