Upcoming Spring Events

February 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The American & New England Studies Program is excited to present the following events during Spring Semester 2017. Please email amnesp@bu.edu with any questions.

Gordon Lecture

Walker Lecture

Posters courtesy of AMNESP Ph.D. candidate PJ Carlino

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello (Ph.D. 2002) Featured in Fulbright Scholar Program Video

November 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized

AMNESP alumna Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello (PhD. 2002) has been featured in a video by the Greek Fulbright Commission, which will be part of a larger video celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Scholar Program later this year. As the Greek scholar example, she speaks to education, teaching, public scholarship, and global exchange. You can view the video feature here.

Professor Duclos-Orsello is currently the Chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Coordinator of American Studies, and Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning at Salem State University in Salem, MA.

Upcoming Event: “Technological Nationalism: Music, Print, and Provincial Anxiety in the Early Republic”

September 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

AMNESP has partnered with the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology to bring you a lecture by Professor Glenda Goodman of the University of Pennsylvania entitled “Technological Nationalism: Music, Print, and Provincial Anxiety in the Early Republic.”

Glenda Goodman Publicity

Will Moore invited to Winterthur Portfolio editorial board

September 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor and Program Director Will Moore has been invited to join the editorial board of Winterthur Portfolio. Founded in 1964 and published by the University of Chicago in association with the Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Winterthur Portfolio is the world’s preeminent journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship addressing American material culture. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/wp/current

Jan Seidler Ramirez featured in BU Today

September 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized

AMNESP Alum Jan Seidler Ramirez (Ph.D. 1985) was profiled recently by BU Today. Ramierz is the chief curator of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. To read more, click here: http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/9-11-memorial-museum-jan-seidler-ramirez/

Upcoming Lecture: Architecture and the Welfare State: Boston, c. 1965

September 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Architecture and the Welfare State Poster

The 2016 Boston Americanist Newsletter is Here!

July 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized

We have just completed another successful year here in the American & New England Studies Program, and we are excited to share the highlights with you. The program has a lot going on, including students graduating, faculty both arriving and retiring, students and alumni gathering at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, and an upcoming trip to see the Pawtucket Red Sox. Details about all aspects of the program can be found in The Americanist 2016.

Hannah Carlson (Ph.D. 2008) at RISD

June 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

American & New England Studies alumna Hannah Carlson (Ph.D. 2008), already an Apparel Design Lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture department at Rhode Island School of Design, has been named one of two Writing Center Faculty Fellows for the school for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. In this role, Hannah, as well as another RISD faculty member, will “develop connections between arts-based research and writing models; humanities-based research and writing models; and art and design practices, and apply their research to creating innovative assignments in their fall ‘History of Apparel’ and ‘History of Illustration’ sophomore courses.” More information about this appointment and the program can be found here. Congratulations to Hannah on this promising endeavor!

Ian Stevenson’s Summer Course in BU Today

June 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized

BU Today published an exceedingly positive article about Ph.D. candidate Ian Stevenson’s summer term course “A Walk in the Park” (AM 301 – Perspectives on the American Experience), which examines Boston’s public spaces and takes the students out of the classroom almost every meeting. Click here to read the article and see what the class is all about!

Will Moore and the Encyclopedia of American Studies

May 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized

The American Studies Association has appointed Professor William D. Moore to the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of American Studies, a reference work published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. Moore joins an editorial board of nine members drawn from institutions around the globe. Congratulations Professor Moore!