The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has awarded Harvard doctoral candidates Margot Minardi ’07 and Daniel Wewers ’06 short-term research fellowships. The institute awards short-term fellowships in two categories: research fellowships for postdoctoral scholars at every faculty rank, and dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates who have completed exams and begun dissertation reading and writing. The Gilder Lehrman Fellowships support work in one of five archives in New York City.
Minardi conducted research at the main branch of the New York Public Library for her project, “Making Slavery History: Memory and Identity in Early National Massachusetts.” Minardi received an A.B. summa cum laude in history and literature from Harvard College. She is the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and the Hoopes, Kathryn Ann Huggins, and Perry Miller Prizes for her senior honors thesis.
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Wewers, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, is conducting research at the main branch of the New York Public Library. His project is titled “Cradle of Secession: Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Disunion in the Early Republic, 1787-1820.” Wewers received an A.B. in history magna cum laude from Princeton University. He is the recipient of several Harvard History Department research grants as well as an American Antiquarian Society Peterson Fellowship.
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute promotes the study and love of American history. The institute targets audiences ranging from students to scholars to the general public. It creates history-centered schools and academic research centers, organizes seminars and lectures, partners with school districts, and produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions.