Vaughn Scribner

Assistant Professor

Irby 105E

(501) 450-5036

Spring 2018 Office Hours:

MWF 11:00-1:00; by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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 Early American Civil Society,” investigates early Americans’ mercurial attempts at realizing a “civil society” through the lens of the urban tavern. His 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, or are forthcoming, in Early American Studies, the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Early American HistoryAtlantic Studies: Global CurrentsUrban HistoryItinerarioAgricultural History, 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