Congratulations are in order for UConn History PhD candidate, Nicole Breault. In the past year, Nicole received fellowships from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and The Huntington Library. Nicole can add another impressive honor to her already long list of grants and fellowships. Nicole was named the David Center for the American Revolution Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia for 2021-2022. She will spend the next year in Philadelphia researching, writing, and finishing her dissertation.
Well done, Nicole, and congrats on another impressive feat. You do UConn History proud and are a model for graduate student excellence.
History conferences are no doubt different these days, but even in virtual and online spaces, they still honor excellent historical scholarship. And that’s certainly the case with UConn History PhD student Constance Holden.
Constance’s paper, “Black Visibility and Whitened Modernity: Constructing Argentine Nationalism in Caras y Caretas, 1898-1910,” for Virginia Tech’s Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Research Conference won the Brian Bertoti Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship.
Well done, Constance, and congratulations on this incredible honor! Keep up the great work and making UConn History proud.
It’s that time again: the announcement of the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute (UCHI) Fellows.
Once again, UConn History is well represented. Please join us in congratulating Professor Micki McElya, Associate Professor Fiona Vernal, and PhD candidate Erik Freeman for receiving 2021-2022 UCHI Fellowships. As a UCHI Fellow, Professor McElya will work on the project, “No More Miss America! How Protesting the 1968 Pageant Changed a Nation.” For Professor Vernal, her UCHI Fellowship means working on “Hartford Bound: Mobility, Race, and Identity in the Post-World War II Era (1940-2020).” And as a Draper Dissertation Fellow, Freeman will work towards the completion of his doctoral dissertation, “The Mormon International: Communitarian Politics and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1890.”
Well done, folks, and we look forward to seeing and hearing more about these exciting projects.