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Siegelbaum Contributes to Grad Institute, Geneva Publication

The Graduate Institute, Geneva (Switzerland) has published From Communism to Anti-Communism: Photographs from the Boris Souvarine Collection at the Graduate Institute, Geneva,  a very handsome coffee table book containing four contributions by me. The electronic version of the book can be accessed at

Siegelbaum Contributes to Sports History Handbook

Lewis Siegelbaum is happy to announce the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Sports History  (OUP, 2017) in which he and his son Sasu (the sports expert in the family) have a contribution – “Class and Sport” (pp. 429-444). This appears in Part VII. Reconsidering Established Categories and Contemplating New Ones. The volume also contains contributions from […]

Grad student Akil Cornelius awarded Fulbright

Graduate Student Akil Cornelius has been awarded a Fulbright IIE Fellowship for dissertation research in South Africa. Peter Alegi is the PhD advisor. The dissertation is tentatively titled “The Venda Armory: Warfare, Gender, and Technology in South Africa, 1820 to 1903.” Cornelius will undertake research in from January through December 2018. Abstract: From the start of […]

Grad Student Reyelts awarded IDRF

MSU History graduate student Tara Reyelts has received a prestigious Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program award, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Reyelts is one of seventy awardees selected from a total of 942 submitted applications from graduate students at 117 universities.  This year’s awardees represent thirty-three universities and ten disciplines: anthropology, area and cultural studies, […]

Jacobson and Tyrey Win Teaching Award

The Somers Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity in undergraduate teaching. Nominees are recommended by faculty and students for their strong ability to promote meaningful student-teacher interaction, as well as in creating a classroom environment that encourages active learning and critical thinking. […]