Current Research Grants

The Department of Historical Studies takes pride in the breadth and depth of the research being carried on by its faculty members, as well as in the success of its faculty in obtaining research grants.  Many of these grants provide opportunities for the employment of students (both graduate and undergraduate) as research assistants.

Below is a list of the Department's currently funded research initiatives.

Faculty

Grant

BENDLIN, ANDREAS

 

  • Migration and religious pluralism in imperial Rome
  • Religious Violence? Reconsidering the Imperial Motives Behind the Violence against Christ Followers

BROWN, ELSPETH

 

 

  • “LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory"
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute
  • Transgender History and Queer Archives

 

CHRUBASIK, BORIS

 

Field Research and Museums of Israel

 

COLEMAN, KEVIN

 

  • The Rafael Platero Paz Photobook
  • Visualizing the Americas: Photography, the United Fruit Company, and Seeing from Latin America and the Caribbean

 

 

COWAN, MAIRI

 

  • Géopolitique religieuse dans le monde moderne, 1500-1800
  • Witches and Magicians in This Country: Witchcraft and Demonic Possession in Seventeenth-Century Quebec

EMMRICH, CHRISTOPH

SSHRC Insight Grant: “Once the Buddha was a Girl. Girl Children and Young Women as Religious Agents Between Burma and Nepal”

HANSSEN, JENS

 

  • German and Jewish Echoes in 20th.-century Arab Thought
  • With Schumpeter and Luxemburg in fin de siècle Cairo

IRANI, AYESHA

 

The Making of Bengali Islam: Translation and Conversion on an Islamic Frontier

KASTURI, MALAVIKA

  • The ‘Lost’ Mughal Pensioners of Banaras
  • The ‘Lost’ Mughal Pensioners of Banaras: ‘Diasporic Families, Urban History and Memory in South Asia, Eighteen Century to the Present

KWEE, HUI KIAN

 

Long-Distance Trade and Institutional Development Beyond Europe

 

LAM, TONG

Modern Ruinscapes and Globalization in China, Japan, and the United States

MACARTHUR, JULIE

  • American Historical Association Annual Conference
  • New Wave in African Cinema

RAO, AJAY

 

Religious Materiality in the Indian Ocean World, 1300-1800

REVERMANN, MARTIN

SSHRC Insight Grant: “Brecht and Greek Tragedy”

RUBINCAM, CATHERINE

 

Quantifying mentalities:  Comparison of ancient and modern historians' numeric practices

RUFFLE, KAREN

Religious Materiality in the Indian Ocean World, 1300-1800

TAHMASEBI-BIRGANI, VICTORIA

 

  • Digital Activism & Iranian LGBTQ Movement in Diaspora
  • Women’s Dissent in Iran: The Intersections of Ethics, Politics and Gender

VIRANI, SHAFIQUE

  • Early Research Award Program: “Digital Media and Humanities Synergy: A Model of Heroes and Communities in Pir Sabzali’s Journey to the Roof of the World”
  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “Model of Heroes and Communities in Pir Sabzali's Journey to the Roof of the World: Ismaili Muslim Studies and Digital Humanities”
  • Sabbatical Research Travel

WITTMANN, REBECCA

SSHRC Insight Grant: “Confronting the Past in Postwar Germany”