Members of the history department are dedicated teachers and active scholars, having earned numerous awards and prizes for their books -- including a Pulitzer Prize nomination -- and grants from such prestigious institutions as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Several members of the department have been recognized by students for their teaching excellence.
His teaching and research interests include early America, the Old South, and American religious history. His publications include Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the Old South (LSU 1996) and The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father (NYU 2006), a volume he co-edited with Hamilton colleague Robert W. T. Martin. He has also written numerous articles, book reviews and encyclopedia entries about Southern slavery and Southern intellectual life. Ambrose is a recipient of the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Eldevik also holds the Licence in Mediaeval Studies (2004) from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. His primary research and teaching interests are in medieval social and religious history, particularly the role of the bishop in the early Middle Ages, as well as the Crusades and the history of political and religious dissent.
His first book, Episcopal Lordship and Ecclesiastical Reform in the German Empire, 950-1150 was recently published by Cambridge University Press and examines how medieval bishops used the collection of ecclesiastical tithes (taxes) to foster important social and political relationships in their dioceses.
Eldevik is currently working on a study of the manuscript transmission of texts on the Crusades and Islam in medieval Bavaria.
Grant is the author of A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926 (2005), and he is the co-editor of Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire, and Transnationalism, c. 1880-1950 (2007). He has also published articles in leading scholarly journals, as well as essays in edited collections. Grant received the John R. Hatch Class of 1925 Excellence in Teaching Award at Hamilton in 2003. He is now working on a comparative history of hunger strikes.More about Kevin Grant >>
A former Fulbright grant-winner, his prize-winning books include The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, and his co-authored book Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes. He is co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, now in its 4th revised edition, and On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College. His most recent book is Cronkite's War: His World War Two Letters Home, co-authored with Walter Cronkite IV '11. Isserman is currently writing a book titled Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering, to be published by Norton.More about Maurice Isserman >>
Kanipe's areas of research are modern French history and governmental social policy toward women and family. She worked as principal organizer of a conference for middle school, high school and college teachers to discuss the National History Standards, funded by the Organization of American Historians and the Rockefeller Foundation.More about Esther Kanipe >>
Keller is the author of To Moscow, Not Mecca (2001, Praeger Publishers) and most recently an essay on the origins of coerced child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.
She teaches Russian history from the Vikings to Putin as well as courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian history. Keller is beginning a new project on the creation of modern childhood in Soviet Central Asia.More about Shoshana Keller >>
Kelly's publications include The Descent of Darwin: The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914 (1981) and The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies From the Age of Industrialization(1987). He is currently researching a book titled, Remembering and Forgetting: The Legacy of the Franco-Prussian War in Imperial Germany, 1871-1914.More about Alfred Kelly >>
She has been a fellow at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently completing a manuscript, Atlantic Intermediaries: Race, Politics, and African-American Music in the Afro-Atlantic World, 1944-1974, that examines the production, distribution and performance of African-American music in postwar France and in the postcolonial Francophone World.
He has published dozens of books and articles on the history of slavery. His Sugar Is Made with Blood (Wesleyan University Press, 1988) won the Elsa Goveia Prize, given every three years by the Association of Caribbean Historians for the best book in Caribbean history. More recently, his essay "Of Facts and Fables: New Light on the Denmark Vesey Affair" (co-authored with Douglas Egerton) won the Malcolm C. Clark Award, given by the South Carolina Historical Society. He is currently working on A Grand Carnage (Yale University Press), a study of the largest slave insurrection in United States history. In 2005, the University of Rochester invited him to return to his alma mater to receive the Mary Young Award for distinguished achievement. A recipient of grants from the American Historical Association, the National Endowment of the Humanities,the Jack Miller Institute, Watson-Brown Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, Paquette co-founded the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. In 2006, he was appointed to the Scholars Council of the Jack Miller Center. In 2008, President George W. Bush forwarded Paquette's nomination to the Senate for a seat on the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Her first monograph, Clothing Gandhi's Nation: Homespun and Modern India (Indiana, 2007) was supported by a Fulbright Scholarship to India in 1996. In 2004 Trivedi was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University's Pembroke College, where she began research on her second monograph project, Bound By Cloth: women textile workers in Bombay and Lancashire, 1890-1940. Research for this project has received support from the American Institute of Indian Studies and the Fulbright Scholars Program.
Trivedi is working concurrently on a project of 70 photographs taken by an Indian photographer, Pranlal Patel, in 1937. The Jyoti Sangh Series is an extraordinary collection of photographs of ordinary women at work on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Ahmedabad, India. In addition to publishing these photographs for the first time with three critical essays, Trivedi is curating a photographic exhibition for the Wellin Art Museum.
Trivedi currently serves as co-editor of ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, the premier publication of ASIANetwork, a consortium of 165 liberal arts institutions with Asian Studies programs.More about Lisa Trivedi >>
He returned to Taiwan in 1984 on a Department of Education Fulbright-Hays scholarship to conduct research for his dissertation and in 1992-93 conducted research in the PRC on a Fulbright.
Wilson has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., and he has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
He has written extensively on Confucian ritual and the cult of Confucius and is a board member of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions. Wilson co-authored Lives of Confucius (Doubleday); the Chinese University Press will publish a Chinese translation next year. He also edited On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius (Harvard, 2003), to which he also contributed two chapters.More about Thomas Wilson >>