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Past Fellows

Boston Athenæum Research Fellowship Recipients

2016-2017

Mary Catherine Mooney:

Anna Wager, Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, Seattle, "Kindred Spirits, Progressive Practices: Religious Revival and Communal Making in Arts and Crafts Movements (1880-1920)"

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:
•    Abigail Cooper, Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, “Lord, Until I Reach My Home”: Inside the Refugee Camps of the American Civil War
•    Sarah Pearlman Shapiro, MA student, Columbia University, "Death, Resistance, and Public Order: State Reactions to Slave Suicide in Eighteenth Century British North America"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Elise Leal, Ph.D. candidate, Baylor University, " Reforming Manners, Redeeming Souls: Sunday Schools and the Place of Childhood in American Protestantism, 1790-1860"

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Jessica Parr, Adjunct, University of New Hampshire, Manchester "Let Us Not Sell Our Birthrights"

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships

•    Margaret Funkhouser, Director of Writing, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, "How to be a Library Cormorant – Writing Creatively from the Bookstacks and Collections"
•    Robert Sykora, MFA student, University of Massachusetts Boston, "American Utopia - a series of poems considering  the American Utopian impulse"

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Kent McConnell, Ph.D., instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy, "A Time-Stained God: Spiritual Lives, Civil War Deaths and the Violent Remaking of Religion in America"

The New England Regional Fellowship

•    Louis Gerdelan, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Calamitous Knowledge: Understanding Disaster in the British, Spanish, and French Atlantic Worlds, 1666-1755"
•    Jonathan Lande, Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, "Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial"
•    Rachel Miller, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, "Capital Entertainment: Creative Labor and the Modern Stage, 1860-1930"
•    Alexandra Montgomery, Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania, "Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800"

2015-2016

Mary Catherine Mooney:

Timothy Maguire, Ph.D. candidate, Boston University, "Connecting 19th Century Decisions to 21st Century Conditions in Boston Harbor"

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:
Catherine Bateson, Ph.D. candidate, University of Edinburgh, Irish American Experience and Sentiments during the American Civil War"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Steven Leone, Ph.D. candidate, University of Oregon, "Of Grave Concern: Death, Decay, and the Natural Environment of the Republic"

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. candidate, Duke University, "The American Tract Society and the Materiality of Print in Antebellum America"

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships
  • Anne Shullenberger Levy, English Teacher Mystic Valley Regional Charter High School, "What was Lost: Perspectives on World War I from Both Sides"
  • Olivia Searcy, Substitute Teacher and Education Consultant, Royall House & Slave Quarters, "Teaching About Slavery in the North: Guidelines, lesson plans and resources for your classroom"
The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):
  • Robert Mann, independent scholar, "Contact of Human Souls"
  • Kevin Waite, Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania, "The Slave South in the Far West: California, the Pacific, and Proslavery Visions of Empire"

The New England Regional Fellowship
  • Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut, "The Lives and Times of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877"
  • Emily Torbert, Ph.D. candidate, University of Delaware, "Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840"

2014-2015

Mary Catherine Mooney:
  • Joshua Brown, Professor, City University of New York, "Studies in the Visual Culture of the American Civil War"
  • Rachel Walker, Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland, College Park, "A Beautiful Mind: Physiognomy and Female Intellect, 1750-1860"
Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:
Paula T. Connolly, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Stories of Slavery, Stories for Children”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

James Alexander Dun, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, "Dangerous Neighbors: Philadelphia and the Making of the Haitian Revolution in the Early American Republic"

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor, Simmons College, "Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions"

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships
  • William Miskinis, History and Social Science teacher, Littleton High School (Littleton, MA), "Digital History, the Civil War and Historical Thinking"
  • Peter Sipe, Sixth Grade Reading Teacher and Lower School Librarian, Boston Collegiate Charter School, "The Passed Made Present: Celebrating Boston's Unsung Heroes"
The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Sarah Beetham, Ph.D. candidate, University of Delaware, "Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865-1917"

The New England Regional Fellowship
  • Christina Groeger, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Paths to Work: The Rise of Credentials in American Society 18-70-1940"
  • Rachel Trocchio, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkley, "The Partisan Sublime"
  • Sean Moore, Associate Professor of English, University of New Hampshire, "Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade"

2013-2014

Mary Catherine Mooney:
Jeffrey Einboden, Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University, "Islamic Intimacy in Early America"

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Summar Sparks. Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina Greensboro, "Unbound Regionalism: The Circulation of Southern Periodicals and Novels"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Jason Farr, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, San Diego, "Queer Deformities: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Women's Fiction--Haywood, Scott, Burney"

