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E. Haven Hawley

Haven Hawley

Department Affiliations


  • Artifact Analysis (and Forgery Detection)
  • Comparative Printing History and Techniques
  • Industry, Gender, and Political Economy
  • Technological Change and Social Marginalization
  • With Programmatic Expertise in Community-Academic Coalitions

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., History and Sociology of Technology and Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
  • M.S., History of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • B.A., Journalism and History, with honors, Baylor University, 1987
  • International Division Certificate, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1987


  • “Colorants: A Short Bibliography and Comments,” prepared for Rare Book School “Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography” course, 2005 (rev. 2008), available from author.
  • American Publishers of Indecent Books, 1840-1890 (Ph.D. Dissertation Thesis, School of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005), available at:
  • “Mechanical Fingerprints and the Technology of Nineteenth-Century American Erotica,” University of Toronto Quarterly Vol. 73, No. 4 (Fall 2004), 1036-1051
  • Historic American Engineering Record, Pennsylvania Bridges II Project (Washington, DC: HABS/HAER, 1998), American Memory, Library of Congress, available at
    • “Davis Avenue Bridge, … Allegheny County, PA,” PA-487
    • “Larimer Avenue Bridge, … Allegheny County, PA,” PA-488
    • “Little Conewago Creek Bridge, … Adams County, PA,” PA-486
    • “Schenley Park Bridge over Panther Hollow, … Allegheny County, PA,” PA-489
    • “Three Sisters Bridges, … Allegheny County, PA,” PA-490

Research Activities

  • Currently writing book-length manuscript “Bodice Rippers to Printing Grippers: Technologies of Print in 19th-Century America”
  • Currently preparing article-length manuscript “Straw Into Gold: Yellow-Wrappered Books as Technologies of Color”
  • Directed project for “Ukrainian American Health, Mortality and Demography Project” under grant from Minnesota Population Center (2008)

Professional Activities

  • CLA 2015 Committee, 2009–2010
  • Grant Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities (2010)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, American Archivist (2009)
  • Six-week Professional Development Leave, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (2009)
  • Program Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, 2007–present
  • Teaching Staff and Printer-in-Residence, Rare Book School, University of Virginia, 2003–present
  • Curator and Educator, “Ink to Paper: The Craft of Printing,” Atlanta History Center, July 1–December 28, 2008


  • Homer Rice Award for Community Service, Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)
  • E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellowship, Rare Book School (2003)
  • Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas, American Antiquarian Society (2002)
  • Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas, Rare Book School (2002)
  • Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning-Amoco Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Georgia Institute of Technology (1997)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, School of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology (1997)

Course Availability

  • American History
  • Comparative Industrialization
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • Public History