Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Georgian Papers Programme Fellows

2017

  • Cassandra Good is researching the effects of George III’s public presentation of his family on George Washington’s ideas of family.
  • David Hancock is researching the life of Lord Landsdowne, Britain’s first Irish-born Prime Minister.
  • Brooke Newman is researching the evolution in the Georgian monarchs’ response to contentious national and imperial debates regarding African slavery, liberty, and subjecthood.
  • Robert Paulett is researching British imperial policies from 1762–64 and their effect on the borders which defined British North America at that time.
  • Anya Zilberstein 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 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 researched the 3rd Earl of Bute and his correspondence with King George III regarding political economy and the American colonies.
  • Andrew Beaumont 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 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 continued research on women’s fashions on both sides of the Atlantic during the revolutionary period.
  • Daniel Robinson 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 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 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 researched the British American imperial crisis for his Ph.D. on the same topic.
  • Vincent Carretta explored the relationships between the Georgian court and early authors of African descent.