Spring 2017 Office Hours: MWF 11:00-1:00; by appointment
Dr. Scribner completed his doctorate at the University of Kansas in 2013. His research investigates early American history in a global context, specifically striving to understand how early modern Britons sought to define (and redefine) their positions in the empire. His book manuscript, “Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and the Negotiation of British American Civil Society, 1744-66,” challenges historians to appreciate mid-eighteenth British American colonists as proud Britons who fostered strong ties with the mother country rather than discouraged colonials on an inevitable path to revolution. Dr. Scribner’s publications range from an investigation of how colonists used mineral springs to transform the natural environment to an analysis of the rise of professional theater in British North America, and have appeared in Early American Studies, The Journal of Social History, The Journal of Early American History, Atlantic Studies, and the edited volume, Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake. Dr. Scribner believes that teaching and research are inherently connected pursuits, and uses his diverse research interests to offer courses on colonial America, revolutionary America, the Atlantic slave trade, the early modern Atlantic world, and the methods course. He is also passionate about public outreach and service, and currently serves as the faculty advisor for UCA’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter. More information can be found at www.vaughnscribner.com.