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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

Today's post is by Andrew Newman, author of Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities, published in January 2019 by the Omohundro Institute with our partners at the University of North Carolina Press. It is available in paperback. by Andrew Newman The image on the right is a copper engraving from a 1725 Amsterdam edition of François de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon’s celebrated Les Aventures de Télémaque (1699, 1717). In the sixth chapter of the newly-published Allegori

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

A recent New Yorker article by E.Tammy Kim highlights the collaboration between the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Passamaquoddy in their efforts to digitally reclaim historical sound recordings.  In addition, there is an interesting discussion…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! On June 24, 1737, King George II signed a warrant authorizing the purch...

Age of Revolutions

Haynes, Christine. Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France After Napoleon (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018). In conjunction with Harvard University Press and Christine Haynes, Age of Revolutions proud to offer a revolutionary raffle of Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupati...

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

Our contributor, Caitlin Kelly, wrote a piece for the University of Venus blog on Inside Higher Ed. Kelly writes about the complications of being a contingent faculty member. She specifically addresses how much she walks on (and to and from) campus during a given day and explains how that affects he...

Nursing Clio

It should come as no surprise that the Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists list includes only two women, Bonnie Raitt at #89 and Joni Mitchell at #75. The unyielding maleness of guitar culture stretches across decades and genres, even in the face of necessary corrections like Gayle Wald’s bi...

The Junto

Freedom on the Move (FOTM), an online project devoted to fugitives from slavery in North America, launches today, February 14, 2019....

Past is Present

If you’re like me and occasionally find yourself lying in bed endlessly scrolling though BuzzFeed quizzes and pop culture articles, then you are no stranger to the modern-day dad joke. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, I like to define a “dad joke” as a cheesy and often predictable pun told by (but […]...