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2016–2017
 

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Muiris MacGiollabhuí, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Santa Cruz, Carrying the Green Bough: An Atlantic History of the United Irishmen, 1795–1830
  • Dr. Raluca-Nicoleta Rogoveanu, Department of Modern Languages and Communication Sciences, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania, Becoming Romanian-American: A Study of the First Romanian Ethnic Organizations in Philadelphia
     

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Chris Babits, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin, To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Conversion Therapy in the United States from the Second World War to the Present Day


Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows and HSP Fellows

  • Kristen Beales, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary, Religion and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century America
  • Cassandra Berman, PhD Candidate in History, Brandeis University, Motherhood and the Court of Public Opinion: Transgressive Maternity in America, 1768–1868
  • AJ Blandford, PhD Candidate in History, Rutgers University, Labor and the Visualization of Knowledge in American Geological Surveys, 1780–1860
  • Dr. Lucas Dietrich, Department of English, Lesley University, J. B. Lippincott Co., Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, and Early Mexican American Literature
  • Dr. Katherine Ibbett, Department of French, University College London, Liquid Empire: Building the French Mississippi
  • Dr. Hans Leaman, Department of History, Yale University, Whitefield among the Pennsylvania Pietists
  • Katherine Mintie, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of California, Berkeley, Rights and Reproductions? Commercial Photography and Copyright Law in the United States, 1884–1909
  • Dr. Rachel Monroy, Department of History, University of South Carolina, The Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Digital Edition
  • Christoph Nitschke, PhD Candidate in History, University of Oxford, America in the World of Crisis: The Panic of 1873 and US Foreign Relations
  • Johanna Seibert, PhD Candidate in American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Networks of Taste: The Early African Caribbean Press in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World
  • René José Silva, PhD Candidate in History, Florida International University, The Aftermath of Revolution in Pennsylvania
  • Katherine Thompson, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, San Diego, “Dens of Iniquity”: George Lippard, Seduction, and Competing Visions of Masculine Brotherhood

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Michael Hattem, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University, The Past is Prologue: The Origins of American History Culture, 1730–1800
  • Bethany Mowry, PhD Candidate in History, University of Oklahoma, Relative Distances: Men and Women on the Philadelphia Waterfront, 1770–1830
  • Marissa Rhodes, PhD Candidate in History, State University of New York at Buffalo, Body Work: Wet-Nurses and Politics of the Breast in the Revolutionary Atlantic
  • Dr. Amber Shaw, Department of English, Coe College, The Fabric of the Nation: Textiles, Nationhood, and Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

HSP McFarland Fellow

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

HSP Dilworth Fellow

  • Mary Freeman, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University, Letter Writing and Politics in the Campaign against Slavery in the United States, 1830–1870

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Jordan Taylor, PhD Candidate in History, Indiana University, “On the Ocean of News”: North American Information Networks in the Age of Revolution

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Blevin Shelnutt, PhD Candidate in English, New York University, Print Capital: Broadway and the Making of Mass Culture

LCP Anthony N. B. and Beatrice Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Jamie Brummitt, PhD Candidate in Religion, Duke University, Protestant Relics: Religion, Objects, and the Art of Mourning in the Early American Republic

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Sean Moore, Department of English, University of New Hampshire, Slavery and Abolition in the Making of the Library Company of Philadelphia

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Miriam Rich, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University, Monstrous Childbirth: Concepts of Defective Reproduction in American Medicine, 1830–1920

LCP Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Kathryn Desplanque, PhD Candidate in Art History, Duke University, Papermania: The Popular Printed Image, Mass Customization, and the Nineteenth-Century Consumer

LCP Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

  • Magdalena Zapędowska, PhD Candidate in English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lydia Sigourney, Maria Gowen Brooks, and the Materiality of Antebellum Poetry

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Sally Hadden, Department of History, Western Michigan University, The Earliest US Supreme Court
  • Spencer Wells, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary, Heaven’s Exiles: Excommunicates and the Reformation of American Christianity, 1750–1830

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Esther Sahle, Department of History, University of Bremen, A Faith of Merchants: Quakers and Institutional Change in the Early Modern Atlantic
  • Hannah Young, PhD Candidate in History, University College London, The Johnstons: Family, Property, and the Atlantic World

2015–2016


Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Duane Corpis, Department of History, New York University, Shanghai, Overseas Charity and German Protestantism: Global Networks, Local Norms, 16th–19th Centuries
  • Stephen O'Donnell, PhD Candidate in History, University of Strathclyde, The Transatlantic Slovak National Movement, 1890–1920

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Dr. Marc-William Palen, Department of History, University of Exeter, Pax Economica: The Global Struggle for Free Trade and Peace, 1896–1946

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Jeffery Appelhans, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware, Catholic Persuasion: Power and Prestige in Early American Civil Life
  • Dr. Alex Black, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, The Production of Freedom: Print and Performance in American Abolitionism
  • Dr. Todd Carmody, Program in History and Literature, Harvard University, Racial Handicap: Uplift and Rehabilitation in Postbellum America
  • Jessica Conrad, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware, At the Bottom of the Bottle: Consumer Resistance, Racial Uplift, and Woman Suffrage in Temperance Literature
  • Ben Davidson, PhD Candidate in History, New York University, Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
  • Bradley Dixon, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin, Republic of Indians: Indigenous Vassals, Subjects, and Citizens in Early America
  • Dr. Erica Fretwell, Department of English, State University of New York at Albany, The War of the Dots
  • George Gallwey, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University, Public Credit in the Development of American Political Economy, 1776–1845
  • Kathryn Lasdow, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University, "Spirit of Improvement": Construction, Conflict, and Community in Early National Port Cities
  • Kevin Waite, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania, The Slave South in the Far West: California, the Pacific, and Proslavery Visions of Empire, 1800–1865
  • Andrew Zonderman, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University, Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development of the British Imperial System

