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Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

by Karin Wulf Hamilton, a quintessentially American story, has arrived in London.  While many American commenters and historians have focused on the “Ten Dollar Founding Father without a Father” and his compatriots, the racial politics of the founding period and the intentional casting of the musical, and the gendered politics of the Schuyler sisters and the Reynolds Affair, with Hamilton in London there is no ducking the significance of that central, summarizing character:  George III. Michael J

The Collation

Henry V fragment. Photo by Elizabeth DeBold. There were several good guesses about this month’s Crocodile Mystery—a crease in the paper, or an off-center, pre-stamped envelope. But, Elisabeth Chaghafi was right on the money with her guess: this is a leaf that was missing a corner, which ...

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

For most of us, Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow.  A time when we remember family, friends, and the good things that have happened throughout the year. But for our friends and colleagues in the Mohegan Tribe, you could say that a…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

10 November 2017 sees an important milestone in the evolution of the Georgian Papers Programme with the public launch of The King’s Friends network. The King’s Friends is a free-to-join international community of those whose work stands to benefit from the digitization of the Georgian pa...

Age of Revolutions

Ginzburg, Carlo. Fear, Reverence, Terror. Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2017.  In conjunction with the University of Chicago Press and Carlo Ginzburg, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary raffle of Fear, Reverence, Terror. Ginzburg gave AoR readers a look into his rece...

The Adverts 250 Project

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “One of the most useful and entertaining Almanacks in America.” The new year was fast approaching. Just three weeks remained in 1767 when this advertisement for “FREEMAN’s New-York ALMANACK For the Year 1768” appeare...

The Junto

We are pleased to share the following call for papers for The Fourteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium....

Past is Present

Progress on the new addition to Antiquarian Hall has been moving steadily over the past few months. Collections have been moved for protection, windows abutting the new addition have been boarded for safety, and these days you may even see staff and readers with ear plugs in the reading room, still hard at work despite […]...