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Eric Sandweiss

Award: Fulbright US Scholar

Institution: Indiana University

Year: 2020

Eric Sandweiss is Professor of History, and Adjunct Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, at Indiana University (IU). Prior to his arrival at IU, he served for a decade as Director of Research at the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Sandweiss teaches and researches in two areas: the landscape of American cities and the practice of public history. His books include The Day in Its Color: Charles Cushman’s Photographic Journey through a Vanishing America; and St. Louis: The Evolution of an American Urban Landscape. Fom 2002-20, he edited the quarterly Indiana Magazine of History. Most recently, he has served on the steering committee of IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute, and as founding director of IU’s Curatorship MA program. Sandweiss will devote his fellowship to teaching US history at NUI-Galway, where he is also undertaking research on the transnational reception of American History narratives in a globalizing era.