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Two Graduate Students Active at Center Win Summer Grants

Dear Friends of CSWS,

We have great news to share from history graduate students active at the Center for the Study of War and Society. Josh Sander won a significant summer travel grant from the Central European History Society. He will use it to make a last research trip this summer to Amsterdam’s NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, before returning to UT to write up his dissertation which he has been researching at German archives on a Fulbright Fellowship. His dissertation is on Nazi policy in the occupied Netherlands during World War II. Center graduate assistant Ryan Gesme has been awarded a place (and support) in the 2016 Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. This is a unique six week intensive program in Jewish studies, and Ryan will use the time to advance his research on the ethnic landscape of Germany’s northern frontier with Denmark, including the Jewish minority, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ryan’s attendance will be supported by funds from the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service. Congratulations to them both!


Below Find A Picture of Both. Mr. Sanders is on the left, Mr. Gesme on the right.