Breaking New Ground in Women’s History in the Hudson River Valley
Congratulations to History doctoral student Danielle Funiciello, who during summer 2018 received the Happy Rockefeller Summer Graduate Research Fellowship from the Women's History Institute at Historic Hudson Valley, where she spent the summer using their archives to uncover untold stories of women in the Hudson Valley. She also received a highly competitive short-term Fellowship from the New York Public Library to work in their Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Collection, where she will continue her dissertation research on Angelica Schuyler Church and women's social networks in Revolutionary and Early National America. Ms. Funiciello presented some her findings at the Schuyler Mansion's "Book Bash" on July 15, discussing the Schuyler women and the meeting of historic research and historic fiction. On July 28 at the New York State Library she gave a public lecture about the five Schuyler sisters and the lives of girls in eighteenth-century Albany.