Hans Myers


M.A., History, The University of Indianapolis, 2021
B.A., History, Thiel College, 2019

Fields of Study:

The Early American Republic, Modern U.S. History, Race & Slavery, The British Empire

Conference Papers & Presentations:

“Patriotic Women: Anna Dickinson, Barbara Bodichon, and Transatlantic Feminist Activism in the 1860s,” The James A. Barnes Graduate Student History Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 17-18, 2023.

“‘Some Personal Coloring:’ Examining the Falsehoods of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Gettysburg,” The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, 10, 2020.

The Lion of Round Top: The Life and Military Service of Brigadier General Strong Vincent in the American Civil War, Casemate Publishers: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2022.

Awards and Nominations:

The U.S. Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award (finalist)

The Bachelder-Coddington Award in Gettysburg History (nominated)

The Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award (nominated)

The Gilder-Lehrman Institute Lincoln Prize (nominated)

The Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History (nominated)


Hans is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History who studies the history of race and race slavery in British North America and the United States as a foundation for understanding the developments which led to the radical transformations of the American Civil War. Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve University, Hans served as the inaugural Gerald and Marjorie Morgan Graduate Student Assistant in History at the University of Indianapolis.