The Early Modern Commons

Researching Early Modern History

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1 American Indian Workshop, RBE 40 – TD Jacobs

24 October 2021

This year’s edition of the American Indian Workshop (AIW) was titled “The Sovereign Erotic.” It was organized over Zoom by Dr James Mackay of European University Cyprus and the Transmotion journal,...

Names and Pronouns in the Classroom, RBE 39 – TD Jacobs

18 March 2021

  I haven’t blogged in a while, having been bogged down by teaching, administrative tasks, and the same general, COVID malaise that has befallen many of my colleagues. However,...

Zoom and the 41st American Indian Workshop, RBE 38 – TD Jacobs

3 December 2020

The 2020 American Indian Workshop was initially postponed as a result of the pandemic. The 41st edition of the AIW, it was to be hosted by the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München....

The Great Plague and diplomatic news networks, part 1, RBE 37 – TD Jacobs

10 September 2020

The Great Plague of 1665/66 eventually claimed an estimated 100,000 lives in and around London. The start of the outbreak, caused by Yersinia pestis, can be traced to the spring of...