Jamie Cockfield's latest of several books is Black Lebeda: The Russian Famine Diary of Ara Kazan District Supervisor J. Rives Childs. Eisenhower's Favorite Democrat, now being researched, will address the long career of Georgia Senator Walter F. George. Dr. Cockfield is Mercer's Willis Borders Glover Professor of History.
Eric Klingelhofer combines both history and archaeology in his research on early European expansion. He has recently completed a book on his 10-year project on the Elizabethan colonization of southern Ireland, and his search continues for Sir Walter Raleigh's forts on Trinidad and Puerto Rico. His 2006 dig, which he directed for the First Colony Foundation at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (N.C.), sought evidence of the "Lost Colony." His three-year excavation at Jamestown, on Nevis, West Indies, now involves him in the ruins of the island's fortified "great houses" of the 1600s.
John T. Scott is currently researching the history of religion in Georgia in the eighteenth century. His work has so far led to an article in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, "The Final Effort to fulfill George Whitfield's Bequest: The Bethesda Mission of 1790-92," and to a paper at the 2006 Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, "The Importance of the Personal in the Transmission of Evangelical Ideas in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World."
Sarah Gardner's monograph, Blood and Irony: White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937, recently appeared in paperback. She has co-edited Voices of the American South and is currently co-editing a projected two-volume anthology of scholarly biographies of Georgia women. Her articles
have appeared in anthologies, and her research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Gilder Lehrmen Inistitute of American History, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her current project is "Reviewing the South: The Politics of Southern Literature and National Book Reviews, 1920
John M. Hintermaier has a broad interest in the history of religious culture in early modern Europe. His dissertation investigated the conflicts that disrupted England and Scotland after the restoration of
episcopal church government and liturgical worship during the reign of Charles II. His current project is entitled “The Book of Common Prayer Revised, Reviled and Restored: A History of a Book and its Readers, 1603-1715.”