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Opinion | Time to Rethink Chinoiserie

Thomas Chippendale, Chinese Chairs, 1753; black ink, gray ink, and gray wash (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From The Met’s online description: “Preparatory drawing for Thomas Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s...
From: Enfilade on 2 Nov 2021

Shop tax, or no shop tax?

In support of Lord John Townshend against Lord Samuel Hood in the Westminster election of 1788   Author: Enemy to the Shop Tax. Title: Shop tax, or no shop tax? Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788] Catalog Record File 66 788...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Aug 2021

OpEd | HECAA at 25 Conference Recap

Back home from the HECAA at 25 Conference in Dallas, I feel my mind still whirling from what was perhaps the best conference I’ve ever attended. As strange as it may sound, a previous contender for me had been CSECS 2001 in Saskatoon, which...
From: Enfilade on 6 Nov 2018

Puerto Rico and the Regional Caribbean

For early Americanists, the past two decades have seen an increase in scholarship connecting the early modern Caribbean to colonial North America. The Caribbean adds significant depth and dimension to discussions of race, slavery, diplomacy, capitalism,...
From: The Junto on 25 Sep 2018

Frogs and Cats, or, Access and Privilege

I have never heard anything like those frogs. I was crunching along the gravel walkway from Historic Jamestowne back to the bus after the final reception of the Omohundro Institute conference in June. As I walked through the woods, the James River at...
From: The Junto on 5 Sep 2018

Making the Personal Historical: Reflections on Pregnancy and Birth

Lindsay Keiter considers how being a historian influenced her experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
From: The Junto on 25 Jul 2018

Part of the Long History of Child Trafficking: 18th-Century French Louisiana

As we continue to learn more about the seizure and internment of migrant infants and children, both along the U.S.-Mexico border and in ICE raids throughout the nation, historians have asked us to wrestle with our long history of child-snatching, family...
From: The Junto on 27 Jun 2018

Trans-American Crossings Recap

Over the weekend, an international group of scholars met on the campus of Brown University to participate in a conference focused on various forms of enslaved migrations throughout the Americas from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Sponsored...
From: The Junto on 4 Jun 2018

A Survey of Assumptions

With spring well underway, many of us are experiencing the satisfaction of marking the last grade on the final blue book of the semester, with an eye toward the approaching summer months and the freedom to work on our own research projects.[1] This makes...
From: The Junto on 21 May 2018

A President, a Cardinal, and a Soldier walk into a bar…

Roy Rogers reviews the video game "The Council, Episode One: The Mad Ones" by Big Bad Wolf.
From: The Junto on 23 Apr 2018

Atlantic Families, Race, and Empire

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833. By Daniel Livesay. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2018....
From: The Junto on 19 Apr 2018

Inspiration Roundtable: Haunting Sources

Today, Lindsay O’Neill, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Southern California, joins our weeklong discussion about sources and inspiration. Her first book, The Opened Letter: Networking in the Early Modern British World, was published...
From: The Junto on 29 Nov 2017

About that AHA Jobs Chart

People's look-on-the-bright-side comments look a lot like advice someone might have given in 1969: Remember, there are always exciting job opportunities for hardworking people who know how to make steel.
From: The Junto on 20 Nov 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

Guest Post: Review of An Aqueous Territory

Today’s review is by James Hill, who received his Ph.D. from the College of William & Mary in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Bahamas. He has published articles in Early American Studies (Winter...
From: The Junto on 27 Jun 2017

Every Historian Her Own Adventurer

This spring, early Americanists were abuzz about "a bit of real-life archival drama," as Harvard scholars Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff announced that they had discovered something pretty amazing: an unknown, manuscript, parchment copy of the Declaration...
From: The Junto on 1 May 2017

Digital Identity in Graduate School

Last week, the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center at William and Mary hosted a Digital Identity Roundtable to discuss the benefits, pitfalls, and protocols for graduate students who currently use social media for networking and scholarship, and for those...
From: The Junto on 21 Feb 2017

Reminder to join the conversation “Where Historians Work: A View from Early America”

A reminder that there's still time to join the conversation on "Where Historians Work: A View from Early America."
From: The Junto on 8 Feb 2017

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