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Meredith Neuman, Department of English, Clark University, Coming to Terms with Early American Poetry
  • Justine Oliva, PhD Candidate in History, University of New Hampshire, Anne Lynch Botta and the Formation of America's Professional Middle Class
  • Johanna Ortner, PhD Candidate in African American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Whatever concerns them, as a race, concerns me": The Life and Activism of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Catherine Tourangeau, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University, An Ocean of Joiners: Voluntary Associations in the Anglo-American Atlantic, 1740–1800

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Dr. Alyssa Ribeiro, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Making the City Brotherly: Black and Latino Community Activism in Philadelphia, 1960s to 1980s

HSP Dilworth Fellow

  • Jack Furniss, PhD Candidate in History, University of Virginia, States of the Union: The Political Center in the Civil War North

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Allan Kulikoff, Department of History, University of Georgia, Many Masks of Benjamin Franklin

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Joseph Rezek, Department of English, Boston University, Early Black Writing and the Book

LCP Anthony N. B. and Beatrice W. B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Isaac King, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, The Witness in the Shadows: Authenticity and Authority in the Early National Portraiture of George Washington

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Alyssa Reichardt, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University, War for the Interior: Imperial Conflict and the Formation of North American and Transatlantic Communications Infrastructure, 1735–1774

LCP Fellow in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Kathryn Falvo, PhD Candidate in History, Pennsylvania State University, Molding the Destiny of the Nation: Women in Nineteenth-Century Dietetic Reform

LCP Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Ellen Handy, Department of Art, City College of New York, CUNY, Histories of Photography: An Introduction

LCP Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

  • Jacqueline Beatty, PhD Candidate in History, George Mason University, In Dependence: Women's Protection and Subordination as Power in Early America, 1750–1820

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Carolyn Eastman, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Celebrity in Early America
  • Dr. Robert Gamble, Department of History, University of Kansas, Governed by Numbers: Lotteries, Capitalism, and the American State, 1776–1929

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Nathalie Caron, Department of American Studies, University of Paris, "Freeing the Mind from the Shackles of Religion": The Significance of the French Philosophes' Philosophy for American Freethought
  • Dr. Justin Roberts, Department of History, Dalhousie University, A Swarm of People: The Barbadian Diaspora and the Expansion of the English Atlantic, 1640–1690

2014–2015

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Hidetaka Hirota, Columbia University: An Anti-Alien Tradition: The History of American Nativism
  • Julia Lange, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of Hamburg: Contested Histories: German-American Politics of Memory and the Holocaust
  • Kristina Poznan, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary: Becoming Immigrant Nation-Builders: The Development of Austria-Hungary’s National Projects in the United States, 1880–1920s

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Victor Yang, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, St. John’s College, University of Oxford: Browning the Rainbow of AIDS Activism: Race and Political Representation in Philadelphia’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Thomas Doran, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, Vulgar Ethology: A Prehistory of Animal Protection in American Natural History
  • Dr. Laura Edwards, Department of History, Duke University, Only the Clothes on Her Back: Women, Textiles, and National Development in the United States
  • John Ingram, PhD in Modern History, King’s College London, Civic Improvements in Philadelphia and London: Municipal Patriotism and Reform in Britain and America, 1870–1925
  • Brenden Kennedy, PhD Candidate in American History, University of Florida, The Yazoo Land Sales: Slavery, Speculation, and Capitalism in the Early American Republic
  • Leila Mansouri, PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, Constituent Characters: American Land, American Literature, American Representation
  • Alan Noonan, PhD in History, University College Cork, “No Irish Need Apply”: Molly Maguirism and Labor Unrest in Pennsylvania in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • Amy Sopcak-Joseph, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, The Lives and Times of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830–1877
  • John Suval, PhD Candidate in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Rupture of American Democracy, 1830–1860
  • Hazel Wilkinson, PhD Candidate in English Language and Literature, University College London, Benjamin Franklin at Wild Court, 1725–1726

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Bronwen Everill, Department of History, King’s College London, African Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Atlantic World, 1760–1840
  • Alexander Mazzaferro, PhD Candidate in English, Rutgers University, Political Innovation and Atlantic Political Science
  • Dr. Susan Oliver, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, Transatlantic Periodicals and the Visual Image: Lithography and Photography, 1828–1860
  • Dr. Jordan Stein, Department of English, Fordham University, The Myth of the Woman Novel Reader

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Nathan Jérémie-Brink, PhD Candidate in History, Loyola University Chicago, “Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773–1845

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Shuichi Wanibuchi, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University, A Colony by Design: Space, Nature, and the Transformation of Landscape in the Delaware Valley

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jeffrey Makala, PhD Candidate in American Literature, University of South Carolina, Unmovable Type: Towards a History of Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century America

LCP Anthony N. B. and Beatrice W. B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Dr. Maria Zytaruk, Department of English, University of Calgary, Non-Book Objects in the Library Company of Philadelphia (c. 1731–1850)

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Katlyn Carter, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University, Practicing Representative Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World: Publicity, Accountability, and the Making of Representative Democracy

LCP Fellow in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Jessica Linker, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, “It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers”: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720–1860

LCP Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Dominque Zino, Fordham University, Glimpses of Picturesque Time: Pictures, Progress, and the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

LCP Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

  • Dr. Julia Delacroix, PhD in English Literature, The University of Texas at Austin, The Storm That Shakes the World: Women’s Elegies in Revolutionary America

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Mark Boonshoft, PhD Candidate in History, Ohio State University, Education, Civil Society, and State Formation from the Great Awakening to the Early Republic
  • Nora Slonimsky, PhD Candidate in History, CUNY, The Engine of Free Expression” [?]: The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Volker Depkat, Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg, The Visualization of Legitimacy in Founding Situations: A Transatlantic Approach to Political Visual Cultures
  • Brett Goodin, PhD Candidate in History, Australian National University, Victims of American Independence: A Collective Biography of Barbary Captives and American Nation-building, 1770–1840

