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Caroline Clarke '14
Caroline Clarke ’14 Captures Communal Studies Award

When Caroline Clarke ’14 was choosing a topic for her senior thesis, she intended to write about the Millerites. She never expected that she would research the Shakers as well.  However, with the help of Christian Goodwillie, Hamilton’s director of Special Collections and Archives, Clarke fused the two research topics into one paper, titled “The Advent of the Disappointed: Why the Millerites joined the Shakers and why they quickly left.” Clarke’s research paid off when she won the Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award from the Communal Studies Association.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Joins Editorial Board

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik was recently invited to join the board of review editors at The Medieval Review, a leading online journal published by the Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University.  More ...

Matt Currier '16, right, reviews documents with Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik.
A King and His Kingdom

Before England was united under the monarchy, kings had to establish their legitimacy to gain and maintain power. Loyalty to the king, and support of his authority, were not yet attached to the crown, but had to be won. To discover how this was done, Matthew Currier '16 is examining royal diplomas, a type of charter specific to the crown.  More ...

Emily Kaplan '15
Black and White and Read All Over

Although the newspaper is still a viable source for news, social media and other online outlets have become prevalent information hubs. Perhaps no group is more aware of this phenomenon than the millennial generation, young adults currently in their 20s and 30s. This summer, Emily Kaplan ’15 is observing the shift from printed to digital news firsthand  as a social media intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  More ...

Alessandria Dey '15, right, with Rochester police officer Michelle Velez.
Alessandria Dey ’15 is Intern with Rochester Police Dept.

With mounting security and paranoia in today’s world, general feelings towards the police have shifted from adoring to uneasy. Alessandria Dey ’15, a history major, is working with members of the Rochester Police Department focusing on community outreach. “They hope to build better relationships between police and the citizens of Rochester,” she explained.  More ...

Leigh Gialanella '15 at the Oneida Community Mansion House.
Leigh Gialanella ’15 Studies Print Culture of the Oneida Community

Emerson project recipient Leigh Gialanella ’15 is examining the print culture of the 19th century Utopian religious community known as the Oneida Community and founded in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes.  More ...

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 ...

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