Past NERFC Recipients

2013-2014

Kristin Allukian
University of Florida
"Working to Become: Women, Work, and Literary Legacy in American Women's Postbellum Literature"

Michael Blaakman
Yale University
"Speculation Nation: Land Speculators and Land Mania in Post-Revolutionary America"

Richard Boles
The George Washington University
"Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Racially Segregated Northern Churches, 1730-1850"

Anna Bonewitz
University of York
"Fashioning the British Empire: Fashion, Imagery and Colonial Exchange in Eighteenth-Century New England"

Susan de Guardiola
Independent Scholar
"Figures and Changes: The Evolution of the Cotillon in France, England, and America, 1760-1840"

Marian Desrosiers
Salve Regina University
"John Banister and the Influence of a Colonial Newport Merchant on the Economy of Pre-Revolutionary America"

Russell Fehr
UC Riverside

"Anxious Electorate: City Politics in Mid-1920s America"

Benjamin Irvin
University of Arizona
"'Invalids' and Independence: Disability, Masculinity, Class, and Citizenship among Veterans of the Revolutionary War"

Kathryn Irving
Yale University

"The American Schools for Idiotic Children: Disability and Development in the Nineteenth Century"

Noam Maggor
Vanderbilt University
"
Brahmin Capitalism: Gentlemanly Bankers, Urban Populists, and the Origins of the Modern American Economy"

Karen Murray
York University
"Roxbury: African-American History, Gender, and the Politics of Urban Poverty"

Steven Pitt
University of Pittsburgh

"City upon the Atlantic Tides: Puritans, Merchants, and the Seafaring Community of Boston, 1689-1763"

Ashley Smith
Cornell University

'"We Have Never Not Been Here': Place, History, and Belonging in Native New England"

2012-2013

Kelly Brennan Arehart
College of William and Mary
“Give Up Your Dead: How Business, Technology, and Culture Separated Americans from their Dearly Departed, 1780-1930”

Justin Clark
University of Southern California
“Training the Eyes: Romantic Vision and Class Formation in Boston, 1830-1870”

Michael Cohen
Tulane University
“Jews in the Cotton Industry: Ethnic Networks in 19th Century America”

John Dixon
Harvard University
“Found at Sea: Mapping Ships' Locations on the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic”

Moira Gillis
University of Oxford
“The Unique Early Modern American Corporation”

Jared Hardesty
Boston College
“The Origins of Black Boston, 1700-1775”

Benjamin Hicklin
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
“‘Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be’?: The Experience of Credit and Debt in the English Atlantic World, 1660-1750”

Allison Lange
Brandeis University
“Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Woman Suffrage, 1776-1920”

Jason Newton
Syracuse University
“Forging Titans: Myth and Masculinity in the Working Forests of the American Northeast, 1880-1920”

Ana Stevenson
University of Queensland
“The Woman-Slave Analogy: Rhetorical Foundations in American Culture, 1830-1900”

Gloria Whiting
Harvard University
“‘Endearing Ties’": Black Family Life in Early New England”


2011-2012

Lisa Brooks
Harvard University
"Turning the Looking Glass on King Philip's War"
Colonial Society of Massachusetts Fellow

Kathleen Daly
Boston University
"Shapely Bodies: The Material Culture of Women's Health, 1850-1920"

Jennifer Egloff
New York University
"Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America"

Hannah Farber
University of California, Berkeley
"The Insurance Industry in the Early Republic"

Kara French
University of Michigan
"The Politics of Sexual Restraint: Debates Over Chastity in America, 1780-1850"

Mazie Harris
Brown University
"Photography and American Property Law in the 1850s"

Caroline Hasenyager
College of William and Mary
"Peopling the Cloister: Women?s Colleges & the Worlds We've Made of Them"

Carrie Hyde
Rutgers University
"Alienable Rights: Negative Figures of U.S. Citizenship, 1787-1868"

Sarah Kirshen
Columbia University
"The Family's Values: Marriage, Statistics, and the State, 1800-1909"
Bostonian Society/New England Women's Club Fellow

