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
Laura Smith 2008-9 University of New Hampshire lecturer Drawn-to-Art "Material Domesticity: Textiles in Elizabeth Stoddard's 'The Morgesons'."
Fiona Robertson 1994-95 Durham University lecturer RA Representing America, 1776-1830
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"
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
Shane White 1990-91 University of Sydney lecturer Peterson Black Festivals in the United States, 1750-1860
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience
Steffi Dippold 2013-14 Stanford University lecturer Reese Plain as in Primitive
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
Christopher Clark 1982-83 York College lecturer Haven Economy and Culture in Rural Massachusetts, 1790-1860
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
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Karsten Kummer 2002-3 University of Bremen lecturer Ebeling Eighteenth-Century German-American Texts: A Study of Intercultural Negotiations and Relations
Robert Lawson-Peebles 1990-91 Exeter College lecturer ASECS Transatlantic Cultural Relations, 1745-80
Andrew O'Shaughnessy 1986-87 Lincoln College, Oxford lecturer Peterson The Politics of the Leehard Islands
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
David Cobb 1973-74 University of Indiana librarian Mellon short-term fellow Bibliography of maps for the New England states
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
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
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
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
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
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
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
Cornelia Nixon 1998 Bloomington, Indiana novelist Artist Research for a novel, Martha's Version
Susan Stinson 2016 novelist Hearst Research for the novel “Tuttle” about the Puritan woman, Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World
Sandra Jackson-Opoku 2008 Chicago, IL novelist Hearst God's Gift to the Natives, novel that explores one musician's enigmatic life and tragic death, while also charting the history and movement of the African diaspora
Marilyn Arsem 1997 Museum of Fine Arts on faculty Wallace Research 19th century Spritualism, as well as late 19th century daily life in New England, for a performance entitled 'Spirit Messages'
Sarah McCoubrey 2007 Fayetteville, NY painter Jay and Deborah Last research to create "Hannah Morse: Landscape Painter", a fictive archive consisting of photographs, artifacts, letter, etc.
Carol Flueckiger 2009 Lubbock, TX painter Jay and Deborah Last research for body of paintings about feminism and early American reform practices
Annie Dwyer 2015-16 University of Washington part-time lecturer Lapides Pets and Punishment in American Children's Literature
Stephanie Solomon 2010 Hermosa Beach, CA performer Jay and Deborah Last research in order to collect visuals for film titled "American Voices: Spirit of Revolution"
Arthur Schrader 1979-80 performer and singing history scholar AAS-NEH The Isaiah Thomas Ballad Collection
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis Ph.D. Hench Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America
David Silverman 2001-2 Princeton University Ph.D. Hench Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871
Melissa Homestead 2000-1 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. Hench Imperfect Title, Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property
Jennifer Anderson 2004-5 New York University Ph.D. Peterson "Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade in the 18th Century"
Cindy Lobel 2004-5 CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Hench Consuming Classes: Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1780-1860
Molly McCarthy 2003-4 Brandeis Ph.D. Hench A Page, A Day: A History of the Diary in America

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