EDUCATION:

Ph.D. University of Virginia, History, expected graduation, May 2016
Dissertation: “‘The Loss it Sustain’d by the immense drain of Men’: The Imperial Politics of Scottish Emigration to
Revolutionary America, 1763-1803”
Advisor: Peter S. Onuf

Exam Fields: US History, c.1600-1865; US History, 1865 – present; American Revolution and Early Republic; Atlantic History

M.A. Miami University, History, December 2006
Thesis: “Minting America: Coinage and the Contestation of American Identity, 1775-1800”
Advisor: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Readers: Carla Pestana, Daniel M. Cobb

B.A. Miami University, Cum Laude, May 2004
History and Political Science, Thematic Sequence in Geology
History Thesis: “The Return of the King: James K. Polk, Santa Anna, and the PresidentialPolitics of the Mexican War”
Departmental Honors in History
The Atlee Pomerene Senior Prize for Outstanding Scholarship, Department of Political Science

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Era of the American Revolution and the Early Republic, Age of Revolutions, Scottish-American colonial relations, Scottish Enlightenment and Empire, Digital Humanities, U.S. Military History to 1900, Native North America, Atlantic World, Ancient Greece and Rome.

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

Patrick Henry Fellow, Patrick Henry National Memorial Foundation, 2015-2016
OIEAHC King George III Archive Project Fellow, 2015
Doris G. Quinn Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2014-2015
Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow, 2014-2015
University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab
MapScholar Graduate Research Assistantship, Spring 2014
University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History and NEH
Buckner W. Clay and Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures Fellow, 2013-2014
University of Virginia Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Foreign Travel Research Fellow, Fall 2013
University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Robert J. Huskey Travel Fellowship, 2013
University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran Department of History Graduate Teaching Award, 2012-2013 (Also nominated, 2010-2011)
University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History
Nominee for University-Wide Graduate Teaching Award, 2012-2013
University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center
Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fall 2012
University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2012
University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Summer 2011
University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Travel Award, Spring 2010
University of Virginia

PUBLICATIONS:

“Review of Scott Syfert, The First American Declaration of Independence?: The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775” in H-War (forthcoming 2016).

“The Glorious Revolution and the American Colonies,” in Locke, Joseph and Benjamin Wright, eds., The American Yawp (http://www.americanyawp.com, 2015).

“The English Civil War and the American Colonies,” in Locke, Joseph and Benjamin Wright, eds., The American Yawp (http://www.americanyawp.com, 2015).

“The Imperial Crisis of the 1760s and 1770s,” in Locke, Joseph and Benjamin Wright, eds., The American Yawp (http://www.americanyawp.com, 2015).

“Review of Beeman, Richard R. Our Lives, Our Fortunes & Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776” in Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History 35 (Spring 2014): 149-150.

Review of Chopra, Ruma, Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution” in Essays in History (2012).

Review of Jarvis, Michael, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783” in Essays in History (2011).

“The Fur Trade, 1500s-1800s,” in Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. Kathleen A. Brosnan, et al (New York: Facts on File, 2011).

“The Great Awakening,” in Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. Kathleen A. Brosnan, et al (New York: Facts on File, 2011).

“John Quincy Adams,” in Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. Kathleen A. Brosnan, et al (New York: Facts on File, 2011).

“Shays’ Rebellion,” in Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. Kathleen A. Brosnan, et al (New York: Facts on File, 2011).

“Stumbling into History,” in Miami University, 1809-2009: Bicentennial Perspectives, ed. Curtis W. Ellison, et al (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009).

“‘To Make Our Age What It Should Be’: Contesting Liberty and Power in the Literary Societies of Miami University, 1860-1861,” in Miami University, 1809-2009: Bicentennial Perspectives, ed. Curtis W. Ellison, et al (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009).

‘“Worthy of the Name of an American’: David Swing’s War Eulogy of Minor Millikin,” in Miami University, 1809-2009: Bicentennial Perspectives, ed. Curtis W. Ellison, et al (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009).

