June 27, 2022

Daniel Preston Presents at Conference in London

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, presented a paper entitled “Sectional Reconciliation in the Aftermath of the War of 1812:  James Monroe in New England, 1817” at the conference “The War of 1812: Myth and Memory, History and Historiography,” held at the University of London July 12 to 14.  Preston also attended conferences this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland and Baltimore, Md.

Daniel Preston Recognized by Masonic Lodge

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, was a guest at the monthly meeting the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge on Friday, June 8.  The Grand Master presented Preston with a certificate of appreciation for the books on Monroe that he donated to the Lodge’s library.

Daniel Preston Presents at Monticello Symposium

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, presented a paper entitled “Sounds in the Neighborhood: Music in the Lives of James Monroe and His Family” jointly with Katherine Preston of the College of William & Mary at the symposium Soundscapes of Jefferson’s America, sponsored by the University of Virginia and Monticello, on Friday, March 30.

Volume Four of the Monroe Papers Published

Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, published volume four of the Monroe Papers, which covers the years 1796-1802, in November.  Preston, who has been the editor of the Monroe Papers at UMW since 1999, received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in September.  Prior to the receipt of the NEH grant, the Monroe Papers received major support from a gift to UMW from Robert and Alice Jepson.