Seth Cotlar earns two grants to support his research project

by University Communications,

History professor Seth Cotlar has won two grants to support his yearlong sabbatical and work this summer on his book, "When the Olden Days Were New: A Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860."

The first award comes from the American Antiquarian Society, and it will allow Cotlar to spend a month at the Center for Historical American Visual Culture in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The second award, from the Newberry Library in Chicago, will support a month of research in the Newberry's extensive collections related to Western North America and Native American History.