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News 2020 History Faculty Achievements

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Faculty Promotions

Four History faculty members were honored with named professorships and promotions by the University of Delaware Board of Trustees in June 2020. Rebecca Davis was named the Miller Family Endowed Early Career Professorship in History. Chair Alison Parker was named the Robert H. and Lydia Richards Chair of History. Owen White was promoted to professor and Jennifer Van Horn was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

Awards and Grants

Eve Buckley is one of 12 University of Delaware professors to receive a $15,000 merit-based grant by the Research office. Professor Buckley is working in five archives within the U.S. that hold the papers of individuals who were central to defining overpopulation when that first became a widespread global concern during the early decades of the Cold War. The research, the basis of a book-length study, will complement work she did two summers ago in northeast Brazil on the papers of physician and nutritionist Josué de Castro, a prominent opponent of overpopulation discourse from 1948 until his death in 1973.

Laura Helton won the Donald G. Davis Award from the ALA's Library History Round Table, in honor of the best article on North American library history for the past two years. Laura’s article, which honors Dorothy Porter's work at Howard University, has now been recognized by the three professional associations--MLA, AAIHS, and ALA--that together represent her areas of cross-disciplinary work: literary studies, African American history, and libraries and archives.

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Congratulations to our outstanding History faculty!

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  • University of Delaware
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