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Friends in All the Right Places: The Newest Legal History

· October 8th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Today’s post accompanies “American Legal History and the Bill of Rights,” episode 259 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of Doing History 4: Understanding the Fourth Amendment. By Gautham Rao In 1965 a lawyer named Malcolm S. Mason wrote an article for the Journal of Legal Education with a simple problem: legal history was boring.… Read More »

Doing History 4: Bibliography

· October 8th, 2019 · No Comments

Bibliography for Doing History 4: Understanding the Fourth Amendment Want to learn more about the Bill of Rights and the Fourth Amendment? We’ve compiled a list of suggested books, articles, popular blog posts, and online resources that you might find helpful. We either used these works ourselves for production research or they were suggested by… Read More »

Introducing Commonplace.online

· September 30th, 2019 · No Comments

By Joshua R. Greenberg, editor of Commonplace.online What is it like for a scholar to read the entire back catalog of a publication without a specific research or teaching agenda in mind? For me, it has been like assembling a very complicated jigsaw puzzle. Let me explain. As of September 30th, Commonplace: the journal of… Read More »

Meet Karin Amundsen

· September 26th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Karin Amundsen is the 2019-2021 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow. I am a historian of early modern Britain and the Atlantic World focusing on the influence of alchemy and metallurgy in the development of English colonization. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Southern California with support from the Institute of Historical Research, the USC-Huntington Early… Read More »

A symposium on digitizing #VastEarlyAmerica

· September 18th, 2019 · 2 Comments

by Molly O’Hagan Hardy Next week, The Omohundro Institute will host a group of scholars working in special collections, academia, and grant funding agencies to discuss the past, present, and future of the digitization of the vast early American record. Specifically, the group will focus on the  Lapidus Initiative Digital Collections Fellowships, an effort the… Read More »