Penn State Harrisburg

Online encyclopedia transfers to Penn State Harrisburg

Encyclopedia of American Studies

Encyclopedia of American Studies


The “Encyclopedia of American Studies” (EAS) online, the leading reference work in American Studies, has moved to Penn State Harrisburg.

Dr. Simon Bronner, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and folklore, is the new editor, and Dr. John Haddad, associate professor of American Studies and popular culture, is managing editor. Established 15 years ago, the collection has been edited at Temple University and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The encyclopedia brings together disciplines related to U.S. history and cultures, from pre-colonial days to the present and offers more than 700 online, searchable articles and biographies and accompanying bibliographies to support research and study. The American Studies Association supports the encyclopedia.

“Dr. Bronner's deep association with American Studies over many years, his wide ranging scholarship, and his own experience as editor of journals, books, and of the ‘American Encyclopedia of Folklife,’ made him the perfect choice to edit the EAS,” said Temple Professor of English and American Studies and former online editor-in-chief Miles Orvell.  “I'm confident that with the support of Penn State Harrisburg and of his colleagues and students in the college’s American Studies program, he will carry it forward as the indispensable reference for the field, expanding its materials and extending its outreach.”