Research: School of Humanities
- Advocacy and outreach for archives, special collections, and museums
- Archives and special collections
- Art and museum librarianship
- Digital collections, digital curation, and preservation
- History of children's book illustration and literature
- Motherhood in American popular culture
- Nuptial iconography in ancient Greek vase painting
- Sustainability in archives and libraries
- Women's studies in digital archives
Abbey, Heidi N. (In Press). “Digital Preservation: An Introduction.” In Jane Monson (Ed.), Jump-Start Your Career as a Digital Librarian: A LITA Guide (28 pp.). New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
Abbey, Heidi N. (In Press). “Three Mile Island, Three Decades Later: The People and Perspectives of Middletown, Pa.” In Jessica Lacher-Feldman (Ed.), Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections. Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists.
Abbey, Heidi N. (In Press). “Fertility.” Encyclopedia of American Women’s History. Ed. Hasia Diner. 5 vols. New York: Facts On File.
Abbey, Heidi N. (In Press). “Infertility.” Encyclopedia of American Women’s History. Ed. Hasia Diner. 5 vols. New York: Facts On File.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2012). “Calling All Bloggers! MARAC Joins the Blogosphere.” The Mid-Atlantic Archivist. 41(1), 1.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2009). "Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, by Terrence M. Punch." In ARBAonline, http:/www.arbaonline.com and Volume 40 of American Reference Books Annual.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2009). "Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2006, edited by Joel Whitburn." In ARBAonline, http:/www.arbaonline.com and Volume 39 of American Reference Books Annual.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2008). "Miller’s Companion to Antiques and Collectables, edited by Theresa Bebbington." In ARBAonline, http:/www.arbaonline.com and in Volume 39 of American Reference Books Annual.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2006). “Appreciating Frederick Matzow’s Art.” In Heidi N. Abbey, and David and Agnes Baur (Eds.), Frederick Matzow (1861-1938): Meriden’s Artist-in-Residence. Windsor, CT: Self-published.
Abbey, Heidi N. (2002). “Art Through the Ages Online: An Evaluative Webliography of Art & Art History Timelines.” Art Libraries Journal 27.2.
- African American and ethnic literature
- Proletarian literature
- 1930s literature and culture
- Migration and immigration
- Social movements
- Working-class women’s history
- Labor history
- 20th century American poetry
- 20th century British poetry
- Creative writing pedagogy
- Rhetoric and composition
- American colonial, revolutionary, and early national history
- Benjamin Franklin
- Public history
- History of Pennsylvania
- Cultural history
- English history
- Material culture
History of American religions
- Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia (Westholme Publishing, 2012).
- “Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia Years,” in David Waldstreicher, editor, The Blackwell Companion to Benjamin Franklin (Blackwell, 2011), 25-45.
- Essays on “Clubs and Societies in the American Enlightenment” and “The American Philosophical Society” in The Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment, Mark G. Spencer, editor, Continuum Press (forthcoming).
- "Penn, Paine, Pacifism, and Pennsylvania Politics: Memory and Society in Revolutionary Philadelphia" in George Boudreau and Margaretta Lovell, editors, Faces and Places: The Material Worlds of Early America.
- “Solving the Mystery of the Junto’s Missing Member: John Jones, Shoemaker,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 131, 3 (July 2007), 307-17.
- "Memory, Identity, and Heritage in the Great Depression: The LaPorte, Indiana Centennial of 1932 as a Case Study." Indiana Magazine of History, (June 2007).
- "Provost Smith and his Circle: The College of Philadelphia and the Cultural Transformation of Pennsylvania" in Educating the Youth of Pennsylvania: Worlds of Learning in the Age of Franklin, John Pollack, editor
- "Professional Education" in Paul Finkleman, editor, Encyclopedia of the New American Nation (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006), 1: 430-432.
- Thomas Paine, Common Sense and Other Writings. Introduction by Gordon S. Wood, notes and bibliography by George W. Boudreau (New York: The Modern Library, 2003).
- "’Done by a Tradesman’: Franklin’s Educational Proposals and the Culture of Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania History 69, 4 (Fall 2002) 524-57.
- Entries on the American Philosophical Society, Boston Philosophical Society, Dartmouth College, King’s College, Massachusetts School Acts, the College of Philadelphia, and extended essay on colonial American education for The Facts on File Encyclopedia of American History Series, vol. 2. Billy G. Smith, volume editor, Gary B. Nash, general editor (New York: Facts on File, 2003).
- Biographies of Michael Hillegas and Isaac Norris, American National Biography, John A. Garraty, editor (Oxford University Press, 1999).
“Highly Valuable and Extensively Useful:” Community and Readership among the Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia Middling Sort, Pennsylvania History 63, 3 (Summer 1996) 302-29.
Manuscripts in Progress
- ‘Useful Knowledge:’ Learning, the Enlightenment, and the Transformation of Franklin’s Philadelphia (book manuscript in revision).
- "’Mr. Breintnall’s Poem on the Junto:’ Rediscovering and Reattributing an Eighteenth-Century Text."
- Faces and Places in Early America: Art and the World of Objects, George W. Boudreau and Margaretta Lovell, editors (compilation and editing of conference essays in progress).
- Founding Editor, Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Semiannual journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press for the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 2002-2006.
Editor, with William Pencak. Explorations in Early American Culture, 1998-2001.
- (ed.) Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity. Oxford, UK, and Portland, Oregon: Littman, 2010.
- Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community (Images of America Series). Charleston: Arcadia, 2010.
- Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008.
- Steelton.Charleston: Arcadia, 2008 (with Michael Barton).
- (ed.)Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation. Oxford, UK, and Portland, OR: Littman, 2008.
- (ed.)The Meaning of Folklore: The Analytical Essays of Alan Dundes. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2007.
- (ed.)Encyclopedia of American Folklife. 4 vols. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.
- Crossing the Line: Violence, Play, and Drama in Naval Equator Traditions. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006.
- (ed.)Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.
- Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.
- (ed.) The Meanings of Tradition. Los Angeles: California Folklore Society, 2000.
- Following Tradition: Folklore in the Discourse of American Culture. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1998.
- Popularizing Pennsylvania: Henry W. Shoemaker and the Progressive Uses of Folklore and History. University Park: Penn State Press, 1996.
- Ethnic Ancestry in Pennsylvania: An Analysis of Self-Identification. Middletown: Pennsylvania State Data Center, 1996.
- The Carver's Art: Crafting Meaning from Wood. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
- Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Student Life. Little Rock: August House Publishers, 1995.
- (ed.) Creativity and Tradition in Folklore: New Directions. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.
- (ed.) American Material Culture and Folklife. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.
- (ed.) Folk Art and Art Worlds. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992 (with John Michael Vlach).
- Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Campus Life. Little Rock: August House Publishers, 1990.
- American Children's Folklore. Little Rock, August House Publishers, 1988. Annotated Edition, 1989.
- (ed.) Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989.
- (ed.) Folklife Studies from the Gilded Age: Object, Rite, and Custom in Victorian America. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988.
- Old-Time Music Makers of New York State. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987.
- Grasping Things: Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986.
- (ed.) Folk Art and Art Worlds. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986 (with John Michael Vlach).
- American Folklore Studies: An Intellectual History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1986.
- Chain Carvers: Old Men Crafting Meaning. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1985.
- (ed.) American Material Culture and Folklife: A Prologue and Dialogue. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985.
- (ed.) American Folk Art: A Guide to Sources. New York: Garland Publishing, 1984.
- "'This is Why We Hunt': Social-Psychological Meanings of the Traditions and Rituals of Deer Camp." In Wild Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America, ed. Dennis Cutchins and Eric A. Eliason, 65-104. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010.
- "De Economie van Volkscultuur" [The Economics of Folk Culture]. In Splitsen of knopen? Over Volkscultuur in Nederland [Splitting of Knots: On Folk Culture in the Netherlands], ed. Hester Dibbits, Richard Hermans, Jan Jaap Knol, Gitta Luiten, Taco de Neef, and Ineke Strouken, 130-38. Antwerp: Thonik. [in Dutch]
- "Digitizing and Virtualizing Folklore." In Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World, ed. Trevor Blank, 21-66. Logan: Utah State Press, 2009.
- "The Chutzpah of Jewish Cultural Studies." In Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation, ed. Simon J. Bronner, 1-26. Oxford: Littman, 2008.
- "The Analytics of Alan Dundes." In The Meaning of Folklore: The Analytic Essays of Alan Dundes, ed. Simon J. Bronner, 1-50. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2007.
- "'Heile, Heile, Hinkel Dreck': On the Earthiness of Pennsylvania German Folk Narratives." In Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam, ed. Joshua R. Brown and Leroy T. Hopkins, Jr., 77-100. Lawrence, Kansas: Society for German-American Studies, 2006.
- "Building Tradition: Control and Authority in Vernacular Architecture." In Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century, ed. Marcel Vellinga and Lindsay Asquith, 23-45. London and New York: Taylor and Francis, 2005.
- "Plain Folk and Folk Society: John Hostetler's Legacy of the Little Community." In Writing the Amish: The Worlds of John Hostetler, ed. David Weaver-Zercher, 55-94. University Park: Penn State Press, 2005.
- "Introduction," "Menfolk," and "Hidden Erections and Sexual Fabrications: Old Men Crafting Manliness." In Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities, ed. Simon J. Bronner, 1-60, 274-314. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.
- "'Letting Out Jack: Sex and Aggression in Adolescent Male Recitations." In Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities, ed. Simon J. Bronner, 315-50. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005 (with Ronald L. Baker).
- "Woodhull's Old Tyme Masters: A Hillbilly Band in the Northern Tradition." In Exploring Roots Music , ed. Nolan Porterfield, 127-34. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
- "Folklore and Folklife." In Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, ed. William Pencak and Randall Miller, pp. 454-76. University Park: Penn State Press, 2002.
- "Amerika no Folklore to Folklife: Amerika No Kodomo Tachi No Seikatsu Bunka" [Folklore and Folklife of America: Everyday Life and Culture of American Children]. In Dramatic America, ed. Hisashi Ishida, pp. 175-91. Tokyo: Eihosya, 2002. [translated by Youji Sawari into Japanese]
- "Legendary Explanations: The Protection of the Remu Cemetery during the Holocaust." Markers XIX, ed. Richard E. Meyer, pp. 50-63. Greenfield, Massachusetts: Association for Gravestone Studies, 2002.
- "Amerika Ni Okeru Amerika-Kenkyu To Sono Kyoiku-Hoho" [American Studies Pedagogy in the United States]. In Amerika Shin-Kenkyu [American Studies: A New Perspective], ed. Keijiro Unoki, pp. 330-39. Tokyo: Hokuju-Shuppan, 1997. [In Japanese]
- "Material Folk Culture of Children." In Children's Folklore: A Source Book, ed. Brian Sutton-Smith, Jay Mechling, Thomas W. Johnson, and Felicia McMahon, pp. 251-72. New York: Garland, 1995. Reprinted, Logan: Utah State University Press, 1999.
- "'Your Mother's Like...': Formula in Contemporary American Ritual Insults." In Opus Maledictorum: A Book of Bad Words, ed. Reinhold Aman, 166-77. New York: Marlowe, 1996.
- "From Nature to Culture and Object to Image: Challenges for the Preservation of the Past for the Future." In Conserving Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, ed. Marilyn Kisly, pp. 15-22. Ann Arbor: Historical Society of Michigan, 1994.
- "Introduction" and "Elaborating Tradition: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Artist Ministers to His Community." In Creativity and Tradition in Folklore: New Directions, ed. Simon J. Bronner, pp. 1-40, 277-326. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.
- "Cane Making as Symbol and Tradition." In American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture, ed. George H. Meyer. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Sandringham Press, 1992, pp. 219-21."Introduction" and "Reading Consumer Culture." In Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920, ed. Simon J. Bronner, pp. 1-53. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989. "Object Lessons: The Work of Ethnological Museums and Collections." In Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920, ed. Simon J. Bronner, pp. 217-54. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989.
- "Folklife Starts Here: The Background of Material Culture Scholarship in Pennsylvania." In The Old Traditional Way of Life: Essays in Honor of Warren E. Roberts, ed. Robert E. Walls & George H. Schoemaker, pp. 230-43. Bloomington, Indiana: Trickster Press, 1989.
