NANCY F. COTT
Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at
Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger
Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Professor Cott's work covers 19th and
20th century social and cultural history, focusing particularly on gender issues.
Her books include The Bonds of Womanhood: 'Woman's Sphere' in New
England, 1780-1835 (1977; 1997); The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987); and
Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2000). Professor Cott was
the first person to teach a course on United States women's history at
Wheaton College, Clark University, and Wellesley College, in the early
Op-Ed Columnist and Associate Editorial-Page Editor
for the New York Post
An expert in journalism history, Mr. Fettmann
consulted for Ric Burn’s New York documentary series, as well as
for a BBC documentary series on the history of photojournalism. Mr. Fettmann
owns the world's largest and most extensive private collection of journalism
material, including newspapers and magazines collections, manuscripts,
DAVE V. HERLIHY
Author of “Bicycle: the History” (Yale
University Press, 2004), an award-winning book based on over a decade
of research in the United States and Europe
David Herlihy was
the curator of “The Bicycle Takes Off,” a major exhibition
on the history of bicycles that traveled to four museums in three states.
In 1999, Herlihy received the McNair History Award from the Wheelmen,
the preeminent American association of antique bicycle collectors. He
was a regular contributor to Bicycle Guide (1987-1998) and has published
bicycle-related articles in numerous magazines including Bicycling,
American Heritage Invention and Technology, Delta SKY, and Harvard
Professor of History at Ashland University, Ohio
Duncan Jamieson's undergraduate seminars include late-nineteenth century American
history, Women in American Society, and Sports in American Life. Professor
Jamieson recently completed a manuscript on the history of long distance
bicycle travel, which colleagues are reviewing for possible publication.
He created and maintains an online bibliography of bicycle
travel and touring resources. He is the President of the Sports Literature
Association and the History Area Program Coordinator of the Popular Culture
Professor of Marketing Law and Bicycle Culture at Babson
Ross Petty recently authored the paper “Women and the Wheel: How
the Bicycle Led from Social Control to Social Freedom.” His research
focuses on the bicycle as a vehicle for the emancipation of women in
the late-nineteenth century.
Curator of the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham,
MA, and lecturer in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University
Ms. Smith co-edited The Jews of Boston (Boston, 1995) with Jonathan D.
Sarna, which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. Among
her award-winning exhibitions, essays and catalogs are "On Common
Ground: The Boston Jewish Experience, 1620-1980" (1980); "Moses
Michael Hays and the Establishment of Post-Revolutionary Boston" (1990);
and "The Jews of Boston" (1995).
SALLY SIMS STOKES
Social historian and special collections librarian
in the Washington, D.C. area
Ms. Sims Stokes' M.A. thesis, The Bicycle, The Bloomer, and “The
New Woman”: Images of the American Woman Awheel, 1890-1899, has
served as the foundation for subsequent articles and public lectures
over the years. These include "The Bicycle, The Bloomer, and Dress
Reform in the 1890s," in Dress and Popular Culture (1991), and a
presentation for the Victorian Society's Washington, D.C. Chapter on
19th-century popular songs written about both caucasian and African-American
women cyclists (2002). Ms. Sims Stokes was the Curator of the National
Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection from 1987 to 2003.
She was a 2004-2005 White House History Fellow, and is currently the
Research Specialist for the White House Historical Association.