2013–2014

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Kristin Condotta, PhD Candidate in History, Tulane University; Professional “Negotiantes”: Irish Merchant Networks and Atlantic New Orleans, 17701820
  • Elisabeth Piller, PhD Candidate in History, University of Heidelberg; Re-Winning American Hearts and Minds: German Cultural Diplomacy and the United States, 19191932
  • Rachel Wise, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Losing Appalachia: Rethinking Genre Through Local Color’s Out-of-Place Objects

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Megan Black, PhD Candidate in American Studies, George Washington University; The Global Interior: Imagining Minerals in the Postwar Expansion of American Capitalism

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Margaret Abruzzo, Department of History, University of Alabama; Good People & Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility
  • Dr. Alison Efford, Department of History, Marquette University; Suicide and the Immigrant Experience, 18801924
  • Christopher Florio, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University; The Poor Always with You: Impoverishment in the United States, 18351868
  • Thomas Gillan, PhD Candidate in History; College of William and Mary; Intellectual Labor in Early America: The Life of the Mind and the History of the Body
  • Dr. Lauren Klein, School of Media, Literature, and Communications, Georgia Institute of Technology; A Cultural History of Data Visualization, 17862013
  • Dr. Jeffrey Knight, Department of English, University of Washington; English Literary Collections and the Institution of the Library in Early America
  • Dr. Etta Madden, Department of English, Missouri State University; Recovering and Refining Anne Hampton Brewster’s Italian Experiences
  • Dr. Brett Mizelle, Department of History, California State University, Long Beach; Killing Animals in American History
  • Dr. Karen Racine, Department of History, University of Guelph; Joel Poinsett in South America 18101814

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Jennifer Brady, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University; Sentimental Reading in the Antebellum United States
  • Laurel Daen, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary; Civic Capacity and the Constitution of Disability in the Early American Republic, 1770–1840
  • Dr. Andrew Heath, Department of History, University of Sheffield; Consolidating Philadelphia: The Reconstruction of an American Metropolis, 1837–77
  • Dr. Kacy Tillman, Department of Literature, University of Tampa; Damned Tories of the Penny Post: Female Loyalist Letter-Journals of the American Revolution

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; Slavery’s Black Market: A Microhistory

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Dr. Anna Lawrence, Department of History, Fairfield University; Jarena Lee’s Calling
  • Mary Maillard, Independent Scholar, Vancouver, B.C.; Lulu and Genie: The Letters of Louisa Jacobs to Eugenie Webb, 1879–1911
  • Marie Stango, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan; Antislavery and Colonization: African American Women in Nineteenth Century West Africa
  • Katie Johnston, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University; The Experience of Hot Climates: Health, Race, and the Body in the British Atlantic World

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Will Slauter, Département d’Études des Pays Anglophones, Université Paris 8 - Saint Denis; Who Owns the News? Journalism and Intellectual Property in Historical Perspective

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jeffrey Peachey, Book Conservator, New York City; In-boards Bindings and the Beginning of Industrialized Bookbinding in America and England, 1800–1850

LCP Anthony N. B. and Beatrice W. B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Dr. Paul Otto, Professor of History, George Fox University; Beads of Power: Wampum and the Shaping of Early America

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Elizabeth Athens, PhD Candidate in History of Art, Yale University; “Substances in Themselves”: William Bartram’s Material Sources

LCP William H. Helfand Fellow in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Kathyryn Segesser, PhD Candidate in History, University of Toronto; Disordered Eating in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century America and England

LCP William H. Helfand Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Christopher Lukasik, Department of English, Purdue University; The Image in the Text

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Matthew Osborn, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City; America’s First Batman: Popular Theatricality in the Dramatic Republic
  • Dr. Jonathan Sassi, Department of History, College of Staten Island, CUNY; The Campaign for Gradual Emancipation in New Jersey

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Nicholas Guyatt, Department of History, University of York; The Scale of Beings and the Prehistory of “Separate but Equal”
  • Austen Saunders, PhD Candidate in Literature, University of Cambridge; American Readers’ Manuscript Marks in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia (c.1640–1830)

2012–2013

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Dominique Daniel, Kresge Library, Oakland University: Archiving Ethnic History: Ethnic Identities and the Shaping of the Balch Institute Collections
  • Dr. Konstantinos Karpozilos, University of Peloponnese, Greece: "The Great American Family":  "Americanization" and the Shaping of Modern Greece (1944–1959)
  • Dr. Mark Santow,  University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth: Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership in the Modern US

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Dr. David Hochfelder, University at Albany, SUNY: Creating the Ownership Society: A Social History of Saving and Investing

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Kelly Arehart, PhD Candidate in History, The College of William and Mary; Give up Your Dead: How Business, Technology, and Culture Separated Americans from their Dearly Departed, 1780–1930
  • Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; The Blackest Market: Patty Cannon, Kidnapping, and the Domestic Slave Trade
  • Peter Y. Choi, PhD Candidate in History, University of Notre Dame; Beyond the Great Itinerant: George Whitefield and Revivalism after the Revivals
  • Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University; Culinary Designs: Food Writing and the Making of American Taste
  • William Coleman, PhD Candidate in History, University College London; Sung Down: Music and Political Culture in the United States from the Early Republic to the Civil War Era
  • Michael F. D'Alessandro, PhD Candidate in American Studies, Boston University; Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Audience in Popular American Literature and Theater, 1835–1870
  • Dr. Bert Emerson, Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, Woodbury University; Local Rules: The Alternative Democracies of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fictions
  • Nicole Frisone, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota; False Prophecies: Morris Milgram and the Market for Privately Developed, Racially Integrated Housing, 1947–1968
  • Stephanie L. Gamble, PhD Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University, Capital Negotiations: Native Diplomats in the American Capital from George Washington to Andrew Jackson
  • Jonathan W. Hall, PhD Candidate in History, University of Montana; Rabid Republic: Dogs and Men in America, 1700–1920
  • Maeve Kane, PhD Candidate in History, Cornell University; They That Made the Men: Clothing, Sovereignty, and Women’s Work in Iroquoia 1600–1850
  • Jessica C. Linker, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut; "It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers": Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720–1860
  • L. Mairin Odle, PhD Candidate in History, New York University; Stories Written on the Body: Cross-Cultural Markings in the North American Atlantic, 1600–1830
  • Maureen Connors Santelli, PhD Candidate in History, George Mason University; "The Greek Fire":  The Classical Tradition in America and the Greek War for Independence, 1720–1832
  • Sarah Jones Weicksel, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago; The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture, and Violence in the American Civil War Era

