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August 24, 2016

Divining a Usable Past: Psychical Research and the High-Culture Novel, 1880-1940

Sarah Sussman is a PhD candidate in the Department of English of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2015-2016 she was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about her Consortium-funded research here.

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August 11, 2016

Planter’s Paradise: Nature and Culture on Hawaiʻi’s Sugarcane Plantations

Lawrence Kessler is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of History at Temple University. In 2015-16, he was a Dissertation Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about his research project here.

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July 26, 2016

From Bauhaus to Maxwell House: Continental Design and Social Science as Technologies of Consumer Engineering in Twentieth-Century America

Joseph Malherek received his PhD from George Washington University. In 2015-2016, he was the NEH Postdoctoral Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about his research here.

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July 13, 2016

Apothecary, Surgeon, Doctress, Slave: African and European Medicine in the British Slave Trade

Carolyn Roberts is a PhD Candidate at Harvard University. In 2015-2016, she was a Dissertation Writing Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about her research here.

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June 21, 2016

Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of Earth’s Borderlands, 1957-1985

Lisa Ruth Rand is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of History and Sociology of Science, at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015-16, she was a Dissertation Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about Rand’s research project here.

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Smilodon floridanus (saber-tooth cat) type specimen, “Description of mammalian remains from a rock crevice in Florida” by Joseph Leidy. Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Volume 2, 1890. Image courtesy of the WFI.