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Nathan Goodale speaks with Joan Stewart as students begin excavation. Photo by Nancy Ford.
Archaeology Class Breaks Ground on Campus

Members of the Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding course broke ground at a site just off College Hill Road on Thursday, Sept. 1. Selected because of its possible association with key figures in Hamilton’s past, the site will be excavated by the students during the next seven weeks. Local NBC affiliate WKTV taped the first day’s digging for a news broadcast.  More ...

Isserman Presents Bicentennial Book

Years of dedicated research, writing and design have culminated in the publishing of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and the book’s author, will speak briefly about the book and sign copies in the  Burke Library Browsing Room.  More ...

Isserman Pens Article for American History Encyclopedia

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, is the author of an article on communism in a newly released book titled The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History.  More ...

Fourth Edition
Isserman’s America Divided Updated and Revised

The fourth edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, written by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, and Georgetown Professor of History Michael Kazin, has been published by Oxford University Press.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Quoted in Toronto's National Post

A National Post (Toronto) article about a Canadian’s rescue of an abandoned and ill Pakistani porter on a Himalayan mountain included the comments of Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History. The co-author of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, Isserman discussed the shift in attitudes among some mountain climbers  More ...

Scott Blosser '12
A Lesson Learned: Our Nation's Debt Then and Now

Scott Blosser ’12, a 2011 Levitt Fellow, is spending the summer with Professor of History Douglas Ambrose, researching “Federalism and the Problem of State Debt: The Debate Over and Lessons of the Federal Assumption of State Debt.”  More ...

Maurice Isserman
New York Times Features Isserman Book Review

A book review written by Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, appeared in The New York Times Book Review on June 19. In “Life of a Psychohistorian,” Isserman provided an overview of the life of Robert Jay Lifton and a review of Lifton’s autobiography, A Witness to an Extreme Century.   More ...

Chad Williams
Chad Williams Named ACLS Fellow

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams has been named a 2011 Fellow by The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).  The ACLS Fellowships support individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Williams’ project is titled “The Black Man and the Wounded World: W. E. B. Du Bois, African American Soldiers, and the History of World War I.”  More ...

Thomas Cheeseman '12
Cheeseman '12 Exploring Law and Morality Issues Under Levitt Grant

Throughout history, the interplay of morality and law has proved to be a point of debate and intense interest for philosophers. Specifically, does one concept determine the other? And if so, does law establish what is moral or should it be the other way around? The issue is even more perplexing in modern society, where religion plays a much smaller role than in most other cultures in history. Thomas Cheeseman ’12 is studying the complex philosophical principles regarding law, morality and religion under a Levitt Research Fellowship Grant with Professor of History Doug Ambrose.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
New York Times Features Isserman Article

The New York Times’ current entry on the publication’s Civil War blog is the work of James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman. Titled “From the Playing Field to the Battlefield,” the article reveals that during the war, the majority of Hamilton students participated on both the Union and Confederate sides and that many perished.  More ...

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