University at Buffalo Department of History

Recent Faculty Accomplishments


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MAJOR PRIZES AND AWARDS

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Susan Cahn

  • Best Book in Sport History, North American Society for Sport History, 1995

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Jonathan Dewald

  • Leo Gershoy Book Prize, American Historical Association, 1994

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David Gerber

  • Herbert Gutman Prize for the best book in American Social History published by the University of Illinois Press (1990)
  • SUNY Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1991)
  • Owen Augspurger Award For Contributions To Local History (1997)
  • Carelton Qualey Best Article Prize, Journal of American Ethnic History, 2000

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Hal Langfur

  • Conference on Latin American History Prize for articles published in the field of Latin American History for his article,“Moved by Terror: Frontier Violence as Cultural Exchange in Late-Colonial Brazil,” Ethnohistory 52:2 (spring 2005), 255-280.

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Sasha Pack

  • Society For Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies' Best First Book Award (2004-06) for his book Tourism and Dictatorship: Europe's Peaceful Invasion of Franco's Spain (Palgrave, 2006)

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Gail Radford

  • OAH Binkley-Stephenson Award for best article in Journal of American History in 2003

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Erik R. Seeman

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Intrafraternity Council, University of California at Irvine, 1996

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Tamara Plakins Thornton

  • Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001

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Liana Vardi

  • Koren Prize, Best Article in French History, Society for French Historical Studies, 1994

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MAJOR FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

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James Bono

  • Folger Institute, Washington, D.C., 2003
  • National Science Foundation Grant, 1999-2000
  • Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, 1997-98
  • Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, 1997-98 (declined)

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Susan Cahn

  • Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 1997-98

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Andreas Daum

  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2001-2
  • Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Columbia University, 2001-2 (declined)
  • Thyssen Fellowship, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2001-2 (declined)

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Jonathan Dewald

  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: Member, School of Historical Studies, 1994-95
  • National Humanities Center, 1994-95 (declined)

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Jennifer L. Gaynor

  • Cornell University's Society for the Humanities for the 2008-2009

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David Gerber

  • Fulbright Fellow to Poland, Jagiellonian University, 2005
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2002-3 (declined)

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Hal Langfur

       •  National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago, 2012

.      • R. David Parsons / Donald L. Saunders Research Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University in Providence, RI, 2013

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Patricia Mazón

  • Mazón, Patricia M., Federal Chancellor’s Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1995-96

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Gail Radford

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 2004-05
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for University Teachers, Spring 1999
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Fall 1999
  • Center for Domestic and Comparative Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1997

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Erik R. Seeman

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for University Teachers, 2001-2
  • Fulbright Fellow to Barbados, University of the West Indies Cave Hill, 2005.

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Tamara Plakins Thornton

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for University Teachers, 1993-94

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Liana Vardi

  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: Member, School of Historical Studies,, 2000-1
  • Stanford Humanities Center, 2000-1 (declined)
  • Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, 1994-95

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Jason Young

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship, 2005-2006

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BOOKS PUBLISHED

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James Bono

  • (co-editor), Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Frontiers of the Twenty-First Century (Kluwer, 2000)
  • The Word of God and the Languages of Man: Interpreting Nature in Early Modern Science and Medicine. Vol. 1, Ficino to Descartes (University of Wisconsin Press, 1995)

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Susan Cahn

  • Sexual Reckonings: Southern Girls in a Troubling Age (Harvard University Press, 2007
  • Women and Sports in the United States: A Documentary Reader edited by Susan K. Cahn and Jean O'Reilly (Northeastern University Press, 2007)
  • Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women’s Sport (Free Press, 1994; Harvard University Press, 1995)

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Andreas Daum

  • Wissenschaftspopularisierung im 19. Jahrhundert: Bürgerliche Kultur, Naturwissenschaftliche Bildung und die Deutsche Öffentlichkeit, 1848-1914 [Popularizing Science in the Nineteenth Century: Civil Culture, Scientific Education, and the Public Sphere in Germany, 1848-1914] (Oldenbourg, Germany, 1998; 2nd, enlarged paperback edition, 2002)
  • (co-editor), America, the Vietnam War and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
  • (co-editor), Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000 : Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities (Cambridge University Press, 2005) with Christof Mauch
  • Kennedy in Berlin: Politik, Kultur und Emotionen im Kalten Krieg [Kennedy in Berlin: Politics, Culture, and Emotions in the Cold War] (Schöningh, Germany, 2003; Cambridge UP 2007)

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Roger Des Forges

  • The Asian World, 600-1500, co-authored with John S. Major (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • Cultural Centrality and Political Change in Chinese History: Northeast Henan in the Fall of the Ming (Stanford University Press, 2003)
  • (co-editor), Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989: Chinese and American Reflections (SUNY Press, 1993)
  • Hsi-liang and the Chinese National Revolution (Yale, 1973)

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Jonathan Dewald

  • Lost Worlds: The Emergence of French Social History, 1815-1970 (Penn State University Pess, 2006)
  • (editor-in-chief), Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, 6 vols. (Scribner’s, 2003)
  • The European Nobility, 1400-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715 (University of California Press, 1993)
  • The Formation of a Provincial Nobility: The Magistrates of the Parlement of Rouen, 1499-1610 (Princeton University Press, 1980)
  • Pont-St-Pierre, 1398-1789: Lordship, Community, and Capitalism in Early Modern France (University of California Press, 1987)

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The late Richard E. Ellis

  • Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the Young Republic (Oxford UP, 2007)
  • Andrew Jackson (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2002)
  • The Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy. States’ Rights and the Nullification Crisis (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987)
  • The Jefferson Crisis: Courts and Politics in the Young Republic (New York. Oxford University Press, 1971

