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12 Wesleyan students receive Fellowship Stipends for 6 weeks Summer research

12 Wesleyan students have received six-week summer research awards for the Carceral Connecticut project. From May 16 to June 30, 2022, they are conducting research in local archives and historical societies, doing visual and oral history research, and creating public history projects in Middletown and the Connecticut River Valley. The first week included background reading, […]

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The Middletown Press Reports on the Carceral Connecticut Project

On February 21, 2022, The Middletown Press reported that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.06 million to the “Carceral Connecticut Project: The History of Race, Capitalism, and Violence in the Connecticut River Valley” at Wesleyan University. Wesleyan was one of 12 liberal arts colleges across the country to receive a grant as part

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Mellon Foundation Supports Connecticut History Project at Wesleyan

On January 28, 2022, The Wesleyan Connection reported that the Carceral Connecticut Project at Wesleyan University had received a three-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of its Humanities for All Times initiative. The project will investigate Connecticut’s racial, industrial, and political history from an interdisciplinary perspective through innovative courses,

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