- "Background of the Blues: Afro-American Folklore." In The Blues: A Bibliographic Guide, ed. Mary L. Hart, Brenda M. Eagles, Lisa N. Howorth, pp. 11-30. New York: Garland, 1989.
- "Folk Objects." In Folk Groups and Folklore Genres, ed. Elliott Oring, pp. 99-124. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1986.
- "The House on Penn Street: Conflict and Creativity in Folk Art" and "Introduction." In Folk Art and Art Worlds, ed. John Michael Vlach and Simon J. Bronner, pp. 123-49, 1-10. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986.
- "̍Visible Proofs̍: Material Culture Study in American Folkloristics." In Material Culture: A Research Guide, ed. Thomas Schlereth, pp. 127-53. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1985.
- "The Idea of the Folk Artifact" and "Researching Material Folk Culture in the Modern American City." In American Material Culture and Folklife, pp. 3-39, 221-37. "Idea of the Folk Artifact" reprinted in Academic and Public History: A Synthesis, ed. Phyllis Leffler. Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing, 1989.
- "Toward a Philosophy of Folk Objects." In Personal Places: Perspectives on Informal Art Environments, ed. Daniel Franklin Ward, pp. 171-77. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1984.
- "Folklore in the Bureaucracy." In Tools for Management, ed. Frederick Richmond and Kathy Nazar, pp. 45-57. Harrisburg: PEN Publications, 1984.
- "̍Let Me Tell It My Way̍: Joketelling by a Father and Son." In Humor and the Individual, ed. Elliott Oring, pp. 18-36. Los Angeles: California Folklore Society, 1984.
- "The Paradox of Pride and Loathing, and Other Problems." In Foodways and Eating Habits: Directions for Research, ed. Michael Owen Jones, Roberta Krell, Bruce Guiliano, pp. 115-24. Los Angeles: California Folklore Society, 1983.
- "The Problem and Promise of Tradition." Levend Erfgoed: Vakblad voor public folklore & public history 6, no. 1 (2009): 4-11.
- "Fathers and Sons: Rethinking the Bar Mitzvah as an American Rite of Passage." Children's Folklore Review 31 (2008-2009): 7-34.
- "Hare Coursing and the Ethics of Tradition." Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies 46 (2008): 7-38.
- "Analyzing the Ethnic Self: The Hinkeldreck Theme in Pennsylvania-German Folk Narrative." Columbia Journal of American Studies, 8, no. 1 (2007): 19-53.
- "Folk Logic: Interpretation and Explanation in Folkloristics." Western Folklore 65, no. 4 (Fall 2006): 401-34.
- "The Year of Folklore, and Other Dutch Lessons in Public Heritage." Volkskunde 107, no. 4 (2006): 343-60 [Dutch summary on pp. 379-81].
- "Folklore and the Quest for Meaning." Levend Erfgoed: Vakblad Voor Public Folklore and Public History 3, no. 2 (2006): 4-8. [English with Dutch Summary]
- "Contesting Tradition: The Deep Play and Protest of Pigeon Shoots." Journal of American Folklore 118, no. 470 (Fall 2005): 409-52.
- "'Gombo' Folkloristics: Lafcadio Hearn's Creolization and Hybridization in the Formative Period of Folklore Studies." Journal of Folklore Research 42, no. 2 (May-December 2005): 141-84.
- "Narrating and Racializing Urban Black Folklife in Nineteenth-Century America: Lafcadio Hearn's Cincinnati Stories." Folklore Historian 21 (2004): 35-71.
- "'This is Why We Hunt': Social-Psychological Meanings of the Traditions and Rituals of Deer Camp." Western Folklore 63 (2004): 11-50.
- "Whither Pennsylvania-German Studies?" Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society 38, no. 1 (2004): 3-8.
- "The Lieberman Syndrome: Jewishness in American Political Culture." Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 2, no. 1 (2003): 35-58.
- "Ideas for Inquiry: 'Exhibiting Children.'" Children's Folklore Review 25, nos. 1-2 (2002-2003): 101-4.
- "Questioning the Future: Polling Americans at the Turn of the New Millennium." Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 27 (2002): 665-86.
- "Folklore Responds to Columbine and Adolescence." Children's Folklore Review 24, nos. 1-2 (2002): 7-20.
- "From Landsmanshaften to Vinkln: Mediating Community Among Yiddish Speakers in America." Jewish History 15, no. 2 (2001): 131-48.
- "The American Concept of Tradition: Folklore in the Discourse of Traditional Values." Western Folklore 59, no. 2 (Winter 2000): 87-104.
- "The Meanings of Tradition: An Introduction." Western Folklore 59 , no. 2 (Winter 2000): 87-104.
- "Inventing and Invoking Tradition in Holocaust Memorials." Newfolk: New Directions in Folklore 4, no. 2 (October 2000). http://www.temple.edu/english/isllc/newfolk/memorials1.html.
- "Cultural Historical Studies of Jews in Pennsylvania: A Review and Preview." Pennsylvania History 66, no. 3 (Summer 1999): 311-38."Eulogy for Pennsylvania Folklife (1957-1997)." Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies 6, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 4-7.
- "History and Organization of Children's Folklore in the American Folklore Society" Children's Folklore Review, 20, nos.1-2 (1997-1998): 57-65.
- "Consumer Culture and Ethnicity in the Literature of Realism during America's Gilded Age." Kansai American Literature 34 (1997): 59-71.
- "'Me'yin Kesem Afaf Ota': Retorika Shel Folklor V'historia Bezichronotav Shel Ya'akov Zeifter Me'ushpitzin ." ["There Was Something Magical About It": The Rhetoric of Folklore and History in the Narratives of Jacob Seifter.] Chulyot: Journal of Yiddish Research 4 (Summer 1997): 233-49. [in Hebrew with English summary]
- "Inspiriting the Land: Henry Shoemaker and Local Legend in Central Pennsylvania." Snyder County Historical Society Bulletin 1996, pp. 81-99.
- "Craft in American Consciousness." Meisei Review 12 (1997): 3-26.
