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Broughton Coburn
Author Coburn Revisits First American Ascent of Everest

Broughton Coburn, author of The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest, made his own trek up the Hill on Thursday, Nov. 7 to discuss his new book. Coburn revisited the first successful American expedition with slides, videos and insights.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Presents Work at Medieval History Seminar

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik recently attended the California Medieval History Seminar, held Oct. 26 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif, where participants discussed his draft article, "Saints, Pagans, and the Wonders of the East: The Medieval Imaginary and its Manuscript Contexts."  More ...

Carol and David Ellis ’38
Gift From Former Hamilton Professor Establishes Endowed Chair

Hamilton College has received $1.6 million from the estate of renowned New York State historian and Hamilton alumnus David Ellis and his wife Carolyn, which will support an endowed chair in their name.  More ...

Tim Colton
Harvard's Timothy Colton Discusses Political Leadership after Communism

Russian and Soviet government expert Timothy J. Colton delivered a talk on Nov. 4 on leadership in post-Soviet nations. The lecture was titled “Political Leadership after Communism” and sponsored by the Levitt Center Speaker Series. Colton is the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and chair of the Government Department at Harvard University, and the author of numerous books on Russian and Soviet politics.  More ...

Huffington Post Publishes Stewart Essay on Diderot

In an essay on Huffington Post titled “The Godfather of All Encyclopedias,” President Joan Hinde Stewart wrote about “one of the greatest of the Enlightenment philosophers, Denis Diderot,” and the “dazzlingly original series of works that range in their subject matter from religion to science and morality” that are his legacy.  More ...

Goodwillie talking to students at Hancock Shaker Village
Religious Communal Societies Class Visits Shaker Sites

A group of students traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass., and to Mount Lebanon, N.Y., on Sept. 29 as members of the Religious Communal Societies in America, 1620-1950, course.  More ...

Students from Art 370 and History 370 classes at Rochester's Eastman Museum.
Trivedi, Knight Classes Visit Eastman Museum, Light Works

Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi and Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight took their classes (History 370 and Art 370) on a field trip to the Eastman Museum in Rochester and to Light Work in Syracuse on Oct. 3.   More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review

A book review by Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik was recently published by The Medieval Review, a leading online archive of scholarly reviews in medieval studies. Eldevik reviewed David Bachrach's new translation of a chronicle by the early 11th century cleric Alpert of Metz, titled "On the Variety of our Times" (De diversitate temporum).  More ...

James Oakes
Historian James Oakes Speaks at Hamilton

Distinguished author and Professor James Oakes of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York was the featured speaker of a lecture sponsored jointly by the Hamilton College Dean of the Faculty and History Department on Oct. 3. Oakes gave attendees a sneak preview of his most recent book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Anti-Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War, which will be published in May of next year.  More ...

James Oakes
Civil War Historian James Oakes to Lecture Oct. 3

James Oakes, author and Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will deliver a lecture titled, “The Scorpion’s Sting: The Irreconcilable Conflict Over Slavery” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building.  The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Hamilton College History Department.  More ...

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