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Joseph T. Glatthaar
Military Historian Will Discuss Civil War on Nov. 11

University of North Carolina historian and author Joseph T. Glatthaar will present a lecture, “The Destructive Civil War 1864-1865,” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the critical later years of the Civil War.  More ...

Joseph Fornieri
Life of Statesman, Philosopher Abraham Lincoln Examined in Lecture

When introducing Joseph Fornieri, professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hamilton College Professor of History Doug Ambrose pointed out that recently we have witnessed a deluge of books about Abraham Lincoln. Why then, asked Ambrose, do we need another book on Lincoln? As Fornieri’s lecture clearly showed, we still stand to learn a great deal from a true statesman like Lincoln.  More ...

Joseph Fornieri
Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman Lecture and Panel are Nov. 3

Joseph Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology professor of political science, will present a lecture titled "Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman" on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion; both are free and open to the public.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Presents at Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Professor of History Shoshana Keller discussed her recent work on two panels at the annual Central Eurasian Studies Society conference, held at Columbia University October 24-26.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Wilson Elected SSCR President

Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History, was elected to a three-year term as president of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)  More ...

Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

Caroline Clarke '14
Caroline Clarke ’14 Captures Communal Studies Award

When Caroline Clarke ’14 was choosing a topic for her senior thesis, she intended to write about the Millerites. She never expected that she would research the Shakers as well.  However, with the help of Christian Goodwillie, Hamilton’s director of Special Collections and Archives, Clarke fused the two research topics into one paper, titled “The Advent of the Disappointed: Why the Millerites joined the Shakers and why they quickly left.” Clarke’s research paid off when she won the Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award from the Communal Studies Association.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Joins Editorial Board

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik was recently invited to join the board of review editors at The Medieval Review, a leading online journal published by the Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University.  More ...

Matt Currier '16, right, reviews documents with Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik.
A King and His Kingdom

Before England was united under the monarchy, kings had to establish their legitimacy to gain and maintain power. Loyalty to the king, and support of his authority, were not yet attached to the crown, but had to be won. To discover how this was done, Matthew Currier '16 is examining royal diplomas, a type of charter specific to the crown.  More ...

Emily Kaplan '15
Black and White and Read All Over

Although the newspaper is still a viable source for news, social media and other online outlets have become prevalent information hubs. Perhaps no group is more aware of this phenomenon than the millennial generation, young adults currently in their 20s and 30s. This summer, Emily Kaplan ’15 is observing the shift from printed to digital news firsthand  as a social media intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  More ...

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