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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 Julie Richter I was in the middle of my dissertation research when Mick Nicholls, then a Research Fellow at Colonial Williamsburg, introduced me to Kathy Brown. Mick encouraged us to talk about our research in county court records. Kathy was in Virginia so she could immerse herself in the court records for three Tidewater counties: L

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

This is the first in a series of blog posts called Georgian Goodies, where we highlight interesting, fun, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Follow #GeorgianGoodies on Twitter at for new blogs and extras.  October was a momentous month for the first three Hano...

Age of Revolutions

By Michael Leroy Oberg One of my favorite undergraduate professors, John Walzer, taught the course I took on the American Revolution a long time ago at Cal State Long Beach. One of his students once made a movie reenacting the Boston Tea Party. The local marina stood in for Boston Harbor, somebody...

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

“But…showers of small frogs, tiny fish, and mysterious rains of pebbles sometimes fall from out of the skies. Here and there, with no possible explanation, men are burned to death inside their clothes. And once in a while, the orderly, immutable sequences of time itself are inexplicably shifted ...

Nursing Clio

Few people I know like working at the UK National Archives. They find it too impersonal, too frigid, too strict. But since I first worked there in July 2014, it has become my archival home. The place is dependable — you can always find silence in the reading rooms, good espresso in the ground-...

The Junto

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann shares a call for papers for a workshop she's co-organizing. Apply to come to Wales!...

Past is Present

The deadline for our Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers is Friday, October 5th. The 2019 class of fellows will be our twenty-fourth. This initiative encourages creators of all types to come to AAS for a month and conduct research on original works of art and non-fiction related to pre-twentieth-century American history and […]...