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Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

This is the second piece 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. A Look at Printing Illustrations in the WMQ in the Mid-Twentieth Century Part II by Laurel Daen [caption id="attachment_3354" align="alignleft" width="216"] Nicho

The Collation

A guest post by Dr. Nigel Smith I am writing a transnational history of early modern European literature. Our inherited history of the different early modern vernacular languages and their literatures was fashioned through the lens of the 19th-century and earlier 20th-century nationalism, and this s...

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

We are delighted to announce that you can now watch a video-recording of the richly-illustrated event on ‘Mapping the Georgian World – Maps and Power in the reign of George III’ which was delivered to an enthusiastic audience at the 2017 Arts and Humanities Festival at King’s...

Age of Revolutions

By Aidan Beatty In 1919, a “Revolution” broke out in Egypt; since 1882, Britain had held an outsized role in Egyptian affairs but never directly ruled the country, instead preferring to use local royalty as intermediaries.  In the “Wilsonian moment”[1] after 1918, Egyptian nationalists bel...

The Adverts 250 Project

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All those that really have the Welfare of their Country at Heart, are desired to consider seriously, the Importance of a Paper Manufactory to this Government.” The Townshend Act assessed new taxes on all sorts of imported...

The Junto

Today at The Junto, we're passing on news of an important survey on studying and working on American history in the UK...

Past is Present

Gregory Nobles is professor emeritus in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, where he first started teaching in 1983. He just finished a term as Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society. He has published and lectured widely on everything from early and revolutionary American politics to the American frontier to John James Audubon. His current work is tentatively titled “Betsey Stockton’s Mission: From Slavery to Freedom, From Princeton to the Pacific.” In this interview, Greg talks about this newest project, tells u...