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Alexander Goodrich

Graduate

Department of History

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Bio

Alexander Goodrich, a doctoral candidate in Public History, was born in Harrisburg, PA. He enrolled at Millersville University in 2010, graduating first with a BA in History in 2014 and again with an MA in 2017. Alex has worked with the National Museum of Bermuda and is currently writing an article for MARItimes, the museum’s official magazine. His dissertation chronicles the growth of public history in Bermuda and its relationship to politics and tourism.

In addition to his doctorate, Alex recently earned a graduate certificate in geographic information systems (GIS) to better visualize and teach historical changes.

Alex will be teaching HI 253: Early American History during the Fall 2020 semester.

Teaching and Research Interests

Public History, Atlantic History, Early American History, Caribbean History, Maritime History

Projects

Current: Early chapters of dissertation on Bermudian public history. Supervised by Dr. Craig Friend.

Recent: Wayside Panels – Fred Fletcher Park Wayside Trail, 2019. Worked with several colleagues at NCSU to interpret the history of Fred Fletcher Park’s land, including its indigenous, plantation, and orphanage eras.

Journal Article – “‘Obnoxious in the Eyes of the Enemy’: The ‘Honourable’ Bridger
Goodrich and the Bermudian Privateering Cabal.” Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and
Maritime History
 21 (2018): 112-149. Covers Bermudian privateering and politics in the Age of Revolution.

Digital exhibit – “Everything of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-Eye Views of
Pennsylvania,” 2018, State Museum of Pennsylvania. Adapted an expired brick-and-mortar exhibit to a digital medium, while also adding original interpretation through GIS.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • “‘Obnoxious in the Eyes of the Enemy’: The ‘Honourable’ Bridger Goodrich and the Bermudian Privateering Cabal.” Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History 21 (2018): 112-149.
  • “Midnight Robbery: Philadelphia, Bermuda, and a Sinister Plot.” MUsings: The Graduate Journal 2 (Spring 2017): 34-38.

Exhibits

  • Wayside Panels – Fred Fletcher Park Wayside Trail, 2019, Raleigh, NC.
  • Digital exhibit: “Everything of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-Eye Views of Pennsylvania,” 2018, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.

Presentations

Conference Papers

  • “‘Everything of Interest Shown’: Bird’s-Eye Views in a Digital Age,” 2019 History Graduate Student Conference, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, March 23, 2019.
  • “Sons of Plunder: Bermuda’s Privateering Cabal, 1793-97,” 2018 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans, LA, January 4, 2018. “
  • The Ambiguous Allegiances of Long Island Privateering,” Made in Millersville: A Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity, Millersville University in Millersville, PA, April 18, 2017.
  • “Bermudian Privateering and the ‘Lucky’ Captain Frith,” Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional Conference, Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, April 1, 2017.
  • “Midnight Robbery: Philadelphia, Bermuda, and a Sinister Plot,” 4th Annual One-Day Conference: Pennsylvania in the Revolution, West Chester University in West Chester, PA, October 13, 2016.
  • “The Goodrich Family of Virginia: Vengeful Privateers or Cunning Opportunists?,” Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional Conference, West Chester University in West Chester, PA, April 9, 2016.

Invited Talks and Workshops

  • “Piratical Devils: Bermudian Privateering, 1778-95,” public lecture at “Trust Talks,” in association with Bermuda National Trust, Waterville in Paget, Bermuda, July 1, 2019.
  • “Everything of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-Eye Views of Pennsylvania,” digital exhibit demonstration, The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA, August 7, 2018.
  • “Negotiating Memory: Politics, Tourism, and the Legacy of Bermudian Slavery,” SHEAR 2018 Graduate Research Seminars: Capitalism and Market Culture, 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland, OH, July 20, 2018.
  • Patrons Event, public lecture, in association with Bermuda National Trust, Chubb Gallery in Hamilton, Bermuda, July 17, 2017.
  • “Zealous Friends to the Cause of America,” Made in Millersville: A Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity, Millersville University in Millersville, PA, April 18, 2017.

Education

GCert Geographic Information Systems NC State University 2019

MA History Millersville University of Pennsylvania 2017

BA History Millersville University of Pennsylvania 2014

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