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Paul Sivitz

Paul Sivitz

Assistant Lecturer - Early American History



Ph.D. Montana State University

Research Interests:            

Early America; accumulation and dissemination of knowledge in the 18th century.                               


"The American Philosophical Society, 1743-1746: From Founding to Failure" in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Forthcoming 2019.

"Letter-Writing and the Eighteenth-Century Scientific Community: Constructing Narratives and Identity" in Brian Attebery, Mark McBeth, John Gribas, Paul Sivitz, and Kandi Turley-Ames eds., Narrative, Identity, and Academic Community in Higher Education (London and New York: Routledge), 2017.

"Identifying and Mapping Ethnicity in Philadelphia in the Early Republic," (with Billy G. Smith) The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 140, Number 3, October 2016

"Free African American Householders in Philadelphia, 1789-1791." (Produced with Billy G. Smith) Map in the permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, September 2016.

"Philadelphia and Its People in Maps: The 1790s" (with Billy G. Smith), The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Camden: Rutgers University-Camden, 2012.

"Epidemic Disease East and West: America, Japan, and Eighteenth-Century Medicine," in SAGAR (South Asia Institute at the University of Texas-Austin) 19 (Spring 2010).

"Lewis & Clark Perish While Crossing the Rocky Mountains," in Turning Points in History: Manifest Destiny, ed., Rodney P. Carlisle (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006).

Courses Taught

HIST 1100 History in Film
HIST 1111 U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1118 U.S. History and Culture
HIST 2291 The Historian’s Craft
HIST 3307 Early North America
HIST 3364 Public History Internship
HIST 4405/5505 Public History
HIST 4405/5505 The Atlantic World, 1500-1800
HIST 4405/5505 Race and Jazz in America
HIST 4411/5511 Introduction to Museum Studies
HIST 4418 U.S. History for Teachers
HIST 4479/5579 Disease, Medicine & Society
HIST 4491 Seminar