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Around the Table: The Making and Knowing Project

This month on Around the Table, we have a very special treat. Many of our contributors have been a part of the Making and Knowing Project and we have enjoyed occasional updates on the project throughout the years. Here, we have an update and reflection...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Oct 2020

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Negro Boy … can work in the Iron Works, both at Blooming and at Refining.” Advertisements concerning several enslaved men and women ran in the Essex Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2020

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769). “JAMES OLIPHANT, JEWELLER.” When he moved to a new location in September 1769, jeweler James Oliphant...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2019

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 3, 1769). “Two negro boys brought up to the jeweler’s trade.” When John Paul Grimke, a jeweler, decided to “retire from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2019

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768). “PATRICK MACKEY … has opened a Skinner’s Shop.” When Patrick Mackey arrived in Providence from Philadelphia, he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2018

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 18, 1768).“Carpenters, joiners, sadlers and others, may expect they will be sold on the lowest terms.” In the late 1760s James Eddy operated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2018

May 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 31, 1768).“Will sell two or three Negro Shoemakers.” John Matthews, a cobbler, placed a variation of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 May 2018

Making Senses: Artisanal Practice and Sensory Perception in an Early Modern French Manuscript

By Tillmann Taape Ms Fr. 640 was written in French by an unknown craftsperson in Toulouse, likely between 1580 and 1600. [1] It is an intriguing and eclectic source, with entries ranging from medical recipes to metalwork and pigment-making, and it forms...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 May 2018

April 19

GUEST CURATOR:  Anna MacLean What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (April 19, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A PARCEL of valuable SLAVES.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2018

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 9, 1768).“Greatful thanks for the encouragement he has had for eighteen years past in Charles-Town.” Experience...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2018

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 14, 1768).“He hath a medallion in clay … as a specimen of his abilities.” In addition to marketing a “Neat assortment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2018

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 5, 1767).“All performed in the neatest and best manner.” Blacksmiths Amos Atwell and Jonathan Ellis inserted an advertisement in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2017

Guest Post: Patriotism, Partisanship, and “The Star-Spangled Banner”: A View from the Early Republic

Billy Coleman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in History at the Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD from University College London (UCL), and is currently completing a book manuscript called,...
From: The Junto on 28 Sep 2017

July 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 4, 1767).“RAN away … a Negro Man named Caesar.” Today citizens of the United States commemorate the 241st anniversary of their independence....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2017

April 21

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (April 21, 1767).“ABOUT FORTY valuable country-born NEGROES, among whom are Boatmen, Carpenters,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2017

October

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 22, 1766).“Who is as good a cooper as any of his colour in this province.”   The word “cooper”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2016

Introducing ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-195

By Sven Dupré and Marieke Hendriksen What is ‘technique’ in the visual and decorative arts? And how is ‘technique’ transmitted? Those are the central questions of ARTECHNE, a five-year project supported by the European Research...
From: The Recipes Project on 30 Jun 2016

Séminaire : « Virtuosité, apprentissage et transmission du geste technique (2/2) » (Nantes, 13 juin 2015)

Ce séminaire est organisé dans le cadre du programme « Pour une histoire du geste technique : valeur sociale et culturelle des savoir-faire artisanaux et artistiques aux époques préindustrielles » agréé...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 1 May 2015

Making the Past Present, By Frontier Partisans.

Keith H. Burgess.Mark A. Baker.Both of these authors have written for Muzzleloader Magazine in the past, & both have authored books.My sincere thanks to Jim Cornelius at Frontier Partisans for mentioning me in his article. Very much appreciated Jim.Keith.Frontier...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Jan 2015

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