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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 ...

Thomas Wilson
Chicago Tribune Interviews Wilson on Confucian Philosophy

Professor of History Thomas Wilson spoke about Confucian philosophy has influenced modern Chinese cuisine and how “…Confucius has become a brand in a sense," in an article in the Chicago Tribune. In “Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine,” published on Jan. 10, Wilson summarized the trend.  "It's marketable, and Confucius is the friendly face of civility that kind of replaces the scary face of Mao in past days."  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Article Published in Dissent Magazine

An article by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman titled “Starting Out in the Fifties” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Dissent Magazine. The publication commissioned Isserman to write the article, a history of the magazine for its 60th anniversary celebration in October 2013.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Times of India Features Wellin Museum Exhibition

The Times of India featured an upcoming Wellin Museum exhibition, “Refocusing the Lens:Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad,”  in an article that provided both an overview of the show and a review of the 104-year-old Patel’s lengthy career. The Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India and has among the highest circulation rates of English dailies worldwide.  More ...

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 ...

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