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Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Indiana University doctoral candidates awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowships

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Feb. 26, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University doctoral candidates Lauren Cordes Tate and Jamie Warren have been awarded research fellowships by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which helps scholars conduct research in New York City.

Lauren Tate

Lauren Tate

Tate will conduct research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for her dissertation "Pioneering Black Identity on the American Frontier." Warren will use the Gilder Lehrman Collection at the New-York Historical Society to conduct research for her dissertation project "Final Passage: Intimacy, Power and Death on Antebellum Plantations."

"The fellowship awards are just one of many examples of the talented graduate students we have at Indiana University," said James Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School at IU. " This is not only a huge honor for the graduate students, but is also an honor for their departments and IU. I'm thrilled that Lauren and Jamie are being awarded and honored with the Gilder Lehrman Fellowships because their work will contribute to an exciting body of knowledge that will help us to understand and appreciate our history even more."

Jamie Warren

Jamie Warren

Tate and Warren are two of 26 Gilder Lehrman Fellows for the first half of 2008. The Gilder Lehrman Institute has funded a total of 501 fellowships since 1994.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards short-term fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars and independent scholars to conduct work in five archives in New York City -- the Gilder Lehrman Collection at the New-York Historical Society, the library of the New-York Historical Society, the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the New York Public Library and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL).

Tate, a doctoral student in history of art at IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, will use her Gilder Lehrman Fellowship to examine representations of African American masculinity after the Civil War. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in art history and later earned her Master of Arts in art history from IU. Her honors include a Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship at the Herron School of Art and Design and the Friends of Art Fellowship at IU.

Warren, a doctoral student in the Department of History, will use her Gilder Lehrman Fellowship to investigate the social meanings of death on antebellum Southern plantations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in gender studies and her Master of Arts in history from IU. Her honors include a Department of History Research Grant, the Sally Reahard Fellowship, and the Donald F. Carmony Grant-in-Aid-of-Research. In addition to pursuing her doctorate, Warren serves as an editorial assistant at the American Historical Review.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars and the general public. It helps create history-centered schools and academic research centers, organizes seminars and programs for educators, produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, sponsors lectures by eminent historians, and administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state through its partnership with Preserve America. The Institute maintains two Web sites, http://www.gilderlehrman.org and the quarterly online journal History Now at http://www.historynow.org.