Georgian Papers Programme Fellows

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2019

  • Christian Crouch (Bard College) is working on a manuscript titled “Queen Victoria’s Captives: The Story of Ambition, Empire, and a Lost Ethiopian Prince”
  • Miriam Liebman (The Graduate Center, CUNY) is researching American diplomats in the Court of St. James at the end of the eighteenth century and the Royal Family’s reaction to their presence
  • Andrew Maginn (Howard University) is researching the Georgian monarchs’ understandings of Haiti and the Haitian revolution
  • Nancy Siegel (Towson University) is working on an exhibition in development titled “Curious Taste: The Appeal of Transatlantic Satire”

2018

  • Nicholas Foretek (University of Pennsylvania) is researching the power of printers in Britain during the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century.
  • Meghan Kobza (University of Newcastle) is researching the social and economic history of the eighteenth-century London masquerade.
  • Peter Olsen-Harbich (William & Mary) is researching early modern Native-European relationships and how they were informed by indigenous political economy.

2017

  • Robyn Davis (Millersville University) is working on research for her project “Science in the American Style, 1680–1820: Ideas, Observation, and Imagination in the Shaping of a New Nation.”
  • Cassandra Good (University of Mary Washington) is researching the effects of George III’s public presentation of his family on George Washington’s ideas of family.
  • David Hancock (University of Michigan) is researching the life of Lord Landsdowne, Britain’s first Irish-born Prime Minister.
  • Nathaniel Holly (William & Mary) is researching members of the Cherokee nation as urban and transatlantic actors.
  • Brooke Newman (Virginia Commonwealth University) is researching the evolution in the Georgian monarchs’ response to contentious national and imperial debates regarding African slavery, liberty, and subjecthood.
  • Robert Paulett (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) is researching British imperial policies from 1762–64 and their effect on the borders which defined British North America at that time.
  • Anya Zilberstein (Concordia University) is researching George III’s engagement with the sciences of agriculture, ornithology, and climate and the relationship of these topics to contemporary ideas of slavery and race.

2016

  • Rick Atkinson (independent scholar and author) researched the first volume of a projected trilogy about the American Revolution and used his time in the archives to look at the role of King George III in military decisions, specifically those relating to espionage and expeditionary warfare, starting in early 1775 and carrying through the Battle of Princeton in 1777.
  • Rachel Banke (University of Notre Dame) researched the 3rd Earl of Bute and his correspondence with King George III regarding political economy and the American colonies.
  • Andrew Beaumont (University of Oxford) continued research for his book project, “Frederick & George, The First Minister and his King, 1771–1783.” He is attempting to ascertain how Frederick (Lord North) managed to retain the support of George III throughout both the escalating imperial crisis and the subsequent war with Britain’s former American colonies.
  • Cynthia A. Kierner (George Mason University) worked on a book tentatively titled “Inventing Disaster: the Culture of Calamity from Jamestown to Johnstown.” The project traces the origins of how government, corporations, media, clergy, philanthropic groups and the general public imagine disaster and appropriate responses to it and looks closely at how these entities acted and interacted in an Atlantic and British imperial context over the course of the long eighteenth century.
  • Ann M. Little (Colorado State University) continued research on women’s fashions on both sides of the Atlantic during the revolutionary period.
  • Daniel Robinson (University of Cambridge) completed research for his Ph.D., “European Geopolitics and British Foreign Policy in the Politics and Culture of the Thirteen Colonies, c. 1713–1776,” and looked at the contact between King George III and his Hanoverian courtiers and other continental European figures.
  • Suzanne Schwarz (University of Worcester) worked on a monograph as well as a journal article and researched George III’s views on the development of Sierra Leone as Britain’s first significant Crown Colony in West Africa in the first decade of the nineteenth century, and in particular the emergence of the colony as a post-slavery society.
  • Peter Walker (Columbia University) completed research for his Ph.D., “The Church Militant: The American Émigré Clergy and the Making of the British Counterrevolution, 1763–92,” and examined loyalist missionaries’ role in the American Revolution and their subsequent experience as refugees and émigrés.

2015

  • James Ambuske (University of Virginia) researched the British American imperial crisis for his Ph.D. on the same topic.
  • Vincent Carretta (University of Maryland) explored the relationships between the Georgian court and early authors of African descent.