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Research Fellowships

A participant in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC)

The Connecticut Historical Society is a participant in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of 30 major cultural agencies. Each of the research fellowships will provide a stipend  for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Additional information and the online application are available at

Recent Fellows include:

  • Gloria Whiting, Harvard University: “Endearing Ties: Black Family Life in Early New England”
  • Kelly Arehart, College of William and Mary: “Give Up Your Dead: How Business, Technology, and Culture Separated Americans from their Dearly Departed, 1780-1930”
  • Katherine Stebbins-McCaffrey, Boston University: “Reading Glasses: American Spectacles in the Age of Franklin”
  • Eric C. Stoykovich, University of Virginia: “Livestock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the North United States During the Early Republic, 1794-1896”
  • John Henris, University of Akron: “Apples Abound: Farmers, Orchards, and the Cultural Landscapes of Agricultural Reform, 1832-1856”
  • Lynda Domino, Iowa State University: “Medical and Tactical Implications of Advances in Civil War Weaponry, 1861-1865”
  • Christopher Augerson, Coach Museum, Palace of Versailles, France: “Carriage Painting in New England, Materials and Techniques, 1800-1915”
  • Ruth Wallis Herndon, University of Toledo: “Orphan Apprenticeship in Early New England”
  • Strother Roberts, Northwestern University: “Valley of Contention: An Environmental History of the Connecticut River Valley, 1614-1788”
  • Alea Henle, University of Connecticut: “Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies, Editors and Collectors in the Early Republic”

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