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Aaron Astor '95 with Hamilton's Alternative Spring Break group in Tennessee.
Aaron Astor '95 Educates ASB Group on Tennessee History

Aaron Astor ’95, an associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., shared his knowledge of the Civil War in Tennessee with a group of Hamilton students volunteering at the Cumberland Trail for their Alternative Spring Break trip on March 24.  More ...

NY Program Tours Harlem, Visits Alexander Hamilton's Last Home

Students from the Hamilton College Program in New York City, directed by history professor Maurice Isserman, took a "Big Onion" walking tour of Harlem that included sites associated with the Harlem Renaissance. They also visited the last home of Alexander Hamilton.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Delivers Paper at New College

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik delivered a paper titled "The Nachleben of an Ottonian monarch: the canonization of Henry II and crusading in the 12th century" at the 19th Biennial Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at New College of Florida in Sarasota on March 7.  More ...

Robert Paquette
Paquette Awarded Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize

Professor of History Robert Paquette was awarded the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Ronald Reagan Banquet on March 7 in Washington, D.C.  The prize honors the memory of Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for her fierce defense of academic freedom.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Gives Talk at Colgate

Professor of History Shoshana Keller gave a talk on "The Puzzle of Child Labor in Uzbekistan" on March 3 at Colgate University. This was a presentation of research on the economic and social roots of the Uzbek use of coerced child labor to harvest cotton every fall. Her talk was sponsored by Colgate's Russian and Eurasian Studies program  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Lectures on Vikings

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik gave a presentation titled "Vikings to Varangians: Medieval Scandinavians and the World They Made" to the Scandinavian Club of the Mohawk Valley on Feb. 19.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Chinese Translation of Wilson’s Lives of Confucius to be Published

The Chinese translation of Lives of Confucius (Doubleday), a book to be published by Professor of History Thomas Wilson and co-author Michael Nylan of the University of California, Berkeley, passed external review by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (CUHK).  More ...

Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Woman Selling Butter
New York Times "India Ink" Features Wellin Show

The New York TimesIndia Ink” blog featured a story on Pranlal Patel and the images he took of Indian women that will be exhibited by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art beginning Feb. 1. “A Pioneer of Street Photography Leaves Behind Strong Images of Indian Women,” published on Jan. 30, included interviews with Patel, his family and Professor of History Lisa Trivedi, co-curator of the Wellin show, “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad.”  More ...

Cleaning seeds from cotton, Raipur, Ahmedabad, 1937 - Courtesy of the artist
ARTnews Proclaims Wellin Museum Show "A Must See"

"Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad" hasn’t yet opened at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. But that hasn’t kept ARTnews from noticing and celebrating the upcoming exhibition on its website and in print. The publication’s  Jan. 23 article, “10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014,” includes the Wellin exhibition along with shows at prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the High Museum of Art.  More ...

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