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Current Fellows


Mary Catherine Mooney:

  • Katie Hickerson, Instructor of Modern African History, University of Chicago, “All Emin’s Men: Contested Loyalties, Competing Empires, and Mutiny in Egypt’s Equatoria Province, 1881-1889.”
  • Robert B. Riter, Assistant Professor, “The University of Alabama, The Archival Sensitivities of Daniel Berkeley Updike”

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Ben Parten, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University, “Blow Ye Trumpet, Blow: The Idea of Jubilee in Slavery and Freedom”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Whitney Barlow Robles, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Curious Species: How Animals Made Natural History, 1700-1820”

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Erin Fulton, Ph.D. candidate, University of Kentucky, “Vestry Meetings and Vestry Music in New England, 1841-1848”

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

Jean Franzino, Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College, “Dis-Union: Disability Cultures and the American Civil War”

The Boston Athenæum Community Fellowship

  • Reed Gochberg, Lecturer, Harvard University, “A House of Ideas: Museums, Science, and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America”
  • Heather Treseler, Associate Professor of American Literature, Worcester State University, “Thesaurus for a Year of Desire”
  • Conevery Bolton Valencius, Professor of History, Boston College, “On Shaky Ground: The Untold Story of the Largest Earthquake Surge in Modern History”

The New England Regional Fellowship

  • Christina Casey, independent scholar, “Lady Governors of the British Empire”
  • David Faflik, Associate Professor of English, University of Rhode Island, “Passing Transcendental: Harvard, Heresy, and the Modern American Origins of Unbelief”
  • Kate McIntyre, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Maroon Ecologies: Albery Allson Whitman and the Place of Poetry”
  • Gwenn Miller, Associate Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross, “’You Will Bring Opium to Canton’: John Perkins Cushing and Boston’s Early China Trade”
  • Ian C. Stevenson, Ph.D. candidate, Boston University, “The Summer-Home of the Survivors": The Civil War Vacation in Architecture and Landscape, 1878-1918”
  • Kari Winter, Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, “Fourteenth: Vermont’s Struggle For and Against Democracy, 1775-1875”