HSP Robert L. McNeil Jr. Fellows

  • Shana Klein, PhD Candidate in Art History: University of New Mexico; The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Nineteenth-Century American Still-Life Representation
  • Angel-Luke O'Donnell, PhD Candidate in History, University of Liverpool; Tangible Imaginations: Construction of American Identity in Philadelphia, 1764–1776
  • Sean Trainor, PhD Candidate in History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University; The Culture and Economy of Men’s Grooming in the Nineteenth-Century US
  • Dr. Caroline Wigginton, Department of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; Epistolary Neighborhoods: Intimacy, Women’s Writing, and Circulation in Eighteenth-Century North America

HSP Esther Ann McFarland, in Memory of Judge William Lewis, Fellow

  • Thomas Sheeler, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Negotiating Slavery on Mason and Dixon's Line:  Race, Section, and Union in Maryland and Pennsylvania before the Civil War

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Marcus A. Allen, PhD. Candidate in History, Morgan State University; Institutionalizing Black Capitalism:  An Examination of the African-American Depositors at the Savings Bank of Baltimore, 18501900
  • Christopher Bonner, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University; Making Citizenship Meaningful: Language, Power, and Belonging in African American Activism, 18271868
  • Abigail Cooper, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Until I reach My Home”: Inside the Refugee Camps of the American Civil War
  • Dr. Brooke N. Newman, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University; Island Masters: Gender, Race, and Power in the Eighteenth-Century British Caribbean

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Nicole H. Gray, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin, Spirited Media: Promiscuous Materialities of Antebellum Reform

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Matthew Shaw, Curator of North American History, British Library; Read all About It!: The Invention of Newspapers in Britain and America, 16411865

LCP Anthony N.B. and Beatrice W.B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Sarah Jones Weicksel, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago; The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture, and Violence in the American Civil War Era

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Zara Anishanslin, Department of History, City University of New York, College of Staten Island; Portrait of a Woman in a Silk Dress: Reframing the Landscape of Empire in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Claire Gherini,PhD Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; “Experiment and Good Sense Must Direct You”: Managing Health and Sickness in the Plantation Enlightenment, 17301800

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Allison Lange, PhD. Candidate in History, Brandeis University; Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Gender and Politics in the Woman Suffrage Movement, 17761920

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Richard Godbeer, Department of History, University of Miami; The Life and Times of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker
  • Dr. Anne Lombard, Department of History, California State University San Marcos; Regulators and Legal Reform in Pennsylvania, 1763–1810

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Frances M. Clarke, Department of History,  University of Sydney; Minors in the Military: A History of Child Soldiers in America from the Revolution to the Civil War
  • Dr. Zhang Tao, American Studies, Research Center, Sichuan International Studies University; Confucius in Early America’s Imagination of China

2011–2012

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Daniel Amsterdam, Department of History, The Ohio State University: Building a Civil Welfare State: Businessmen's Forgotten Campaign to Remake Industrial America
  • Alecia Barbour, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology, SUNY Stony Brook: Music and Remembrance: Listening to US "Internment Camps," 1939–1947

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Vanda Krefft, Independent Scholar: Lone Master of the Movies: A Biography of William Fox, Founder of 20th Century Fox

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Tyler Boulware, Department of History, West Virginia University: Next to Kin: Native Americans and Friendship in Early America
  • Jacob Crane, PhD Candidate in History, Tufts University: Barbary(an) Invasions
  • Trenton Jones, PhD Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University: “Deprived of Their Liberty": Prisoners of War and Revolutionary American Military Culture
  • Stephanie Koscak, PhD Candidate in History, Indiana University: Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarchy, ca.1648–1780
  • Timothy Lombardo, PhD Candidate in History, Purdue University: The Development of Blue-Collar Conservatism in Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia
  • Dr. Lucia McMahon, Department of History, William Paterson University: Life Lessons: A Cultural History of Female Biography in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Dr. Erin Murphy, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville: Herbert Welsh and the Anti-Imperialist Investigations on “Atrocities” in the Philippines, 1899–1910
  • Dr. Heather Nathans, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland: Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage
  • Dr. Richard Newman, Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology: All's Fair: Race and Sanitary Reform in the Civil War Era
  • Dr. David Prior, Department of History, University of South Carolina: Paul Du Chaillu, the Exploration of Equatorial West Africa, and the Politics of Race in the Civil War–Era United States
  • Dr. Adam Shapiro, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison: William Paley and the Natural Theology Tradition in America
  • Nicholas Wood, PhD Candidate in History; University of Virginia: Questions of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early American Republic
  • Mary Catherine Wood, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware: Benjamin West’s Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World ca. 1812
  • Benjamin Wright, PhD Candidate in History, Rice University: Early American Clergy and the Transformation of Antislavery: From the Politics of Conversion to the Conversion to Politics, 1770–1830

Esther Ann McFarland, in Memory of Judge William Lewis, Fellow

  • Dr. James J. Gigantino II, Department of History, University of Arkansas: Freedom and Slavery in the Garden of America: African Americans and Abolition in New Jersey, 1775–1861

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Sarah Chesney, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, William and Mary; The Flowering Web: Tracing William Hamilton’s Botanical Network in Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • LCP Kristen Highland, PhD Candidate in English, New York University; “A Great Emporium”: The Book Store and the Cultural Geography of Antebellum New York City

