New Article by Charles Sills Published!

Learn more about the American plunder of antiquities in Mandate Syria in Ph.D. student Charles Sills’ article "Cultural Imperialism and the American Scramble for Antiquities in Mandate Syria, 1920-1939." in the July 2023 issue of Middle Eastern Studies!

Charles' article can be found here!

Zeph Fleetwood Receives Silas Palmer Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate student Zeph Fleetwood for receiving the 2023 Silas Palmer Fellowship by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University!


Zeph will spend two weeks working with the William P. Clark papers, the personal papers of the former Secretary of the Interior and National Security Advisor in the Reagan Administration.

Ibrahim Anoba Receives 2023 Silas Palmer Fellowship

Second-year Ph.D. student Ibrahim Anọ́ba has been awarded the 2023 Silas Palmer Fellowship by The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He will spend two weeks working with the George D. Jenkins papers, a robust collection focused on southwestern Nigeria during the first half of the 20th century.

Nina Farnia Receives Julien Mezey Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to Nina Farnia, Assistant Professor at Albany Law School, UCD Ph.D. 2022!

She received the Julien Mezey Dissertation Prize by the Law & Humanities Association for her dissertation, "Imperialism in the Making of U.S. Law."

Charles Sills Accepts CASA Fellowship To Study In Morocco

Congratulations to graduate student Charles Sills, who has been awarded a prestigious Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellowship to study Arabic in Morocco!



The CASA Program is a highly selective Arabic immersion program that offers students with an advanced level of Arabic full scholarships for a year of intensive study. As a 2023-24 CASA Fellow, Charles will study in Meknes, Morocco.

Professor Kathy Olmsted Featured on C-Span

Interested in a class on conspiracy theories?


C-Span captured Professor Kathryn Olmsted's lecture on the "Red Scare" of the 1940's and 50's and how it evolved into a wide-ranging conspiracy theory.

Watch the lecture here.