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August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week (or last week)? “The Price of FLOUR.” The new semester will soon begin.  With it, undergraduate students will once again make contributions to the Adverts 250...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Aug 2020

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I the Subscriber now carry on the Hatting Business.” Witnessing the sense of accomplishment that undergraduate students experience when they work with digitized primary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 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

Guest Post: A (Pedagogically, Geographically, Historiographically) Vast Native History Course

  Today is the first day of Native American Heritage Month, and our guest post comes from Jessica Taylor, Assistant Professor of Oral and Public History, and Edward Polanco, Assistant Professor of Latin American History, both at Virginia Tech....
From: The Junto on 1 Nov 2019

Students Writing Letters, Students Reading Letters

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann describes a letter-writing exercise for students
From: The Junto on 26 Sep 2019

Feel the Fear and Teach the Revolution Anyway: Notes From a Historian of Post-1945 France

By Roxanne Panchasi I learned a lot about “the terror” during my first few semesters on the job as an Assistant Professor of History. I felt like a fraud regularly and wondered often if that feeling might actually kill me. Even in those moments...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Aug 2019

Do You Teach DH? This Survey Is For You!

Brian Croxall and I are excited to announce the launch of a research study: “Who Teaches When We Teach Digital Humanities?” With this study, we hope to learn more about  the training and preparation of those who teach digital humanitiesthe...
From: Diane Jakacki on 10 Jul 2019

Gaming and Framing the Age of Revolution (1775-1848) in Thirty Figures

By Ben Marsh Link to survey: If you had to pick thirty historical figures whose lives and legacies collectively represented the Age of Revolution in c.1775-1848, then who would make the cut? Thirty seems a large number at first....
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jul 2019

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

April 23

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (April 26, 1769). “Brought to the Work House, a TALL STOUT ABLE NEGROE FELLOW … says his name is Michael.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2019

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (April 20, 1769).“[illegible]” Working extensively with primary sources is one of the benefits of serving as a guest curator...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2019

March 26

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (March 23, 1769). “A HARPSICHORD, completely fitted, Maker’s Name (Mahoon, London:).” This brief...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2019


GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 20, 1769). “Wants Employment.” This advertisement caught my eye because of the “Wants Employment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2019

The Power of “S”: Diversity and Inclusion in the Age of Revolutions Classroom

By Bryan A. Banks Those familiar with the historical discipline will no doubt be acquainted with the many “turns” the profession has gone through since the rise of social history in the 1960s and 70s. Old Marxist paradigms and various forms...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jan 2019

Announcing Debates in DH Pedagogy!

Brian Croxall and I are thrilled to announce a call for abstracts for a forthcoming edited volume, Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy. The book will appear in the Debates in the Digital Humanities series from the University of Minnesota Press, edited...
From: Diane Jakacki on 24 Jan 2019

Finding Genres of Revolution in the Classroom

By Aaron R. Hanlon “Conceptual engineering” is the term philosophers use to categorize a sub-discipline concerned with refining and improving concepts like “knowledge,” “race,” or “health.” As a literary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Jan 2019

You Can’t Teach the Age of Revolutions without the Black Intellectual Tradition

By Robert D. Taber 17 January 2016, 6 PM: I’m standing in front a class of 23 students, a mix of first-years and graduating seniors, some older than me, some much older than me. The course is one I hadn’t taken as an undergraduate. Some of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Jan 2019

Helping students prepare for their essays: a feed-forward experiment

Despite the fact that my role is primarily a research one (60% research + 20% teaching + 20% admin, or something vaguely like that, you know how it is..) I’ve been reading a lot of pedagogical literature recently. I’ve always said that one...
From: cradledincaricature on 7 Dec 2018

Colonial Canada: Making the Familiar Dis/Comfortingly Strange

Daniel Samson In my introductory colonial Canadian survey course, students sometimes complain that I spend “all” of my time on Nova Scotia. That’s not actually true, but I understand their point. It may be true that I talk about Nova...
From: Borealia on 5 Nov 2018

Texas and the Great White-Washing of the American Revolution

By Michael Leroy Oberg One of my favorite undergraduate professors, John Walzer, taught the course I took on the American Revolution a long time ago at Cal State Long Beach. One of his students once made a movie reenacting the Boston Tea Party. The local...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Oct 2018

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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