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Feeds from popular blogs selected by Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

The Omohundro Institute is pleased to announce the 2017 (and first) recipients of the Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. The purpose of these fellowships is to bring scholars and collections specialists together to digitize, and in turn, make widely available, important early American archival materials. Andrew Sluyter and Lauren Coats will digitize approximately 1400 surveys, housed by Louisiana State University Libraries, that mapped land claims in Spanish Louisiana at the close

Mapping Early American Elections

Mapping Early American Elections is based on the records collected in an earlier project, A New Nation Votes (also funded by the NEH). This project has been providing scholars with access to election returns from the early republic for a number of years. So what exactly is our project adding to thes...

Harvard University Press Blog

Andrzej Franaszek’s Miłosz is the first full biography of Polish poet, essayist, and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz. Miłosz was born in 1911, died in 2004, and was a witness to and participant in almost all of the crucial events of a century full of pain. Indeed, what comes across strongly in F...

Course of Human Events

One of our biggest projects in development is the creation of a database containing all known print and manuscript editions of the Declaration of Independence, from the first printings in 1776 through the 1820s. Why assemble this database? Because there is a rich and diverse textual tradition in the...

Age of Revolutions

“Sexing Histories of Revolution” Roundtable – Post #4 In this series, contributors explore sex and sexual revolutions in the revolutionary era.  By Scott Larson The history of sexuality is often told through the framework of “revolutions,” from “The” Sexual Revo...

Borealia: Early Canada

Ruma Chopra How does Canada’s more open, even welcoming policy towards Syrian refugees fit with other refugees, black loyalists and Maroons who entered the Maritimes over 200 years ago when the colonies were peripheral regions within a larger British Empire? Part of the difference between earlier ...

Black Perspectives

In the last 100 days since he began his presidency, President Trump’s administration has unleashed a powerful nativist movement anchored...

Past is Present

Back in 2014, I prepared a post for Past is Present that featured four photographs of newspaper print shops, two from the collection and two recently acquired. In the three years since that post, AAS has added several more occupational images featuring print shops of all shapes and sizes. These images add to our knowledge of the […]...