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New York Times Publishes Isserman Review

“A true-crime narrative, in the tradition of ‘Helter Skelter,’” is how Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, described Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence in The New York Times Sunday Book Review section on May 3. Summarizing the book’s focus, he wrote, “What is new and valuable in 'Days of Rage' is the comprehensive overview it provides of the violence perpetrated by would-be revolutionary vanguards from the end of the 1960s through the mid-1980s, ...”  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman a Discussant at Berlin Colloquium

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was an invited participant/discussant at the 19th Berlin Colloquium on Contemporary History April 23-25 at the European Academy Berlin in Germany.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Wilson Discusses Conceptions of Heaven and God

Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History, presented a talk on conceptions of heaven and god in Confucian ritual discourse on April 17 at the University of Rochester.  More ...

Hamilton community members process to the College cemetery to lay a wreath in honor of Hamilton's Civil War dead.
Hamilton Honors Its Civil War Dead on 150th Anniversary of War's End

Bells in municipal towers and religious buildings – including Hamilton’s chapel bell – rang across the country on April 9 at 3:15 p.m. to commemorate the time 150 years ago when Generals Grant and Lee exited the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia bringing the Civil War to an end.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Gives Keynote Address

Professor of History Shoshana Keller was invited to give the keynote address for the annual conference of OASIES (Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Asian Societies), a joint New York University-Columbia University graduate student organization.  More ...

Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani
Five Ambassadors on Campus this Semester

Hamilton College has a long history of engagement in the Foreign Service  beginning with alumnus Elihu Root, class of 1864, who served as U.S. Secretary of State for four years beginning in 1905. Given this legacy, it is not surprising that one current and four former ambassadors are sharing their experiences and perspectives with the campus community this semester.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses The American Left

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, presented “Heretics, Prophets, and Organizers of The American Left” on March 19 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His talk was part of the New Democrats’ QNDP Speaker Series.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Wilson Discusses Heaven and High God

Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History, presented “Conceptions of Heaven and God in the Imperial Cults of China” on Feb. 11 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His discussion focused on a cult devoted to the veneration of heaven practiced by the emperor of China and an entourage of court officials from the seventh century to the fall of imperial China in 1911.  More ...

Lisa Trivedi
Trivedi Gives Paper in New Delhi, India

Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi delivered a paper "Depicting Labour, Performing Labour: Working Women in Pranlal Patel's Jyoti Sangh Series" and Chaired a panel at a conference held at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India. Drawing upon images featured in Refocusing the Lens, a photography exhibition featured at Hamilton's Wellin Museum of Art last year, the paper explored how the working class women depicted in the Jyoti Sangh series and by the photographer in 1937 played a significant role in creating these images of their laboring bodies.  More ...

Celeste Day Moore
Moore Presents Paper at AHA Meeting

Celeste Day Moore, visiting assistant professor of history, presented a paper titled “Soundscapes of Liberation: Radio, Jazz, and the U.S. Military in Postwar France, 1944-1946" on Jan. 5 at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York. The panel was called "Aural Histories: Transnational Approaches to Radio in France and Beyond, 1926-1946."  More ...

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