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Darrin M. McMahon's recent book, Happiness: A History, has been selected by the New York Times as one of 100 Notable Books of 2006.

Nathan Stoltzfus published Courageous Resistance: The Power of Ordinary People with Palgrave MacMillan.  "This book is an especially welcome text for those teaching about human rights abuses.  For those who study grave injustices such as human rights abouses, there is often a sense of despair and hoplessness regarding what people can and have done to each other.  Uniquely, what this book offers is hope.  Pulling together research from multiple fields and providing a needed integrated interdisciplinary approach, this book explains how and when people choose to resist injustice.  Drawing on rich case studies ranging from Rwanda to Nazi Germany, it builds a compelling and theoretically informed argument for understanding how ordinary people can and do resist injustices of all types as individuals and groups and through institutions."  --Kathryn Sikkink, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota

Will Hanley wins $50,000 Digital Humanities Startup grant from the NEH to support the development and testing of Prosop, an open source universal demographic history tool used to plot historical relationships of individuals in time, space, and society and to discover connections among historical networks of individuals.

Pamela Robbins received a University Undergraduate Teaching Award, and Frederick Davis received a University Graduate Teaching Award.

Kristine C. Harper published Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology with MIT Press. History Category winner in the 2008 ASLI’s Choice Award given by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International. "Between 1945 and 1965, digital computers revolutionized weather forecasting, transforming an intuitive art into the first computational science. Deeply researched and beautifully written, Weather by the Numbers delivers the definitive account of this exceedingly important story, filled with complex, well-drawn characters, political maneuvers, risky physics, and creaky new technology."— Paul N. Edwards, School of Information, University of Michigan

Department Chair Neil Jumonville published two books: The New York Intellectuals Reader with Routledge and Liberalism for a New Century with the University of California Press.

Darrin McMahon will spend 2011 in Berlin.  Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of more than 24,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in over 130 countries worldwide, including 43 Nobel Prize winners.

The Guadalajara Census Project, under the direction of Rodney Anderson, released its CD Volume 1: The Guadalajara Censuses of 1821 and 1822.

Robert Gellately published Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe with Knopf.  "Sensible and sophisticated, scholarly and very readable.  It's time to rip up the accepted versions of this terrible period and analyze it on the evidence that we now have.  Gellately has done just that."  -- Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Washington Post.  "Mr. Gellately sets a high standard for anyone writing about comparative dictatorship...Lucid prose and vivid examples make the book admirable accessible to non-specialists.  But it also engages expertly in one of the most closely fought historiographical battles of past decades."  -- The Economist

The jury of the 2011 Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Awards recognizes “In FSU’s Shadow,” which was an HAPH graduate student project to build awareness of endangered historic sites in the region neighboring Florida State University, as an outstanding achievement in the Preservation Education/Media Category.