- "Amerikajin-no Ishiki-ni-okeru Kurafuto" [Craft in American Consciousness] Gakujyutsu Kenkyu Kiyou 17 (March 1997): 127-37. [in Japanese]
- "'Novel Impressions': Literature and Consumer Culture during America's Gilded Age." Borderlines: Studies in American Culture 3, no. 2 (1996): 123-43 .
- "Shoemaker vs. Shoemaker: The Debate on Pennsylvania Germans in American Tradition." Der Reggeboge: Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society 30, nos. 1-2 (1996): 3-30.
- "Epes Tsoyberhaftes: The Rhetoric of Folklore and History in Jacob Seifter's Memoirs of Auschwitz." Yiddish 10, nos. 2-3 (1996): 17-33.
- "Theorizing and the Mission of Folklore Studies." Folklore Historian 13 (1996): 25-29.
- "The Peculiar History of Public Folklore: Searching for America's First State Folklorist." Folklore Historian 12 (1995): 14-28.
- "Exploring American Traditions: A Survey of Folklore and Folklife Research in American Studies," American Studies International 31, no. 2 (October 1993): 4-36.
- "Folk Art on Display: America's Conflict of Traditions," American Quarterly 45, no. 1 (March 1993): 128-50.
- "Expressing and Creating Ourselves in Childhood: A Commentary." Children's Folklore Review 15, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 47-59.
- "Martha Warren Beckwith, America's First Chair of Folklore." Folklore Historian 9 (1992): 5-53.
- "James Maidment, Ballad Editor." Midwestern Folklore 18, no. 2 (Fall 1992): 64-68.
- "A Prophetic Vision of Public and Academic Folklife: Alfred Shoemaker and America's FirstDepartment of Folklore." Folklore Historian 8 (1991): 38-55.
- "The Fragmentation of American Folklife Studies." Journal of American Folklore 103, no. 408 (April-June 1990): 209-14.
- "Anglo-American Connections in Folklore and Folklife." Folklore 101, no. 1 (1990): 47-57.
- "̍Left to Their Own Devices̍: Interpreting American Children's Folklore as an Adaptation to Aging." Southern Folklore 47, no. 2 (1990): 101-15.
- "̍Toward a Common Center̍: Pragmatism and Folklore Studies." Folklore Historian 7 (1990): 23-30.
- "Children's Folklore as an Adaptation to Aging." Talking Folklore, no. 7 (August 1989): 21-38.
- "The Use of Folklore in the Shaping of American Ideology, 1880-1900." International Folklore Review 6 (1988): 21-25.
- "The Anglo-American Fiddle Tradition in New York State." New York Folklore 14, nos. 3-4 (1988): 23-35.
- "Talking Fieldwork." Talking Folklore, no. 5 (November 1988): 5-15.
- "Political Suicide: The Budd Dwyer Joke Cycle and the Humor of Disaster." Midwestern Folklore 14, no. 2 (Fall 1988): 81-90.
- "Art, Performance, and Praxis: The Rhetoric of Contemporary Folklore Studies." Western Folklore 47, no. 2 (April 1988): 75-101.
- "Organizing Knowledge: Four Trends in American Folklore Historiography." Folklore Historian 3, no. 2 (Fall 1986): 26-31.
- "Material Culture and Region: Lessons from Folk Studies." Kentucky Folklore Record 32, nos. 1-2 (January-June 1986): 1-16.
- "Folklore and the Behavioral Sciences." Anthropos: International Review of Ethnology and Linguistics 79, nos. 1-3 (1984): 251-55.
- "The Early Movements of Anthropology and Their Folkloristic Relationships." Folklore 95, no. 1 (1984): 57-73.
- "The Processual Principle in Folk Art, Based on a Study of Wooden Chain Carving." Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies 22 (1983-1984): 55-67.
- "̍What's Grosser Than Gross?̍: New Sick Joke Cycles." Midwestern Journal of Language and Folklore 11, no. 1 (1985): 39-49.
- "̍Visible Proofs̍: Material Culture Study in American Folkloristics." American Quarterly 35, no. 3 (1983): 316-38.
- "̍Learning of the People̍: Folkloristics in the Study of Behavior and Thought." New York Folklore 9, nos. 3-4 (Winter 1983): 75-88.
- "Links to Behavior: An Analysis of Chain Carving." Kentucky Folklore Record 29, nos. 3-4 (July-December 1983): 72-82.
- "Suburban Houses and Manner Books: The Structure of Tradition and Aesthetics." Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture 18, no. 1 (Spring 1983): 61-68.
- "The Haptic Experience of Culture." Anthropos: International Review of Ethnology and Linguistics 77, nos. 3-4 (1982): 351-62.
- "...Feeling's the Truth." Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin 48, no. 4 (Winter 1982): 117-24.
- "̍Your Mother's Like...̍: Formula in Contemporary American Ritual Insults." Maledicta: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression 6, nos. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 1982): 199-210.
- "The Hidden Past of Material Culture Studies in American Folkloristics." New York Folklore 8, nos. 1-2 (Summer 1982): 1-10.
- "Structural and Stylistic Relations of Oral and Literary Humor: An Analysis of Leo Rosten's H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N Stories." Journal of the Folklore Institute 19, no. 1 (January-April 1982): 31-45.
- "Historical Methodology in Folkloristics: Introduction." Western Folklore 41, no. 1(January-April 1982): 28-29.
- "Malaise or Revelation? Observations on the ̍American Folklore̍ Polemic." Western Folklore 41, no. 1 (January 1982): 52-61.
- "Modern Anthropological Trends and their Folkloristic Relationships." Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies 19 (1981): 66-83.
- "Saturday Night in Greenville: An Interracial Tale-and-Music Session in Context." Folklore Forum 14, no. 2 (Fall 1981): 85-120.
- "The Folk Technics of Chain Carving." Studies in Traditional American Crafts 4 (September 1981): 3-20.
- "Charlotte Burne, British Folklorist: A Re-examination." Folklore Women's Communication, no. 24 (Spring 1981): 14-19.
- "Investigating Identity and Expression in Folk Art." Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture 16, no. 1 (Spring 1981): 65-83.
