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Stephanie K Lawton

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Stephanie Lawton is a Ph.D candidate in UVA's Corcoran Department of History. Her field of specialty is 19th century U.S. history and political culture. Her dissertation, currently in progress, examines the function of the Greco-Roman Classics in the funeral ceremonies for American presidents from 1799 to 1885. She is a 2017-2018 at both the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and at the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. She has interned for several digital and public history organizations, including the Civil War Trust, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and the Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Max Edelson and Bill Ferster to map the presidential funeral ceremonies in her dissertation using SHANTI's Visualeyes5 progam.


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