Peter C. Mancall, Director
Peter C. Mancall is the Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute; the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities; Professor of History and Anthropology; and Divisional for the Humanities at USC Dornsife. He is the author of seven books including Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic (Penn, 2018); Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson--A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009); Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America (Yale, 2007); Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America (Cornell, 1995); and, most recently, The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England (Yale, 2019). He is currently writing American Origins, which will be volume one of the Oxford History of the United States. In 2012 he delivered the Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians and the Royal Historical Society and an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. He was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University in the 2019-2020 academic year.