Robyn McMillin
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Science in the American Style, 1680-1815: A School of Fashion and Philosophy, of Liberty and People"

Hari Vishwanadha
Santa Monica College
"Passages to India"

Marjorie E. Wood
University of Chicago
"Emancipating the Child Laborer: Children, Freedom, and the Moral Boundaries of the Market in the United States, 1853-1938"

2010-2011

Thomas Adams
Tulane University
"The Servicing of America: Service Work, Political Economy, and the Making of Modern America"

Rachel Cope
Brigham Young University
"Drops of Grace and Mercy: How Women Cultivated Personal Change through Conversion Processes"

Christine DeLucia
Yale University
"The Memory Frontier: Making Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip's War"

Allison Elias
University of Virginia
"Gendering the Problems of Working Women: Clerical Workers, Labor Organizing, and Second-Wave Feminism"

Hayley Glaholt
Northwestern University
"`Reversing the Chivalry of Christ': Quaker Women Challenge the `Species Line' of Pacifist Ethics"

Jane Fiegen Green
Washington University St. Louis
"The Boundary of Youth: Adulthood and Civil Society in Early America, 1780-1850"

Yu-ling Huang
State University of New York at Binghamton
"The United States and Reproductive Politics in Postwar East Asia: A Transnational Network of Demographic Knowledge, Contraceptive Technologies, and Population Control Policies"

Robert Mussey
"`To Seek a Better Country': A Biography of Richard Cranch and Family"

Nicholas Osborne
Columbia University
"Little Capitalists: Savings Institutions in United States History, 1816-1941"

Christopher Pastore
University of New Hampshire
"From Sweetwater to Seawater: An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836"

Joshua Smith
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
"Yankee Doodle Upset: New England's Yankee Identity in the War of 1812"

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

2009-2010

Elizabeth Blackmar
Columbia University
"Land, Capital, and the Ethos of Preserving Family Property"

Michael Block
University of Southern California
"New England Merchants, the China Trade, and the Origins of California"

Eileen Botting
University of Notre Dame
"Reclaiming a Lost Text of Early American History and Political Thought: Hannah Mather Crocker's 'Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston'"

Sean Harvey
College of William and Mary
"American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty"

Alea Henle
University of Connecticut
"Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies, Editors and Collectors in the Early Republic"

Whitney Martinko
University of Virginia
"Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1790-1860"

Amber Moulton-Wiseman
Harvard University
"Marriage Extraordinary: Interracial marriage and the Politics of Family in Antebellum Massachusetts"

Alan Rogers
Boston College
"Smallpox and Skeptics: The Battle over Compulsory Vaccination in Massachusetts"

D. Jamez Terry
University of Maine at Farmington
"Cultural Constructions of Charles Guiteau"

Helen York
University of Maine
"Regional Radio: Voices from the Edge"

John Wong
Harvard University
"Global Positioning: China Trade and the Hong Merchants of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

2008-2009

Kevin Butterfield
Washington University at St. Louis
"Unbound by Law: Association and Autonomy in the Early American Republic"

*James Revell Carr
UNC Greensboro, School of Music
"Hawaiian Music and Dance in New England, 1802-1862"

*Kimberly Elkins
"What Is Visible"

Daniel Hamilton
Chicago-Kent College of Law
"Emancipation and the Law: Litigating Human Property in the Civil War and Reconstruction"

*Shane Landrum
Brandeis University
"Documenting Citizens: Birth Certificates and American Identities, 1890-present"

Sasha Mullally
Gorsebrook Research Institute, St. Mary's University
"Homespun Tales of a Woman Doctor: Gender, Medicine and Profession in the Career of Mary Phylinda Dole, M.D., 1890s-1930s"

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

*Dael Norwood
Princeton University
"An Empire of Liberty on the Seas: The 'Old China Trad' and American National Development in a Global Context, c.1784-1860"

*Christine Reiser
Brown University
"Rooted in Movement: Community Keeping in 18th and 19th century Native Southern New England"

