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.
2018-2019 T.H. BREEN FELLOWS
- Kevin BAKER—Conference convener: “Back to the Future: Visions of Tomorrow in World History”(Dissertation: “Word Processors: Computer Simulation, Global Environmentalism, and the Birth of Sustainable Development”)
- Jessica BIDDLESTONE—digital media (Dissertation: “France in Roman Africa: Antiquity and the Making of Empire in French Algeria and Tunisia 1830-1900”)
- Aram SARKISIAN—conference convener: “Walls and Bridges: Migration and Its Histories”(Dissertation: “The Cross Between Hammer and Sickle: Russian Orthodox Christians in the United States, 1908-1926”).
2018-2019 QUINN FELLOW in collaboration with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation
- Keith Allan CLARK II—dissertation on “Defining China: Beijing, Taipei, and the United Nations’ ‘China Seat,’ 1949-1992”
2017-18 T.H. Breen Fellows:
- Ryan BURNS—Digital media (dissertation: "Potential Protestants: Catholics, Conformity and Conversion in Early Modern Scotland, 1560-1780”)
- Bonnie ERNST—conference convener: “Resistance in History: From Transgression to Transformation” (dissertation: “Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan”)
- Emily Curtis WALTERS—conference convener: “Generations in History: Youth, Age, and Metrics of Cultural Change” (dissertation:
“”Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War?’: Warfare, Knowledge, and Generations in Britain, 1918-1945”).
2017-18 Quinn Fellow:
- Alexandra THOMAS—dissertation: “In Praise of Dracula: Giovanni Botero, Reason of State, and the Ottoman Empire”
For PAST Graduate Fellows, please scroll down to the bottom of the page
II. SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECTS
The CCHS supports summer fellowships/internships for graduate students collaborating with Evanston and Chicago institutions on history research projects.
In the summer of
2018 the Center is sponsoring 3 fellowships at the Chicago History Museum:
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
QUINN FELLOW: Yanqiu Zheng.
2015-2016--QUINN FELLOW--Teng Li and BREEN FELLOWS--Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, Nathaniel Mathews, and Sam Kling (digital and social media);
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;