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Maurice Isserman
Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik recently published a review of Keagan Brewer's Prester John: The Legend and its Sources in The Medieval Review. Brewer's volume is a collection of translated texts related to the figure of "Prester John," a legendary Christian ruler believed in the Middle Ages to possess a realm of fabulous wealth and power somewhere in the East beyond the lands of Islam.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses Forthcoming Book

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, discussed his forthcoming book, Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering (W.W. Norton & Co, 2016), on Feb. 5 at the University of California Santa Barbara.  More ...

Leigh Gialanella '15 at the Oneida Community Mansion House.
Hamilton Debuts Oneida Community Digital Library

Initiated following her junior year, Leigh Gialanella’s Emerson Grant-funded summer project resulted in more than the usual final paper and presentation. Under the continuing guidance of Special Collections and Archives Director and Curator Christian Goodwillie, Gialanella ’15 has created an interactive website featuring the Oneida Community’s library, received the Communal Studies Association's Starting Scholar Award for her senior thesis, and begun a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in a tailored track that will lead to a career in digital libraries, digital archives, and/or digital asset management.  More ...

Joseph Taylor
Prize-winning Author to Discuss Climbing Yosemite

Joseph Taylor, author of Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbing and Modern Environmental Cultures, will present a lecture on climbing Yosemite titled “The Dawn Wall and the Golden Ages of Yosemite,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by the History Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Fifth Edition of Isserman’s America Divided Published

The fifth edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, co-authored by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was recently published by Oxford University Press.  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of four Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor. Brian Collett, physics; Heather Merrill, Africana studies; Cheryl Morgan, French; and Lisa Trivedi, history, were promoted effective Oct. 3.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Alpinist Magazine Publishes Isserman Article

An article titled “Good Tidings, Strenuous Life” by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman appeared in the fall 2015 issue of the Alpinist magazine. The piece is a precursor to the release of Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering in April 2016 (W.W. Norton & Company) by Isserman.  More ...

Lisa Trivedi
ASIANetwork Exchange Joins OLH

ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts, co-edited by Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi, is now available through the Open Library of the Humanities (OHL). Trivedi co-edits the semi-annual, double-blind peer reviewed journal with Erin McCarthy of St. Lawrence University.  More ...

Lisa Trivedi
Trivedi Presents at World Economic History Congress

Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi traveled to Kyoto, Japan, to present a paper at the 17th World Economic History Congress.  Her paper "A Swadeshi Economy: catalogues, shops, and depots" addressed the various ways in which a movement often characterized as anti-capitalist and anti-modern made effective use of new technologies and innovative marketing strategies to promote khadi, or handspun hand-woven cloth.  More ...

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