*Strother Roberts
Northwestern University
"Valley of Contention: An Environmental History of the Connecticut River Valley, 1614-1788"

Amy Werbel
St. Michael's College
"A Long, Dark Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Anthony Comstock, 1844-1915"

*Serena Zabin
Carleton College
"Street Politics and the Boston Massacre"

2007-2008

Loren A. Broc
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Rochester
"Religion and Insanity in the United States"

Lynda Pinney Domino
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Technology and Science Program, Iowa State University
“Medical and Tactical Implications of Advances in Civil War Weaponry, 1861-1865”

John Henris
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Akron
“Apples Abound: Farmers, Orchards, and the Cultural Landscapes of Agricultural Reform, 1832-1856”

Adam Jortner
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Virginia
“A Political History of American Miracles, 1780-1848”

Jason D. LaFountain
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
“A History of New England Puritan Art”

Peter Messer
Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi State University
“Revolution By Committee: Law, Language and Ritual in Revolutionary America”

Sasha Nichols-Geerdes
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles
“'Ancient Customs' of Trade: Markets and Market-places in Colonial Boston, New York, and Philadelphia”

James Roberts
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
“New England’s Greater Caribbean ’Adventures’: Maritime Merchants, Work, and Slavery to the Early 1800s”

Rachel Tamar Van
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
“Great Expectations: Free Trade, Family Values, and the Culture of Early American Capitalism, 1782-1891”

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Virginia
“New England’s Elite: Young Northerners in the Civil War Era”

2006-2007

Elise Madeleine Ciregna
University of Delaware
"Ornamental Stonework in America, 1780-1850"

Nian-Sheng Huang
California State University Channel Islands
"The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830"

Margaret A. Lowe
Bridgewater State College
"'Why Must I Be the Only Woman to be Lose My Birthright?' Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth Century American Life"

Francesca Morgan
Northeastern Illinois University
"Genealogy and Americanness, 1800-2000"

Elizabeth J. Pillsbury
Columbia University
"Fishing the Sound: Long Island Sound and the Transformation of American Environmentalism, 1880-Present"

Gautham Rao
University of Chicago
"Visible Hands: Customhouses and the National Political Economy of Federal Economic Regulation in Antebellum America"

Kimberly Sambol-Tosco
University of Pennsylvania
"Relational Politics: Gender, the Household, and African-American Public Culture in the North, 1780-1860"

Eric C. Stoykovich
University of Virginia
"Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States During the Early Republic, 1794-1876."

Lisa M. Tetrault
Carnegie Mellon University
"Memory of a Movement: Re-Imagining Woman Suffrage in Reconstruction America, 1865-1890"


2005-2006

Eric Boyle
University of California, Santa Barbara
"Beyond Mirage and Magic Bullets: Redefining the Boundaries of Medicine in Modern America"

Glenn M. Grasso
University of New Hampshire
"'Fixed in Ocean Reveries:' Antimodernism, the Colonial Revival, and the Refinement of the Maritime Past"

Kimberly A. Hamlin
The University of Texas at 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"

Susan V. Spellman
Carnegie Mellon University
"Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers, Customers, and the Challenge to Small Business, 1860-1930"

Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey
Boston University
"Reading Glasses: American Spectacles from Benjamin Franklin's Bifocals to the Tillyer Lens"

Sarah Swedberg
Mesa State College
"Creating Emotional Landscapes in New England, 1780-1830"

Wendy Warren
Yale University
"African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700"


2004-2005

Shelby M. Balik
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Religious Frontier: Church, State, and Settlement in Northern New England, 1780-1830"

Stephen R. Berry
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Program in Religion, Duke University
"Seaborne Conversions, 1700-1800"

Beverly K. Brandt
Professor, School of Design, Arizona State University
"The Craftsman & The Critic: Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Turn-of-the-Century Boston."

