The Library Company of Philadelphia 2009-2010 Research Fellows

The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 2009-2010 Research Fellows

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Maria Bollettino, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; ‘A Golden Mean’: Heterosocial Friendship and the Formation of Political Culture in America, 1770-1830

Michael Goode, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago; In the Kingdom but Not of It: The Quaker Peace Testimony and Atlantic Pennsylvania, 1681-1720

Alea Henle, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan; Taking to the Stage in 19th Century America

Dr. Andrew Murphy, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University; Liberty, Tolderation, and Law: The Political Thought of William Penn

Jonathan Nash, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Columbia University; To Abolish the Black Man: The American Idea of Colonization, 1776-1860

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

Dr. Daniel Peart, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University College, London; Popular Engagement with Politics in the United States During the Early 1820’s

Dr. Gregory Smithers, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen; Orphans of Freedom: African American Children & ‘Colored Orphanages,’ 1830-1930’s

The Library Company of Philadelphia 2009-2010 Research Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Billy Gordon Smith, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University; Ship of Death: A Voyage that Changed the Atlantic World  andMapping Philadelphia during the Constitutional Era

Dr. Jordan Stein, Department of English, University of Colorado; The Historiography of Sexuality: Puritanism, Personhood, and the Rise of the Novel

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellow

Lana Finley, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of California Los Angeles; Occult Americans; Discourse at the Margins of Nineteenth Century Literature

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

Ronald Johnson, Ph.D. 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, 1834-1858

Dr. Beverly Tomek, Department of History, Wharton County Junior College; Pennsylvania Hall: The Lynching of a Building

Andrew Diemer, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Temple University; Black Nativism: African American Politics and Nationalism in Antebellum Baltimore and Philadelphia, 1817-1863

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Stephen Hague, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Linacre College, Oxford; “A Modern-Built House … fit for a Gentleman’: Elites, Material culture and Social Strategy in the British North Atlantic World, 1680-1760

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

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

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

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.

Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

Dr. Anne Verplanck, The Graphic Arts in Philadelphia, 1780-1880

The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy and Society 2009-2010 Research Fellows

PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Martin Brückner, Department of English, University of Delaware; The Social Life of Maps in North America, 1750-1850

PEAES ResidentDissertation Fellows

Ariel Ron, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Berkley; Developing the Country: Scientific Agriculture and the Origins of Republican Economic Policy

Elena Schneider, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Princeton University; The Limits of Loyalty: War, Trade, and British Occupation in Eighteenth-Century Havana

PEAES Short-Term Fellows

Ian Beamish, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; Agricultural Knowledge, Daily Work, and Slavery in the Early Republic

Dr. D’Maris Coffman, Department of History, Newnham College, Cambridge, Debating the Excise Tax in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania

Teagan Schweitzer, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia Foodways, 1750-1850:  The Historical Archaeology of Cuisine

Dr. Jeffrey Sklansky, Department of History, Oregon State University; The Biddles and the Politics of Money and Banking in the Early 1800s

The Library Company of Philadelphia/ McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellows in Early American Literature and Material Texts, July 2009 – July 2010

Joshua Ratner, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania, American Paratexts.

Marcia D. Nichols, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of South Carolina, Let them see how curiously they’re made: Constructing Female Sexuality in Anglo-Atlantic Midwifery Texts, 1690-1800

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 2009-2010 Balch Fellows

Dr. Simone Cinotto, Department of History, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo and Parma, A Place Called Home: Leonard Covello, Public Housing and Cultural Pluralism in Italian Harlem, 1935-1950

Dr. Dolores Janiewski, School of History, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington; Philadelphia and the Construction of Reactionary Culture, 1878-1918