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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 ...
Emerson Project Film Considers Black WWII Veterans
A documentary film screening of Fighting For America: The Reflections of Black WWII Veterans, a film produced by Susan Perham ’12, will take place on Friday, April 30, at 4 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium (formerly known as the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium, KJ 125). The film was produced as part of Perham’s summer 2009 Emerson Fellowship titled “Oneida County’s African American WWII Veterans,” which she worked on under the advisement of Professor of History Esther Kanipe. The screening is free and open to the public. More ...
Wilson Co-Authors Book, Lives of Confucius
Professor of History Thomas Wilson has co-authored a book with University of California Berkeley Professor Michael Nylan titled Lives of Confucius: Civilization's Greatest Sage Through the Ages (Doubleday Religion, 4/10). More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Presents Paper at Taiwan Conference
Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented a paper, "Sacrifice and Confucian Conceptions of Gods and Spirits," at a conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Fifteen scholars from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the U.S. were invited to present papers at the International Conference on the Global Confucius: Sacrifice and the Confucius Temple, which was sponsored by the Taipei Municipal Government and the Taipei Confucius Temple Association. More ...
John Stauffer
Stauffer Lectures on Lincoln, Douglass and Great Books
“I’ve long been interested in Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln,” announced Harvard professor John Stauffer to his audience in the Kennedy Auditorium on March 30. As a child, Stauffer frequently moved from one house to the next – nine times, to be exact – and as such, his experience of childhood was that of something impermanent and perpetually transitory. “Along with tennis, my constants were history and literature,” he said. No matter where he went, he could count on those things to remain the same. Significantly, at thirteen years old, a friend lent him Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – something that indeed changed his life for good. “I loved the way he wrote, and the power of writing resonated with me,” Stauffer explained. He read Abraham Lincoln a short time later, and soon become permanently enthralled with antebellum American history.
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John Stauffer
Lincoln, Douglass and the Great Books is Topic of Harvard Professor's Talk
John Stauffer, author and professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled “Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the Great Books” at Hamilton College on Tuesday, March 30, at 4:15 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. He will discuss his bestselling book Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve 2009). The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
NY Times Book Review Highlights Fallen Giants Paperback
The New York Times included Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes in its “Paperback Row” column in the Sunday Book Review on Feb. 21. Co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester professor Stewart Weaver, the book was described as "an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling." The Times originally reviewed Fallen Giants in September 2008. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman Shares History of Hamilton College
“Hamilton College was a conservative institution, resistant to change, whose fate was one of reform and change,” said Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, as he presented a brief overview of Hamilton in the 19th and early 20th century. Speaking to a full house at the Clinton Historical Society on Feb. 14, Isserman noted that during his research process he spent many hours in the college archives and was surprised by the steady flow of alumni who visited while conducting their own research. The absence of student visitors has prompted him to plan a teaching seminar on college history in the archives to encourage them to visit with greater frequency. More ...
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