Our ProjectsHistory faculty at Dickinson are engaged in a wide variety of intellectual endeavors. We produce scholarly articles and books, present our research in conferences, workshops and at public events, and contribute to the development of innovative digital media initiatives. We also aim to inspire our students with thought-provoking activities both inside and outside the classroom. This site offers some snapshots of our work over the years as well as a sampling of our vision for the future.
Posted on October 24, 2010 | No CommentsMatthew Pinsker offers an introduction to Abraham Lincoln’s use of presidential war powers during the American Civil War in his essay “The Limits of Presidential War Powers” for the Winter 2009 issue of Insights on Law & Society, a publication of the American Bar Association. […]
Posted on October 23, 2010 | No CommentsThe September 2009 issue of the Journal of American History marked the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by devoting an entire issue to Lincoln scholarship, including a sweeping historiographical survey of recent work about Lincoln by Matthew Pinsker. The title of the essay, “Lincoln Theme […]
Posted on August 23, 2010 | No CommentsMatthew Pinsker’s book Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home (Oxford, 2003) offers something unusual –a new perspective on America’s most celebrated president. The Soldiers’ Home was a military retirement community in the District of Columbia that severak nineteenth-century presidents and cabinet officers used […]
Posted on July 14, 2010 | No CommentsProfessors Matthew Pinsker and John Osborne are directing a new web project that aims to improve classroom resources for the Civil War era. The professors and their students have already created more than a dozen web sites that feature historic documents, images, dynamic maps, and […]