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Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

This is the fourth and final in a series of posts by Laurel Daen on the history of the copper and wood printing block process used to produce the William and Mary Quarterly until the mid-twentieth century. Laurel wrote the pieces in preparation for the OI’s 75th anniversary while she was Lapidus Initiative Communications Coordinator in 2016. by Laurel Daen A Look at Printing Illustrations in the WMQ in the Mid-Twentieth Century Part IV Once Royal Engraving Company technicians had etched th

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

Toby and I are very happy to announce six new members to the Project’s Advisory Board have joined over the past year.  They replace several members who have retired, taken positions as Project consultants, or whose term has expired. The…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory Early Modern Collection Catalogues: Open Questions, Digital Approaches, Future Directions was a workshop held at the British Museum, 15-16 February 2018, and intended to outline and discuss some of the issues that the Enlightenmen...

Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Chelsea Stieber Given the growth in Haitian Studies over the last twenty years or so, the Haitian Revolution and its relationship to the Age of Revolution no longer requires the laborious contextualization and explanation it once did. T...

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

Two years ago, Middlesex Community College (MxCC) hosted a reading by Richard Blanco. Before attending this event, I did not know much about Blanco or his work, other than vaguely remembering his participation in the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Named by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poe...

Nursing Clio

In the summer of 1782, Don Juan de Luna, a respected elder citizen of the City of Mexico, nearly choked on a lagartija, a lizard, when he ate it to ease the throbbing tumor on his tongue. The details are foggy, but he likely followed the protocol established by his medical counsel, the celebrated ph...

The Junto

Casey Schmitt reviews Daniel LIvesay's "Children of Uncertain Future."...

Past is Present

The Countryman (Turnwold, Georgia), 1862–1866. 163 issues. The Countryman is the only newspaper published on a Southern plantation. The owner of the plantation, Joseph Turner, started this paper on March 4, 1862. In advertisements he placed in various newspapers he wrote, “We do not profess to publish a NEWS paper, for, under the circumstances, that […]...