Joseph M. Adelman, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor


A.B., History, Harvard University
M.A., History, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., History, Johns Hopkins University

Office: May Hall 304
Phone: (508) 626-4914


Dr. Adelman teaches courses on the business and economic history of the Atlantic world. A scholar of early American media, communication, and politics, he is currently completing a book manuscript on the business of printing and the circulation of political news between 1763 and 1789. Dr. Adelman has published essays in Enterprise & Society and, and blogs at the journal Common-place. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, and a number of archives and institutions. His essay, “‘A Constitutional Conveyance of Intelligence, Public and Private,’” won the 2011 Rita Lloyd Moroney Junior Prize for Scholarship in Postal History from the U.S. Postal Service.

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Phone: 508-620-1220

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