Massachusetts Historical Society

Past NERFC Recipients


Edward Andrews
Providence College
Newport Gardner’s Anthem: Composing Slavery and Freedom in Early America

Sopanit Angsusingha
Georgetown University
The Gospel of Civility: Missionary Encounters, Education, and Gender in Iraq (1890s-1950s)

Isobel Ashby
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Battling for Babies? The Changing Face of Pro-Life Activism in the 1990s Northeast and Midwest United States

David Brown
Ohio University
A Chain Unbroken: Cultural Transmission in New England College Student Life, 1880-1925

Alexander David Clayton
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Living Animal: Biopower and Empire in the Atlantic Menagerie, 1760-1890

Thalia Ertman
University of California, Los Angeles
Socialist Feminism and Bodily Autonomy in the United States

Katherine Fein
Columbia University
The Garb of Nature: Picturing Nudity, Race, and Ecology in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Emily Gates
Georgia State University
Melancholia in Colonial New England and Its Impact on the Early American Novel

Roxanne Goldberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Selling and Salvaging "the Orient": U.S. Circuits of Islamic Art, 1870–1940

Karyna Hlyvynska
University of Georgia
Putting the Machine in Motion: How the U.S. Treasury Department Built a Fiscal-Military State

Yiyun Huang
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Medicinal Tea: Global Cultural Transfer and A Vast Early America

Barry Huff
Principia College
Slavery, Suffrage, and Science: Mary Baker Eddy and Biblical Interpretation in Nineteenth-Century New England

Dana Hughes
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tracking the Colonial Revival in Public Memory: Caroline Hazard and her Activism on Two Coasts in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Arthur George Kamya
Boston University
Stranger Unfreedom: Slavery, Slave Trading, and Servitude in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts

Eva Landsberg
Yale University
The Politics of Sugar in the 18th-Century British Atlantic

Alexandra Macdonald
College of William & Mary
The Social Life of Time in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1660-1830

Lawrence (Trent) MacNamara
Texas A&M University
Open Sky: Higher Places and Higher Meaning in the United States

Aaron Moulton
Stephen F. Austin State University
A Dominican Dictator in Washington: Rafael Trujillo and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Relations

Joseph Nevins
Vassar College
Banana Capital: How the United Fruit Company and Greater Boston Made One Another

Frances O’Shaughnessy
University of Washington
Black Revolution on the Sea Islands: Property, Empire, and the Emancipation of Humanity

Sarah Pearlman Shapiro
Brown University
Women's Communities of Care in Revolutionary New England

Christine Peralta
Amherst College
Insurgent Care: Reimagining the Health Work of Filipina Women, 1870- 1948

Anne Powell
College of William & Mary
The Antinomian Crisis and the Pequot War, 1636-1638

Jennifer Reiss
University of Pennsylvania
Undone Bodies: Women and Disability in Early America

Lea Stephenson
University of Delaware
“Wonderful Things”: Egyptomania, Empire, and the Senses, 1870-1922

Jeffrey Toney
Kean University
From Blackface to Black Genius: Celebrating Cultural Inheritance with Students of Color

Trysh Travis
University of Florida
Feminists on Drugs: A History

Kayleigh Whitman
Vanderbilt University
Faith in the World Community: Sue Bailey Thurman and Black Women's World Reconstruction, 1920-1950

Hekang Yang
Columbia University
The Making of Fiscal Empire: Frontier Questions and State Borrowing in China, circa 1876-1916


Jasmyn Barringer
Boston University
Hunting Haitian Devils: Trans-historical Representation of Caribbean Peoples as Monstrosities

Kabria Baumgartner
University of New Hampshire
The Life and Times of Robert Morris: America's First Human Rights Lawyer

Stephen Berry
Simmons University
Caught Between Sailors and Saints: Pacific Peoples in the Age of American Maritime Expansion

Mark Bland
independent scholar
The World of Simon Waterson, Stationer: Family, Finance and the Control of the Book-Trade in Early Modern England

Caylin Carbonell
William & Mary
Fraught Labor, Fragile Authority: Households in Motion in Early New England

Charlotte Carrington-Farmer
Roger Williams University
Equine Labour: Horses and the Making of New England

Nym Cooke
independent scholar
Inventory of American Sacred Music Imprints and Manuscripts Through 1820

