The Nau Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its short-term research fellowships for 2020. Our award winners will conduct their research at UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
Professor Mallory Szymanski of Alfred University will examine the new John Nau Civil War Letter Collection for her study of neurasthenia.
Adjunct Professor David Gerleman will consult the library’s Civil War collections in support of his research into horses during the conflict.
Dr. Chuck Welsko of the Kentucky Historical Society will work on his project focusing on the Civil War Borderland in the Mid-Atlantic.
Dr. Lisa Frank will consult our collections for her research on General Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864.
Aaron Hall, a postdoc at Cornell University, will examine our resources for the influence of debates over slavery on constitutionalism.
PhD Candidate Shane Makowicki of Texas A&M University will study the federal occupation of North Carolina during his residence in Charlottesville.
PhD Candidate Tracy Barnett of the University of Georgia will examine our holdings for information about guns and masculinity in the nineteenth-century South.
PhD Candidate Evan Turiano of CUNY will research the role of fugitive slaves in bringing about secession.
The Nau Center would like to thank all of our applicants for their proposals and looks forward to welcoming our fellows to grounds next year.