Baylor University History Department presents the fortieth annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture, featuring Dr. Ethan H. Shagan, Professor of History at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Shagan will be speaking on "The Problems of Belief in Early Modern England". The first lecture, "How Belief Became Hard," will be on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 3:30-5:00, and the second lecture, "How Belief Became Free," will be on Tuesday, November 14, from 3:30-5:00. Both lectures will be held in Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer (H101).
Mark your calendars! Phi Alpha Theta’s annual book sale is on Monday and Tuesday, October 30 & 31, from 9am-4pm in Tidwell Lobby. Cash only, please.
Elise Leal, one of our PhD Candidates, won the Sidney E. Mead Prize for her essay, "All Our Children May be Taught of God”: Schools and the Roles of Childhood and Youth in Creating Evangelical Benevolence."

The Sidney E. Mead Prize is awarded by the American Society of Church History for best unpublished essay by a doctoral candidate or recent graduate. Further information may be found here:
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea L. Turpin, 2016 Guittard Book Award
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea L. Turpin, Associate Professor of History, for winning the 2016 Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship for her book, A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (Cornell University Press, 2016). A dinner reception was held on October 11, 2017 to recognize Dr. Turpin, the 2017-2018 Guittard Fellows, and the recipients of the Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship.

The Guittard Book Award was established in 2013 by Dr. Francis G. Guittard’s descendants to honor his legacy, to recognize and celebrate the high quality of published scholarship in the field of history produced by Baylor faculty and graduates of the Department of History, and to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Guittard family to the department. Dr. Francis G. Guittard taught at Baylor University from 1902 until his death in 1950. He helped organize the Department of History in 1910 and served as its chair for about 40 years.

Books eligible for the 2017 Guittard Book Award must have a publishing date between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017 and be authored by a current or emeritus Baylor History faculty member or by a graduate holding a degree in History from Baylor University.

2016 Guittard Book Award Winner:
Dr. Andrea L. Turpin

2017-2018 Guittard Fellows:
David Roach, Ph.D. Student
Julie Mullican, M.A. Student

2017-2018 Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship Recipients:
Carlton Barnett
Michael Lopez

To learn more about Dr. Francis G. Guittard and the Guittard Book Award, visit:
Congratulations to Dr. Bracy V. Hill, who won the 2017 Robert L. Reid Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. This award was established in 1992 in honor of Prof. Robert Reid, who taught history at Baylor from 1948-1992 and served as the chair of the History Department for 25 years. The Robert L. Reid Award is given to a faculty member in the Department of History for excellence in teaching, nominated by history majors.

Past recipients of this award include:
Dr. Jeffery Hamilton, 2007
Dr. Robert M. Baird, 2001
Dr. Richard B. Riley, 1997
Dr. Paul T. Armistead, 1996
Prof. Robert L. Reid, 1992
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