Rachel Corbman
Wake Forest University
Conferencing on the Edge: A Queer History of Feminist Field Formation

Jackson Davidow
Rhode Island School of Design
Gay Art and Politics in 1970s Boston

Camden Elliott
Harvard University
Environmental Histories of the French and Indian Wars, 1688-1764

Hongdeng Gao
Columbia Univeristy
Migration, Medicine and Power: How Chinese New Yorkers Gained Better Access to Health Care, 1949-1999

Eric Huntley
Failing to Make Urban New England: A Spatial History of Planning Failure in Boston, Providence, and Portland

Melissa Johnson
Mt. Hood Community College
Open Secrets: Women, Gossip, and Watchfulness in Seventeenth-Century New England

Carla Kaplan
Northeastern University
‘Queen of the Muckrackers’: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford

Cheryl Knott
University of Arizona
Environmental Projections: How the Limits to Growth Books Changed the Way We Think About the Earth's Future

Rebecca Marisseau
Brown University
A Well-Oiled Machine: New Bedford Whale Fishery and the Production of the Early American State

Don James McLaughlin
University of Tulsa
New Edition of Sarah Orne Jewett's 1885 Novel A Marsh Island

Erik Nordbye
Harvard University
The Cost of Free Religion: Religious and Economic Liberties in New England after the Great Awakening

Mary Overholt
Yale University
Space Tactics: Radical Feminist Health Centers & Clinical Imaginaries

Jerrad Pacatte
Rutgers University
For Town or Country’: African American Women, Labor, and the Pursuit of Freedom in New England, 1740-1860

Allison Pappas
Brown University
'Light as a Recording Agent of the Past’: The Temporal Register in Astronomical Photography at the Harvard College Observatory

Patrick Parr
Lakeland University of Japan
Malcolm Before X

Alyssa Peterson
University of Texas, Austin
‘And the Vapours at that time belcht forth from the Earth into the Air’: How Earthquakes Caused Disease in the Long Eighteenth Century

Erin Runions
Pomona College
Fallen Angels and Hell in Proslavery and Abolitionist Discourses, 1830-1865

Henry Snow
Rutgers University
The Ends of the Ocean: Power and Change at the Atlantic Dockside, 1740-1840

Astrid Tvetenstrand
Boston University
Seasons as Verbs: Nineteenth Century Landscape Painting and the Creation of American Second Home Culture

Sunny Xiang
Yale University
Intimate War, Atomic Wear

Mimi Yang
Carthage College
What is Women's Suffrage Centennial to a "Browner" and "Flatter" America?


Asaf Almog
University of Virginia
Looking Backward in a New Republic: Conservative New Englanders and American Nationalism, 1793-1854

Kathryn Angelica
University of Connecticut
Career Activists: Women’s Organization and Social Reform in New England, 1830-1890

Lilian Barger
Independent Scholar
A Cultural History of Feminist Thought and the Gender Revolution, 1750-2000

Lucian Bessmer
Harvard University
What Should We Teach Our Teachers? The Changing Educational Priorities in New England, 1950-1990

Nicole Breault
University of Connecticut
The Night Watch of Early Boston

Lily Brewer
University of Pittsburgh
Contemporary Landscape: Photography and the Post-9/11 United States Frontier

Robert S. Bridges
University of Georgia
"Dragged up hither from the sea": The New Bedford Whaling Industry and Linkages to Capitalist Development”

Emily Clark
Johns Hopkins
Renouncing Motherhood: Women’s Sexualities and Labors in Eighteenth-Century New England

Christopher Costello
University of California San Diego
A Vast Consolidation: Everyday Agents of Empire, the United States Navy, and the Processes of Pacific Expansion, 1784-1861

Mary Eyring
Brigham Young University
Saltwater: Globalizing Early American Grief

Andrew Fogel
Purdue University
Comics and the Politics of Jewish Identity in America, 1938-1955

Elizabeth Groeneveld
Old Dominion University
Embodying Lesbianism: How 1980s Lesbian-Made Pornography Reimagined Sex and Power

Cory Haala
Marquette University
The Progressive Center: Midwestern Liberalism in the Age of Reagan, 1978-1992

Amber Hodge
University of Mississippi
The Meat of the Gothic: Animality and Social Justice in United States Fiction and Film of the Twenty-First Century

