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Matthew Hulbert

Cultural History of 19th Century America: Civil War & Reconstruction; Social Memory, Irregular Violence, Film History, Western Mythology

Graduate Student
B.A., Univ. of Florida, 2008; M.A., North Carolina State, 2010

Office: 340 LeConte
Office Hours: By appointment

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My current project is a history of "guerrilla memory": the collision of Civil War memory and irregular violence in the western borderlands of Missouri and Kansas from the 1860s to the present. The goals of the manuscript are twofold and interconnected. First, it chronicles how and why hyper-personal, hyper-local guerrilla experiences were whitewashed from regional and national narratives of the war. Second, it reveals how popular notions of "the frontier" and "the Wild West" have been employed as tools for sanitizing and regulating mainstream commemorative movements and remembrance. I am currently a Dissertation Fellow (2014-2015) at The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation as well as the Special Projects Manager for The Civil War Monitor, a quarterly print magazine.

Research and Teaching Interests

[Cultural & Intellectual]
[Film and History]
[U.S. 19th & 20th Century]
[U.S. South]


"Guerrilla Memory: Irregular Recollections from the Civil War Borderlands," supervised by Dr. John Inscoe (In Progress)

Selected Publications

"The Regularly Irregular War: Domestic Violation, Women, and Remembrance in Missouri's Guerrilla Theater," Common-Place 14, No. 2 (Winter 2014) More Info

"The Lawrence Massacre," NYTimes - Disunion (Aug. 2013) More Info

"How to Remember 'This Damnable Guerrilla Warfare': Four Vignettes from Civil War Missouri," Civil War History 59, No. 2 (June 2013)

"William 'Bloody Bill' Anderson," Essential Civil War Curriculum (June 2012) More Info

"Constructing Guerrilla Memory: John Newman Edwards and Missouri's Irregular Lost Cause," The Journal of the Civil War Era 2, No. 1 (March 2012)

"Texas Bound and Down: An Untold Narrative of Missouri's Guerrilla War on Film," Journal of the West 50, No. 4 (Fall 2011)

Honors and Awards

Dissertation Fellow, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (2014-2015)

Hayek Fund Grant for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University (2014)

Summer Dissertation Completion Award, Department of History at University of Georgia (2014)

Gregory Graduate Travel Award, UGA History Department (2013)

Warner-Fite Scholarship in History, UGA Department of History, Presented annually to an outstanding graduate student in American History (2013)

Gregory Graduate Research Fellowship, UGA History Department (2013)

Hayek Fund Grant for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University (2012)

Gregory Graduate Research Fellowship, UGA History Department (2012)

Frances S. Summersell Center Fellowship, Summersell Center for the Study of the South (University of Alabama) (2012)

Willson Center Graduate Research Award, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts (2012)

Presentation Travel Grant, Young Harris College (2011)

Gregory Graduate Research Fellowship, UGA History Department (2010)

Courses Taught

HIST2112: U.S. History 1865 to Present [Syllabus]

HIST3072: The United States Between the Wars, 1914-1945 [Syllabus]


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