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Last year's ILiADS conference at Hamilton.
Hamilton to Host ILiADS Conference

The second annual Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS) 2016 will be hosted at Hamilton College beginning on Sunday, July 24. Nearly 90 participants from more than 23 liberal arts colleges will be on campus for this project-based, team-based summer institute funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.   More ...

Symbols in the Wilderness
New Couper Press Book Focuses on Masonic Imagery

Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York, co-authored by Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, began with a chance glance at a building as he drove to Cooperstown, N.Y. Intrigued by the structure, Western Star Lodge and now the Bridgewater Masonic Lodge, he became even more interested in the art work it once housed. Thus Goodwillie’s exploration of Masonic symbols – expressed in paintings, murals, textiles and graphics – began.

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Reuters Publishes Isserman Oped

During the week of July 11, Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, published an opinion piece on the Reuters wire service comparing the national turbulence of 1968 to today’s unrest. He was also quoted in The Hindu’s Thread opinion blog on socialism and the presidential campaign, and penned an essay on the influence of party platforms in the 20th century for In These Times, a monthly non-profit magazine and online publication.  More ...

Building Bridges to Hamilton's Birthplace

A spring meeting with Everson Hull, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, and Hamilton students planning a service trip to Nevis resulted in yet another meeting and alliance between Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace and the college. During the March visit Hull met with Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, to review documents from Hamilton’s Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection related to Nevis.  More ...

Robert Simon
A Philosopher's Championship: Simon's Festschrift

The entire spring issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sports, the publication of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, has been dedicated to Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Robert Simon’s scholarship on philosophy and sports.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Library Journal Gives Continental Divide Starred Review

The Library Journal, a major publication for libraries across the country, recently gave Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, a starred review. “This broad sweep of American mountaineering history will satisfy general history readers and outdoor adventurers alike,” wrote the reviewer.  More ...

Theresa Lopez
Lopez Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Theresa Lopez, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  More ...

Janack's Literary Nonfiction Published in Grub Street Literary

Grub Street, a literary and arts magazine published by Towson University, includes a story by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. The piece, titled "Finding the Happy Ending," a short meditation on marriage  (volume 65), can be read here.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Patricia O'Neill
O'Neill Presents at Society for Textual Studies Conference

Patricia O'Neill,  theLeonard C. Ferguson Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, presented a paper titled "Poetry and Computers: Making and Meaning" at the Society for Textual Studies conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 15. Her talk included presentation of an interactive poetry generator that encourages writers and students to write ghazals.  More ...

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