Chad Holmes
West Virginia University
Sheriffs, Capitalism, and Civil Society in Early Republic New England

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

Ilana Larkin
Northwestern University
Hostile Love: Discipline, Nation, and History-Making in American Children’s Literature

Jared Lucky
Yale University
Cattle, Empire, and "Cowboys" in Colonial New England

Matthew Marsh
University of North Dakota
Byzantium in the Long Late Antiquity

Kevin Murphy
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Coercion and Sworn Bond in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

John Morton
Boston College
Making Nations: The Northeastern Borderlands in an Age of Revolution, 1760 - 1820

Minami Nishioka
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Civilizing Okinawa: Intimacies Between the American and Japanese Empires, 1846-1919

Leslie-William Robinson
Brown University
Morale and the Management of Men: The Control, Resistance, and Rebellion of Soldier-Workers in Early Twentieth-Century America

Catherine Sasanov
Independent Scholar, poet
The Last & Living Words of Mark: Following the Clues to the Enslaved Man’s Life, Afterlife, and to His Community in Boston, Charlestown, and South Shore Massachusetts

Peter Wirzbicki
Princeton University
The Abolitionist Nation: An Intellectual History of Nation, Democracy, and Race During Reconstruction, 1863-1877

Dylan Yeats
New York University
Shaping Northern Political Culture: Evangelical Networks and the Politics of State Building, 1790-184


Doris Brossard
Rutgers University
The “‘right’ to indulge in the act of sexual intercourse”: Unmarried People, Sex, and the Laws on Contraception in Massachusetts (1960- 1972)

Daniel Burge
University of Alabama
A Struggle Against Fate: The Opponents of Manifest Destiny and the Collapse of the Continental Dream, 1846-1871

Christina Casey
Cornell University
Lady Governors of the British Empire

Donna Drucker
Technische Universität Darmstadt
The Study of Human Sex Problems: A History of American Sexual Science, 1895–1945

Susan Eberhard
University of California, Berkeley
American Silver, Chinese Silverwares, and the Global Circulation of Value

David Faflik
University of Rhode Island
Passing Transcendental: Harvard, Heresy, and the Modern American Origins of Unbelief

Alexey Krichtal
Johns Hopkins University
Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier, c. 1763-1833

Katherine McIntyre
Columbia University
Maroon Ecologies: Albery Allson Whitman and the Place of Poetry

Gwenn Miller
College of the Holy Cross
“You Will Bring Opium to Canton”: John Perkins Cushing and Boston’s Early China Trade

Joshua Morrison
University of Virginia
Cut from the Same Cloth: Salem, Zanzibar, and American-Omani Trade (1820-1870)

Peter Olsen-Harbich
College of William and Mary
A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial American Northeast

Camille Owens
Yale University
Blackness and the Human Child: Race, Prodigy, and the Logic of American Childhood

Traci Parker
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights

Fabricio Prado
College of William and Mary
Inter-American Connections: North-South American Networks in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions

Kimberly Probolus
George Washington University
Separate and Unequal: The Rise of Special-Selection Programs in Boston, 1950–2000

Wendy Roberts
State University of New York, Albany
Itinerant Politics: Settler Colonialism and the Evangelical Long Poem

Andrew Rutledge
University of Michigan
“We have no need of Virginia Trade”: New England Tobacco in the Atlantic World

Josh Schwartz
Columbia University
Pictures: Charles Dana Gibson, John Sloan, and the Making of Modern Americans

C. Ian Stevenson
Boston University
“Army Tales Told While the Pot Boiled”: The Civil War Vacation in Architecture and Landscape, 1880-1910

Hannah Tucker
University of Virginia
Masters of the Market: Mercantile Ship Captaincy in the Colonial British Atlantic, 1607-1774

Thomas Whitaker
Harvard University
The Missionary Republic: The Rise of Evangelical Missions in the United States, 1789-1819

Rhaisa Williams
Washington University in St. Louis
Shuffling, Shouting, and Wearing Down: Rethinking the Techniques of Protest in Welfare Rights Organizations

Nathaniel Windon
Pennsylvania State University
Gilded Old Age: Inheritance and American Literature, 1877-1918