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

Craig Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Brandeis University, "Rightly to be Great: Ideas of Honor and Virtue among the American Founders"

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Amy Voorhees, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, "Faith, Gender, and Place in Mary Baker Eddy's New England"

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships
  • Paula Elliott, Ed.D., independent scholar, "The historic sociopolitical, culture contexts surrounding, influencing the experiences of African American teachers and students"
  • Benadette Manning, M.Ed., Fenway High School, "What is obviously wrong with the Common Core Standards?" 
The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Dylan Yeats, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University, "Americanizing America: How the Federal Government Shaped the Nation, 1818-1924"

The New England Regional Fellowship
  • Anna Bonewitz, Ph.D. Candidate, University of York (UK), "Fashioning the British Empire: Fashion, Imagery and Colonial Exchange in Eighteenth-Century New England"
  • Marian Desrosiers, Adjunct Professor, Salve Regina University, "John Banister and the Influence of a Colonial Newport Merchant on the Economy of Pre-Revolutionary America"
  • Russell Fehr, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside, "Anxious Electorate: City Politics in Mid-1920s America"
  • Ashley Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University, "'We Have Never Not Been Here': Place, History, and Belonging in Native New England"

2012-2013

Mary Catherine Mooney

  • Sam Haselby, Visiting Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, “Anglo-American Religion and China Missions”
  • Gretchen Henderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, MIT, “Galerie de Difformité and artists’ books”

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship

  • Adrian Brettle, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, “Confederate Expansionist Ambitions during the American Civil War Era, 1860-1865”
  • Nicole Etcheson, Professor, Ball State University, “The Suffrage in the Post-Civil War United States

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Josh Reid, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Indigenous Explorers in the Pacific”

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

None awarded

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

David Komline, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “The Common School Awakening: Education, Religion, and Reform in Transatlantic Perspective, 1800-1848”

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships

  • Crystal Haynes, new teacher developer, Boston Public Schools, “Study the history of Boston Public Schools”
  • Kim Parker, teacher, Newton North High School, “Create and publish a handbook for teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms”

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Ann Holder, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, “Making the Body Politic: Sexual Histories, Racial Uncertainties and Vernacular Citizenship in Post-Emancipation US”

The New England Regional Fellowship

  • Justin Clark, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California, “Training the Eyes: Romantic Vision and Class Formation in Boston, 1830-1870”
  • Jared Hardesty, Ph.D. candidate, Boston College, “The Origins of Black Boston”
  • Allison Lange, Ph.D. candidate, Brandeis University, “Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Woman Suffrage, 1776-1920”

2011-2012

Mary Catherine Mooney:

Kim Beil, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Irvine, “Illustrating Contingency: Photographic Reproductions of Art and Film” 

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Melissa Strong, assistant professor, Northeastern State University, “Bringing the Hospital Home: The United States Sanitary Commission and the Evolution of Professional Nursing”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Susan Wager, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Madame de Pompadour's Indiscreet Jewels: Reproduction, Luxury Consumption, and the Construction of Self in Eighteenth-Century France”

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

Alan Pell Crawford, independent scholar, “The Personal Library of George Washington”

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Richard Boles, Ph.D. candidate, George Washington University, “Divided Faiths: The Rise of Segregated Northern Churches, 1730-1850”

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships

  • Karen Crounse, teacher, Codman Academy Charter School, “Using Astronomy for Expeditionary Learning in High School Math"
  • Deanna Gallagher, teacher, Newman School of Boston, “Using Historic New England Maps to Teach Argumentative Writing”

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Jordan Watkins, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “The Place of the Past in the American Civil War”

The New England Regional Fellowship

  • Mazie Harris, Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, “Photography and American Property Law in the 1850s”
  • Robyn McMillin, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, “Science in the American Style, 1680-1815: A School of Fashion and Philosophy, of Liberty and People”

2010-2011

Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

Michaelene Cox, professor, Illinois State University, “John Lawson Stoddard”

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Vanessa Steinroetter, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Representations of Readers and Scenes of Reading in American Literature of the Civil War”

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships:

Jan Voogd, librarian, Provincetown Public Library, “Provincetown Abolition Society, the Abolitionist Movement, and the Methodist Episcopal Church”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Laura Adderley, professor, Tulane University, “The Routine ‘Horrors’ of Slave Ship Rape: Interpreting Sexual Violence in the Atlantic Slave Trade&rdquo:

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

Matthew Fisk, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Art, Enterprise and Diplomacy: John Trumbull, A Federalist Painter in Europe, 1780-1815

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Mary Kupiec Cayton, professor, Miami University, “’A Divine and Supernatural Light’: Religious Emotion and the Rise of Evangelical Culture in America, 1740-1840”

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with the Massachusetts Historical Society:

Peter Wirzbicki, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, “Black Intellectuals, White Abolitionists, and Revolutionary Transcendentalists: Creating the Radical Intellectual Tradition in Antebellum Boston”

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium:

Hayley Glaholt, Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, “’Reversing the Chivalry of Christ’: Quaker Women Challenge the ‘Species Line’ of Pacifist Ethics”

2009-2010

Mary Catherine Mooney:

Wei Kang Tchou, Ph.D student, University of Cambridge, “Robert Morrison’s Chinese English Dictionary (1815-23)"

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Daniel Flook, Ph.D. candidate, University of Florida,“Seeking Support from thePeople”

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships:

  • Tia Esposito, Director of Library, Boston College High School, “Nativism in Boston”
  • Craig J. Perrier, history teacher, Billerica Memorial High School, “American Paradox: War, Dissent and Nationalism at the Hartford Convention”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Brooke Barbier, instructor, Stonehill College, “Daughters of Liberty: Young Women’s Culture in Early National Boston”

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

Jessica Parr, Ph.D. candidate, University of New Hampshire, “On the Margins of Empire: The Spectre of Marronage and the Making of Intellectual Borderlands in the Age Of Revolution”

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

None awarded this year

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Kathryn Shively Meier, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, “’Under the Surge of the Blue’: Environmental Effects on Civil War Solder Mental and Physical Health in Virginia, 1862”

The New England Regional Fellowship:

  • Sean Harvey, Ph.D. candidate, College of William and Mary, “AmericanLanguages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty”
  • Whitney Martinko, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, “Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1790-1860
  • Amber Moulton-Wiseman, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Marriage Extraordinary: Interracial Marriage and the Politics of Family in Antebellum Massachusetts”
  • John Wong, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Global Positioning: China Trade and the Hong Merchants of the 18th and 19th Centuries”

2008-2009

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Damien Boutillon, Ph.D. candidate, Durham University (U.K.), for conducting research in the library of Gypsy (Roma) scholar Francis Hindes Groome
  • Philip Edward Phillips, Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, Poe and Boston
  • Tom F. Wright, Ph.D. candidate, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, “The Travel Lecture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century United States”)

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Crystal Feimster, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  “Sexual Warfare: Rape during the American Civil War”

The Mudge Teacher Fellowships:

Steven Berbeco, teacher, Charlestown High School, who plans to develop and publish a social studies curriculum unit on Gypsy (Roma) language and culture

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Andrew M. Wehrman, Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, “Sore Spots: Disease, Empire and Revolution in Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts.”

The Washington College Fellowship in Early American History:

Professor Kevin J. Hayes, University of Central Oklahoma, “The Book in Washington’s Life”

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Assistant Professor, North Greenville University, “The Swan Song of Antebellum Reform: Temperance Reform in Post-Emancipation Atlanta, 1865-1887”

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins and Consequences (Jointly with the Massachusetts Historical Society):

Megan Nelson, Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, "Flesh and Stone: Ruins and the Civil War"

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium:

  • James Revell Carr, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,"Hawaiian Music and Dance in New England, 1802-1862"
  • Daniel W. Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, “Emancipation and the Law: Litigating Human Property in the Civil War and Reconstruction” 
  • Christine N. Reiser, Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, “Rooted in Movement: Community Keeping in 18 th and 19 th Century Native Southern New England”

2007-2008

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Edward E. Andrews, Ph.D. candidate, University of New Hampshire,“Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British Atlantic, 1640-1790”
  • Patricia Roeser, Ph.D. candidate, Arizona State University“Towards Democratization:  Boston’s Cultural Landscapes, 1820-2000”
  • Aaron Winter, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Irvine “The Laughing Dove:  Satire in 19th Century U.S. Anti-War Rhetoric”

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

Clay M. Smith, M.F.A. candidate, University of Chicago, a performance project recreating and re-evaluating the visual and cultural texture of the lives of Confederates imprisoned in the North

Boston Athenæum/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies joint fellowship:

Dr. Jeremy Gregory, University of Manchester (England), “Refashioning Puritan New England:  The Church of England and Religious Identity in Colonial North America, ca. 1680-ca. 1780”

Mudge Teacher Fellowship:

Barbara E. Ryan, English teacher at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, MA, for developing a curriculum around Lord Byron and British Romantic Literature.