- "The Durlauf Family: Three Generations of Stonecarvers in Southern Indiana." Pioneer America: Journal of Historic American Material Culture 13, no. 1 (March 1981): 17-26.
- "American Folklore vs. Folklore in America: A Fixed Fight?" Journal of the Folklore Institute 17, no. 1 (January-April 1980): 76-84 (with Stephen Stern).
- "The Harris House and Related Structures in South-Central Indiana." Pioneer America: Journal of Historic American Material Culture 12, no. 1 (February 1980): 9-34.
- "Reflections on Field Research in the Folklife Sciences." New York Folklore 6, nos. 3-4 (Winter 1980): 151-60.
- "An Experiential Portrait of a Woodcarver." Indiana Folklore 13, nos. 1-2 (1980): 30-45.
- "From Neglect to Concept: An Introduction to the Study of Material Aspects of American Folk Culture." Folklore Forum 12, nos. 2-3 (1979): 117-32 (with Stephen Poyser).
- "Concepts in the Study of Material Aspects of American Folk Culture." Folklore Forum 12, nos. 2-3 (1979): 133-72.
- "̍We Live What I Paint and I Paint What I See̍: A Mennonite Artist in Northern Indiana." Indiana Folklore 12, no. 1 (1979): 5-17.
- "Old Time Tunes on Edison Records." Journal of Country Music 8, no. 1 (May 1979): 95-100.
- "Pictorial Jokes: A Traditional Combination of Verbal and Graphic Processes." Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin 44, no. 4 (December 1978): 189-96.
- "̍Who Says?̍: A Further Investigation of Ritual Insults among White American Adolescents." Midwestern Journal of Language and Folklore 4, no. 2 (Fall 1978): 53-69.
- "A Re-Examination of Dozens among White American Adolescents." Western Folklore 37, no. 2 (April 1978): 118-28.
- "Recent Folk Art Publications: A Review Essay." Mid-South Folklore 6, no. 1 (Spring 1978): 27-30.
- "Country Music Tradition in Western New York State." Journal of Country Music 7, no. 1 (January 1978): 29-59.
- "Country Music Culture in Central New York State." John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly 13, no. 48 (Winter 1977): 171-82.
- "̍I Kicked Three Slats Out of My Cradle First Time I Heard That̍: Ken Kane, Country Music, and American Folklife." New York Folklore 3, nos. 1-4 (Summer-Winter 1977): 53-81.
- "Bad Man Monroe Legends from the Delta Region of Mississippi." Mid-South Folklore 5, no. 2 (Summer 1977): 53-58.
- "Peddler Traditions and Street Cries in Contemporary Perspective." New York Folklore 2, nos. 1-2 (Summer 1976): 2-16.
- "Concrete Folklore: Sidewalk Box Games." Western Folklore 36, no. 2 (April 1977): 171-73.
- "Woodhull's Old Tyme Masters: A Hillbilly Band in the Northern Tradition." John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly 12, no. 42 (Summer 1976): 54-62.
- "Sailor Men: Are Navy Rituals, Like Kissing the Royal Belly, Homophobic or Homoerotic?" American Sexuality Magazine (June 19, 2007). http://nsrc.sfsu.edu
- "Atogaki ni Kaete: Beijin ni Kyoojyu no Komento. Jinbun-gaku ga Arata na Jyookyoo ni Taiou Suru Tame Ni." [Adjusting to New Conditions in the Humanities]. Bosei (January 1998), 64-65 [in Japanese].
- "Fun Vanet Shtamstu?" [Where Are You From?] Der Onheib 26 (November 1997), 89-90. [creative essay in Yiddish on Holocaust theme]
- "'Corn Enough to Make It Entertaining': An Interview with Lyle Miles." Old-Time Music, No. 45 (Spring 1989), 6-12.
- "Stewart Culin, Museum Magician." Pennsylvania Heritage 11, no. 3 (Summer 1985), 4- 11.
- "Eugene Powell: ̍Sonny Boy Nelson.̍" Living Blues, no. 43 (Summer 1979): 14-25.
- "John Baltzell: Champion Old-Time Fiddler." Old-Time Music, no. 27 (Winter 1977-1978): 13-14.
- "Does the Peddler Yell Anymore? Preserving Barker Cries." Yorker Magazine 34 (February 1976), 11-13.
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AND NEWSLETTER ESSAYS
- "The ASA Survey of Departments and Programs: Findings and Projections." American Studies Association Newsletter 31, no. 1 (March 2008): 11-19.
- "How Well Do We Know the Amish?" Philadelphia Inquirer (October 11, 2006), A10. www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/15727558.htm
- "Beyond Interdisciplinarity: The New Goals of American Studies Programs." American Studies Association Newsletter 28, no. 1 (March 2005): 1-5.
- "American Studies and Humanities: The Challenge to University Administration." American Studies Association Newsletter 27, no. 1 (March 2004): 7-9.
- "Iz Yidn Dortn?" [Are Jews There?-Japan] Forward, June 20, 1997, pp. 1, 13.
- "Tall Tales from College Folk." [full-page essay in Education Life magazine on college student culture] New York Times, August 4, 1991, Section 4A, p. 42.
- Digital culture
- Consumer culture
- History of technology and mass media
- Folk narrative
- Festive culture
- Space and place
- Ethnic and urban history and culture
- Vernacular religion
- Media history
- Cultural studies and press freedom, especially in Africa and its Diaspora
Burrowes is the author of Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830 to 1970 (Trenton, N. J.: African World Press: 2004), and co-author, The Historical Dictionary of Liberia (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001). His research has appeared in such scholarly journals as Communication Theory, Mass Communications & Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Negro History and American Journalism, among others. Burrowes has also published commentaries, articles and other writings in a variety of media, including The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Milwaukee Journal, as well as Crisis, Essence and Emerge magazines.
- Contemporary fiction and poetry
- Writing pedagogy
- Teaching with technology
- Popular music
- Music performance
- The art of the essay
20th century and 21st century creative nonfiction writers
Trends in award-winning essays
- “The Understory of the One-Eyed Deer.” Confrontation. Forthcoming, Spring 2013.
- “Glow in the Dark.” Redivider. Forthcoming in Winter/Fall 2012 issue.
