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.
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!
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!
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!
BU Today accompanied Prof Will Moore’s AM 502 seminar, Mystic Orders and Secret Societies, to Boston’s Grand Lodge of Masons and covered the course as part of its “One Class, One Day” series. Click here for full coverage.
Tim Orwig (Ph.D 2010) is in the news because of his role in establishing an historic district in Berkley, Mass. Click here for the article, “Berkley burial ground helps sway commission in Historic Register decision”
Keep up the good work , Tim!
Ian Stevenson awarded the Richard E. Greenwood Young Scholar Award by the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
The New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum has chosen AMNESP PhD student Ian Stevenson to receive the Richard E. Greenwood Young Scholar Award at their annual meeting to be held on April 2, 2016. At that meeting, Stevenson will present his paper “Fraternity, Furlough, and Family: Maine’s Civil War Veteran Summer Cottages.”
Aaron Ahlstrom & Sam Palfreyman at the Student Symposium of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Aaron Ahlstrom and Sam Palfreyman are on the program of the 38th Annual Student Symposium of the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians which will be held in Room 901 of the Photonics Center on February 13th and is hosted by the BU Department of History of Art & Architecture. For more information, contact Ian Stevenson who is one of the event’s organizers. Congratulations Aaron and Sam!
Andy Ho, an AMNESP undergraduate concentrator, published in New Errands: the Undergraduate Journal of American Studies
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.
Kathleen Daly has successfully defended her dissertation, “Fit to Mother: Women, Architecture, and the Performance of Health, 1865-1930.” Congratulations, Dr. Daly!