American Congregational Association/Boston Athenæum joint fellowship:

Professor William Van Arragon, King’s College (Edmonton, Alberta), “Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory”

New England Regional Consortium Fellowship:

  • Rachel Tamar Van, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Great Expectations:  Free Trade Family Values, and the Culture of Early American Capitalism, 1782-1891”)
  • Kanisorn (Kid Wongsrichanalai, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, "New England’s Elite:  Young Northerners in the Civil War Era”

2006-2007

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Gabriel Abend,Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, "A Social History of 'Business Ethics' and 'Social Responsibility' (1865-1934)"
  • Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D. candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Against Wind and Tide: African Americans' Response to the Colonization Movement and Emigration, 1780 -1865"

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

James K. Hogue, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, "Black Confederates in History and Memory."

Washington College Fellowship:

Christine LaHue, Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University, "The Resurrection of John Wise--Mobilization of Ordinary New Englanders in the Revolutionary Movement, 1772-1775"

Boston Athenæum/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies joint fellowship:

Thomas E. Conroy, Stonehill College, "Patronage, Party, and Plaster: The Building of Federal Boston."

Mudge Teacher Fellowship:

Dr. Tammarrah A. Lee, Trotter Elementary School

New England Regional Consortium Fellowships:

  • Elise M. Ciregna, University of Delaware
  • Margaret A. Lowe, Bridgewater State College
  • Eric C. Stoykovich, University of Virginia
  • Lisa M. Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University

2005-2006

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Jeffrey A. Fortin, University of New Hampshire, "'Little short of national Murder:' Removal, Exile and the Making of the Diasporas in the Atlantic World, 1745-1865"
  • Katherine Hijar, Johns Hopkins University, "Sexuality, Print, and Popular Visual Culture in the United States, 1830-1870"
  • Daniel C. Wewers, Harvard University, "Cradle of Secession: Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Disunion in the Early Republic, 1787-1820"

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

Renée L. Bergland, Associate Professor, Simmons College, "Why did August Evans plot her Civil War novel Macaria around the figure of a woman astronomer?"

Boston Athenæum/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies joint fellowship:

Caroline Breashears, St. Lawrence University

Washington College Fellowship:

John A. Ruddiman, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University, "Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Young Men of the Continental Army in Revolutionary War and Peace."

New England Regional Consortium Fellowship:

  • Glenn Grasso, University of New Hampshire, "Fixed in Ocean Reveries:" Antimodernism, the Colonial Revivial, and the Refinement of the Maritime Past"
  • Kimberley A. Hamlin, University of Texas, Austin, "Beyond Adam's Rib: The Impact of Darwin and Evolutionary Discourse on Gender and Feminist Thought, 1870-1925"
  • Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow, "Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America"
  • Katherine Stebbins-McCaffrey, Boston University, "Reading Glasses: American Spectacles from BEnjamin Franklin's Bifocals to the Tillyer Lens"
  • Wendy Warren, Yale University, "African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700"

2004-2005

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Thomas Augst, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, “The Sobriety Test: Temperance and the Melodramas of Modern Citizenship”
  • Heather S. Nathans, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, “Lifting the Veil of Black:  Sentiment and Slavery on the American Stage, 1787-1861”

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

Coleman Hutchinson, Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, “Region, Revision, and the American Civil War Text”

Boston Athenæum/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies joint fellowship:

Chernoh M. Sesay, Jr., Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University,  “’all things are changeable’:  The World of Prince and Hall and the Development of Black Atlantic Identities, 1760-1820”

New England Regional Fellowship:

  • Beverley K. Brandt, Professor, School of Design, College of Architecture and Design, Arizona State, “The Craftsman and the Critic: Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Turn-of-the-Century Boston”
  • Phyllis B. Cole, Professor, Penn State Delaware County,  “Literary Feminism in Nineteenth-Century New England"
  • Heather Miyano Kopelson, Research Associate, University of Vermont, and Ph.D. candidate, University of Iowa,  “Performing Faith:  Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720”
  • Amanda Moniz, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan), “’Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe’: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815”

2003-2004

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • John Donoghue, Ph.D. candidate, University of Pittsburgh, “’the Very State of Action, the Market Place of the World’:  Republicanism in the Atlantic World of Militant Protestantism, 1630-1690”
  • Eric Plaag, Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina, “Travel, Time, and Sensory Experience, and Sectional Difference in the Antebellum South”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Boston Athenæum joint fellowship:

Martha Elena Rojas, Sweet Briar College, “Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of U.S. Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic”

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

Daniel Hamilton, Harvard University, “The Limits of Sovereignty:  Legislative Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy"

2002-2003

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Glenn MacLeod, Professor, University of Connecticut, Waterbury, “Authenticity in American Art and Literature:  From Casts and Copies to the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
  • Michael J. Rawson, Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Nature and the City:  Class, Power, and the Creation of Metropolitan Boston, 1820-1920”
  • William Van Arragon, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University, “Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1778-1892”
  • Diana Irene Williams, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “’They Call it a Marriage’:  Interracial Families in Post –Emancipation Louisiana

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

Patrick Brennan, Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri at Columbia, “Fevers and Fists:  Forging and Irish Legacy in New Orleans, 1853-1866”

New England Regional Fellowship:

  • Sally E. Hadden, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, “Legal Cultures in an Early American City: Boston”
  • Karen L. Jessup, Ph.D. candidate, The Centre for Conservation Studies, DeMountfort University, U.K., “Searching for the Past:  The New England Domestic Landscape of 1876 to 1917, and the Influence of the British Idyll”
  • Stephen A. Mihm, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, “Making Money:  Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877”
  • David Montejano, Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley, “A Red Badge of Cotton?  On the Circulation of Southern Cotton During the American Civil War"

2001-2002

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Kate Culkin, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, "Slight a Girl as She Was: Gentility, Reform, and Harriet Hosmer"
  • Colin McCoy, Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Democracy in Print: The Literature of Persuasian in Jacksonian America, 1815-1845"
  • Jill McDonough (poet), A project to write a series of sonnets based on executions in United States History
  • Irene Smalls (storyteller, author, performance artist)

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

  • Michael Bernath, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South"
  • Margaret Long, Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago, "Medical Care of African Americans in the South"

2000-2001

No fellowships offered.

1999-2000

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Gretchen A. Adams, Ph.D. candidate, University of New Hampshire, “The Specter of Salem in American Culture, 1692-1999”
  • Kate Clifford, University of New Hampshire, "scholarly biography of Harriet Tubman"
  • Julie Levin, Ph.D. candidate, University of Texas, Austin, "analyze the work of artist Allan Rohan Crite"
  • Andrea McCarthy and Carol Siriani (Team-teachers, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School), to develop an American literature and social studies curriculum for the period 1870 to 1920

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

JoAnne Thomas, Ph.D. candidate, Western Michigan University, "research popular music of the Civil War era"

1998-1999

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Laura Baring-Gould, artist, [studied boat-building techniques for inspiration]
  • Scott Hancock, University of New Hampshire, "Free, Black, and American: Identity Formation in Boston"
  • William B. Hart, Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, [Mohawk converts to Christianity and the Schoolcraft Collection]
  • Michelle Mancini, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley, [Groome Gypsy Collection and English Literature]

Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship:

  • Philip Acree Cavalier, professor, Auburn University, expand upon dissertation, "Ethnography, Passing, and the Construction of Racial and Cultural Identities: Henry James, Pauline Hopkins, and Northern Travel Writing"
  • David Cecere, Ph.D. from University of New Hampshire, expanded upon dissertation research "'Amid All the Disolutions [sic] of War': The Reformulation of Northern New England Civil War Soldiers' Racial Perceptions, 1861-1865"

1997-1998

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

  • Mary T. Adam, Third-Grade Teacher, the Blackstone School, Boston, to prepare a curriculum unit on Boston’s colonial history.
  • Elizabeth Call, Librarian, Mountain West College, Salt Lake City, to study the life and work of Boston artist and designer Sarah Wyman Whitman
  • Irina Khrouleva, Post-doctoral student, Moscow State University, Russia, to revise for publication her dissertation on New England radical Puritanism
  • Eileen Rebmen, American Studies teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, Maryland, to research the New England slave trade

1996-1997

Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowships:

  • Laura Davidson (book artist) to develop an original work based on the Athenæum copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle
  • Wilfred E. Holton, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, to investigate aspects of Boston’s cultural life in 1900 for a book project
  • Anthony Mann, Ph.D. candidate, Keele University, England, whose dissertation explores the influence of Great on Britain on the Boston “aristocracy” during the nineteenth century
  • John Saillant, visiting Assistant Professor of History, M.I.T., to write a history of the migration of African Americans to Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • Alexander Djordjadze, Ph.D. candidate, Moscow State University, Russia, to research the evangelical church in the socio-political structure of the Confederacy