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Gary Reger Receives Competitive NEH Fellowship to Write About Economic History of the Greco-Roman World

Gary Reger, Hobart Professor of Classical Languages at Trinity College, has received an award of $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities through its Fellowship program. The NEH Fellowship program is extremely competitive and prestigious; approximately 7 percent of applicants receive funding. Reger’s grant-supported research project will result in a book that will serve […]

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Scott Gac Featured in Hartford Installment of C-SPAN’s ‘Cities Tour’ to Discuss His Book, ‘Singing for Freedom’

Trinity College Associate Professor of History and American Studies Scott Gac was featured in the recent installment of C-SPAN’s “Cities Tour” series that focused on Hartford. Gac discussed his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform (Yale University, 2007), about one of the most famous American […]

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Meet Some of Trinity College’s Faculty and Staff Athletes

There is much more going on in the lives of Trinity College’s high-achieving scholars, teachers, and staff members than what students and colleagues see in the office or the classroom. These men and women are also athletes whose physical feats include everything from years of casual tennis to grueling 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlons. Below, some of […]

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McMahon and Elukin Deliver Remarks at United States, Connecticut Supreme Courts

Recently, two faculty members at Trinity delivered addresses to the United States and Connecticut Supreme Courts. Though their talks were just one day apart, the topics they discussed spanned almost eight centuries. ​ In Washington, D.C., on April 30, Kevin McMahon, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science, accepted the Griswold Prize for his 2011 […]

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Minnesota Musical Group Draws on Scott Gac’s Work

In 2007, Scott Gac, undergraduate and graduate director of American studies and associate professor, published Singing For Freedom, a book about New Hampshire’s Hutchinson Family Singers, America’s most popular musical act in the years leading up to the Civil War. This year, he collaborated with Minnesota’s Rose Ensemble on a musical adaptation of their story […]

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Samuel Kassow ’66 Awarded Medal for Service to Polish Culture

Samuel S. Kassow ’66, Charles H. Northam Professor of History, was honored this week in Warsaw, Poland, for his service to Polish Culture. Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Malgorzata Omilanowka, presented a medal to Kassow in a ceremony on Monday, February 16. Kassow served as lead historian for two of eight galleries of […]

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Downton Abbey in Context: a Specialty of Regan-Lefebvre

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre is an assistant professor of history at Trinity and taught a new course, “Downton Abbey in Historical Context,” during January Term last month. She has published two books on the history of modern Britain and Ireland and is writing a new historical monograph entitled Imperial Wine: How the British Empire Made the New […]

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NEH Grants Support Ambitious Research by Trinity Faculty

For their research on the mapping of the Middle East and the uniqueness of the Torah, respectively, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded grants of $50,400 each to Zayde Antrim, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of History and International Studies, and Seth Sanders, associate professor of religion. Each will use their fellowship […]

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Sean Cocco Featured in First Trinity Faculty Profile Podcast

In the inaugural Faculty Profile Podcast, Sean Cocco, associate professor of history, discusses Trinity’s recent presidential search, his time in Italy, Galileo, and more. Hosted by Kevin MacDermott, head coach of Trinity’s men’s rowing team, the Faculty Profile Podcast highlights the scholarship, teaching, and personality of the members of Trinity College’s faculty.

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Sam Kassow speaks at opening of Polish history museum

Since the 2007 publication of Who Will Write Our History? Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, Samuel Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity, has won numerous awards, been elected a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, lectured often and widely, and been recognized as one of […]

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