Gabe Baker and Kristi DiClemente both received the University of Iowa Council on Teaching Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Paul Mokrzycki and Eric Zimmer were both awarded an Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant from the American Historical Association.

Brian Donovan's article, “Like ‘Monkeys at the Zoo’: Politics and the Performance of Disability at the Iowa Soldiers’ Home, 1887-1910,” received a 2013 George Mills–Louise Noun Popular History Award Honorable Mention from the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Yvonne Seale was awarded the Barry Prize for Best Graduate Paper from the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies.

Gabriele von Roedern received an In-Residence Writing Fellowship (Spring 2015) from the Leibnitz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Mainz).

Eric Zimmer has published a book review: Nancy C. Unger, Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), in Past Tense 2, no. 1 (2014): 93–94. [Read online]

Eric Zimmer has published a book review: Review of Amy Lonetree, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native American in National and Tribal Museums (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012) in Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 1, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 116-118.