- “String Theories.” The Sonora Review. Forthcoming in the Fall 2012 issue.
- “Tough Stain.” The Rubbertop Review. Forthcoming in the 2012 issue.
- “Lores of Last Unicorns.” The Pushcart Prize XXXV. Bill Henderson, ed. New York, Pushcart Press, 2011: 109-122.
- “Illness as Metaphor.” Masterplots: Fourth Edition. Salem, CA: Salem Press: 2011: 2812-2814.
- “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.” Masterplots: Fourth Edition. Salem, CA: Salem Press: 2011: 4469-4471.
- “Michelle Cliff.” American Writers XXII. Jay Parini, ed. New York, Gale Publishing: 2011: 65-80.
- Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees. Akron, OH: Ringtaw Books/University of Akron Press, 2010.
- “Laying Dynamite with the 9th Duke of Devonshire.” Redivider. Vol. 6, no. 2, Spring 2009: 94-101.
- “Lores of Last Unicorns.” The Gettysburg Review. Vol. 22, no. 4, Winter 2009: 615-626.
- “Arrived to Find.” Natural Bridge. Vol. 20, Spring 2009: 71-85.
- “Ricinus Communis.” The King’s English. Web. Spring 2009.
- “Idaho Fell.” Sunday Salon. Web. Summer 2008.
- “Herculean in Nantucket White.” Rougarou. Web. Spring 2008.
- “Out West.” Conduit. No. 19. Spring 2008: on the “tragedy” page.
- “Charles Baxter.” American Writers XVII. Jay Parini, ed. New York, Gale Publishing: 2007: 13-24.
- “Virgin Time” Masterplots II: Christian Literature. Salem, CA: Salem Press: 2007: 1883-1886.
- “Scott Russell Sanders.” American Writers XVI. Jay Parini, ed. New York, Gale Publishing: 2006: 183-200.
- “Stronghold.” Flyway. Vol. 9.3/10.1, Spring/Fall 2005: 61-71.
- “My Family Owns Greenhouses in Ohio.” Pinyon. Issue 14. Spring 2005: 34-35.
- “The Grotto of Redemption.” The Briar Cliff Review. Vol. 17, Spring 2005: 68-73.
- “Cut.” Flyway. Vol. 8.3, Spring 2004. 43-54.
- “Girlfriend.” Hiram Poetry Review. Issue 65, Spring 2004: 37.
- “Best Offer.” Touchstone. Spring 2003: 82-94.
- “Under Glass.” The Ohioana Quarterly. Vol. XLVI, Issue #4. Winter 2003. 489-498.
- “Hamlin Garland.” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Jay Parini, ed. New York, Oxford UP, 2003: 95-97.
- “Ring Lardner.” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Jay Parini, ed. New York, Oxford UP, 2003: 402-404.
- “Controlling the Light.” The Briar Cliff Review. Vol. 14, Spring 2002: 41-44.
- “Defendalyze.” 580 Split. Issue 4, Spring 2002: 24-30.
- “Ruth Has Her Reasons.” The Gihon River Review. Vol. 1, Spring 2002: 36-46.
- “Alger Walks the Lion.” Inkwell Magazine. Issue 12, Spring 2001: 10-13.
- “The Last Path to Me.” Tributaries. Issue 4, Fall 2001: 42-43.
- “Under Glass.” The Heartlands Today: A Life’s Work. Vol. 12, Fall 2001: 58-67.
- “He Was.” Main Street Rag. 4.3 (1999): 63.
- Featured Writer, The Wildwood Journal (Spring 2012), including the story “Burgers and Sushi,” and the poems “Dog Days,” “After Leaves Fall,” and “Baltimore IKEA”
- “Baltimore IKEA,” poem, published in [PANK] (October 2011)
- Book review of Slow Burn by George Alexander, published in ANTIPODES: A North American Review of Australian Literature (Summer 2010)
- “I Hear From Her For the First Time in a Year,” short story, published in The Shine Journal Anthology Volume One (2010). Previously published in The Shine Journal (October 2007)
- “Wake Up,” personal essay, published in Bayou Magazine (Fall 2009)
- “After Leaves Fall,” poem, published in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters (Fall 2009)
- Book review of Back Burning by Sylvia Petter, published in ANTIPODES: A North American Review of Australian Literature (Summer 2008)
- Victorian literature
- Women’s writing
- Working-class writing
- The British novel
Hidden Hands: Working-Class Women and Victorian Social-Problem Fiction. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2001.
“Unlimited Liability: Women and Capital in Margaret Oliphant’s Hester,” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 6.1 (Spring 2010), http://ncgsjournal.com/issue61/issue61.htm.
“Finding Her Voice(s): The Development of a Working-Class Feminist Vision in the Poetry of Ethel Carnie,” Victorian Poetry, 43:3 (Fall 2005), 297-315.
“Embodying Losses in Pat Barker’s Regeneration Trilogy,” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 46:4 (Summer 2005), 307-19.
“The New Woman and the Old Prostitute: Women and the Professions in the Late Nineteenth Century,” Australasian Victorian Studies Journal, 10 (2004), 31-42.
“Art and Assassination in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton,” Victorians Institute Journal, 29 (1999), 149-64.
"The Gendered Politics of the Gaze: Henry James and George Eliot," Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 30, No. 1 (March 1997), 39-54.
“Charlotte Bronte and Desire (to Write): Pleasure, Power, and Prohibition,” in the essay collection Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women, edited by Carol J. Singley and Susan E. Sweeney, Albany, N. Y.: SUNY Press, 1993, pp. 173-84.
"‘This Heretic Narrative’: The Strategy of the Split Narrative in Charlotte Bronte‘s Villette," SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 30 (Fall 1990), 617-31.
“Sex and Betrayal in the Detective Fiction of Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky,” The Journal of Popular Culture, 27, No. 4 (Spring 1994), 97-106.
“’This Heretic Narrative’: The Strategy of the Split Narrative in Charlotte Bronte’s Villette,” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 30 (Fall 1990), 617-31.
“Hard Times and the Structure of Industrialism: The Novel as Factory,” Studies in the Novel, 21 (1989), 128-37. Reprinted in Charles Dickens’s Hard Times: Norton Critical Edition, edited by Fred Kaplan (2000) and Critical Insights: Charles Dickens, edited by Eugene Goodheart, Salem Press (2010).
