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“What history does to you is its use” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

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From Guest

Katherine Kitterman received a Nibley Fellowship during the 2016–17 school year. Kitterman is currently a PhD candidate in American History at American University in Washington, D. C. Her fields of emphasis are public history and women’s history. As the Maxwell Institute redirects our Nibley Fellowship funding away from individual stipends into a full post-doctoral fellowship, we’re […]

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MIPodcast #69—Setting down the sacred past of African Americans, with Laurie Maffly-Kipp

10 Oct Read
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From Blair Hodges

An estimated twelve million Africans were forced into slavery from the seventeenth century until Emancipation. Torn from their land, separated from family and kin, their bodies were stolen and their very identities were at risk of annihilation. So Africans became African Americans. Years before Reconstruction, they began reconstructing their own past. Many of them combined patriotism, […]

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Green and Hauglid reappointed at the Maxwell Institute

06 Oct Read
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From Kristian Heal

As 2018 approaches, we are pleased to announce the reappointment of two of the Maxwell Institute’s current visiting scholars. Deidre Green First, Deidre Green joins the Maxwell Institute for the 2017–18 academic year as a postdoctoral research fellow. New postdoctoral fellowships aim to allow promising early career scholars to better establish themselves in their academic […]

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