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Awards and Honors

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history, was offered a fellowship in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

Carlos Reimers, assistant professor of architecture and planning, received an honorary mention in the UrbanLab International Competition awarded by the InterAmerican Development Bank in Washington, D.C. Reimers organized and co-led a team of students from the School of Architecture and Planning and the Pontifical Catholic University of the Dominican Republic. The team’s proposal for a low-income district of the City of Panama was ranked sixth out of 176 submissions.


On the Road

Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, delivered two lectures on the occasion of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in New York on Jan. 30 and 31. His lectures were titled “Are the Three Hierarchs Relevant Today?” and “Is Worship Important? The Contribution of the Three Hierarchs to the Liturgical Life of the Church.” He spoke Feb. 4 about “The Power of the Word: Preaching and Iconography in a Greek Orthodox Church” at the Center for Byzantine Material Arts in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history, presented the paper “Matilda of Tuscany and the Weight of the Carolingian Tradition” at a workshop on the Transformation of the Carolingian World, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna on Jan. 29.

Laura Mayhall, associate professor of history, gave two lectures in January at Stanford University. She spoke on “Susan Groag Bell’s Contributions to Garden History” at the Jan. 25 conference Susan Groag Bell (1926–2015): Pioneer in Women’s History, sponsored by the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She spoke Jan. 28 at the university’s Department of History on “‘It’s your face that is carrying you through!: Nancy Astor and Political Celebrity in Interwar Anglo-America.”

Anca Nemoianu, director of Intensive English and lecturer in English, gave an invited address Feb. 21 at the Embassy of Bangladesh during a multicultural event in honor of the Language Martyrs Day and the UNESCO International Mother Language Day.

Jennifer Paxton, clinical assistant professor of history, led a daylong Smithsonian seminar titled “Ireland and Britain: 800 Years of Conflict and Coexistence” on Jan. 30.

Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, delivered the plenary address “Wandering Legal Manuscripts: Their Texts, Margins, Illuminations and Glosses” at the National Library of Portugal on Feb. 25. He also gave a talk on “Jurisprudence of a Legitimate Defense” in continental European law and Anglo-American common law at the University of Lisbon Law School on Feb. 29.



Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, wrote “When a Column Speaks: The Liturgy of the Christian Parthenon,” published in Dumbarton Oaks Papers (Vol. 69).

Sharyn L. Battersby, associate professor of music and head of the Music Education Division, wrote the article “A Brief History of the Ward Method and the Importance of Revitalizing Gregorian Chant and The Ward Method in Parochial School Music Classrooms” for the winter issue of the journal Sacred Music.

Bradley Gregory, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, wrote the article “Isaiah 14 (LXX) as Narrative Template for Antiochus IV in 2 Maccabees 9,” published in The Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

The Mind and the Market, written by Jerry Muller, professor of history, was translated into Chinese by the Social Sciences Academic Press. He wrote the article “The Two Pluralisms: Adumbrations and Emendations” for the January issue of the journal Society.

W.J. Shepherd, associate archivist, wrote a review of Perry Jamieson’s book Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War for the March issue of America’s Civil War. He also wrote a review of Charles Bracelen Flood’s book First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew for Francis in World War I for the March issue of Military History.