Online encyclopedia transfers to Penn State Harrisburg

The “Encyclopedia of American Studies” (EAS) online, the leading reference work in American Studies, has moved to Penn State Harrisburg.

Simon Bronner, distinguished professor of American studies and folklore, is the new editor, and John Haddad, associate professor of American studies and popular culture, is managing editor. Established 15 years ago, the collection has been edited at Temple University and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The encyclopedia brings together disciplines related to U.S. history and cultures, from precolonial days to the present and offers more than 700 online, searchable articles and biographies and accompanying bibliographies to support research and study. The American Studies Association supports the encyclopedia.

“Bronner's deep association with American Studies over many years, his wide ranging scholarship, and his own experience as editor of journals, books, and of the ‘American Encyclopedia of Folklife,’ made him the perfect choice to edit the EAS,” said Miles Orvell, professor of English and American studies at Temple University and former online editor-in-chief.

“I'm confident that with the support of Penn State Harrisburg and of his colleagues and students in the college’s American Studies program, he will carry it forward as the indispensable reference for the field, expanding its materials and extending its outreach.”

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Last Updated November 14, 2011