As a student, you most likely engage with your faculty often, either in class or while discussing your own work. But do you know what research your professors are conducting?
Faculty at the Department of History are engaged in very exciting research. Here’s a small sample!
“Currently I’m looking at how the USS Constitution best represented designer Joshua Humphreys’ vision of what a “super frigate” would look like, handle, and fight. Out of the original six frigates in the early American navy, the Constitution rose to unparalleled glory. While historians overwhelmingly agree that Constitution was the greatest frigate in the navy immediately following the War of 1812, how the Constitution obtained this lofty status has been largely left unsaid. By comparing and contrasting the six frigates, from blueprint, construction, and management during times of war, my research will illustrate how Constitution became the preeminent fighting ship in the early American navy.
As for future projects, as soon as I better master my French, I would love the opportunity to visit the French Military Archive in Vincennes and write about careers, talent, and merit in the French navy after the French Revolution”
“I am currently working on two projects. The first is an overview on Civil War memory from the end of the war until today. The second is about American veterans, 1783-2003. I would like to do a new military history of the Civil War at some point in the future.
“I am working on two projects. The first is about the transfer of technology from the U.K. and the U.S. to Argentina, and invention and innovation in the receiver country (Argentina) from 1890-1940. The second is about the mixing of indigenous and western knowledge to build damming and irrigation systems in southern Argentina, 1880-1940. A future project is digitally visualizing the place and space of patented farm machinery inventions in Argentina, 1866-1930.”
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