Each year the Center has awarded full graduate fellowships to advanced students in the Department of History. The Center provides the stipend, while The Graduate School provides the tuition. A faculty committee within the department selects these scholars. Recipients are ordinarily excused from normal teaching duties and are expected to organize a one-day graduate conference with an outside keynote speaker, as well as to help manage other Center activities (see I).
In addition, the Center collaborates with Evanston and Chicago institutions to provide History graduate students with paid summer research projects (see II).
I. CCHS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
The three Center Graduate Fellows are now known as the T.H. BREEN Graduate Fellows, in honor of the founding Director of the Center and eminent colonial American historian, Timothy Hall Breen. The Center also co-sponsors one QUINN Fellowship in conjunction with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation.
II. SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECTS
The CCHS supports summer fellowships/internships for graduate students collaborating with Evanston and Chicago institutions on history research projects.
More on summer 2019 projects coming in Spring.
In the summer of
2018 the Center sponsored
In the summer of
Alvita AKIBOH—www.chicago00.org project on the Ferris Wheel and /or Union Station
Ryan BURNS—www.chicago00.org project on the World’s Columbian Exposition
Charlotte ROSEN— www.chicago00.org project on the DNC 1968.
In the summer of
2017 the Center sponsored
- The Evanston Digital Newspaper project (for the Evanston History Center, formerly the Evanston Historical Society: http://evanstonhistorycenter.org/)--Beth HEALEY
- Oral history at the Chicago History Museum (http://www.chicagohistory.org/)--Yuri DOOLAN
- Civil War theatrical project at the Chicago House Theatre (http://www.thehousetheatre.com/)--Gideon COHN-
POSTARand Ana ROSADO.
- Evanston Digital Newspaper project (for the Evanston History Center)-Bonnie ERNST
- Oral history at the Chicago History Museum (Muslim Chicago project)—Bennett JONES (History) and Will CALDWELL (Religious Studies)
- Post Civil War Reconstruction timeline (for an exhibition on transitions after civil wars, set up by Art Works Projects for Human Rights in Chicago)—Amanda KLEINTOP
In the summer of 2015 Samuel KLING started the Evanston Digital Newspaper project, while Andrew BAER won a 2014 summer graduate internship at the Chicago History Museum, where in collaboration with the CHM and Google Cultural Institute he curated the online exhibit “Chicago 1968: Law and Disorder,” which presents photographs, primary documents, and images of physical artifacts related to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968.
PAST GRADUATE FELLOWS
2017-2018 BREEN FELLOWS: Ryan Burns, Bonnie Ernst, and Emily Curtis Walters / QUINN FELLOW: Alexandra Thomas;
2016-2017 BREEN FELLOWS: Michael Falcone, Mariah Hepworth, and Matt June / QUINN FELLOW: Yanqiu Zheng;
2015-2016 BREEN FELLOWS: Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, Nathaniel Mathews, and Sam Kling (digital and social media) / QUINN FELLOW: Teng Li ;
2014-2015 BREEN FELLOWS: Alex Hobson, Charles Keenan, and Keith Rathbone;
2013-2014: Andrea Felber Seligman and Jesse Nasta;
2012-2013: Neal T. Dugre and Michael Martoccio;
2011-2012: Teri Chettiar and Peter Thilly;
2010-2011: Theresa (Terri) Keeley and Andrew Wehrman;
2009-2010: Fernando Carbajal and Andreana Prichard;
2008-2009: Anne Koenig and Marygrace Tyrrell;
2007-2008: Laurence (Lonnie) Robbins and Strother Roberts;
2006-2007: Bettina Hessler.