Welcome, Guest Curator Mary Bohane

Mary Bohane is a senior majoring in History at Assumption College. She is also minoring in Philosophy. She most enjoys studying the Cold War and the subsequent fall of the Soviet Union. She previously curated the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 25-31.  She will be presenting on her work on the Adverts 250 Project at Assumption College’s 24th annual Undergraduate Symposium.

Welcome, Mary Bohane!

Welcome, Guest Curator Anna MacLean

Anna MacLean is a senior majoring in History and minoring in Elementary Education at Assumption College. She was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, at the conclusion of her junior year. Anna was particularly inspired by her high school history teacher who sparked her interest in the field. Her favorite historical topics include Latin American history and several different eras of American history, including the Roaring Twenties and the Cold War. Beyond her studies, Anna enjoys spending her free time training in Olympic weightlifting. She served as curator of the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of April 8-14, 2018.

Welcome, Anna MacLean!

Welcome, Guest Curator Kurt Falter

Kurt Falter is a senior majoring in History with minors in Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political Science. His favorite topics of study are American history, twentieth-century world history, and American government. He serves as a history tutor at the Academic Support Center and co-leader of Candlelight Prayer at Assumption College. He has previously interned at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, where he conducted a research project on the growing apathy of Americans towards government. His responsibilities also included leading tour groups.

Welcome, Kurt Falter!

Welcome, Guest Curator Zachary Karpowich!

Zachary Karpowich is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science at Assumption College. He has served as the treasurer of the Assumption College Moot Court Club during the 2017-2018 academic year. He is also the tuba player for the Assumption College Concert Band. Karpowich is from Trumbull, Connecticut.

Welcome, Zachary Karpowich!

Welcome, Guest Curator Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan is a senior at Assumption College, double majoring in History and Theology with a minor in German Studies. Many of his studies focus on human sexuality and its intersection with religion, most especially Christianity. In addition to earning a place on the Dean’s List every semester, he is president of the college’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society. In 2017, he participated in Assumption College’s 23rd annual Undergraduate Symposium, presenting on the eccentric Austrian psychologist, sexologist, and energy theorist Wilhelm Reich. Beyond academics, he enjoys writing as well as role-playing games of both the tabletop and digital variety.

Welcome, Sean Sullivan!

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

Jonathan Bisceglia is a junior majoring in History with a minor in Education.  He previously served as guest curator when he enrolled in “Revolutionary America” in Spring 2017. He has presented twice at Assumption College’s Undergraduate Symposium: “Transcribing the Past:  Working on the Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project” (2017) and “Exploring Abby Kelley Foster and Women’s History in Worcester with Charlotte Wharton” (2016).  The second presentation emerged from an interview conducted in collaboration with the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project. His graphic design work was featured in “From Frederick Douglass to Ferguson:  Graphic Design Projects on Race in Modern America Inspired by the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society,” an exhibition at the American Antiquarian Society during Black History Month in 2016. Jonathan hopes to become a professor of colonial American history.

Welcome back, Jonathan Bisceglia!

Welcome, Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

Jonathan Bisceglia is a sophomore double majoring in History and Education at Assumption College. He has previously completed an interview in collaboration with the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project and presented on that project at Assumption College’s annual Undergraduate Symposium in 2016. His graphic design work was featured in an exhibit at the American Antiquarian Society during Black History Month in 2016: “From Frederick Douglass to Ferguson: Graphic Design Projects on Race in Modern America Inspired by the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society.” He is a resident assistant at Assumption College during the academic year and works on Cape Cod over the summers.

Welcome, Jonathan Bisceglia!

Welcome, Guest Curator Shannon Dewar

Shannon Dewar is a junior at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is majoring in History with minors in Education and Psychology. Her career goals include pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs in hopes of working in a university setting. On campus, she works as a resident assistant, Admissions Ambassador, and, most recently, as an intern for the Dean of Campus Life. Her favorite historical topics include imperialism, the Revolutionary War, and the Cold War.

Welcome, Shannon Dewar!

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Megan Watts

Megan Watts is a sophomore at Assumption College, where she is a History major and intends to pursue a minor in Women’s Studies. She has enjoyed participating in various educational programs offered at the Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield, Connecticut. She plans to become an historian, believing that understanding the past leads to a better future for the world. She was a guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project during the week of October 23 to 29, 2016, as well as curator of the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of November 27 to December 3, 2016, and March 26 to April 1, 2017.

Welcome back, Megan Watts!

Advertisement by an Eighteenth-Century Tailor

Are you looking for the advertisement by an eighteenth-century tailor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently featured by the Two Nerdy History Girls in their Breakfast Links for this week?  That was the featured advertisement for March 13.  You can skip to it directly via this link.

However, you’re also welcome to explore the rest of the Adverts 250 Project and examine many other eighteenth-century advertisements.  Thank you for visiting!