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Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Today's post is by Elizabeth Losh, Associate Professor in the American Studies program at William & Mary. She is the organizer of the upcoming conference "Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities," October 26–28 on the campus of William & Mary. The Omohundro Institute is a sponsor of the conference. by Liz Losh The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association is committed to working across “the various areas of digital humanities,” including but not limited to  “bor

The Collation

A guest post by Dr. Ruth Ahnert In July 2017 the Folger Institute welcomed participants and faculty to the third of its Early Modern Digital Agendas (EMDA) gatherings—an NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. The EMDA institutes train early modern scholars in digit...

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

My name is Brian Kitano, and I’m a junior at Yale University studying Statistics and Data Science. My experience in cultural heritage preservation as a field archaeologist drove me towards YIPP, where I can combine my passion for computer science…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

Followers of the Georgian Papers Programme will probably be interested in the Symposium on Enlightened Princesses to be held at Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and the Tower of London between 29 and 31 October. This conference accompanies the splendid exhibition currently taking place at Kensington...

Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Karim M. Tiro In July 1779, Claude de Lorimier, an officer in the British Army, was traveling with a party of Mohawk warriors dispatched from the Montreal area to raid Patriot villages in New York. En route, they encount...

The Adverts 250 Project

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “If the linen is not liked, it will be taken back again, if not abused, and the money returned.” In the fall of 1767 John McDonnell advertised “A Parcel of choice IRISH LINENS” in the South-Carolina Gazette and Country...

The Junto

In light of recent debates over monuments, guest poster Jamie L. Brummitt explores the politics of monuments in the early republic. ...

Past is Present

Ali Phaneuf is a junior at Fairfield University and was a page in the Reader’s Services Department this past summer. As a journalism major and a studio art minor, Ali has always been an avid book reader and art enthusiast, and her love of books and creativity was able to grow through her experience at […]...