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.

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

Kathleen Hilliard
Iowa State University

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

Kent McConnell
Phillips Exeter Academy

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

Robert Mann
Independent Scholar
The Contact of Human Souls

Kevin Waite
University of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag

Conjuring Emancipation: Making Freedom in the U.S. Civil War’s Refugee Camps

30May 12:00PM 2018

Black Americans did not just pray for emancipation, they conjured it. This project examines the political work of revival in wartime refugee camps and envisions ...

Author Talk

Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, & the Struggle against the Old Order in America & ...

30May 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30

As Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe risked their lives and their liberty for  American independence, and as reformers, each ...

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

2Jun 10:00AM 2018

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

From our Blog

Odd Accounts : Ship Sketches and More in the Smith Family Papers

As many of my colleagues have pointed out in the past here on the Beehive, one of the joys of working with the manuscript collections at the MHS is finding something unexcpected when going through a ...

This Week @ MHS

It is a fairly quiet week at the Society as we head toward a long holiday weekend. Here is what is happening in the coming days: - Monday, 21 May, 6:00PM : We start things off with an author talk ...

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