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Senior Fellow Fiona Kirkpatrick '10
Fiona Kirkpatrick '10 Scrutinizes Life in Imperial India
“I want to research the experiences of British and Indian women during the British colonial rule in India,” explains Fiona Kirkpatrick ‘10. And as a Senior Fellow, she has done (and will continue to do) just that: she is exempt from taking classes so that she may devote her time to writing a lengthy thesis of her choosing. More ...
Robert Martin
Martin Presents at Political Theory Conference
Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin presented “Secret Plodders: Anti-Federalism, Anonymity, and the Struggle for Democratic Dissent” at the annual Association for Political Theory Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24. The three-day event conference was held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. More ...
Christopher Hill
Pop Culture Reshapes Role of Crusades
“The motivations of the people actually involved in the Crusades are completely alien to us,” remarked Christopher Hill, visiting assistant professor of history, to the members of his audience on Thursday, Oct. 8. And perhaps that’s why the significance of a structured religious hierarchy – the guiding force of the Crusades – is frequently downplayed (or downright subverted) in current pop culture dramatizations. The Western attitudes toward religion and war have surely come a long way since the 13th century. More ...
Shoshana Keller
Keller Co-Authors Central Asia History Web Site
Associate Professor of History Shoshana Keller has co-authored a teaching resource Web site called "On-line Histories of Central Asia." The project, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, consists of three thematic sections: "Mobile Identities Through Time" (by Keller), "Islamic Cultural Movements" (Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College), and "The Built Environment" (Robert McChesney, emeritus NYU). More ...
Christopher Hill
Talk by Christopher Hill to Launch Humanities Forum
For the first installment in the Hamilton College Humanities Forum, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Christopher Hill will discuss “Taking the Cross out of the Crusades: Pop Culture’s Secular Transformation of High Medieval Piety,” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m. in the Science Center’s G041 classroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Presents Paper at Columbia
Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented "'Sacrifice to the Spirits as Living': A Confucian Theory of Gods" at the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies on Oct. 2. The paper is a chapter from his book manuscript titled Confucian Gods and the Rites to Venerate Them in Imperial China. More ...
Paul Finkelman
Albany Law Professor Speaks on U.S. Constitution and Slavery
Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School Paul Finkelman delivered a lecture on constitutional jurisprudence and roles of slavery and race in the construction of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution Thursday evening. An expert in American legal history, race and the law, slavery and the constitution and the founding fathers, Finkelman began his remarks with a famous quote by Thomas Jefferson, the fundamental architect of American ideology. More ...
Chad Williams
Williams Publishes Book Review
Assistant Professor of History Chad Williams published a review of the book Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) by Margaret Humphreys in The Journal of African American History. Williams’ teaching and research interests include the history of African Americans soldiers. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Minnesota Public Radio Features Isserman on Woodstock
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History and Woodstock attendee, was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio with Woodstock performer Richie Havens and longtime New York disc jockey Pete Fornatale. The Chronicle of Higher Education published Isserman’s essay, “3 Days of Peace and Music, 40 Years of Memory” on the same day, Aug. 10. More ...
Chad Williams
Williams Letter to Editor Appears in The New York Times
A letter to the editor by Chad Williams, assistant professor of history, appeared in the July 25 edition of The New York Times. Williams, who specializes in African American history, commented on the recent controversy surrounding the arrrest of the Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and President Barack Obama's subsequent remarks. More ...
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