Directory of Fellows and Research Associates, 1999-Present

The American Antiquarian Society has been awarding visiting research fellowships since 1972-73. These stipend-bearing awards have enabled a diverse group of researchers to spend anywhere from one month to a full year in residence at the Society.

First Name Last Name Date Institution Ranksort descending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Claudia Bushman 1991-92 independent scholar Peterson America Discovers Columbus
Mary Fuhrer 2013-14 independent scholar Center for Historic American Visual Culture Tuberculosis and Popular Culture in New England: 1800-1840
Peter Reed 2007-8 Florida State University instructor NEMLA "Captivating Performances: Staging Atlantic Underclasses, 1777-1852"
Kenneth Morgan 1982-83 Hyde Sixth Form, Cheshire, England instructor Haven Shipping and Trade Patterns in the North Atlantic in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century
Richard John 1986-87 University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate professor of History instructor Hiatt Managing the Mails: The American Postal System and the Communications Revolution in the Early Republic
Randolph Roth 1981-82 Grinnell College instructor Daniels Religion and Reform in Antebellum Vermont
Kimberly Armstrong 2016-17 Metropolitan Community College, Omaha instructor Reese ’The Plague is Just as Great Today’: Selling the Subscription Book in Postbellum America
Kerstin Vogel 2005-6 University of Mainz instructor Ebeling Looking-Glass Legacies—The Writings of William Apess
Anthony Roeber 1978-79 Princeton University instructor AAS-NEH Law, Ideology and Religion among German Americans in Revolutionary America, 1729-1814
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00
Brett Charbeneau 1995-96 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation journeyman printer ASECS Williamsburg Imprints Program
Nicole Waller 2007-8 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Mainz) junior professor Ebeling American Encounters with Islam in the Atlantic World
Martin Burke 1994-95 University College, Galway, Ireland lecturer Peterson Signs of the Cross: Protestants, Catholics, and the Construction of Religious Identities in America, 1700-00
Cora Lushington 1973-74 University of Sussex lecturer Mellon short-term fellow The Democratic Press in England and America
John Wolffe 1988-89 York College lecturer Peterson Aspects of Anti Catholicism in the United States, 1830-60
Steffi Dippold 2013-14 Stanford University lecturer Reese Plain as in Primitive
Christopher Clark 1982-83 York College lecturer Haven Economy and Culture in Rural Massachusetts, 1790-1860
Joseph Adelman 2011-12 Johns Hopkins University lecturer AAS-NEH Revolutionary Networks: The Business of Printing and the Production of American Politics, 1763-1789
Robert Lawson-Peebles 1990-91 Exeter College lecturer ASECS Transatlantic Cultural Relations, 1745-80
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Andrew O'Shaughnessy 1986-87 Lincoln College, Oxford lecturer Peterson The Politics of the Leehard Islands
Lydia Fisher 2005-6 University of Pennsylvania lecturer NEMLA Domesticating the Nation: American Literature, Exceptionalism, and the Science of Cultivation
Laura Smith 2008-9 University of New Hampshire lecturer Drawn-to-Art "Material Domesticity: Textiles in Elizabeth Stoddard's 'The Morgesons'."
Karsten Kummer 2002-3 University of Bremen lecturer Ebeling Eighteenth-Century German-American Texts: A Study of Intercultural Negotiations and Relations
Kathleen Lawrence 2004-5 Boston University lecturer Drawn-to-Art "Margaret Fuller's Aesthetic Transcendentalism"
Kevin Muller 2008-9 University of California at Berkeley lecturer Last "An Undergraduate Course on Visual Culture in American Life, 1600-1900"
David Blake 2015-16 Stony Brook, NY lecturer Tracy Between Campus and Community: Popular Music in American College Student Life, 1850-1872
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience
Fiona Robertson 1994-95 Durham University lecturer RA Representing America, 1776-1830
Todd Carmody Harvard University lecturer Peterson Racial Handicap: Uplift and Rehabilitation in Postbellum America
Frances Clarke 2012-13 University of Sydney lecturer Center for Historic American Visual Culture Minors in the Military: A History of Child Soldiers from the Revolution to the Civil War
Shane White 1990-91 University of Sydney lecturer Peterson Black Festivals in the United States, 1750-1860
Will Slauter 2014-15 University of Paris 8 (Saint Denis) Lecturer in English and American Studies AAS-NEH Who Owns the News? Journalism and Intellectual Property in Historical Perspective
Cynthia Packard 1996-97 University of Massachusetts, Amherst lecturer; Ph D candidate AHPCS The Black Image in Photography, Art and the Popular Press, 1850-1876
Christopher Castiglia 2012-13 Pennsylvania State University Liberal Arts Research Professor of English Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Practices of Hope and other Romantic Dispositions
Michael Joseph 1997-98 Rutgers University librarian Peterson McLoughlin Bros, 1858-1878
John Bidwell 1994-95 Rochester Institute of Technology librarian ASECS Printing Supplies in Colonial America
David Cobb 1973-74 University of Indiana librarian Mellon short-term fellow Bibliography of maps for the New England states
Marguerite Kirkpatrick 1997 Logan County High School library media specialist K-12 Study of journals, diaries, amateur newspapers, and letters of young people to use in curriculum development for interdisciplinary unites in social studies, language arts, family living and media classes
Karl Kroeger 1973-74 University of Colorado, Boulder music librarian Mellon short-term fellow The Complete Works of William Billings, vol4
Karl Kroeger 1987-88 University of Colorado, Boulder music librarian Peterson The Complete Works of William Billings
Anne Harley 2012 Claremont, CA musician, soprano Hearst research for libretto about Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, and research of early American music to perform and record
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
Meganne Fabrega 2014 Portsmouth, NH non-fiction writer Jay and Deborah Last research for book title "Tell Me a Story: Amy Ella Blanchard and Ida Waugh's World of Girls." Book will blend woman's history, art history, LGTB history, biography, and memoir
Mary Beth Ellis 2011 Cincinnati, OH non-fiction writer Jay and Deborah Last research for project involving PBS documentary currently under development by historan and author Richard Brookhiser about theory that Hamilton and other Founding Fathers were "proto-bloggers"
Stephen O'Connor 1997 New York, NY non-fiction writer Artist A history of the Orphan Trains
Jeanne Schinto 2015 Andover, MA non-fiction writer and journalist Baron research for 3-part series about the Walpole Society
Debra Gwartney 2008 Eugene, OR non-fitction writer Baron research of book on Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first European woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836
Matt Dellinger 2016 nonfiction writer and digital archivist Baron The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World

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