The Latest in American Studies
Profile: Emily Leonard (MA, American Studies).
Interview: Davarian Baldwin on Archibald Motley's Gettin' Religion (1948), a new acquistion @ The Whitney.
Publication: Davarian Baldwin, "'I Will Build a Black Empire': The Birth of a Nation and the Specter of the New Negro," The Journal of the Progressive Age and Gilded Era, 14.4 (October 2015): 599-603.
Award: Chris Hager, Public Scholars Program Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities.
Distinction: Christina Heatheron, finalist for the Constance M. Rourke Prize, American Studies Association prize for best article in American Quarterly.
Publication: Davarian Baldwin, "'The 800-Pound Gargoyle': The Long History of Higher Education and Urban Development on Chicago's South Side," American Quarterly, 67.1 (March 2015), 81-103.
Distinction: Jack Gieseking, Community Learning Initiative (CLI) Grant to develop AMST 409 The Digital Image of the City.
Distinction: Chris Hager, 2015-2016 Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics, Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University.
In Hartford and Beyond: Davarian Baldwin @ the Wadsworth Athenuem, in USA Today, and in podcast for the Schomburg Center in New York.
Distinction: Chris Hager, NEH summer stipend, support for "The Epistolary Culture of the U.S. Civil War."
Publication: Scott Gac, "Slave or Free? White or Black? The Representation of George Latimer," New England Quarterly, 88.1 (Mar. 2015), 73-103.
Publication: Tom Wickman,“Winters Embittered with Hardships”: Severe Cold, Wabanaki Power, and English Adjustments, 1690–1710," William and Mary Quarterly, 72.1 (Jan. 2015), 57-98.
Distinction: Davarian Baldwin elected to the Board of Directors of the Urban History Association.
WHY are you an American Studies major? The Phi Beta Kapa Society has some answers (hint: you'll earn a higher salary in the long run.) Visit: Know the Facts--Arts and Sciences are Key.
AWARD!! Chris Hager, Frederick Douglass Book Prize for Word by Word (Harvard, 2013). Full details here.
Publication: Christina Heatherton, "University of Radicalism: Ricardo Flores Magón and Leavonworth Penitentiary," American Quarterly, (Sept. 2014): 557-582.
In Hartford! Scott Gac at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Sept. 20, 2014, at 2 PM. Maculinity, race, and violence in the early American art collection.
Congratulations! Frederick Douglass Prize Finalist: Chris Hager for Word by Word (Harvard, 2013), his brilliant work on American emancipation and literacy.
Welcome! Christina Heatherton, assistant professor of American Studies. See "Today Marks First Day of New President, Five Faculty."
Publication: Scott Gac, "The Republican Statesman: William Henry Seward," Reviews in American History 42.2 (June 2104): 285-290.
Congratulations! Lincoln Prize Finalist: Chris Hager for Word by Word (Harvard, 2013) a brilliant workon emancipation and African American literacy.
On the Voice of America: Scott Gac, "Temperance Marked U.S. War Against Drinking," 17 Dec., 2013.
On the BBC: Joan Hedrick,"The Legacy of Uncle Tom," 25 Nov. 2013.
Publication: Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, eds., Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem (Minnesota, 2013).
Congratulations!: Madeleine Dickinson ('14), named as President's Fellow for outstanding work as an American Studies major.
Congratulations!: Diana Paulin, whose book, Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in US Drama and Fiction (2012), has won the 2013 Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in the field of African-American theatre from the American Society for Theatre Research.
Publication: Scott Gac, "Was the Civil War a Mistake? Fifty Years of Edmund Wilson's Patriotic Gore," Reviews in American History (June 2013).
Publication: Tom Wickman, “Arithmetic and Afro-Atlantic pastoral protest: The place of (in)numeracy in Gronniosaw and Equiano” in Abolitionist Places, eds. Jared Hickman and Martha Schoolman (London: Taylor & Francis, 2013).