Category Archives: Research Fellowship

Peanut Oil and The French Empire

Working to oil the gears of French North Africa to accept an Anglo-American invasion in late 1941, Robert Murphy was introduced to Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, an edible-oil-man himself. Lemaigre-Dubreuil, a business and newspaper owner, expressed to Murphy an interest in creating … Continue reading

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iPhones and iPads: Archival research in an air-conditioned age

Thanks to the help and support of the Hurford Humanities Center at Haverford, I spent two weeks this past month in Stanford, California, at the Hoover Memorial Library Archives at the Hoover Institute studying American diplomatic history in North Africa … Continue reading

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Sandy Tripods

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have drifted to the far corners of our collective memory, but its impacts are still being felt along the affected region of the Gulf Coast. From Pensacola to New Orleans, there continue to … Continue reading

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Some Concluding Thoughts Plus a Picture of the End

“The 846 men who comprise this far-flung army live a life of almost constant adventure.” –from Halt: A Story of the Border Patrol by Col. Daniel MacCormack With the summer coming to an end, I realize that I could easily … Continue reading

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Writing the Border

My summer project really started in my Short Fiction I class last fall, when I read a Paris Review interview with Kurt Vonnegut. As someone who had recently—and tentatively—declared a major in anthropology and a minor in creative writing, I was … Continue reading

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Summer Research in Berlin

Ian Gavigan ’14 spent six weeks of his summer research fellowship working in archives and libraries in Berlin, Germany. He didn’t spend all his time there buried in old newspapers. Here, Ian enjoys a late afternoon in Berlin’s neighbor to … Continue reading

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