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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 ...

Thomas Wilson at Korea's Confucius temple with Kong Chuichang and his wife Wu Shuoyin
Wilson Presents Paper at International Symposium

Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented a paper titled “The Imperial and Ancestral Sacrifices of Confucius” at the International Symposium on the Rites to Confucius held at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.  More ...

Chad Williams, Steve Yao, Bonnie Urciuoli and Steve Wu.
Four Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Four members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through the Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 6. The awards were established in three categories by former Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo in 2008.  More ...

Chad Williams
Williams Contributes to Africana Age Website

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams has contributed to the website Africana Age.   Developed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Africana Age is a multimedia resource devoted to tracing the history of African and African diasporic transformations in the 20th century.  More ...

Steve Pet '12
Steven Pet ’12 Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

Steven Pet ’12 has been awarded a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History fellowship to attend a one-week program in June in New York City. Pet, a government and history major from New Milford, Conn., is one of 30 college sophomores and juniors to win the annual national award.  More ...

Torchbearers of Democracy
Williams' Torchbearers of Democracy Receives Two National Awards

Torchbearers of of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Associate Professor of History Chad L. Williams has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award which is given annually for the best book on any aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United State. Williams’ book was also selected by the Society for Military History to receive its 2011 Distinguished Book Award for United States History.  More ...

Writer Robbins Discusses West Point Culture

James Robbins came to Hamilton to talk about someone no Hamilton student wants to be: the individuals last in their class. Robbins was talking in particular about the “Goats,” men who graduated last in their class from West Point and ended up fighting in the Civil War. He drew extensively from his book, Last in their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Ghosts of West Point (2006) in providing an often-humorous overview of America's most famous Goats.  More ...

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