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June 9, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Updates on the Consortium’s fellows, events and members are available in the June 2016 Newsletter.

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May 9, 2016

Douglas O’Reagan takes up Postdoc at MIT

The Consortium wishes to congratulate Douglas O’Reagan (2012-2013 Dissertation Fellow) on his new post. In August 2016, O’Reagan will take up a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, consulting on the future of the digital humanities at MIT. O’Reagan holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Washington – Tri Cities.

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May 6, 2016

Ruth Rand publishes RAND Corporation document, accepts Mellon Postdoc at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Congratulations to Lisa Ruth Rand (2015-2016 Dissertation Writing Fellow), who recently accepted a 2016-2018 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rand’s recent publications include (with Dave Baiocchi) Good Seeing: Best Practices for Sustainable Operations at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (RAND Corporation, 2016) and a review of Turchetti and Roberts, eds., The Surveillance Imperative: Geosciences During the Cold War and Beyond, published in Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly 23 no. 1 (2016). She also has publications forthcoming in Isis, the Smithsonian Institution, and Physics World. In fall 2015, she was the featured guest on the Exploring Environmental History podcast, “Out of This World: Environmental History of Near-Earth Space.” She has recently presented papers at the Society for the History of Technology and the American Society for Environmental History.

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May 3, 2016

Call for Abstracts: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 2016

JAS-Med is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The 14th annual JASMed will be held in New York on September 30- October 1, 2016. We welcome student presentations on any topic and time period and especially hope to receive submissions that speak to this year’s theme of Organizing Medicine.  Abstracts are due by June 10, 2016. 

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May 1, 2016

Dora Vargha awarded AAHM’s J. Worth Estes Prize

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