The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) celebrates the success of the 2014 ISI Residency, featuring eminent historian Professor Barbara Fields. During the residency, Professor Fields presented a public lecture entitled "Was Emancipation a War Crime?" to an engaged audience of UMass faculty, students, and community members. In addition, through the course of her stay she visited classes in an array of departments and took part in several graduate seminars, as well as engaged with this year's ISI fellows, who are discussing the theme of “Emancipation” through the year.
Professor Fields is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a 1992 MacArthur Fellowship, the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association, the Founders Prize of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, and the Thomas Jefferson Prize for the Society of the History of the Federal Government. Professor Fields is Professor of History at Columbia University.
For more information about ISI Residencies, please see our Residency page.