Andy Ho, an AMNESP undergraduate concentrator, published in New Errands: the Undergraduate Journal of American Studies

Published: October 4th, 2015

Ho’s article, “Comedic Relief in a Culture of Uncertainty: The Contribution of Life Magazine to 1920s America,” has just been published in the fall issue of New Errands: the Undergraduate Journal of American Studies.

Congratulations, Andy!


Published: September 24th, 2015

Kathleen L. Daly successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Fit to Mother: Women, Architecture, and the Performance of Health, 1865-1930.” Congrats Dr. Daly! 

AMNESP sadly recognizes the passing of Millicent Bell, long-time BU faculty member and philanthropist

Published: September 11th, 2015

Bell, a scholar of American literature who wrote on Hawthorne, James, Wharton, Melville, Marchand, and others, was also a noted humanitarian and philanthropist. Her many students will miss her curiosity and insight. 

Molly Geidel (AMNESP PhD, 2011) offered tenure-track appointment at the University of Manchester

Published: July 6th, 2015

Molly Geidel (AMNESP PhD, 2011) was recently offered the equivalent of a tenure-track appointment at the University of Manchester in England. Her official title is Lecturer in Twentieth Century American Cultural History in the Division of English, American Studies and Creative Writing.

Congratulations, Molly!

Professor Daniel Bluestone, Director of Preservation Studies, in BU Today

Published: April 30th, 2015

Read more about Professor Daniel Bluestone, the new director of our Preservation Studies program, and the work he has planned for Boston University:

AMNESP Alum, Patricia Stuelke, to Begin a Tenure-Track Position at Dartmouth College

Published: April 13th, 2015

Congratulations, Patricia!

PhD Candidate Casey Riley Named Curatorial Research Fellow at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Published: March 16th, 2015

Congratulations, Casey!

AMNESP Alumna Achievements

Published: March 9th, 2015

Kerry Carso’s American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature, was published by the University of Wales Press, and has been awarded the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Prize of the Victorian Society in America.

Elizabeth Hope Cushing has a forthcoming biography, Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape and also recently co-authored Community By Design with Keith Morgan and Roger Reed.

Congratulations Kerry and Hope!

AMNESP PhD Elysa Engelman Named Director of Exhibits at Mystic Seaport

Published: February 15th, 2015

Engelman will be responsible for creating and delivering an ongoing program of dynamic, interdisciplinary exhibits that attract diverse audiences and introduce new scholarship and content in support of the Museum’s mission and strategic vision. She will direct all aspects of exhibit design and production. She assumes the directorship after 10 years as Exhibit Researcher/Developer for the Museum, where she has contributed to the creation of numerous exhibits, including “Women and the Sea,” “TUGS!,” “Black Hands, Blue Seas,” and the upcoming “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” due to open this June.  She was also intimately involved in the programming of the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan last summer.

For more information, please visit:

Congratulations Elysa!

AMNESP PhD Student, Sam Palfreyman, Awarded the 2015 Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

Published: February 3rd, 2015

Sam has been awarded this prestigious fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey.  This is a prestigious award that will allow Sam to work on a research project of his own choosing this summer. Congratulations Sam!