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The Octo

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Feeds from popular blogs selected by Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Among many other things, the advent of history podcasts has opened new possibilities for engagement both inside and outside of the classroom at all levels. The first Doing History series, which outlines the process that historians use to develop and create historical research projects, was designed in part for exactly that purpose. Over the past few months, we’ve heard from numerous teachers at all levels from elementary to college about the ways in which they’re using Doing History and Ben Franklin

The Many-Headed Monster

This guest post comes from Danae Tankard, a Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at the University of Chichester. It follows on from Mark’s recent post on ‘Material Culture from Below’ and further demonstrates the potential of court depositions … Continue reading &#...

Age of Revolutions

Update: AoR is taking a much needed break during this last leg of summer. We’ll return in September, but while we’re away, check out our previous posts—perhaps, revisit our roundtables (“Bearing Arms in the Age of Revolutions,” “Intoxicating Revolution,” an...

Borealia: Early Canada

Joseph Gagné [For any reader who will not understand my French text, I apologize. This barrier illustrates exactly the problem I describe in the following.] Il y a un an, je publiais mon tout premier livre. J’ai récemment eu le plaisir à la fois de découvrir que le Journal de Montréal le clas...

Black Perspectives

From August 1st to August 31st, we’ll be on vacation. During this time, our writers and editors will have an...

U.S. Intellectual History

Can you pray a country into existence? This idea refueled warsick colonists as they made bloody progress through the American Revolution. Certainly, young William Palfrey thought so. On New Year’s Read more ...

The Junto

Casey Schmitt interviews Carla Gardina Pestana about her new book, "The English Conquest of Jamaica" (Harvard University Press, 2017)....

Past is Present

I had the pleasure of attending my first Association of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference last week in Montreal. The conference began with two days of workshops, and I attended the Advancing Linked Open Data in the Humanities session on Monday. Overall, the session was helpful in the reassurance that we are not alone in the […]...