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Cynthia Bouton, Department of History, Texas A&M University; Subsistence, Society, and Culture in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century and Age of Revolution

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Susan Brandt, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University; Gifted Women and Skilled Practitioners: Gender and Healing Authority in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 17401830

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Catherine Walsh, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware; Tell Me a Story: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Paul Polgar, PhD Candidate in History, The City University of New York Graduate Center: To Be Free and Equal? Antislavery Reform in America, 1783–1833
  • Dr. Ashli White, Department of History, University of Miami: Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Gesa Mackenthun, Department of American Studies, Rostock University, Germany: Mesoamerican Antiquities and the Transnational Birth of Archaeology
  • Dr. David Lambert, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London: Mobility, Race and Power in the Caribbean, ca.1780–ca.1880

2010–2011

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Corey Davis, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: The Mind of the Merchant Class: The National Board of Trade and the Making of a National Political Economy in the Late Nineteenth Century
     
  • Anne Parsons, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: Our Brothers' Keepers: Mental Asylums, Prisons, and the Institutionalization of Twentieth-Century America

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon and HSP Fellows

  • Tim Cassedy, PhD Candidate in English, New York University: The Character of Communication, 17901810
     
  • Dr. Julia Chybowski, Music Department, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh: Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield and Philadelphia Musical Culture
     
  • Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger, Department of History, Ithaca College: The World of Deborah Read Franklin: A Transgenerational Exploration of Gender in Revolutionary and Early Republic Philadelphia
     
  • Julie Davidow, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: “Citizens in the Making”: Black Philadelphians and the Republican Party, 18651915
     
  • Nora Doyle, PhD Candidate in History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: “A Higher Place on the Scale of Being”: Experience and Representation of the Maternal Body in America, 17501865
     
  • Katherine Gerbner, PhD Candidate in History of American Civilization, Harvard University: Christian Slavery: A Protestant Dilemma
     
  • Simon Gilhooley, PhD Candidate in Government, Cornell University: The Textuality of the Constitution and the Origins of Original Intent
     
  • Glenda Goodman, PhD Candidate in Historical Musicology, Harvard University: Songs Crossing the Atlantic: American Identity, Citizenship, and the Making of Musical Hybrids
     
  • Dr. Amy Hughes, Department of Theater, Brooklyn College: Sensation, Spectacle, and Reform in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Theater
     
  • Dustin Kennedy, PhD Candidate in English, Pennsylvania State University: Nationalism and the Revolutionary Fiction of George Lippard
     
  • Julia Miller, Independent Book Conservator, Ann Arbor, Michigan: A Descriptive Study of American Scaleboard Bindings from the Early Colonial Period through 1850
     
  • Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University: The Franklin Women: Kinship, Gender Roles, and Public Culture in Philadelphia and Beyond, 17201900
     
  • Katie Pfohl, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University: Abstraction’s Islamic Antecedents: American Modernism and Islamic Art, 18301930
     
  • Dr. Lloyd Pratt, Departments of English and African and African American Studies, Michigan State University: The Freedoms of a Stranger: African American Literature around 1845
     
  • Rusty Roberson, PhD Candidate in History, University of Edinburgh: Scottish Imperialism in the Colonial American Borderlands

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Dr. Ric N. Caric, Department of Government and Regional Analysis, Morehead State University; Occupied by Blackness: Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Philadelphia
  • Dr. James W. Cook, Department of History, University of Michigan; The Lost Black Generation: African American Performers and the Making of Global Mass Culture
  • Dr. Peter Reed, Department of English, University of Mississippi; Dancing on the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and American Performance Cultures, 17901865
  • Dr. Terri Snyder, American Studies, California State University, Fullerton; Suicide, Slavery and the Rise of Abolitionism in North America 

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Timothy Helwig, Department of English and Journalism, Western Illinois University; From Serialization to Publication: The Uncanny Migration of Nativism in the Late Writings of George Lippard

LCP Reese Fellows in American Bibliography

  • Kenneth Carpenter, Harvard University Library (retired); Disseminating Economic Literature before 1850
  • Lindsay DiCuirci, PhD Candidate in English, Ohio State University; History’s Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History, 17901855

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Molly O’Hagan Hardy, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Imperial Authorship and Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Production

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Sari Altschuler, PhD Candidate in English, Graduate Center, City University of New York; National Physiology: A Medico-Literary Exploration of the American Body and Body Politic between 1789 and 1860

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Dr. Sarah Kate Gillespie, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, York College, City University of New York; “One Thing New Under the Sun”: The Cross-Currents of Art and Science in the American Daguerreotype, 18391850

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Katherine Carté Engel, Department of History, Texas A&M University; Breaking Ties: International Protestantism in the Era of the American Revolution
     
  • Megan Walsh, PhD Candidate in English, Temple University; A Nation in Sight: Literature, Visual Technology, and Print Culture in the Early American Republic

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. John Richard Oldfield, Department of History, University of Southampton: International Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution, 17871815
     
  • Dr. David Worrall, Department of English, Nottingham Trent University: British Theatre in Colonial and New Republic America; with Particular Reference to British Military Theatricals and the Mischianza, Philadelphia, 1778

2009–2010

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Simone Cinotto, University of Turin, Italy: Public Housing and Cultural Pluralism in Italian Harlem, 19371941
     
  • Dr. Dolores Janiewski, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Philadelphia and the Construction of a Reactionary Culture, 18781918

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Maria Bollettino, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin: Slavery, War, and Empire: The Meaning of the Seven Years’ War for the African Atlantic World
     
  • Christian DuComb, PhD Candidate in Theatre, Speech, and Dance, Brown University: Cultures of Print and Performance in Early Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Kyle Farley, Department of History, Yale University: History and Memory in Philadelphia
     
  • Cassandra Good, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: "A Golden Mean": Heterosocial Friendship and the Formation of Political Culture in America, 17701830
     
