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Graduate Student News and Updates

Ryan Gesme was awarded a place in the 2016 Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin with support from the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.


Thomas Lecaque, a history instructor at SUNY-Orange, recently accepted a position as assistant professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, starting fall 2017


Max Matherne was awarded a $1,200 Grant-In-Aid by the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Tennessee. He was awarded a 12-month residential fellowship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia


Brad Phillis won a Heckman Award from the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.


Will Rall received a short-term doctoral fellowship from the German Historical Institute in 2016, Washington DC.


Josh Sander won a summer travel grant from the Central European History Society for research at Amsterdam’s NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies.


J. Tomlin earned a short-term research fellowship at the Newberry Library.


Lydia Walker is finishing a year in Belgium at the University of Leuven on a Fulbright Fellowship, after which she will spend a few weeks at the American Academy in Rome as the UT Affiliated Fellow


The following students received awards at our annual banquet in April 2017.

  • Outstanding Student in Europeanist: Katie Kleinkopf
  • William B. Anderson Award (Military): Ryan Gesme
  • Lee Verstandig Award: Max Matherne
  • Charles O. Jackson Award: Josh Sander and Brad Phillis
  • Susan Becker Award for Excellence in Teaching: Josh Hodge
  • Public History Award: Max Matherne
  • Gender Studies Award: Michael Lynch
  • Thomas and Kathryn Shelton Award: J. Tomlin and Josh Sander
  • Walkup-Thurman Award: Josh Hodge
  • Bruce Wheeler Graduate Research Award: J. Tomlin
  • Galen Broker Award: Elizabeth Eubanks and Laura Roesch

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