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Eldevik Publishes Book Review

A book review by Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik has been published by The Medieval Review, a leading online, open-source repository of scholarly reviews of new literature in medieval studies.  More ...

Lt. Colonel Eric Hannis '90 delivers a Veteran's Day talk in the Fillius Events Barn.
Lt. Colonel Eric Hannis ’90 Pays Tribute to Hamilton Veterans in Lecture

On November 11, 2013, retired Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting III gave a Veteran's Day lecture on leadership during World War II to the Hamilton community. This year's lecture was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Eric Hannis ’90.  More ...

Joseph T. Glatthaar
Forage Liberally: Union Raiding Strategy During the Civil War

Although the United States remained intact after the Civil War, animosity between northerners and southerners has never fully dissipated. Joseph Glatthaar, the Stephenson Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, believes this can be largely attributed to the “raiding strategy” employed by the Union during the latter half of the Civil War. Glatthaar travelled to the Hill on Nov. 11 for a lecture and book-signing.  More ...

Joseph T. Glatthaar
Military Historian Will Discuss Civil War on Nov. 11

University of North Carolina historian and author Joseph T. Glatthaar will present a lecture, “The Destructive Civil War 1864-1865,” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the critical later years of the Civil War.  More ...

Joseph Fornieri
Life of Statesman, Philosopher Abraham Lincoln Examined in Lecture

When introducing Joseph Fornieri, professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hamilton College Professor of History Doug Ambrose pointed out that recently we have witnessed a deluge of books about Abraham Lincoln. Why then, asked Ambrose, do we need another book on Lincoln? As Fornieri’s lecture clearly showed, we still stand to learn a great deal from a true statesman like Lincoln.  More ...

Joseph Fornieri
Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman Lecture and Panel are Nov. 3

Joseph Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology professor of political science, will present a lecture titled "Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman" on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion; both are free and open to the public.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Presents at Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Professor of History Shoshana Keller discussed her recent work on two panels at the annual Central Eurasian Studies Society conference, held at Columbia University October 24-26.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Wilson Elected SSCR President

Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History, was elected to a three-year term as president of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)  More ...

Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

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 ...

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