- Adult Learning
- Critical pedagogy
- Counter-learning under oppression
- Critical technology
- Kucukaydin, I., & Cranton, P. (in progress). Critically Questioning the Integration of Jungian Psychic Structures in Transformative Learning Theory. Journal of Transformative Education
- Kucukaydin, I. (in press). Unbearable lightness of being too nice to question. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.
- Kucukaydin, I. (2010). Counter learning under oppression. Adult Education Quarterly. Revised resubmit decision received.
- Kucukaydin, I. (2008). Book Review: Clover and Stalker’s “The Arts and Social Justice: Re-crafting Adult Education and Community Cultural Leadership”. Adult Education Quarterly (59)1.
- Kucukaydin, I. (2008). Counter learning under oppression. (Doctoral dissertation, Penn State University Harrisburg, 2008)
- Kucukaydin, I., & Tisdell, E. J. (2008). The discourse on the digital divide: Are we being co-opted? UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol. 4, Issue 1, Article 6 http://repositories.cdlib.org/gseis/interactions/vol4/iss1/art6
- Kucukaydin, I. (Spring, 2008). Meeting Dr. Stephan Brookfield. Adult Education Times Newsletter, p. 5.
- Modern culture
- Intellectual, diplomatic, and sports history
- Continental Philosophy (Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, etc.)
- Philosophy of Literature and Poetry
- Environmental Philosophy
- About 30 essays in various philosophical journals and anthologies
- Emotion and Embodiment: Fragile Ontology (Peter Lang, 1994)
- Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses (SUNY, 2004)
- Humans, Animals, Machines: Blurring Boundaries (SUNY, 2008)
- 72 poems in various literary journals (incl. North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Rosebud, Atlanta review et. al.)
- regional and local culture
- popular and consumer culture
- legend and rumor
Recent projects include the short film "What Ana Left Behind," written and directed by Ms. Rios, and the experimental film "an explanation, and then burn the ashes," by Annemarie Jacir, which screened at London's Tate Museum in May 2007.
Her fiction includes the short story "Open Season," which received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and First Prize in Fiction at the Orchid Literary Review. Open Season was performed at the InterAct Theater in Philadelphia in 2006.
- Arts Management
- New Play Development
- Diversity/International Education
- Service Learning
- Nineteenth-century Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich
- Japanese woodblock prints
- Early twentieth-century modernism, particularly Andre Derain, Jules Pascin, and Picasso
- Media globalization
- Audience studies
- Intercultural communications
- Issues of immigration, racial/ethnic, gender, and class relations in the U.S.
- Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art
- Interdisciplinary Humanities
- “Poussin, Gombauld, and the Creation of Diana and Endymion,” Art History, vol. 33, no. 4 (2010), pp. 620-641
- “Poussin’s Philadelphia Marine Painting: New Evidence for the Neptune and Amphitrite Theory,” Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art, vol. 10 (2009), pp. 40-76
- “An Augustinian Interpretation of Caravaggio’s Calling of St. Matthew,” Studies in Iconography, vol. 27 (2006), pp. 157-191
- “Rembrandt’s Etchings,” Rembrandt Etchings (Exhibition Catalog: Lebanon Valley College, Ursinus College, Muhlenberg College, Franklin and Marshal College, March 1-December 8, 2002), Annville, PA: Lebanon Valley College, 2002, pp. 10-21
- Review of Richard Rambuss, Closet Devotions (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1998), and Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, Caravaggio’s Secrets (Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1998), in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 3 (1999), pp. 880-883(double review)
- Review of Creighton Gilbert, Caravaggio and His Two Cardinals (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1995), in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 2 (1997), pp. 642-643
- Review of Perri Lee Roberts, Masolino da Panicale (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 4 (1996), pp. 907-909
- Review of William Fleming, Concerts of the Arts, Their Interplay and Modes of Relationship (Pensacola, FL: University of West Florida Press, 1990), in Journal of Aesthetic Education, vol. 26, no. 1 (1992), pp. 117-119
- Review of Pamela Askew, Caravaggio’s “Death of the Virgin” (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990), in The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (1991), pp. 812-813
- “Interart Analogy: Practice and Theory in Comparing the Arts,” Journal of Aesthetic Education, vol. 25, no. 2 (1991), pp. 17-36
- “Caravaggio and the Roman Oratory of Saint Philip Neri,” Studies in Iconography, vol. 12 (1988), pp. 61-89
- “ ‘Un fior vano e fragile,’ The Symbolism of Poussin’s Realm of Flora,” The Art Bulletin, vol. 68 (June 1986), pp. 225-236
- “Expressive Aspects of Caravaggio’s first Inspiration of Saint Matthew,” The Art Bulletin, vol. 67 (Dec. 1985), pp. 636-652
- “The Pagan Reliefs in Giovanni Bellini’s Blood of the Redeemer,” Studies in Iconography, vol. 10 (1984-86), pp. 67-78
- “William Blake and Dead Man,” 28-page essay submitted to the refereed journal Adaption, September 2010
- “Gauguin’s Map in Day of the God,” 7-page essay submitted to the refereed journal Art Journal, September 2010
Robin Veder is an interdisciplinary cultural historian who researches American modern art, visual culture, history of the body, and landscape studies. Recent publications have appeared in the academic journals Visual Resources, American Art, Journal of Victorian Culture, Modernism/Modernity, and International Journal of the History of Sport. Veder’s first book manuscript, “The Living Line: Modern Art, Body Cultures, and Physiological Aesthetics in America,” is about how posture training, choreographed gestures, and breathing exercises shaped American production and consumption of modernist visual art. This project has received research awards from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists, and Penn State’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. Veder’s second project combines history of the body with landscape studies. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Veder is researching “‘Natural’ Performances: Early-Twentieth-Century Body Cultures in American Gardens” with the support of a fellowship in the Garden and Landscape Studies Program at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, D.C.
- “The Joy of Breathing: Physical and Emotional Uplift in the Art of Arthur B. Davies.” In Gravity in Art: Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography, edited by Mary Edwards and Elizabeth Bailey. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, Inc., forthcoming 2012.
