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Turner Trapp '15
How Mathematical Logarithms Aided the Royal Navy

Mathematical logarithms and history might seem unrelated to one another, but this summer Turner Trapp ’15 is conducting interdisciplinary research into the role mathematical developments have in history. In his Emerson Foundation project, “The Discovery of Logarithms, Their Application to Ballistics, and Their Role in the Royal Navy’s Rise to Dominance in the Age of Sail,” he is working with Professor of History Kevin Grant to examine how the development of logarithms relates to England’s rise to naval dominance.  More ...

Seven Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of seven Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor. Mark Bailey, computer science; Kevin Grant, history; Elaine Heekin, dance and movement studies; Seth Major, physics;  Robert Martin, government; Joseph Mwantuali, French; and Stephen Wu, economics,  were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

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Grant Publishes in Comparative Studies in Society and History

Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has published an article titled British Suffragettes and the Russian Method of Hunger Strike in the current issue of the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History. Grant explains in this article how British suffragettes adapted the hunger strike as a tactic of prison protest from Russians political prisoners.  More ...

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Essay by Grant Published in Translation
An essay by Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has been re-published in German. The essay, “Die Menschenrechte und die staatliche Abschaffung der Sklaverei, 1885-1956,” appears in Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman (ed.), Moralpolitik: Geschichte der Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010). The original essay, “Human Rights and Sovereign Abolitions of Slavery, 1885-1956,” was published in 2007 in Beyond Sovereignty, a collection co-edited by Grant. More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman and Grant Publish in Facts on File Series
Professor of History Maurice Isserman has authored revised versions of Across America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and Exploring North America 1800-1900 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has authored a revised version of Exploration in the Age of Empire 1750-1953. The three books are part of Facts on File's Discovery and Exploration 10-book series revised for a young adult audience. Isserman serves as the co-editor for the entire series. More ...
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