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Stephen Alter

Stephen Alter

Chair, Department of History
Professor of History

Research Fields:
19th Century American Social Thought, the Darwinian Revolution, Critical Bible Scholarship in America

Selected Publications:
“William Dwight Whitney and the Social Dimension of Lexical Diffusion,” Historiographia Linguistica 37: 3 (2010): 321-340.

"Separated at Birth: The Interlinked Origins of Darwin's Unconscious Selection Concept and the Applicati ... more ➔

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davidgoss

David Goss

Professor in the Practice of History

Teaching Fields:
Museum Studies, Public History, Early American Maritime and Intellectual 

Research Fields:
Museum Studies, New England Puritanism, American Revolution, New England Maritime 

Selected Publications:
The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide. (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008).

Salem: Cornerstones of a Historic City. (Co ... more ➔

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jenniferheveloneharper

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper

Professor of History

Teaching Fields:
Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Research Fields:
Christian Spirituality in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Byzantine Gaza and Palestine, Development of Christian Thought

Selected Publications:
“Desert Fathers and Desert Literature,” Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Bl ... more ➔

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Ute Possekel

Adjunct in History

Teaching Fields
Patristics, Medieval History, European Reformations, History of Christianity, Syriac Language and Literature

Research Fields
Early and Medieval Christianity; Syriac Studies, History of Christian Thought, Christianity and Culture, Near Eastern Christianity

Selected Publications
Evidence of Greek Philosophical Concepts in the Writings of Ephrem the Syrian. CSCO Subsidia. Lou ... more ➔

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Mary-Ellen Smiley

Institute for Public History Staff

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David Wick

David Wick

Professor of History

Teaching areas:
Ancient Mediterranean, Classical, Bronze Age history, Archeology, Ancient Cultural, Religious and Military Studies.  

Research Areas:
Ancient Urban Studies, Classical Religious and Social Change. Ancient Technologies and Social Context. Co-director of Gordon's International Seminar in Greece and the Aegean. 

Selected Publications:
"Decoding Ancient History: A Tool ... more ➔

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