2018 Golz Winner: Charlotte Youkilis '20

2018 Golz Winner: Charlotte Youkilis '20

In its fifth year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded Charlotte Youkilis '20 funding to produce a short documentary film that traces the history of soul food in Harlem, New York. The film will focus on Harlem’s demographic and residential history as it relates to the development of soul food cuisine. Youkilis plans to conduct filmed interviews with Harlem chefs and restaurant-owners, as well as incorporate historical footage from The Schomburg Center’s Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division in Harlem.
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2018 Golz Winner: Artur Kalandarov '20

2018 Golz Winner: Artur Kalandarov '20

With funding from the Golz Fellowship, Artur Kalandarov '20 will intern at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law this summer. Kalandarov is conducting research and fact checking on national security issues for the think tank, which publishes articles and reports, and also holds conferences that bring specialists and historians together to discuss current events in the national security field. He has been doing research on several different topics, such as the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, and the trials of 9/11 terrorists currently held at Guantanamo.
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2018 Golz Winner: Noah Keates '20

2018 Golz Winner: Noah Keates '20

Noah Keates ’20 is using the Golz fellowship to research and write a feature-length historical fiction screenplay about the Pro Caelio, a prolific Roman courtroom speech made by the great lawyer and orator, Cicero. Hia goal in this screenplay is to modernize the politics and narratives of the Ancient Rome film genre by taking influence from The West Wing and other modern political dramas. The political strife in the crumbling Roman Republic in which Cicero lived is strikingly similar to societal tensions we witness every day in 2018 and he is excited to illuminate these parallels through my dialogue. He will be working under the supervision of Classics professor Michael Nerdahl to intensely research the nuances of this historical moment and create both an engaging and educational document.
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2017 Golz Winner: Harry DiPrinzio '18

2017 Golz Winner: Harry DiPrinzio '18

In its fourth year, the Golz Fellowship awarded Harry DiPrinzio '18 funding to research the history of farming programs in Maine correctional facilities. Specifically interested in the foundations of prison farm and garden programs, DiPrinzio researched the initial objectives and functions of these programs, focusing on the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Thomaston, Maine. Throughout the summer, he analyzed annual prison reports and visited the facility to interview staff and observe its farm operations. 
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2016 Craig A. McEwen Student Research Fellowship Winner: Elle Lueders '18

2016 Craig A. McEwen Student Research Fellowship Winner: Elle Lueders '18

The Craig A. McEwen Student Research Fellowship in the Social Sciences has awarded Elle Lueders '18 funding to conduct archival and ethnographic research on two declining mill towns in Western Maine, Rumford and Jay. Lueders is interested in the deindustrialization of these once-thriving mill towns, aiming to explore the differences between townspeople's personal memories of the mill and the official narratives put out by the mills' leadership, state agencies, environmental organizations, and union leaders. She hopes to eventually write a long-form piece of journalism about her findings and publish it. 

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2016 Golz Winner: Sophie Binenfeld '17

2016 Golz Winner: Sophie Binenfeld '17

In its third year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded Sophie Binenfeld '17 funding to pursue an internship with the Center for Jewish History in New York City. She will research and fact-check for exhibits and publications, as well as gain experience in working at an archive. Additionally, she plans to research the role of Jewish leftists in the United States during the Cold War, specifically focusing on the anti-Semitism they experienced.

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2016 Golz Winner: Nate Forlini '18

2016 Golz Winner: Nate Forlini '18

In its third year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded Nate Forlini '18 funding to pursue research of censorship over an extended timeline of contemporary American History through the analysis of the editorials of sensitive material in Doonesbury. Forlini hopes his contributions and interest in this project will complement Professor David Hecht's Cold War focus on the comic and editorials.

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2015 Golz Winner: Christian Zavardino '17

2015 Golz Winner: Christian Zavardino '17

In its second year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded Christian Zavardino '17 funding to pursue two projects. The first, at the Statue of Liberty National Monument, related to the preservation of history and character of the United States' national parks. The second, at the Oyster Bay Historical Society, related to the preservation of the history of the small town of Oyster Bay, mostly dealing with historical collection reorganization and improvement. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz '56 in memory of his father.

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2014 Golz Winner: Lara Adoumie '16

2014 Golz Winner: Lara Adoumie '16

In its first year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded two students funding to pursue a project related to their study of history. Lara Adoumie '16 will be researching a project entitled "The Private Politics of India's Partition: Exploring Female Agency in the Face of Violence. The Alfred E. Golz Fellowships support research opportunities and internships for History majors and minors during the summer months. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz '56 in memory of his father.
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2014 Golz Winner: Matthew Liptrot '16

2014 Golz Winner: Matthew Liptrot '16

In its first year, the Golz Fellowship has awarded two students funding to pursue a project related to their study of history. Matthew Liptrot '16 will be interning this summer at the Pejepscot Historical Society. The Alfred E. Golz Fellowships support research opportunities and internships for History majors and minors during the summer months. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz '56 in memory of his father.
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Three History Majors Have Received Fulbright Grants!

Congratulations to the three history majors who have received Fulbright grants for 2015-16! Andrea Noble ’15 will be teaching English in Ecuador. She also wants to engage in local spiritual and religious practices, such as shamanic ceremonies, while sharing her knowledge of yoga and meditation. Anna Nutter ’11 will teach English in Ukraine. She would also like to start a youth photography club that focuses on what it means to be a Ukrainian, returning with some of the prints to hold an exhibition in the U.S. Jennifer Goetz '15 will be teaching English to Russian university students. Additionally, she will be undertaking a small research project continuing her thesis on Soviet photography, focusing on the photography of whichever small city she is in.
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Interview with Edward Mahabir '15

Interview with Edward Mahabir '15

This project interested me because I want to examine how people perceive their past, and how that perception influences their national pride and identity. To research that, I want to look at two historical figures, Catherine the Great and Nicholas II, each of whom represented crucial moments and identities in Russian History. I'm going to examine different biographies, relying as much as possible on Russian sources.
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Interview with Sarah Levin '13

Interview with Sarah Levin '13

I have been researching medieval and early modern gynecological and obstetrical texts. I am looking specifically at the ways in which male physicians wrote about women and their bodies. In the works I have surveyed, I have come across a very clear tradition of misogyny and I am investigating how these attitudes towards women would have impacted everyday medical practice. Click here for Sarah's interview.
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Interview with Jenny Goetz '15

Interview with Jenny Goetz '15

Professor Roberts is currently working on a project about how the lives of French Enlightenment savants intersected with their public lives. I started my project by investigating if the trends she discovered in France also occurred in 18th century Britain. From there, I narrowed my topic to just the eccentric Lunar Society, a philosophical society in British Midlands. Click here for Jenny's interview.
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