Introducing Katharina Donn, U.S. Studies Online’s new Assistant Editor for European Relations

U.S. Studies Online is pleased to introduce Katharina Donn, the new Assistant Editor for European Relations. Find out more about Katharina’s plans for the role and the rationale behind the creation of the position in this post. What is the new Assistant Editor role at U.S. Studies Online? Why was it created?  Jade and Todd, Co-Editors of U.S. Studies Online: The Assistant…

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Archival Report from Catherine Bateson, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellowship recipient 2015

The British Library’s American Civil War archives provided me with excellent sources that support my doctoral research into the Irish experience of the conflict and sentiments expressed in accounts, letters and contemporary song lyrics, writes Catherine Bateson, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellow 2015. A scrapbook of over two hundred American Civil War song-sheets revealed a wealth…

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Archival Report from J. Michelle Coghlan, BAAS Founders’ Travel Award recipient 2015

The generous BAAS Founders’ Travel Award funded my final archival trip for my first monograph that discusses how the now largely-forgotten Paris Commune became, for writers and readers across virtually all classes and political persuasions, a critical locus for re-occupying both radical and mainstream memory of revolution and empire, writes J. Michelle Coghlan. During my trip…

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Archival Report from Matthew Pethers, Eccles Centre Fellowship Recipient 2015

By accessing the British Library’s unrivalled holdings in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature I was able to map a much broader novelistic engagement with colonial America than that familiar from a handful of much-discussed texts like Aphra Behn’s Oronooko (1688) and Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders (1722), writes Matthew Pethers, Eccles Centre Fellow 2015. The archives also…

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Report from Nicola Martin, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Award in North American Studies recipient 2015

The Eccles Centre fellowship has greatly enriched my transatlantic PhD project which examines the impact of the Jacobite uprising of 1745-46 on British imperialism in North America in the years preceding the American Revolution, says Nicola Martin, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Award in North American Studies recipient 2015. I undertook a ten day research trip at…

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Report from Allison M. Stagg, Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellowship in North American Studies 2015

The Eccles Centre fellowship supported my monograph on early American print culture and political caricature between 1790 and 1830, says Allison M. Stagg, Eccles Centre fellow 2015. There has been scarce scholarship on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- century political American caricature and my research sifts through largely uncatalogued and rare material, including the caricatures themselves,…

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