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Maurice Isserman
Isserman Publishes in Reviews in American History

Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, has published a review of two new books about Henry Hudson, Douglas Hunter’s Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World and Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson by Peter C. Mancall. Isserman’s article, “Dead Reckoning: The Mysterious Henry Hudson,” appears in the September issue of Reviews in American History.  More ...

<em>Torchbearers of Democracy</em> by Chad Williams
Williams' Torchbearers of Democracy Published

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams is the author of a new book, Torchbearers of Democracy, published by The University of North Carolina Press (Oct., 2010).  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Interviewed by BBC
Maurice Isserman, James L. Ferguson Professor of History, was interviewed and quoted in a BBC Magazine article titled Mad Men and the 60s - the decade is in the detail. The article explored the “un-60sness of the early 1960s,” the years in which the TV series is set. More ...
Stevie Brandon '11
Revolutionary Medicine and the Medical Revolution
The French Revolution is truly one of the most idealized and glorified events in French history, having transformed the then-archaic governmental structure into one that fit with more modern values. But Stevie Brandon ’11, advised by Professor of History Esther Kanipe and supported by an Emerson grant, is analyzing an oft-ignored hierarchy that the Revolution changed forever: the French medical system.
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Adam Minchew '12
Exorcising the Ghosts of Fusionism and Frank S. Meyer
As recently as 50 years ago, the Conservative movement was completely different from its current incarnation. But Frank S. Meyer, one of the founding editors of the National Review, united conservatives and moved the party toward its current state. With a Levitt grant and guidance from Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Robert Paquette, Adam Minchew ’12 is investigating Meyer’s influence and legacy. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute
WAMC in Albany will feature a reading by Maurice Isserman, James L. Ferguson Professor of History, on Thursday, Aug. 5, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m at 90.3 FM in the Clinton area. More ...
Tongxin Lu '11
The Past and Future of Catholics in China
Over the past 60 years, the People’s Republic of China has had a complicated relationship with the Catholic Church. Since the communist state first obliterated almost all religious representation, it has gradually opened up. Funded by a Levitt grant and with the guidance of Professor of History Douglas Ambrose, Tongxin Lu ’11 is evaluating the status and future of the Catholic Church in China. More ...
Nine Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
Nine Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the College's Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The Board granted tenure to Donald Carter (Africana studies), Anne Lacsamana (women’s studies), Tina Hall (English), Chaise LaDousa (anthropology), Rebecca Murtaugh (art), Angel David Nieves (Africana studies), Edna Rodriguez-Plate (Hispanic studies), Chad Williams (history) and Yvonne Zylan (sociology). More ...
Kevin Grant
Essay by Grant Published in Translation
An essay by Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has been re-published in German. The essay, “Die Menschenrechte und die staatliche Abschaffung der Sklaverei, 1885-1956,” appears in Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman (ed.), Moralpolitik: Geschichte der Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010). The original essay, “Human Rights and Sovereign Abolitions of Slavery, 1885-1956,” was published in 2007 in Beyond Sovereignty, a collection co-edited by Grant. More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Gives Invited Talk at the China Institute
Professor of History Thomas Wilson gave an invited talk, "The Confucius of the Temple Cults," at the China Institute in New York on May 11 in connection with the exhibition, "Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art." He is the co-author with Michael Nylan of Lives of Confucius: A Cultural History (Doubleday Religion, 4/10). More ...
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