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The Joint Center congratulates its director, Emma Rothschild, on her recent award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. 

A new website on history and the law has been launched in connection with the Exchanges project. The website is coordinated by Rohit De and Fei-Hsien Wang, Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellows at the Centre for History and Economics in Cambridge.

Noah Millstone, Prize Fellow in Economics, History and Politics, has been awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence; Elizabeth Cross, graduate research associate, on the award of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching; Philipp Lehmann, graduate research associate, on the award of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching; James Martin, graduate research associate, on the award of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching; Josh Specht, graduate research associate, on the award of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching; and Jeremy Zallen, graduate research associate, on the award of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.

Rachel Leow, Prize Fellow in Economics, History and Politics at the Harvard Center has been appointed Lecturer in East Asian History at the University of Cambridge, starting 2013.

Aditya Balasubramanian, Julian Gewirtz, and Ryan Rossner,Center undergraduate research associates, have been awarded Hoopes Prizes for their senior theses.

Ben Golub, Prize Research Fellow in Economics, History and Politics, will join the Harvard Economics Department as Assistant Professor of Economics, starting in 2015.

Eva Bitran, Graduate Research Associate at the Center, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros fellowship for New Americans.

The website for The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History by Emma Rothschild is available at fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/innerlife/

David Todd, Associate Research Fellow of the Cambridge Centre and coordinator of the Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas program, on the award of a Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding scholars, for his work on the global history of ideas. Dr Todd is Lecturer in World History at King's College London, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.

The United Nations History Project website, developed at the Joint Center for History and Economics and the Harvard Asia Center with the support of the United Nations Foundation, can be found at www.unhistoryproject.org.

Kerry Clark, Ian Kumekawa and Alexa Rahman, undergraduate research associates, were awarded Hoopes Prizes for their senior theses.

Alexia Yates, Economics, History and Politics Prize Fellow, was awarded the Krooss Prize for the Best Dissertation in Business History.

Sunil Amrith, Birkbeck, University of London, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center since 2008, has been awarded a European Research Council grant for "the very best creative researchers of any nationality and age." His new project, Coastal Frontiers: Water, Power, and the Boundaries of South Asia, will be undertaken from 2012 to 2017.

Professor Alison Frank, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, has been appointed Associate Director of the Center for History and Economics from March 1 2011.

Pedro Ramos-Pinto, Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre since 2007, and visiting scholar at the Harvard Center in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010, has been appointed Lecturer in International History at the University of Manchester.

Gabriel Paquette, History and Economics student at the Cambridge Centre in 2001-2002, and Associate Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre since 2006, and at the Harvard Center since 2008, has been appointed Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

Angus Burgin, History and Economics student at the Harvard Center since 2007, and visiting Mellon student at the Cambridge Centre in 2006-07, has been appointed Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr Sunil Amrith, Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, University of London, was a visitor at the Center from January to May 2010, and will return in spring 2011. Dr Amrith, the author of Decolonizing International Health: India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65 (Palgrave, 2006), works on the history of the Bay of Bengal region since the late eighteenth century, and is currently focusing on the history of migration and cultural circulation between south India and Southeast Asia. His new book, Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia, will be published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press.

Luca Einaudi visited the Center in March-June 2010, while on leave from his post as senior economist in the Prime Minister's Office, Rome, Italy. He was a Prize Research Student at the Cambridge Centre in 1994/1995, and is the author of Money and Politics: European Monetary Unification and the International Gold Standard (1865-1873)(Oxford, 2001). While at the Center, he worked on the 2007-2009 financial crisis in historical perspective.

Barbara Ravelhofer visited the Center in March-June 2010. She is Reader in English Literature at Durham University and a research associate of the Cambridge Centre. She is the author of The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music (Oxford, 2006). Her current research is on European Frontiers in Literary Perspective.