- “Seeing Your Way to Health: The Visual Pedagogy of Bess Mensendieck’s Physical Culture System.” The Visual Turn in Sports History. Special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport 28: 8 (May 2011): 1336 - 1352.
- “The Expressive Efficiencies of American Delsarte and Mensendieck Body Cultures.” Modernism/Modernity 17: 4 (Nov. 2010): 819 - 838.
- “Flowers in the Slums: Weavers’ Floristry in the Age of Spitalfields’ Decline.” Journal of Victorian Culture 14 (Autumn 2009): 261 - 281.
- “Arthur B. Davies’ Inhalation Theory of Art.” American Art 23 (Spring 2009): 56 - 77.
- Exhibition: “Breathing Motions: Figure Studies by Arthur B. Davies.” Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, February 2 - May 2, 2009
- “Pestalozzi and the Picturebook: Visual Pedagogy in The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins.” Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation 24 (Dec. 2008): 369 - 390.
- “The Gardener’s Exercise: Rational Recreation in Early-Nineteenth-Century Britain.” Sports, Exercise, and Recreation. Special issue of Proteus: A Journal of Ideas 25 (Oct. 2008): 53 - 59.
- “Mother-Love for Plant-Children: Sentimental Pastoralism and Nineteenth-Century Parlour Gardening.” Australasian Journal of American Studies 26 (Dec. 2007): 20 - 34.
- Exhibition: “Brian Selznick: The Art of the Picture Book.” Morrison Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg, March 16 - May 12, 2006.
- "Color Gardens before Color Photography." Cabinet 2(spring 2002): 72 – 75.
- "Yesterday's Forecast." (Interview with meteorological and climatological historian James Fleming) Cabinet 1 (summer 2001): 68 – 70.
- Exhibition: “Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900 – 2000.” American Garden Legacy Series, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. September 30, 2000 – March 13, 2005.
- "Working the Techno–Lawn." Review of The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, exhibition catalog by Georges Teyssot, editor, and exhibition by the Canadian Centre for Architecture. American Quarterly 52 (June 2000): 344 - 63.
- "Julia, Daughter of Stonewall." Virginia Cavalcade 46 (summer 1996): 2 – 19.
- "Tableaux Vivants: Performing Art, Purchasing Status." Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies 48 (1995): 14 – 29.
- 18th- and 19th- century American Art and History
- American Portraiture
- Public Heritage
- Cultural History
- American Material Culture
- Quaker material culture
- The History of Photography
- Quaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003 (co-edited with Emma Lapsansky).
- “Patina and Persistence: Miniature Patronage and Production in Philadelphia, 1840- 1860,” in Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum, eds., The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 63-85.
- “The Silhouette and Quaker Identity in Early National Philadelphia.” Winterthur Portfolio 43:1 (Spring, 2009), 41-78.
- "The Social Meanings of Portrait Miniatures in Philadelphia, 1760-1820," in Ann Smart Martin and J. Ritchie Garrison, eds., American Material Culture: The Shape of the Field (Winterthur, DE: Winterthur Museum, 1997), 195-223.
- “John Ramage” and “Benjamin Trott,” in American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
- Installations of Prints and Paintings Gallery, 2001-2009, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
- Currier & Ives: The Sporting Prints, March-June, 2001, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
- Steamboat Vacations: Excursions on the Chesapeake, April 1999-Jan. 2000, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD
- Auguste Edouart and the American Silhouette Tradition, 1995-2000, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Welsh directs strategy and creative on a range of projects and campaigns at his off-campus design studio, including branding, identity, collateral, interactive, and motion graphics projects for sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.
His most current research is focused on letterpress printing methods and materials. He previously conducted research on product placement in film and television entertainment and presented at the International Conference on the Arts & Humanities.
- "Designing for Social Change," Shea, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012
- "One Show, Volume 33," The One Club, Rockport, 2012
- "One Show Design, Volume 5," The One Club, Rockport, 2012
- "Typography 32," Type Directors Club, Crescent Hill, 2012
- "Print's Regional Design Annual," Gordon, 2011
- "Branding USA 4," Pedersen and Fuersich, Graphis, 2011
- "Coupe International Design Annual (Canada)," Douglas, 2011
- "CMYK, Volume 51," feature article, "Go Welsh or Go Home," Hatz, 2011
- "Communication Arts Typography Annual 1," Coyne, 2011
- The One Show international exhibit (7 countries), 2011-2012
- TDC Communication Design international exhibit (11 countries), 2011-2012
- Applied Arts Advertising and Design Awards exhibit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011
- Philadelphia Design Awards exhibit, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2011
- 365: AIGA Annual Design Exhibition 29, New York, 2009
- Permanent archives selection, Denver Art Museum, 2008
- African American Fiction
- Contemporary American Fiction
- Charles W. Chesnutt
- Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
- A Business Career by Charles W. Chesnutt. (Co-editor, Marjan van Schaik). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
- Evelyn’s Husband by Charles W. Chesnutt. (Co-editor, Marjan van Schaik). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
- "’The Advent of the Nigger’: The Careers of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Henry O. Tanner." American Studies 43 (2002): 5 - 50.
- "Writing the Postcolonial: The Example of Soyinka’s Dance of the Forests," College Literature 27.3 (Fall 2000): 1-21.
- "It Is Better To Stay Than To Go: The Paradox of Travel in Poland." Evansville Review X (2000): 168-188.
- "The African-American Historian: David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident." African American Review 29 (1995): 97-107.
- "The Ghost Writer: Kafka, Het Achterhuis, and History." Journal of American Jewish Studies 10 (1991): 44-53.
- media ethics
- visual communication
- professionalism in journalism
Dr. Winch has written two books: Mapping the Cultural Space of Journalism: How journalists distinguish news from entertainment (Praeger, 1996); and Handbook for Visual Journalists (BrotherMedia, 2000). His research has also been published in several scholarly journals, including Journalism Studies, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Computer Mediated Communication. His most recent work focuses on news media portrayals of Osama bin Laden.
In addition to his research, Dr. Winch continues to produce award-winning photography. His photographs have been published in many magazines and books, and exhibited in several juried shows.