Honors, Recognitions, and Outstanding Achievements
(Please also see grants)
2016 – Recipient LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
2016, Guest Professor, Stockholms universitet, keynote at the Literature Research Day, 24 May.
2016, Invited Lecture, Uppsala universitet, institutionen för moderna Språk, “The Emblem: From Early Modern Social Networks to Emblematica Online.”
2016, Hedvig Eleonora – den svenska barockens drottning, edited by Merit Laine (2015), with a contribution by Mara R. Wade: “Balett vid hovet i Holstein-Gottorf,” wins prize of The Friends of the Vasa Museum (50,000 SEK).
2014 – 2015, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Fellow, one –semester release time from teaching to conduct research (Fall 2014).
2011 –Summer Seminar, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Co-Director with Wolfgang Behringer, History, Universität des Saarlandes, See visiting appointments.
2006 – 15 April-30 July, Maria Goeppert Mayer Visiting Professor, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover, Germany. This included teaching four courses; receiving two research assistants; participating in a conference organized in my area of research with a published volume of essays; delivering a public lecture (nominated by Professor Susanne Rode-Breymann). See visiting appointments.
2005 – Co-Director with Daniel S. Russell, Pittsburgh, Consortium Seminar, Newberry Library Chicago, “The European Emblem,” Fall semester
2000 – Director, Consortium Seminar, Newberry Library Chicago, “The Northern European Court Festival,” Fall semester
1999 – Guest Professor, University of Göttingen, Institut für deutsche Philologie
1998 – 1999, Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program (ALP), UIUC (Nominated by former UIC Chancellor, Sylvia Manning)
1996 – Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics, University of Illinois, one–semester release time from teaching to conduct research.
1992 – Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics, University of Illinois, one–semester release time from teaching to conduct research.
1990 – Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Associate, one–semester release time from teaching to conduct research.