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June 15

GUEST CURATOR: Joseph Vanacore What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SLOOP of 84 tons, with all her stores.” I found Abraham Barker’s advertisement in the June 15, 1772, issue of the Newport Mercury very interesting....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2022

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JOSEPH STANSBURY, Hath just imported … GLASS AND EARTHEN WARES.” Molly Torres, a student in my Revolutionary America class in Fall 2021, selected this advertisement that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2022

May 4

GUEST CURATOR: Tyler Reid What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Be cautious, there are many … counterfeit watches … so bad they cannot be rendered useful.” John Simnet, a clock- and watchmaker, created this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2022

April 18

GUEST CURATOR: Lizzie Peterson What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WOOL and TOW CARDS.” While examining advertisements to research for this project, this one about wool and tow cards caught my eye, I wanted to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2022

March 17

GUEST CURATOR:  Matthew Holbrook What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large ASSORTMENT of Hard-Ware GOODS.” I found that this advertisement interesting because Jacob Ashton owned a shop in Salem, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2022

Teaching Students to Read Secondary Sources with Age of Revolutions

By Erika Vause In his seminal 1961 essay “The Historian and His Facts,” E.H. Carr compared writing history to preparing fish. Carr argued against seeing history as a “corpus of ascertained facts” lying “like fish on the fishmonger’s slab,”...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Mar 2022

February 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisements.” Among the many primary sources that I incorporate into my classes about early American history, eighteenth-century newspapers are among my favorites.  Despite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2022

February 13

GUEST CURATOR: Dillon Escandon What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “BOOKS … which have just been received in the Paoli, Capt, Cazneau.” This advertisement struck me particularly because I have always been curious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2022

February 4

GUEST CURATOR: Alex Devolve What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wanted Immediately, a number of settlers, to remove and settle … in New Hampshire.” I have chosen an advertisement about settling a town called...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2022

Table Talks III: Recording and Review

Merry Christmas! You can catch up with our festive Table Talks III: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Youth here: If you missed it, and let’s face it, you probably did (presenters just about equalled attendees for the duration of the event),...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 20 Dec 2021

Global Studies Gone Global: Teaching the Age of Revolutions in Germany and Ethiopia

By Megan Maruschke Many of us are teaching Age of Revolutions or some variation thereof in a global or transnational perspective. I teach this course at Leipzig University in an Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program and at the University of Addis...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Oct 2021

The Historical Relevance of Reconstructing an Early Modern Lemon Pie

In the spring of 2021, students of the Huizinga Institute, the Dutch national graduate school for cultural history, took part in the course “The Sensory Archive”. In this course, they read, transcribed, and prepared recipes from an eighteenth-century...
From: The Medicine Chest on 28 May 2021

A practical zoom session on digitisation

The Background At Sussex we (and it is very much we, with Sharon Webb my main co-conspirator) run a program of weekly sessions across Year 1 of our History BA on ‘digital skills’. These start off very un-digital, with lectures on ‘what...
From: cradledincaricature on 25 Feb 2021

Teaching Chile’s Road to Socialism: Topics, Questions, and Assignments

By Ángela Vergara Fifty years ago, in September 1970, Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. Amid the global Cold War, his victory represented a new kind of “revolution,” a peaceful and democratic transition to socialism....
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Aug 2020

Hamilton and the Bibliographical Revolution in the Classroom

By Caitlin Kelly Over the past few years, I have developed an undergraduate seminar that explores the intersection of art and history in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. (See assignment prompt here.) The seminar is a first-semester...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Aug 2020

Liberté, Equality, #ICantBreathe! Teaching the Age of Revolutions Using the NBA’s 2020 Summer Restart

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall The eighteenth century can seem remote to students interested in 21st-century issues. Especially in 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the explosion of #BlackLivesMatter protests following the murder of George Floyd, it...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Aug 2020

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

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