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Michael Lynch, whose dissertation research was supported by the Filson Historical Society in Kentucky, an Archie K. Davis fellowship from the North Caroliniana Society, and a fellowship at the David Library of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania, is now the Director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and Instructor of History at Lincoln Memorial University.


Max Matherne has also racked up the awards. He won a Friends of the American Philosophical Society Fellowship in Early American History, a major national fellowship and a first for our graduate program. Max was also awarded a Dirksen Congressional Research Award.

Closer to home, in 2017-2018 three of the four graduate students fellowship at the UT Humanities were awarded to history doctoral students Bradley Phillis and Lydia Walker, who both recently defended their dissertations (congratulations doctors!) and Brittany Poe. They were joined at the UT Humanities Center by Katie Kleinkopf, the Marco Institute’s Haslam Dissertation Fellow. Our graduate students continue to be successful as Max Matherne and Josh Hodges will be doctoral fellows at the UT Humanities Center next year.

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