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Philip Klinkner
New Yorker and Chicago Tribune Quote Klinkner

Among the many national news outlets that have reported on Republican domination of significant races in this month’s general election,  several have quoted  James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner. In a Nov. 5 New Yorker column titled “Obama and the G.O.P.’s Red Sea,” columnist John Cassidy referenced  Klinkner’s Oct. 26 essay, “The Democrats’ woes are overstated,” published by Vox.   More ...

Hamilton 2015-16 Senior Fellow John Rufo.
Senior Fellow John Rufo Engages with Contemporary Poets

It was a twist for John Rufo ’16 to find himself giving an interview rather than conducting one. The Senior Fellow is spending the year interviewing contemporary political poets through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality and disability. With a focus on younger poets, he hopes to open up a space for them to talk about their practice. Rufo, a creative writing major, took his project as an opportunity to merge his concentration with race and gender studies, sociology and history.  More ...

Los Angeles Review of Books Praises Fourth City

The Los Angeles Review of Books described Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America as “an important work” in an Oct. 8 review titled “Locked Up in America: The Essay in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Edited by Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences Doran Larson, Fourth City is a collection of 71 essays by current and former prisoners on a wide range of topics about prison life, solicited over approximately five years.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Alpinist Magazine Publishes Isserman Article

An article titled “Good Tidings, Strenuous Life” by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman appeared in the fall 2015 issue of the Alpinist magazine. The piece is a precursor to the release of Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering in April 2016 (W.W. Norton & Company) by Isserman.  More ...

Dominicl LaCapra
Cornell Professor to Lecture on History and Memory

Dominick LaCapra, professor emeritus of History, Comparative Literature and Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “History, Memory and Trauma: Problems and New Directions” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by Hamilton’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jill Lepore presenting "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Wonder Woman Identity Revealed in Lepore Lecture

While all superheroes have their secret identities, not many get to have a secret history as well. As New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, would explain in her lecture – sponsored by the Johnson Family Fund, the Dean of Faculty, Days-Massolo Center and the Kirkland Endowment – the mysterious past of Wonder Woman explains much more than just the origin of a fictional character.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Presents Paper at Berlin Symposium

Associate Professor of Literature Katherine H. Terrell recently presented a paper titled "Transmitting the Past: Genealogy and Textuality in Medieval Scottish Historiography" at a symposium on "Knowledge and Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland" at the Freie Universitat Berlin.  More ...

A copy of the newly printed honor code print is placed next to a type form.
Honor Code Document Transformed by First-Year Group

Under the leadership of Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon, first-year students in the Letterpress Printing and Book Arts Experience Adventure orientation group created a new honor code document that – from both tactile and visual perspectives – conveys the seriousness of its message. In a shift in tradition, the documents were distributed during convocation. After first-year students signed their copies, orientation leaders collected them and Honor Court Chair Taylor Elicegui ’17 presented them with Conor O’Shea ’18, a member of the court, to President Stewart.  More ...

Lisa Trivedi
Trivedi Presents at World Economic History Congress

Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi traveled to Kyoto, Japan, to present a paper at the 17th World Economic History Congress.  Her paper "A Swadeshi Economy: catalogues, shops, and depots" addressed the various ways in which a movement often characterized as anti-capitalist and anti-modern made effective use of new technologies and innovative marketing strategies to promote khadi, or handspun hand-woven cloth.  More ...

Elana Van Arnam '17
Was Spain's Queen Juana I Truly Mad?

Elana Van Arnam ’17 is pursuing research into one of Spain’s most commonly misunderstood monarchs: Juana I of Castile. Popularly known as “Juana la Loca,” or Juana the Mad, the Queen is one of the most iconic figures in early-modern Spanish history.  Van Arnam’s summer research is funded through an Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Award and is being directed by Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau.  More ...

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