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  • As Philip Chivily ’23 works on his summer Emerson project, “The Invisible Catholics Made Visible: Unveiling Black Catholics in Antebellum America,” he hopes to bring attention to the historical Black Catholic community and reframe what he views as a common misperception about the religion.

  • Little did John Troast ’23 imagine, when he wrote a 20-page paper for Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule, that his words would be featured on the homepage of a national news site.

  • Erica Ivins ’21 first read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in a high school AP class, and it became her favorite book. She carried that interest with her to Hamilton, where her research into the novel earned a prestigious prize in the undergraduate essay contest.

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  • A review of Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors led The Wall Street Journal’s Book Review section in its Dec. 27 edition.

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  • When Jesse Elmer ’21 helped plan Hamilton’s History Club outing to the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y., he didn’t know that the trip would lead him to his summer internship.

  • When most people read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness for class, they finish the novel, maybe write an essay about it, and leave it at that. Erica Ivins ’21, however, took the extra step and designed a research project around Conrad’s life, flew to England, and had a “one-on-one” with Conrad by examining his personal letters in London and Oxford.

  • The day after her finals ended, Kim Lifton ’20 did what any college student would want to do and boarded a plane to Europe. She visited places like London, England, and Angers, France, observing the remnants of medieval Western history. Unlike the typical college student, however, Lifton spent the majority of her time examining medieval manuscripts in renowned archives and traversing the region in search of depictions of Edward the Black Prince.

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  • The day after her finals ended, Kim Lifton ’20 did what any college student would want to do and boarded a plane to Europe. She visited places like London, England, and Angers, France, observing the remnants of medieval Western history. Unlike the typical college student, however, Lifton spent the majority of her time examining medieval manuscripts in renowned archives and traversing the region in search of depictions of Edward the Black Prince.

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  • Rising senior Ethan Dunn wants you to question what you’re told, even if it means questioning him. Tenacious in both his curiosity and eagerness to critique the zeitgeist, he is spending his summer dispelling the “myth of capitalism.”

  • The Society of Italian Historical Studies has awarded Assistant Professor of History Mackenzie Cooley the 2019 Cappadocia Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript. She received this award for her doctoral dissertation, "Animal Empires: The Perfection of Nature between Europe and the Americas, 1492-1630," completed at Stanford University in 2018.

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