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Congratulations are in order for both Professors Michael Rembis and Camilo Trumper, who have recently announced new publications and prizes. Professor Michael Rembis has co-edited a handbook, The Oxford Handbook of Disability History, which will be published by Oxford University Press in July. Professor Camilo Trumper, who joined the department this spring, has won several prizes for his recent book, entitled Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile, including the Best Book Award, Historia Reciente y Memoria Section, Latin American Studies Association,  the Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize from the New England Council of Latin American Studies, the Best Book Prize in the Humanities from the Latin American Studies Association Southern Cone Studies Section,  and the Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize from the Southern Historical Assocation, Latin American and Caribbean Section (Honorable Mention). 
The Department of History held its 31st annual departmental graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 19. It was a wonderful time for faculty, students, and families to come together to celebrate our wonderful and talented History majors. The faculty announced their annual awards and scholarship winners. Lauren Kacherski was named the Outstanding Senior of 2018. Corrine Cardinale's honors thesis,  "A Penny for Your Rags: Rag Pickers and the Paper Industry in the Later 19th Century," won the Honors Thesis Prize. Samuel Trzaska and Elizabeth Hart both received an Honorable Mention for their honors theses. Victoria Gagliardi won the 2018 Seminar Paper prize. Madeline Chiarella won the John D. Mulligan & Family Scholarship. Kelly Brown received the John T. Horton Scholarship of 2018, and Christiana Johnson received the Julius W. Pratt Scholarship, the Milton Plesur Scholarship, and the Selig Adler Scholarship. Congratulations to all! 
Our graduating MA students, and some of our graduating Honors undergraduates, gathered on Friday, May 11 to share their research as part of our annual MA Colloquium. Will Kawalec presented his research on slave resistance in the antebellum South, Xuening Kong shared her research on education in China, Joshua Keil discussed his work on military music and homesickness during the Civil War, and Patrick Nash presented work from his thesis on the Korean War. Honors Thesis writers Colleen Grabar, Lauren Kacherski, and Corrine Cardinale also shared the products of their thesis research. 

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