Antonio Feros and Jared Farmer Named Annenberg Professors of History
Antonio Feros, Professor and Chair of History, and Jared Farmer, Professor of History, have been named Walter H. Annenberg Professors of History.
A leading scholar of Spain and early modern Europe, Feros is the author of two books, Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621 (2000) and Speaking of Spain: The Evolution of Race and Nation in the Hispanic World (2017), as well as three co-edited volumes and many articles. His latest publication is the co-edited volume , The Iberian Worlds, 1420-1820 (2019). Feros is currently working on a book provisionally entitled Post-War and Reconstruction in Spain, 1939-1969. Feros’ teaching has been recognized with the Penn Arts & Sciences Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research and the History Department's Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Farmer is an environmental historian with temporal expertise in the 19th century and regional expertise in the American West. He is the author of three books and the recipient of nine book awards, including the Francis Parkman Prize. He has received grants from the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. In 2014, he won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, and in 2017, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Farmer joined Penn in January 2020 from Stony Brook University.
The late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1991. He and the late Honorable Leonore Annenberg were both emeritus trustees of the University. The Annenbergs endowed many chairs in Penn Arts & Sciences and made countless generous contributions to the University. They also founded the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 1958.