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Humanistic Studies

Caroline Boswell

Caroline Boswell
Associate Professor and Chair of Humanities
TH 331H
(920) 465-2409

Education: B.A. Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, A.M./ Ph.D., Brown University

Co-Editor: Syllabus Journal

Current Book Project: Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England (under contract with Boydell & Brewer)

Teaching and research interests: Early modern European history; British and Irish history; Atlantic history; popular politics and political culture; social history; public and digital humanities

Publications and essays:

“Provoking Disorder: The Politics of Speech in Protectorate Middlesex” Journal of British Studies / Volume 53 / Issue 04 / October 2014, pp 885-908

Book review of Bernard Capp, England’s Culture Wars for History: Reviews of New Books Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014)

“Popular Grievances and Royalist Propaganda in Interregnum England,” Seventeenth Century Volume 27, Issue 3 (Autumn 2012): 313-334.

Book review of David Cressy, Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-modern England (Oxford 2010) for Journal of British Studies, Vol. 51, No. 3 (July 2012): 718-719.

Recent awards and grants:

2015 Founders Award for Collaboration – with Chuck Rybak, in recognition for "The Digital and Public Humanities Project"

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, UW-System Office of Professional and Instructional Development, 2013-2014

UW-System Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011-2012 (accepted for Spring 2012 only)

Funded Participant, Council for Undergraduate Research Grant Writing Workshop, UW-River Falls, 15-20 July 2012

Research Council Grant-in-Aid of Research, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, 2009, 2011, 2014

Recent invited talks and conference presentations:

Poster Presentation, “Problem-Focused Learning in a European Survey Course,” University of Wisconsin OPID Conference on Mindful Teaching, Green Lake, WI, 17-18 April 2014

Conference paper, “Produce, Protest, and Partisan Politics: The Cheapside Riot of 1657,” Midwest Conference on British Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 11-13 October 2013

Conference paper, “The Rise of the ‘Phanatic’ and the Restoration of Charles II,” Western Conference on British Studies, Las Vegas, NV, 20-22 September 2012

Invited roundtable discussant, “Research Methods in the Humanities,” Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison, 7 May 2012

Invited paper, “Performing Dissent: The Politics of Gesture in Interregnum England,” Early Modern Symposium: Mapping Theories of Performance and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Worldat the Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 20-21 April 2012

Invited paper, “Locating Dissent in Interregnum England,” UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities, Madison, WI, 9 April 2012

Commentator, “Punishment in the Nation & the Empire,” Midwest Conference on British Studies, Terre Haute, IN, 4-6 November 2011

Roundtable discussant, “New Approaches in Teaching British History,” Midwest Conference on British Studies, Terre Haute, IN, 4-6 November 2011