  • Michael Goode, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: In the Kingdom but Not of It: The Quaker Peace Testimony and Atlantic Pennsylvania, 16811720
     
  • Alea Henle, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut: Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies, Editors, and Collectors in the Early Republic
     
  • Laura Keim, Curator of Collections and Interpretation, Stenton: Beyond “the Faithful Colored Caretaker”: Creating a Deeper Understanding of Servants and Enslaved Peoples at Stenton
     
  • Sara Lampert, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Taking to the Stage in Nineteenth-Century America
     
  • Dr. Andrew Murphy, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University: Liberty, Toleration, and Law: The Political Thought of William Penn
     
  • Jonathan Nash, PhD Candidate in History, State University of New York at Albany: An Incarcerated Republic: Prisoners, Reformers, and the Penitentiary in the Early United States
  • Dr. Kristin Schwain, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia: Consuming Art: The Protestant Patrons of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Biblical Paintings
     
  • Matthew Spooner, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University: To Abolish the Black Man: The American Idea of Colonization, 17761860

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Ronald Johnson, PhD Candidate in History, Purdue University; In Close Alliance; How the Early American Republic and Revolutionary Saint-Domingue Made Their Way in a Hostile Atlantic World
  • Dr. Alice Taylor, Department of History, University of Western Ontario; Selling Abolitionism: The Commercial, Material and Social World of the Boston Antislavery Fair, 18341858
  • Dr. Beverly Tomek, Department of History, Wharton County Junior College; Pennsylvania Hall: The Lynching of a Building
  • Andrew Diemer, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University; Black Nativism: African American Politics and Nationalism in Antebellum Baltimore and Philadelphia, 18171863

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Stephen Hague, PhD Candidate in History, Linacre College, Oxford; “A Modern-Built House . . . fit for a Gentleman’: Elites, Material culture and SocialStrategy in the British North Atlantic World, 16801760

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Alison Klaum, PhD Candidate in English, University of Delaware; Pressing Flowers; Florigraphy and Botanical Representation in Late-Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century American Literature and Culture

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Vincent Carretta, Department of English, University of Maryland; ‘Genius in Bondage’: A Cultural Biography of Phillis Wheatley

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Dr. Timothy Verhoeven, Department of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne; Natural or unnatural? Popular Medicine, Anti-Catholicism and the Problem of Celibacy in Nineteenth-Century America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Dr. Anne Verplanck; The Graphic Arts in Philadelphia, 17801880

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Jane Calvert, Department of History, University of Kentucky: The Political Writings of John Dickinson
     
  • Dr. Matthew Hale, Department of History, Goucher College: The French Revolution and American National Identity

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Daniel Peart, PhD Candidate in History, University College, London: Popular Engagement with Politics in the United States during the Early 1820s
     
  • Dr. Gregory Smithers, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen: Orphans of Freedom: African American Children and "Colored Orphanages," 18301930s

2008–2009

Balch Institute Fellows

  • Gregory Kupsky, PhD Candidate, Ohio State University: German America and National Socialism, 19331945
     
  • Alyssa Ribeiro, PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh: City of Brotherly Love? Intergroup Relations between Blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia, 1940s1980s
     
  • Joan Fragaszy Troyano, PhD Candidate, George Washington University: Presenting and Representing Ethnicity in the 1970s

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Lara Cohen, Department of English, Wayne State University: Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
     
  • Dr. Seth Cotlar, Department of History, Willamette University: The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 17761860
     
  • Joanna Frang, PhD Candidate in American History, Brandeis University: Becoming American on the Grand Tour, 17501830
     
  • Marcus Gallo, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis: Imaginary Lines, Real Power: Surveyors and Patronage Networks along the Mid-Atlantic Borderlands, 17401810
     
  • Anthony Galluzzo, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Los Angeles: Revolutionary Republic of Letters: Anglo-American Radical Literature in the 1790s
     
  • Dr. Kristina Huff, Department of English, University of Delaware: Printing Friendship and Buying Feeling: Exchange and Gift Books in the Antebellum United States
     
  • Spencer D. C. Keralis, PhD Candidate in English and American Literature, New York University: Children of Wrath: Violence and Youth in Young America, 16921865
     
  • Marcia D. Nichols, PhD Candidate in English, University of South Carolina: “Let Them See How Curiously They’re Made”: Constructing Female Sexuality in Anglo-Atlantic Midwifery Texts, 16901800
     
  • Dawn E. Peterson, PhD Candidate in American Studies, New York University: Unusual Sympathies: Race, Family, and Servitude in Jacksonian Politics
     
  • Dr. Jodi Schorb, Department of English, University of Florida: Incomplete Sentences: The Role of Literacy in Pennsylvania Prison Reform, 17871850
     
  • Dr. Wolfgang Splitter, Center for United States Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: The Correspondence of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg, 17531787
     
  • Troy Joseph Tomlin, PhD Candidate in History, University of Missouri: Popular Theology in Popular Print: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 17301820
     
  • Damon Yarnell, PhD Candidate in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania: Behind the Line: Purchasing Agents, Inter-firm Control, and the Origin of Mass Production, 18801927

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Corey Brooks, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley; Building an Antislavery House: Political Abolitionists and Congress, 18351861
  • Dr. Martyn J. Powell, Department of History, University of Wales Aberystwyth; The White Slave Trade: Print Culture and Irish Emigration to American in the Late 18th Century
  • Derrick R. Spires, PhD Candidate in English, Vanderbilt University; Reimagining a “Beautiful but Baneful Object”: Black Writers’ Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum United States
  • Kaye Wise Whitehead, PhD Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Washing Her Bowl: Using Diary Entries to Reconstruct the Life of a 19th-Century Free Black Woman

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Karen A. Weyler, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; The Imprimatur of Citizenship: Print and Public Identity in British North America and the Early Republic