Christopher Augerson
Conservator, The Coach Museum, Palace of Versailles, France
"Carriage Painting in New-England, Materials and Techniques 1800-1915"

Phyllis B. Cole
Professor, Department of English, Penn State ó Delaware County
"Literary Feminism in Nineteenth-Century New England"

Anthony J. Connors
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Clarke University
"'Ingenious Machinists': Invention and Mobility in the American Industrial Revolution."

Heather Miyano Kopelson
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Iowa
"Performing Faith: Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720"

Amanda Moniz
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, The University of Michigan
"'Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe': Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815."

François Weil
Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Centre d'études nord-américaines, and visiting scholar, Harvard University
"Family Trees: A Cultural History of Genealogy in the United States"

2003-2004

Thomas Campanella
Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"The Noonday Night: An Inquiry into the Great Darkness of 1780"

Woody Holton
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Richmond
"Minds Afire: Angry Farmers and the Origins of the United States Constitution"

Laura Lohman
Assistant Professor, School of Music, DePauw University
"North African Crises in City Culture: The Algerian Captivity and Tripolitan War (1785-1805)"

Michael Murphy
Ph.D. candidate, Women and Gender Studies Program, Washington University in St. Louis
"White Collared: Fashioning Masculinity in American Visual Culture"

Brian Payne
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine
"Fishing the Borderlands: Labor and Capital Migration in the North Atlantic Fisheries"

Renée Sentilles
Assistant Professor of History, Director of American Studies, Case Western Reserve University
"Imaginative Landscapes of Nineteenth-Century Girls"

David Silverman
Assistant Professor of History, George Washington University
"Brothertown: Indian Racial Consciousness in the Early American Northeast"

John Wood Sweet
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"American Dreams: Communities of Interpretation in the Atlantic World, 1620-1850"

Alice Taylor
Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Western Ontario
"Trading in Abolitionism: Women, Consumption, Material Culture and Antislavery Fairs in North America and Britain, 1834-1861"

2002-2003

Anú King Dudley
Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Maine
"What Was in the Doctor's Bag: A Material Culture Study of Medical Practice in 19th Century America"

Elysa Engelman
Ph.D. candidate, American and New England Studies, Boston University
"'The Face That Haunts Me Ever: Consumers, Critics, and the Branded Personality of Lydia E. Pinkham"

Sally E. Hadden
Assistant Professor, History and Law, Florida State University
"Legal Cultures in an Early American City: Boston"

Karen L. Jessup
Ph.D. candidate, The Centre for Conservation Studies, DeMontfort University, UK
"Searching for the Past: The New England Domestic Landscape of 1876 to 1917, and the Influences of the British Idyll"

Kathleen A. Laughlin
Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies, Metropolitan State University, MN
"'Citizen-Mothers': The Politics and Culture of Women' s Clubs in the 1950s and 1960s"

Stephen A. Mihm
Ph.D. candidate, U.S. History, New York University
"Making Money: Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877"

David Montejano
Associate Professor, History and Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
"A Red Badge of Cotton? On the Circulation of Southern Cotton During the American Civil War"

Jason M. Opal
Ph.D. candidate, American History, Brandeis University
"Ambition and Democracy: Worldly Pursuits and Aspirations in New England, 1780-1830"

Joshua M. Smith
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, The University of Maine
"The Rogues of 'Quoddy: Smuggling in the Maine-New Brunswick Borderlands, 1783-1820"

2001-2002

Jennifer Anderson
Ph.D. candidate, American and Atlantic World History, New York University
"Currencies of Environmental Knowledge: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade, c. 1700-1800"

Joseph Cullon
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Shipbuilding Unvail'd: Hidden Histories of New England's Early Economy, 1690-1776"

Ruth Wallis Herndon
Professor, Department of History, University of Toledo
"Orphan Apprenticeship in Early New England"

Michael McDonnell
Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Wales
"The Ideology of Disaffection in Revolutionary New England"

Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Indiana University
"'For the Good of the Whole': Vegetarianism, Gender, and Reform in Nineteenth-Century America"

Joan Newlon Radner
Professor of Literature, American University
"Performing the Paper: Rural Intellectual Life in Postbellum Northern New England"


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