Taylor Atkins will be Visiting Scholar at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Hikone, Japan in Spring of 2013.
Damian Fernandez has been awarded the Solmsen Fellowship of the Institute for Research in the Humanities-University of Wisconsin for academic year 2012-13. This fellowship recognizes excellence in research on pre-modern topics.
Anne Hanley is a member of a team that has been selected for a year-long grant to study the institutional history of Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (National Bank for Economic and Social Development). The project is based in the Economics Department of the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 2012-2013.
Ismael Montana has been appointed by UNESCO's International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project to serve as a coordinator of a project to promote research on the slave trade and slavery in the Arab and Islamic context.