DIGITAL PROJECTS:

Carol Guarnieri and James P. Ambuske, “The Eighteenth Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Investigation,” A MapScholar Digital Atlas, (forthcoming as a companion site to Gies, David and Cynthia Wall, eds., The Eighteenth Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Investigation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, forthcoming 2016).

James P. Ambuske, “Mapping Scotland’s Imperial Crisis in the Age of the American Revolution”: A Neatline Site (forthcoming 2016).

James P. Ambuske, Mary Draper, and S. Max Edelson, “The Atlantic Neptune Atlas: A Digital Gallery,” A MapScholar Digital Atlas, http://www.viseyes.org/mapscholar/?109 (2015)

James P. Ambuske, Ryan Bibler, and S. Max Edelson, “Visualizing Early America: Three Maps that Reveal the New World,” A MapScholar Digital Atlas, http://www.viseyes.org/mapscholar/?728 (2015).

“People of the Founding Era: A Prosopographical Approach”, http://pfe.rotunda.upress.virginia.edu
Documents Compass: A Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
(Research assistant)

“Papers of the Founding Fathers Early Access Project”, http://documentscompass.org/project/papers-of-the-founding-fathers/
Documents Compass: A Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
(Research assistant)

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

“Mapping Scotland’s Imperial Crisis in the Age of the American Revolution”:
Digital Lightening Round: 130th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.
Atlanta, Georgia. January 8, 2016.

“Mapping Scotland’s Imperial Crisis in the Age of the American Revolution”:
Moving People, Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.
Charlottesville, Virginia. March 21, 2015.

“The Digital Atlantic Neptune: Building a Geospatial Digital Edition of Eighteenth Century British America’s Most Important Atlas.” Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists. Richmond, Virginia.
January 31, 2015.

“Mapping Scottish Emigration in the Era of the American Revolution”:
Scholars’ Lab Fellow Forum, University of Virginia. September 12, 2014.

“Selling British Landscapes: Projecting America and Scotland in the 1770s”:
Annual Conference of the British Group in Early American History.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland. September 5, 2014.

“The Attachment of our Common People to their Native Country is Enfeebled or Destroyed”: Emigration and Imperial Crisis in Scotland, 1770-1775.” Early American Seminar, University of Virginia. April 16, 2013.

“The Spirit of Emigration”: Scottish Emigration and the Fate of Empire in British
North America, 1763-1775. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Cleveland, Ohio. April 5, 2013.

“MapScholar: The Digital Possibilities of Interdisciplinary Studies.”
18th Century Studies Symposium. Charlottesville, Virginia. March 1, 2013.

“The ‘Mischief of Emigration’: Scotland and the American Colonies in the
Revolutionary Atlantic World.” Early American Seminar, University of Virginia.
November 16, 2010.

“Making Cents of a Region: The West and American Coins.”
The 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Historical Association. St. Louis, Missouri. October 14, 2006.

“18th Century Ideology in the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolutionary War: A Discussion Primer for Secondary and Collegiate Level Students.” The Ohio Council for the Social Studies. Columbus, Ohio. April 8, 2006.

“Minting America: Coinage and the Contestation of National Identity in the Early Republic, 1775-1795.”  The John A. Barnes Club Conference at Temple University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 1, 2006.

“War and the ‘Classic Shades of Miami’: David Stanton Tappan, Miami University, and the American Civil War.” The Paul Lucas Conference in History. Bloomington, Indiana. March 25, 2006.

