Elizabeth  Cook

ABD History

Email : [[e|ecook]]
Current Research : Early Modern America, Material Culture, Built Environment, Historical Archaeology

Bio

Doctoral Student, College of William and Mary

            Comprehensive Exams passed April 2011

                        American History to 1815 with Dr. James Whittenburg; American History, 1815 to the Present with Dr. Melvin Ely; Material Culture with Dr. Charles                             McGovern; Colonial Latin America with Dr. Kris Lane

            Master of Arts, History, College of William and Mary, May 2010

                        “Art, Mystery, and Occupation:  Building Culture in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg, Virginia”

                        Advisor:  Dr. James Whittenburg

            Bachelor of Arts, History and Theater, University of Southern California, December 2007

 

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, HIST 122-01, American History from 1877 to the Present, Spring 2012      

Instructor, National Institute of American History and Democracy, Pre-Collegiate Program, Summer 2011, Summer 2012

Teaching Assistant, HIST 216-01, From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, Fall 2010

Teaching Assistant, HIST 216-02, From the American Revolution through the Civil War, Fall 2010

Teaching Assistant, HIST 112, History of Europe 1715 to the Present, Spring 2010

Teaching Assistant, HIST 111, History of Europe to 1715, Fall 2009

 

Departmental Service

Graduate Student Association

      President, 2012-2013

      Vice-President, 2011-2012

      History Department Representative, 2010-2011

History Graduate Student Association

      President, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

      Vice-President, 2010-2011

      Treasurer, 2009-2010

Other Experience

Brickman Historic Trades Intern, Carpenter's Shop, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Historic Trades Department, Spring and Summer 2012

Field Technician, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Department of Architectural and Archaeological Research, 2008-Present

Co-curator, Merging Souls:  Arts of Devotion in Latin America,  Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, April-July 2010

Archaeological Apprentice, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Department of Archaeological Collections, 2008-2009

 

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association

Business History Society of America

Construction History Society of America

Awards, Fellowships and Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, 4th International Congress on Construction History, 2012
  • Arts & Sciences OGSR/Graduate Student Association Conference Funds, College of William & Mary, 2011, 2012
  • Alfred D. Chandler Travel Grant, Business History Conference, 2011
  • Distinguished Thesis in the Humanities, College of William & Mary, 2010
  • Bicknell Scholar, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, 2008-2009
  • Renaissance Scholar, University of Southern California, 2008
  • Roberta A. Foulke Fellowship for Women in History, University of Southern California, 2007
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Southern California, 2003-2007

Publications

  • “'By Work Done For Me': Building Culture and Client Relationships in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg.”  Journal of the Oxford University Historical Society 8 (2012)  http://sites.google.com/site/jouhsinfo/issue-8-hilary-2011

Presentations

Conference Presentations:

  • “Building Culture and Competence:  Demonstrating Knowledge on Construction Sites in Eighteenth-Century Virginia,” 4th International Congress on Construction History, July 2012
  • “Building Culture as Competition: Demonstrating Knowledge on Construction Sites in Eighteenth-Century Virginia,”  Business History Conference, April 2011
  • “A 'Parcel of Carpenters & Joyners Tools': Carpenters, Clients, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg,”  Virginia Forum, March 2011
  • "We Theatric Merchants: Marketing and Consuming Theater in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg", The Georgian Playhouse and its Continental Counterparts 1750-1850, The Society for Theatre Research, September 2008

Symposia: 

  • “ 'By Work Done For Me': Building Culture and Client Relationships in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg,” “'I Know My Place': The Interaction of Urban Space and Social Hierarchies in History,” Trinity College, University of Oxford, May 2011
  • “Devotions on Tin: Ex-votos and Intercessions in Mexico” Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, April 2010