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Nancy L. Hagedorn <H-Atlantic.Editor@fredonia.edu>
I'm currently completing a book manuscript on interpreters as cultural brokers among the Iroquois during the colonial period. I'm also very interested in cultural interaction and multicultural communities more broadly based throughout the Atlantic World. My new project looks at the Philadelphia waterfront as a cultural frontier, using a variety of research and analytical techniques, including historical GIS-mapping.
E312 Thompson Hall
Fredonia, New York 14063
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Atlantic
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
B.A. History, University of Cincinnati, 1981,
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in History
Ph.D. History, College of William & Mary, 1995
Teaching & Public History Experience:
Full-time, tenure-track, Asst. Professor of History, SUNY Fredonia, 2003-present; Full-time, tenure-track, Asst. Professor of History, Indiana State University, 2000-2003; Full-time, tenure-track, Asst. Professor of Early American History, St. John's University, 1996-2000; Project Historian, “Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America,” Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., 1989-94 (Exhibit received Curators’ Committee Award of the American Association of Museums for best exhibit, 1995); Staff Historian, Cincinnati Historical Society, 1988-89.
“‘A Great Deal Depends Upon the Interpreters’: Maintaining His Majesty’s Interests in the Colonial Northeast, 1664-1774,” in Cultural Encounters in Atlantic History, 1500-1825, ed. Bernard Bailyn & Pat Denault (Palgrave, forthcoming, July 2006).
“Europeans in Post-Revolutionary Iroquoia: Introduction” as guest editor for special issue of New York History 84:4(Fall 2003).
“Communications,” in American Eras: Early American Civilizations and Exploration to 1600, edited by Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Detroit: Gale Research, 1998), pp. 77-101.
“Tools for Sale: The Marketing and Distribution of English Woodworking Tools in England and America.” in Eighteenth-Century Woodworking Tools: Papers Presented at a Tool Symposium, May 19-22, 1994, edited by James M. Gaynor, Colonial Williamsburg Historic Trades, vol. III (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1997), pp. 37-54.
“Brokers of Understanding: Interpreters as Agents of Cultural Exchange in Colonial New York,” New York History LXXVI (Oct. 1995), pp. 379-408, recipient of Honorable Mention, Kerr History Prize competition, New York State Historical Assocation, 1996.
“‘Faithful, knowing, & prudent’: Andrew Montour as Interpreter and Cultural Broker, 1740-1772,” in Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Broker, ed. Margaret Connell Szasz (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994).
TOOLS: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America [book]. Co-author with James M. Gaynor. DeWitt Wallace Gallery Decorative Arts Series. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1993).
“‘A Friend To Go Between Them’: The Interpreter as Cultural Broker During Anglo-Iroquois Councils, 1740-1770,” Ethnohistory 35 (Winter 1988): 60-80.
Visiting Fellow & NEH Summer Institute participant, Penn State University, 2002; Kate B. & Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., 1988 & 1998; Fellow of the Seminar for the History of the Atlantic World, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, 1997; Honorable Mention, Kerr History Prize Competition, New York State Historical Association, 1996; Research Fellow, Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., Williamsburg, Va., 1994-96; Newberry Library Short-term Fellow, Chicago, Ill., 1987-88, Jamestown Fellow, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Yorktown, Va., 1986-87; Curatorial of Mechanical Arts, Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., 1984-85.
Other Professional Activities:
Member of Indiana Council for History Education, 2002-2003; Program Committee member for Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting, 2003; Invited chair & commentator for “Linguistic Encounters: The Uses of Language” session of International Seminar on the history of the Atlantic world, 1500-1800, Harvard University, 1998; refereed article manuscripts for William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of American Ethnic Studies, and Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, and book manuscript for University of Nebraska Press; copy-edited three book manuscripts for Garland and Routledge presses.