Evan A. Turiano

History Instructor & Ph.D. Student

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Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship

I am humbled to announce that I’ve been awarded a scholarship from the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Pi Gamma Mu in the nation’s oldest social science honor society. I was inaugurated as a member of the Connecticut Alpha Chapter at Trinity College in 2016. More information about the prize and the organization can be found in their newsletter.


‘Domestic Insurrections Amongst Us’: A Critical Historiography of Slave Flight in the American Revolution

My historiography essay on slave flight in American Revolution was published at the Activist History Review in July 2017, and can be found here.


2017 CUNY EARS Graduate Conference

I’m excited to announce the schedule for this year’s CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference. The conference will feature a number of exciting panels as well as a keynote address from Edward Countryman. I will be serving as the Chair for a panel titled, “Reactions and Interactions in Abolition Movements.” The conference will be on May 12, 2017 from 9 through 6:45, and my panel will run from 2 to 3:30. A full schedule can be found here.

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Colonial Dames of America Fellowship

I’m humbled to receive the Colonial Dames of America Annual Fellowship. Each year, the Colonial Dames of America award fellowships to support research on early America at the Jamestowne Rediscovery Project, the Omohundro Institute, and the CUNY Graduate Center. More information on their work and philanthropy can be found here.cda

Annual Graduate Center History Student Conference

I will be presenting at this year’s Graduate Center History Student Conference, titled “CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS: Negotiating Spaces, Identities, and Sources Across the Historical Disciplines.” My paper is titled “Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North, 1850-1861,” and will be presented on the “Inside and Out of Urban Spaces” panel. The conference is on Friday, March 24th and the schedule can be found here. RSVPs are requested at gchistory.annualconference@gmail.com.

The Dark Side of the American Revolution: A Review of Robert Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

My review of Robert Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (UNC Press, 2016) as published in the GC Advocate in December 2016, can be found here.


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