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John Eldevik
Eldevik Presents Paper at Medieval Congress

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik recently presented a paper at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK, which ran from July 7-10. Eldevik's presentation, "Thinking with Alexander in Medieval Austria: The Letter to Aristotle and its Manuscript Contexts," was part of a panel on medieval representations of Alexander the Great in the Jewish, Christian and Arab traditions.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review

A book review by Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik has been published in the May issue of The German Studies Review. Eldevik reviewed a new monograph by University of Chicago medievalist Jonathan Lyon, Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100-1250 (Cornell UP, 2013).  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

From left Nathan Goodale, Doug Ambrose, Rob Hopkins, Frank Sciacca and Adam Van Wynsberghe.
Hamilton Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 12. Associate Professor of Russian Franklin Sciacca, Associate Professor of Music Rob Hopkins,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe and Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology, received awards. Professor of History Doug Ambrose was named recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

David Rivera and Sharon Werning Rivera
Riveras Publish Chapter on American Higher Education

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera and Scholar-in-Residence David W. Rivera published “The Purposes of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in American Higher Education: A Brief Introduction” as a chapter in a compendium of proceedings of the Second International Business Summit.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik to Attend NEH Summer Seminar in Rome

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar fellowship to attend the four-week program on “Reform and Renewal in Medieval Rome” in Rome, Italy, June 22-July 25.  More ...

John Boudreau '14
John Boudreau '14 Presents at Phi Alpha Theta Conference

History major John Boudreau ’14 presented a paper titled “Savages and Indians: European Perceptions of Native Americans in the Canadian Fur Trade 1754-1819” at the New York State Upper Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, at SUNY Oneonta on April 12. The faculty panel at the conference selected Boudreau’s paper as one of the six best presented.  More ...

Discovery Quotes Isserman on Everest Tragedy

In an online Discovery News article titled “Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?,” Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, commented on the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest. A second article on the Discovery News site titled "Do We Need Police on Everest," appearing on April 24, also included comments from Isserman.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Wilson Awarded NEH Summer Fellowship

Professor of History Thomas Wilson was awarded a fellowship for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminar on Daoism.  More ...

Trivedi Publishes Essay in Edited Volume

An article written by Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was recently published in an edited volume. “Making Women (In)visible?: homespun in the nationalist politics of dress and identity in modern India” is included in Woman’s Eye, Woman’s Hand.  More ...

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