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David Gerber

  • Authors Of Their Own Lives:Personal Correspondence In The Lives Of Nineteenth Century British Immigrants To The United States (New York University Press, 2006)
  • The Making Of An American Pluralism: Buffalo, New York, 1825-1860 (University Of Illinois Press, 1989)
  • Black Ohio And The Color Line (University Of Illinois Press, 1976)
  • (co-editor) American Immigration and Ethnicity: A Reader (Palgrave, 2005) with Alan Kraut
  • (co-editor) Letters Across Borders: The Personal Correspondence Of International Immigrants (Palgrave, 2006) with Bruce Elliott and Suzanne Sinke

  • (editor), Disabled Veterans in History (University of Michigan Press, 2000)
  • (co-editor), Identity, Community, and Pluralism in American Life: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • (co-editor), The Rise and Fall of a Frontier Entrepreneur: Benjamin Rathbun, “Master Builder and Architect” (Syracuse University Press, 1996)

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Hal Langfur

  • The Forbidden Lands: Colonial Identity, Frontier Violence, and the Persistence of Brazil's Eastern Indians, 1750-1830 (Stanford University Press, 2006)

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Patricia Mazón

  • Gender and the Modern Research University: The Admission of Women to German Higher Education, 1865-1914 (Stanford University Press, 2003)
  • (co-editor) Not So Plain as Black and White: Afro-German History and Culture, 1890-2000 (forthcoming from University of Rochester Press) with Reinhild Steingrover

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Patrick F. McDevitt

  • May the Best Man Win: Sport, Masculinity and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

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Sasha Pack

  • Tourism and Dictatorship: Europe's Peaceful Invasion of Franco's Spain (Palgrave, 2006)

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Gail Radford

  • Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

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Claire S. Schen

  • Charity and Lay Piety in Reformation London, 1500-1620 (Ashgate, St. Andrews University, 2002)

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Erik R. Seeman

  • Pious Persuasions: Laity and Clergy in Eighteenth-Century New England (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)
  • (co-editor) The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000 (Prentice-Hall, April 2006) with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

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Ramya Sreenivasan

  • The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen: Heroic Pasts in Indian History c. 1500-1900 (Permanent Black New Delhi and University of Washington Press, 2007.)

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Kristin Stapleton

  • Civilizing Chengdu: Chinese Urban Reform, 1895-1937. (Harvard University Asia Center, 2000)
  • Kenneth Hammond and Kristin Stapleton, eds. The Human Tradition in Modern China. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)
  • P.P. Karan and Kristin Stapleton, eds. The Japanese City. (University Press of Kentucky, 1998)

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Tamara Plakins Thornton

  • Handwriting in America: A Cultural History (Yale University Press, 1996)
  • Cultivating Gentlemen: The Meaning of Country Life among the Boston Elite, 1785-1860 (Yale University Press, 1989)

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Liana Vardi

  • The Land and the Loom: Peasants and Profit in Northern France, 1680-1800 (Duke University Press, 1993)

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Jason Young

  • Rituals of Resistance: African Atlanti Religion in Kongo and the Lowcountry South in the Era of Slavery (LSU Press, 2007)

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SCHOLARLY JOURNALS AND PRESSES

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James Bono

  • Editor, Configurations, 1992-
  • Editorial Board, Studies in Science and Culture, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998-
  • Editorial Board, Literature and Science series, University of Michigan Press, 1993-

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Susan Cahn

  • Series Editor, Women in American History, University of Illinois Press, 2002-
  • Editorial Consultant Board, Feminist Studies, 2001-
  • Board of Associate Editors, Journal of Women's History, 1998-2001
  • Advisory Board, Sport and Leisure Series, Syracuse University Press, 1995-98
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Sport History, 1992-94

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David Gerber

  • Editorial Board, Reviews in American History, 1998-
  • Editorial Board, Journal Of American Ethnic History

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Patrick F. McDevitt

  • Co-Editor (with C. Schen), Journal of British Studies, incorporating Albion. 2005-
  • Guest editor, (R.I. Jobs), Journal of Social History special issue, ?Kith and Kin: Personal Relationships and Cultural Practice, 1830-1980? Vol. 29, Number 2, December 2005.

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Gail Radford

  • North American book review editor, Urban History, 1997-

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Claire S. Schen

  • Co-Editor (with P. McDevitt), Journal of British Studies, incorporating Albion. 2005-

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Tamara Plakins Thornton

  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Early Republic, 1999-

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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  • Bono, James, History of Science Society, Schuman Prize Committee, Member, 2003-4; Chair, 2005
  • Bono, James, American Association for the History of Medicine, Council Member, 1999-2002
  • Bono, James, Society for Literature and Science, President, 1993-95
  • Dewald, Jonathan, New York State Association of European Historians, President, 2000-2001
  • Dewald, Jonathan, New York State Association of European Historians, Vice President, 1999-2000
  • Gerber, David, Immigration and Ethnic History Society Salutos Prize Committee, Chair, 2001
  • Gerber, David, American Historical Association Rudwick Prize Committee, Member, 1993-95
  • Gerber, David, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Executive Board, 1991-94
  • Radford, Gail, Organization of American Historians Leopold Prize Committee, Chair, 2000-2002
  • Radford, Gail, Urban History Association, Director, 1997-1999
  • Sreenivasan, Chairperson, South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 2009-2011
  • Stinger, Charles, American Historical Association Marraro Prize Committee, Member, 2002-6
  • Thornton, Tamara P., Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Gray Prize Committee, Member, 2000

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