Past and Current Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship Recipients

These scholars received support through the Loring fellowship program, a collaboration of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Athenaeum.

2017-2018
Kathleen Hilliard
Iowa State University

Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of Getting By in Civil War and Emancipation, 1860-1867

2016-2017
Kent McConnell
Phillips Exeter Academy

A Time-Stained God: Spiritual Lives, Civil War Deaths and the Violent Remaking of Religion in America

2015-2016
Robert Mann
Independent Scholar
The Contact of Human Souls

2015-2016
Kevin Waite
University of Pennsylvania

The Slave South in the Far West: California, the Pacific, and Proslavery Visions of Empire

2014-2015
Sarah Beetham
University of Delaware
"Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865-1917"

2013-2014
Dylan Yeats
New York University
"Americanizing America: How the Federal Government Shaped the Nation, 1818-1924"

2012-2013
Ann K. Holder
Pratt Institute
"'Making the Body Politic': Sexual Histories, Racial Uncertainties and Vernacular Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation U.S."

2011-2012
Jordan Watkins
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"The Place of the Past in the American Civil War"

2010-2011
Peter Wirzbicki
New York University
"Black Intellectuals, White Abolitionists, and Revolutionary Transcendentalists: Creating the Radical Intellectual Tradition in Antebellum Boston"

2009-2010
Kathryn Shively Meier
University of Virginia
"Under the Surge of the Blue": Environmental Effects on Civil War Soldier Mental and Physical Health in Virginia, 1862"

2008-2009
Megan Kate Nelson
California State University at Fullerton
"Flesh and Stone: Ruins and the Civil War"

Upcoming Events

Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

Interreligious Responses to the Settlement House Movement, 1880-1924

25Apr 5:15PM 2017

By 1913, over 400 settlement houses catered to immigrants and laborers across the United States. This paper analyzes how Catholic and Jewish immigrant communities in New ...

Author Talk

John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery: Selections from the Diary

26Apr 6:00PM 2017
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

In the final years of his political career, President John Quincy Adams was known for his objections to slavery. As a young statesman, however, he supported slavery. What ...

Cooking Boston

Cooking Boston: Eating Other People's Food

27Apr 6:00PM 2017
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

Program 2: Eating Other People's FoodIn the second half of the 20th century, Americans were re-introduced to the food of the world. Most famously, Julia Child in ...

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This Week @ MHS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL, FOR A STAFF EVENT.  This week's program schedule is heavy in the middle, with a seminar and a pair of public programs. Here are the ...

“All things are in common now”

Today is the 242nd anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolution. The MHS holds some terrific letters and diaries containing first-hand accounts of ...

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