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jennifer McGovern, PhD Candidate in English, University of Iowa; Captive Audiences: (Re)Visions of Indian Captivity Narratives in the Literary Marketplace

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Laura Keenan Spero, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Stout, Bold, Cunning and the Greatest Travellers in America”: The Colonial Shawnee Diaspora

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Dr. Elizabeth Kelly Gray, Department of History, Towson University; Opium in Early America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Christopher Hunter, PhD Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania; A New and More Perfect Edition: The 19th-Century Creation of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Caitlin A. Fitz, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University: Agents of American Revolutions: Latin American Rebels in Philadelphia, 18081826
     
  • Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Department of History, Hiram College: Sexual Scandal and Sectarian Conflict in the Second Great Awakening

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Holger Hoock, Department of Cultural History, University of Liverpool: A Social and Cultural Study of Violence and Terror in the War of American Independence
     
  • Dr. Ben Marsh, Department of History, University of Stirling: Sericulture in the Atlantic World, ca. 1500ca. 1800

2007–2008

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Kimberly Sims, Department of History, American University: Blacks, Italians, and the Politics of New York City Crime, 19001945
     
  • Carisa A. Worden, PhD Candidate in American Studies, New York University: "One Vast Brothel": Sexuality and Servitude from Chattel Slavery to the "Black Side of White Slavery"
     
  • Katherine L. Turner, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Cooking and Eating Among Working-Class Americans, 18801930

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Edward Andrews, PhD Candidate in History, University of New Hampshire: Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British Atlantic, 16401790
     
  • Marie Basile, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis: Churches Revised: Ethnic Communities and the First Great Awakening in Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Michael Les Benedict, Department of History, Ohio State University: "The Favored Hour": Constitutional Politics in the Era of Reconstruction
     
  • Catherine Cangany, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot, 17501825
     
  • John Davies, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Class, Culture, and Color: The Impact of Black Saint Dominguans on Free African-American Communities in the Early Republic
     
  • Dr. Janet Dean, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Bryant University: Complex Marriage and Plain Talk: Free Love, Free Speech, and Sex Radicalism in the Nineteenth-Century United States
     
  • Dr. Jeannine De Lombard, Department of English, University of Toronto: Ebony Idols: Fugitive Slaves in Britain
     
  • Yvonne Fabella, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Jealous Creoles and "Priestesses of Venus": Gender, Race and the Negotiation of Identity in Colonial Saint Domingue, 17631789
     
  •  Shona Johnston, PhD Candidate in History, Georgetown University: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century
     
  • Dr. Daniel Mandell, Department of History, Truman State University: "All Men Are Created Equal": The Evolution of the Concept of Equality in America, 17901860
     
  • Dr. Justine Murison, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:  States of Mind: The Politics of Psychology in American Literature, 17801860
     
  • Andrew Newman, PhD Candidate in English, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Language, Literacy and Native Land: Encountering the Delawares
     
  • Dr. Sue Peabody, Department of History, Washington State University:  Free Soil in the Atlantic World: Philadelphia Connections
     
  • Douglas Shadle, PhD Candidate in Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:  Bringing Music to a Nation: Philadelphia's Musical Fund Society and Its Patrons, 18201846
     
  • Smadar Shtuhl, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University: For the Love of One's Country: The Construction of a Gendered Memory, 18601914
     
  • Todd Thompson, PhD Candidate in English, University of Illinois at Chicago: American Satire and Political Change from Franklin to Lincoln
     
  • Emily Westkaemper, PhD Candidate in History, Rutgers University:  Martha Washington Goes Shopping: Mass Culture's Gendering of History, 19101950

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Joseph Adelman, PhD Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 17651776

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Michael Winship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin; A History of the Book in America: The Industrial Book, 18401880

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Matthew Garrett, PhD Candidate in English, Stanford University; Episodic Poetics in the Early Republic, 17871837

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Courtney Fullilove, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University; "Chemical Compositions" in American Patent Practice, 17871862

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Dalila Scruggs, PhD candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; The Love of Liberty Has Brought Us Here: The American Colonization Society and the Imaging of African-American Settlers in Liberia, West Africa

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Nicole Eustace, Department of History, New York University: War Ardor: Sex and Sentiment in the War of 1812
     
  • Dr. Sean Harvey, Department of History, College of William and Mary:  American Languages: Natives and Philology, Nation and Empire, 17831857

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Matthew Pethers, King’s College London: Revolutionary Politics and the American Theater, 17501800
     
  • Dr. Maurizio Valsania, Department of History, University of Torino:  The Curse of History: Leader's Distrust of American History, 17831828

2006–2007

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Rae Bielakowski, PhD Candidate, Loyola University, Chicago: "The Mystical Body": Negotiating Ethnicity and Race
     
  • Dr. Russell A. Kazal, University of Toronto at Scarborough: The Lost World of Pennsylvania Pluralism: Immigrants, Local Intellectuals, and the Regional Roots of Multiculturalism, 18801970
     
  • Cristina Stanciu, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 18801924

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Anne Baker, Department of English, North Carolina State University: A Cultural Biography of Susanna Rowson
     
  • Jacqueline Cahif, PhD Candidate in History, University of Glasgow: Prostitution in Early Philadelphia
     
  • Jasmine Nichole Cobb, PhD Candidate in Communication and Culture, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania: Activist Movement among African American Women
     
  • Dr. John Cross, Department of Art, Media, and Design, London Metropolitan University: American Furniture Makers and their Influence on Colonial Jamaica
     
  • Dr. Carol Faulkner, Department of History, SUNY Geneseo: Lucretia Mott and Radical Abolition in Philadelphia
     
  • Simon Finger, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University: Epidemic Constitutions: Public Health and Political Culture in the Port of Philadelphia, 17401800
     
  • Sara Babcox First, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Mechanics of Renown; or, the Rise of a Celebrity Culture in Early America
     
  • Dr. Susanna W. Gold, Tyler School of Art, Temple University: The Performance of Memory: Art, War, and Nation at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition
     
