15. December 2021

New Bonn-Yale-Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Fellowship Welcome to Frank J. Cirillo

With the arrival of Frank J. Cirillo we proudly announce the new Bonn-Yale-Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Fellowship. The scheme allows us to welcome a Yale scholar (or a scholar chosen by Yale University) to the BCDSS for the duration of one year as of the academic year 2021/2022 and through to 2025. The fellowship is designed to broaden our perspectives on transatlantic slavery.

Bonn-Yale Fellow Frank Cirillo
Bonn-Yale Fellow Frank Cirillo © F.C.
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Frank J. Cirillo is a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. He explores the intersections of the nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, and the greater Black Atlantic World. In the course of his research and teaching, Frank has held prior fellowships and positions at Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, The New School for Social Research, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History.

His project "The Abolitionist Civil War: Immediatists and the Struggle to Transform the Union, 1861-1865" examines the relationship between the abolitionist movement and the Union war effort during the American Civil War. It draws on, and builds upon, a new wave of scholarship exploring the contours and character of the transatlantic antislavery movement during the nineteenth century.

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