Kari Winter
State University of New York, Buffalo
Fourteenth: Vermont’s Struggle For and Against Democracy, 1775-1875


Hannah Anderson
University of Pennsylvania
Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America

Christopher Babits
University of Texas – Austin
To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural History of Conversion Therapy and the Making of Modern America, 1930 to the Present Day

Renzo Baldasso
Arizona State University
The Emergence of the Visuality of the Printed Page from Gutenberg to Ratdolt: Case Studies in the Collections of the New England Consortium of Libraries

Kathrinne Duffy
Brown University
Doctrine of the Skull: Phrenology, Public Culture, and the Self in Antebellum America

Craig Gallagher
Boston College
Covenants and Commerce: Religious Refugees and the Making of the British Atlantic World

J. Ritchie Garrison
University of Delaware
Matter and Mind in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Karen Harker
University of Birmingham
Shakespeare's 19th-Century Soundscape: Reconstructing, Reconsidering, and Preserving Shakespearean Incidental Music written for Victorian and Edwardian Theatres

Hina Hirayama
Independent Scholar
Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925): his American Life & Times

Alexander Jacobs
Vanderbilt University
Pessimism and Progress: Left Conservatism in Modern American Political Thought

Shira Lurie
University of Virginia
Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic

Jen Manion
Amherst College
Born in the Wrong Time: Transgender Archives and the History of Possibility, 1750-1900

Laura McCoy
Northwestern University
In Distress: Family and a Marketplace of Feeling in the Early American Republic

Brianna Nofil
Columbia University
Gender, Community Policing, and Crime Control in the Late 20th C.

Heather Sanford
Brown University
Palatable Slavery

Nancy Siegel
Towson University
Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic

Daniel Soucier
University of Maine
Navigating Wilderness and Borderland: Environment and Culture in the Northeastern Americas during the American Revolution, 1775-1779

Tyler Sperrazza
Penn State University
Defiant: African American Cultural Responses to Northern White Supremacy, 1865-1915

Amy Voorhees
Independent Scholar
Christian Science Identity and New England Cultures, 1820-1920

Peter Walker
McNeil Center – University of Pennsylvania
The Church Militant: Anglicanism, Loyalism, and Counterrevolution in the British Empire, 1720-1820

Donald Yacovone
Harvard University
The Liberator's Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965


Cassandra Berman
Brandeis University
Motherhood and the Court of Public Opinion: Transgressive Maternity in America, 1768-1868

Amy Breimaier
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
“I learn my Books well”: Child Readers and the Economics of Cultural Change in New England, 1765-1815

Jamie Brummitt
Duke University
Protestant Relics: The Politics of Religion and the Art of Mourning in the Early American Republic

Emily Burns
Auburn University
Innocence Abroad: The Cultural Politics and Paradox of American Artistic Innocence in Fin-de-Siècle France

Ben Davidson
New York University
Freedom’s Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation

Mary Draper
University of Virginia
The Tropical Metropolis: Cities and Society in the Early Modern British Caribbean

John Garcia
University of Pennsylvania
Specimen Pages: Critical Bibliography and Digital Analysis of 19th-Century Subscription Publishing in America

Louis Gerdelan
Harvard University
Calamitous Knowledge: Understanding Disaster in the British, Spanish, and French Atlantic Worlds, 1666-1755

Matthew Ghazarian
Columbia University
Famine and the American Protestant Mission: Humanitarianism and Sectarianism in Turkey, 1858-1893

Kenyon Gradert
Washington University in St. Louis
The Second Reformation: Protestant Inheritance in Antislavery New England

Nalleli Guillen
University of Delaware
Round the World Every Evening: Panoramic Spectacles, Entertainment Culture, and a Growing Imperial Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century America

Jane Hooper
George Mason University
“Let the Girls Come Aboard”: Intimate Contact between America and Madagascar

Rachel Knecht
Brown University
Inventing the Mathematical Economy in Nineteenth-Century America

Jonathan Lande
Brown University
Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial

Rachel Miller
University of Michigan
Capital Entertainment: Creative Labor and the Modern Stage, 1860-1930

Alexandra Montgomery
University of Pennsylvania
Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800

Carrie Streeter
University of California, San Diego
Before Yoga: Self-Expression and Health in the Age of Nervousness

Andrew Wasserman
Louisiana Tech University
Bang! We’re All Dead: The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America