INVITED LECTURES:

“The Imperial Politics of Scottish Emigration on the eve of the American Revolution.” Lecture and Digital Presentation to Professor Michelle Brock’s Modern Scotland course at Washington and Lee University,
November 10, 2015

“Visualizing History: Mapping ‘Big Evidence’ with the Digital Humanities”
DH 101, Washington and Lee University, May 7, 2015

“Jamestown and the Foundations of America,” “Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe: Charlottesville’s Founding Fathers,” and “The American Civil War.” American Studies Seminar: University of Virginia International Studies Office. Lectures delivered to visiting Chinese undergraduates from various Shanghai universities.
July 2012 – Present

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Instructor, John Tyler Community College

American History, c.1600-1865: Introductory Level Survey Course
(Introductory survey course) Summer 2015

Instructor, University of Virginia

America and Scotland in an Age of War and Revolution, 1754-1815
(4th Year Research Seminar) Fall 2014

American History, c.1600-1865: Introductory Level Survey Course
(Introductory survey course) Summer 2014

A ‘Glorious Cause’ and an ‘Unnatural Rebellion’: The American Revolution” (4th Year Seminar)
(4th Year Research Seminar) Fall 2013

Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia

Revolutionary France, 1770-1815, Fall 2013 with Prof. Sophia Rosenfeld (upper division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions for 60 students.

Greek and Roman Warfare, Spring 2012 with Prof. J.E. Lendon (upper division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions for 51 students.

U.S. Military History, 1600-1900, Spring 2012 with Gary W. Gallagher (lower division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions for 57 students.

The Age of Thomas Jefferson, Fall 2011 with Peter S. Onuf (upper division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions and guest lectured for 54 students.

Palestine, 1948, Fall 2011 with Prof. Alon Confino (lower division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions and guest lectured for 60 students.

American Intellectual and Cultural History, Spring 2011 with Prof. Elizabeth Varon (upper division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions for 45 students.

Ancient Greece, Fall 2010 with Prof. J.E. Lendon (lower division course)
Led three weekly discussion sessions for 52 students.

Teaching Assistant, Miami University

World History Since 1500, Spring 2006 with David Fahey (lower division course)
Led two weekly discussion sessions for approximately 50 students.

United States to 1865, Fall 2005 with Andrew R.L. Cayton (lower division course)
Led two weekly discussion sessions for approximately 50 students.

United States Since 1865, Spring 2005 with Allan M. Winkler (lower division course)
Led two weekly discussion sessions for approximately 50 students.

United States to 1865, Fall 2004 with Andrew R.L. Cayton (lower division course)
Led two weekly discussion sessions for approximately 50 students.

ACADEMIC MENTORING:

Andrew Fallen – Distinguished Majors Program Candidate, Corcoran Department of History
DMP Thesis: “Reciprocal Revolutions: Alcohol and the American War for Independence” (Completed, Spring 2014).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Mellon Graduate Teaching Seminar for Excellence in the Humanities
University of Virginia, 2013-2014. Certificate in Advanced Pedagogy in the Humanities.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Book Manuscript Reviewer for Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 –

Associate Editor – Articles, Essays and History, September 2011 – May 2013

Research and Editorial Assistant, People of the Founding Era Project and Papers of the Founding Fathers Early Access Project, May 2012 – January 2014

Research Assistant, Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series, January 2010 – March 2011

Conducted research in support of the Twenty-First volume in the series. Corrected transcriptions. Assisted in initial efforts to consolidate the digital version of the index.

SERVICE:

Co-Chair, University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History Graduate Student Liaison Committee, 2012 – 2013.

Co-Director, Teaching History at the University of Virginia: A Workshop for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Instructors, August 2012.

Manuscript Reviewer for Essays in History, Spring 2011.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History Graduate     History Students’ Association, 2010 – 2011.

Local Arrangements Committee, Beyond Red Power: New Perspectives on American Indian Politics and Culture: The McClellan
Symposium on American History,Department of History, Miami University, May 2006.

Masters Student Representative, Department of History Graduate Studies Committee, Miami University, 2005-2006.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

Director of Special Projects for University Advancement, Miami University, 2006 – 2009.

Responsible for conducting fund raising research, auditing Miami University Foundation and Endowment accounts for compliance with donor intentions, and overseeing a multi-city traveling historical exhibition and speaker series in celebration of the university’s bicentennial in 2009.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCIES:

Spanish (reading)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Historical Association
American Society for 18th Century Studies
Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists