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.

2020-2021
Andrew Donnelly
Harvard University
Reconstructing Sexuality: The Politics of Sex and Manhood in the Civil War Era

2019-2020
Kevin Hooper
University of Oklahoma
Seizing Citizenship: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Pursuit of Citizenship in the Antebellum United States

2018-2019
Jean Franzino
Beloit College
Dis-Union: Disability Cultures and the American Civil War

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

Online Event; Conversation; Racial Injustice Series

Confronting Racial Injustice: Boston School Desegregation through the Rearview Mirror

15Apr 6:00PM 2021
This is an online program

In 1972, a group of African American parents sued city and state officials over segregation within the Boston Public Schools. After a trial, a federal court determined ...

Seminar; History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar; Online Event

Contesting Domesticity – a Panel Discussion

20Apr 5:15PM 2021
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The domestic realm has long captivated feminist scholars who have sought to understand the lives of women and the workings of gender. How have women experienced, ...

Online Event; Conversation

Clean Water, Green Space, and Social Equity

22Apr 5:30PM 2021
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The chain of green spaces and waterways that comprise the Emerald Necklace park system is an invaluable urban oasis. Described as “the lungs of the city” this ...

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Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

Founder to Founder

Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

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