  • Saadia Lawton, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Wisconsin: Contested Meanings: The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British-American Responses to the Kneeling Slave Image
     
  • Stephanie Gray Mayer, PhD Candidate in Art History, Boston University: The Art of The Gift: Sully, Mount, Huntington and the Antebellum Gift Book Industry
     
  • Katherine E. Paugh, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: "The Strongest Interest in Preventing this Diminution": Rationalizing Reproduction in the British West Indies, 17601833
     
  • Yvette Piggush, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago: Governing Imagination: American Social Romanticism 1790-1840
     
  • Kimberly Sambol-Tosco, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Relational Politics: Gender, the Household, and African-American Public Culture in the North, 1780-1860
     
  • Thomas Saxton, PhD Candidate in History, Lehigh University: Living in Two Worlds: The Durability of Transatlantic Family Ties in the Delaware Valley
     
  • Stephanie Schnorbus, PhD Candidate in History, University of Southern California: For Secular or Religious Use?: The Changing Nature and Purpose of Elementary EducationPennsylvania, 16811834
     
  • Lynda K. Yankaskas, PhD Candidate in History, Brandeis University: Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 17311851

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Joshua Beatty, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary; Performances of Authority: A Cultural History of the Stamp Act Crisis

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Johanna Archbold, PhD Candidate in History, Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, Trinity College, Dublin; The Development of the Monthly Magazine in Ireland, Scotland and America, 17701830

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University School of Law; Writs to Rights: The Transformation of the Anglo-American Common Law in the Age of Revolution

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Dr. Tanya R. Sheehan, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Portrait Photography as Social Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Friederike Baer, Honors College, University of Georgia: The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, National Identity, and Patriotism in Pennsylvania's German Community, 17801820
     
  • Dr. Peter C. Messer, Department of History, Mississippi State University: Revolution by Committee: Religion, the Law, and Public Ceremony in the Birth of American Politics

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Lucy Frank, Department of English, Warwick University: Suturing the Nation: The Politics of Mourning in Postbellum America (18611886)
     
  • Dr. Francois Weil, Director, Centre d'études nord-américaines, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales: Family Trees: A Cultural History of Genealogy in America

2005–2006

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Ikuko Asaka, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Transnational Formations of Race, Gender, and Identities among Black Canadian Emigrationists, 18301869
     
  • Dr. Kathleen DeHaan, Department of Communication, Charleston College: Letters of Transit: Immigrants Write Their Diasporas
     
  • Dr. Rodrigo Lazo, Department of English, University of California, Irvine: Latin American Writers in Philadelphia, 18101830

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Chiara Cillerai, PhD Candidate in English, Rutgers University: Cosmopolitanism and National Identity in Early American Writings
     
  • Kenneth Cohen, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Cultural Business: The Making and Meaning of Leisure in Early America, 17501840
     
  • Sarah Crabtree, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota: A Nation of God: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution
     
  • Caroline Frank, PhD Candidate in History, Brown University: China as Object and Idea in the Making of an American Identity, 16801820
     
  • Dr. Eric Gardner, Department of English, Saginaw Valley State University: Early African American Fortune-Telling
     
  • David Head, PhD Candidate in History, State University of New York, Buffalo: Pirates, Privateers, and Peaceful Trade: Commercial Legitimacy in the Early American Republic, 18151830
     
  • Liz K. Hutter, PhD Candidate in English, University of Minnesota: Drowning: Cultural Currents of Submersion and Buoyancy in the Nineteenth Century
     
  • Shawn Kimmel, PhD Candidate in American Culture, University of Michigan: From “Medical Police” to Public Hygiene in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
     
  • Jennifer Manion, PhD Candidate in History, Rutgers University: Prison Reform and the Criminal Identity in Early Pennsylvania, 17761835
     
  • Angela Murphy, PhD Candidate in History, University of Houston: Abolition, Irish Freedom, and Immigrant Citizenship: American Slavery and the Rise and Fall of the American Associations for Irish Repeal
     
  • Katie Oxx, PhD Candidate in Religion, Claremont Graduate University: “Considerate Portions”: The Complex Religious Ecology of Early National Philadelphia, 18271844
     
  • Christopher Phillips, PhD Candidate in English, Stanford University: Cultural Uses of Epic in the United States, 17851876
     
  • Trisha Posey, PhD Candidate in History, University of Maryland: Poverty Encounters: Unitarians, the Poor, and Poor Relief in Antebellum Boston and Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Judith A. Ridner, Department of History, Muhlenberg College: Remembering Actions Most Cruel and Barbarous: Connecting Memories of Violence in Ireland and America
     
  • Kyle Roberts, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Reading the Evangelical Subject: Periodicals, Memoirs, and the Shaping of Popular Religious Belief in Early Nineteenth-Century New York City
     
  • Dr. Marcia C. Robinson, Department of Religion, Syracuse University: Frances Watkins Harper: Black Abolitionist Among the Women of Maine, 18541856
     
  • Dr. Martha Elena Rojas, Department of English, University of Rhode Island: Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic
     
  • Jennifer E. Schaaf, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Gender, Benevolent Devotionalism, and the Quest for Respectability among Philadelphia Catholics, 18201870
     
  • Dr. Kirsten Sword, Department of History, Indiana University: Wives Not Slaves: Dependence, Authority, and Justice in Early America

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Kevin J. Hayes, English Department, University of Central Oklahoma; Reconstructing the Library of Benjamin Franklin

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Kate Haulman, History Department, University of Alabama; Political Modes: The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Deborah Levine, PhD candidate in History of Science, Harvard University; Diet and Nutrition in America: Information Transmission and the Invention of an American Body

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Kate Davies, Department of English, University of York: Women, Letters, and the Atlantic World, 17601840
     
  • Dr. Simon Newman, Department of History, University of Glasgow: The Transformation of Working Life and Culture in the British Atlantic World, 16001800