During its annual meeting in St. Louis, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that Kevin C. Murphy
, PhD, chair of the Department of Humanities at University of the Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2015 OAH/JAAS Japan Residency at Kobe University in U.S. Cultural and Social History, and U.S.-Japan Relations.
The OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with the generous support of the Japan–United States Friendship Commission, select two U.S. historians to spend two weeks at Japanese universities giving lectures, seminars, advising students and researchers interested in the American past, and joining in the collegiality of the host institution. It is part of an exchange program that also brings Japanese graduate students who are studying in the United States to the OAH Annual Meeting.
The award was announced on April 18 by OAH’s 2014–15 President Patty Limerick and 2015–16 President Jon Butler. A total of 50 recipients received 2015 OAH awards.
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