The John B. and Theta H. Wolf Travel Fellowships

These fellowships were discontinued in 2016.

The John B. and Theta H. Wolf Travel Fellowship has served as a memorial to John B. Wolf, distinguished historian and teacher and onetime president of the Society for French Historical Studies, and to his wife, Theta H. Wolf, professor of psychology and author of the well-received biography of Alfred Binet, a French pioneer in the development of IQ tests. Fully as significant as their scholarly achievements were the warm hospitality, advice, and encouragement John and Theta Wolf provided to countless graduate students over the course of five decades. Their generous bequest made possible an award of $2,000, awarded to a doctoral student at a university in the United States or Canada for dissertation research in any period of French history that reflected the Wolfs' interest in and contributions to the study of European history. The award was formerly administered jointly by the Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History.

Past Winners:

Zachary LevineColumbia University, "The Illuminating Case: The Case Study Method in the Nineteenth-Century French Brain and Mind Sciences."

Noah Ziggy Gentile, Yale University, "Napoleon and the Timelines of Modernity."

Ralph Patrello, University of Florida, "Social Transformation in Southern Gaul, 400-600."

Katherine Godwin, University of Illinois, Strategic Litigation: Legal Culture and Daily Life in 16th-Century France."

Terrence Peterson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Pacifying the Muslim Body: The French Military and Social Engineering in the Algerian War."

Lauren Mancia, Yale University, "John of Fécamp, Spirituality in the Eleventh Century, and the Origins of a Devotion to a Human God."

Nimisha Barton, Princeton University, "Immigrant Communities of Paris: Gender and Acculturation in France, 1914-1940."

Carolyn Purnell
, University of Chicago, "Refining the Body: Sensory Experimentation in the French Enlightenment."
Honorable mention: Jamie Wadowiec, SUNY Binghamton, "The Afterlives of Empire: Immigration and the Politics of Difference in Decolonized France, 1962-1974."

Ethan Katz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Jews and Muslims in the Shadow of Marianne: Conflicting Identities and Republican Culture in France, 1914-1985."

Jeannette E. Miller, The Pennsylvania State University, "The French State’s Policies toward the Harkis from the End of the Algerian War to the Present: Shifts, Stagnations, and Contradictions."

Edward Kolla, Johns Hopkins University, "Legality, Legitimacy, and the Will of the People: The French Revolution and the Transformation of International Law, 1789-92."

Cynthia Kreisel, Rutgers University, "Breaking the Silence between War and Revolution: French Women's Sexuality and the Morés of Daily Life, 1953 - 1967."

Camille Robcis, Cornell University, "Rethinking the Family: Psychoanalysis, Anthropology, and the Problem of Kinship in France."

Benjamin Kafka, Stanford University, "The Imaginary State: Paperwork and Political Thought in France, 1789-1860."

Andrew Jainchill, University of California, Berkeley, "Republicanism and the Origins of French Liberalism, 1794-1817."

Ronald Hass, Rice University, "Maoism in French Politics during the 1960s and 1970s."

Nicole Herz, University of Virginia, "A Social and Cultural History of Photography in Lille, France (1839-1914)."

Tracy Neal Leavalle, Arizona State University, "Religion, Encounter, and Community in French and Indian North America."

Paul Schue, University of California, Irvine, "And all their Heros Spoke Spanish: Conceptions of Spanish Civil War Heroism in Contemporary France."