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Nine Students Awarded Class of '79 Travel Grant

Nine Hamilton seniors have been selected to receive the Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award, established by the alumni of Hamilton's Class of 1979, offers financial assistance to Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world.  More ...

Students meet with Mary Lee Hodgens, associate director of Light Work in Syracuse.
Interdisciplinary Art and History Class Will Culminate in Wellin Exhibit

On Feb. 1 of next semester, the Wellin Museum of Art will showcase two very special exhibitions side-by-side: In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, and Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad. What makes these exhibitions so special is that they will represent the culmination of two semester-long interdisciplinary courses that have been co-taught by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi.  More ...

The American Communal Societies class at the Oneida Mansion House.
American Communal Societies Class Joins History With Hamilton's Special Collections

For many people, the words “history class” conjure up images of dusty books, and it’s true that American Communal Religious Societies, co-taught by Professor of History Doug Ambrose and Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, does have most of its weekly class meetings in Burke Library. Most, but not all.  More ...

Josiah Bunting III
Lt. General Josiah Bunting III Speaks on WWII Leadership

Retired Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting III’s lecture on leadership during WWII offered an appropriate observance of Veterans’ Day at Monday’s AHI Undergraduate Fellows event.  More ...

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 ...

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