Jenny Barker-Devine
Illinois College
American Athena: Constructing Victorian Womanhood on the Midwestern Frontier

Cynthia Bouton
Texas A&M
Subsistence, Society, Commerce, and Culture in the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (1770s-1820s)

Jennifer Chuong
Harvard University
The Chargeable Surface: Investment, Interval, and Yield in Early America

Bradley Dixon
University of Texas at Austin
Republic of indians: Indigenous Vassals, Subjects, and Citizens in Early America

Mehmet Dogan
Istanbul Teknik Universitesi
From New England into New Lands: The Journey of American Missionaries to the Middle East

Andrew Edwards
Princeton University
Money and the American Revolution

Michele Fazio
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti and the Italian American Family: Immigrant Women's Roles Redefined

Mary Freeman
Columbia University
Letter Writing and Politics in the Campaign Against Slavery in the United States, 1830-1870

Jeffrey Gonda
Syracuse University
No Crystal Stair: Black Women and Civil Rights Law in Postwar America

Cynthia Greenlee
Duke University
The Fruits of Our Race: African-Americans and the Politics of Abortion, 1860-1975

Amy Hughes
Brooklyn College - CUNY
An Actor's Tale: Theater, Culture, and Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century America

Kathryn Lasdow
Columbia College
Spirit of Improvement: Construction, Conflict, and Community in Early National Port Cities

Rebecca Rosen
Princeton University
Making the Body Speak: Anatomy, Autopsy, and Testimony in Early America, 1639-1790

Elizabeth Sharrow
University of Massachusetts
Forty Years "On the Basis of Sex": Title IX, the "Female Athlete," and the Political Construction of Sex and Gender

Amy Sopcak-Joseph
University of Connecticut
The Lives and Times of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877

David Thomas
Temple University
The Anxious Atlantic: Revolution, Murder, and a "Monster of a Man" in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

Emily Torbert
University of Delaware
Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770-1840

Michael Zakim
Tel Aviv University
Inventing Industrial America at the Crystal Palace


Nicholas Bonneau
University of Notre Dame
"Unspeakable Loss: New England’s Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735 - 1740"

Frank Cirillo
University of Virginia
"'The Time of Sainthood Has Passed': American Abolitionists and the Civil War, 1861-1865"

Sascha Cohen
Brandeis University
"The Comedy of the Culture Wars: American Humor, Feminism, and Gay Liberation, 1969-1989"

Dan Du
University of Georgia
"This World in a Teacup: Sino-American Tea Trade in the Nineteenth Century"

Amy Ellison
Boston University
"'To Bring Liberty to the North': The Invasion of Canada and the Coming of American Independence, 1774-1776"

Mary Fuhrer
Independent Scholar
"The Experience and Meaning of Tuberculosis in Rural New England, 1800-1850"

Brendan Gills
Indiana University
"Cosmopolitan Parochialism: Colonial Magistracy and Imperial Revolution, 1760-1800"

Christina Groeger
Harvard University
"Paths to Work: The Rise of Credentials in American Society, 1870-1940"

Brenton Grom
Case Western Reserve University
The Death and Transfiguration of New England Psalmody, ca. 1790–1860"

Samira Mehta
Fairfield University
"God Bless the Pill? Contraception, Sexuality, and American Religion from Margaret Sanger to Sandra Fluke"

Sean Moore
University of New Hampshire
"Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade"

Jacqueline Reynoso
Cornell University
"(Dis)Placing the American Revolution: The British Province of Quebec in the Greater Colonial Struggle"

Gregory Rosenthal
SUNY Stonybrook
"Hawaiians who left Hawaiʻi: Work, Body, and Environment in the Pacific World, 1786-1876"

Kate Silbert
University of Michigan
"'Committed to Memory': Gender, Literary Engagement, and Commemorative Practice, 1780-1830"

Jordan Smith
Georgetown University
"The Invention of Rum"

Rachel Trocchio
University of California Berkeley
"The Puritan Sublime"

Jordan Watkins
University of Nevada Las Vegas
"'Let Every Writer Be Placed in His Own Age': Slavery, Sacred Texts and the Antebellum Confrontation with History"


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"


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”


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"


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"


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"


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"


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”


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"


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"


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"


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"


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"


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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