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Blogging Early America

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 part of our series marking the 75th anniversary of the Omohundro Institute by exploring the OI books that have had an impact on a scholar’s life. by Anna Mae Duane I had just finished an exhilarating but exhausting first year at the University of Connecticut and was petrified about turning my dissertation into a book. It had been an incredible stroke of luck to land at UConn, and it seemed particularly miraculous in light of how my dissertation project had perplexed many of the h

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

Danielle Hill (Mashpee) will be joining the Indian Papers Project staff as one of its Native Interns for 2018. Ms. Hill has been working with tribal governments since 2010 in various capacities and departments and offers a well-rounded perspective on the…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

by Jaclyn Shankel, Early Modern MA student, King’s College London Introduction by Angel-Luke O’Donnell, Liberal Arts Early Career Development Fellow in History, King’s College London As part of the GPP, we regularly host coffee mornings for incoming fellows and other researchers in...

Age of Revolutions

This is the inaugural post of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Matthew Rainbow Hale  We know with greater clarity than ev...

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

I confess, I had other expectations. Being summer, the time when teachers become learners, I asked Mr. Walker to teach me how to cook ribs. He agreed to school me....

Nursing Clio

Randi Hutter Epstein’s new book, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, traces the development of our scientific and medical understanding of hormones from the late nineteenth century to the present. Each chapter focuses on a different hormone, linking the sc...

The Junto

Guest poster Mairin Odle describes writing alongside her students...

Past is Present

PART I, by Doris O’Keefe, AAS Senior Cataloger Several weeks ago Brenna Bychowski, one of the Society’s former catalogers who is now at the Beinecke Library at Yale, posted a short video on Facebook and described a book she had recently cataloged: Two volumes of a James Fenimore Cooper novel (The spy: a tale of […]...