A discussion and collaboration forum for Humanities Commons historians. If this group is too general for you, make one for your subfield!
Part of a larger roundtable series on Arab American histories for the Journal of American Ethnic History.
Jason Heppler deposited Follow the Money: A Spatial History of In-Lieu Programs for Western Federal Lands. Stanford University, Jay Taylor, Erik Steiner, Krista Fryauff, Celena Allen, Alex Sherman, and Zephyr Frank in the group History on Humanities Commons 6 days, 7 hours ago
Review of “Follow the Money: A Spatial History of In-Lieu Programs for Western Federal Lands.” Stanford University, Jay Taylor, Erik Steiner, Krista Fryauff, Celena Allen, Alex Sherman, and Zephyr Frank. Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, Issue 3, 1 July 2018, Pages 344–345, https://doi.org/10.1093/whq/why049.
When the United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898, an aggressive
Americanization project introduced cultural practices, including
American sports. However, although Puerto Ricans incorporated U.S.
sports to their sporting profile, they did so adhering to a larger Hispanic-
American ideology. Although soccer, or f ´ utbol, was…[Read more]
Personal and object biographies can be interwoven and reveal much about the transnational connections between Australia and other places. This chapter features two interwoven biographies: Guna Kinne, a Latvian Displaced Person who began making a national dress as a school girl in Latvia and continued to make it as she fled the Soviet army to…[Read more]
The Museum of Chinese Australian History reopened on 29th August 2010 with newly refurbished exhibitions displaying Chinese Australian history and contemporary Chinese Australian identities. This article reviews the new exhibitions in comparison with the Gum San Heritage Centre at Ararat and the Golden Dragon Museum at Bendigo and specifically…[Read more]
SHOWING OFF: QUEENSLAND AT WORLD EXPOSITIONS 1862 TO 1988 BY JUDITH
MCKAY. ROCKHAMPTON AND SOUTH BRISBANE: CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
PRESS AND THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, 2004; 128PP, APPENDIX, NOTES,
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX; PAPERBOUND, $29.95
Clark Ashton Smith—unlike the more famous H.P. Lovecraft—engaged with the medieval as a setting for his fiction. Lovecraft admired classical Roman civilization and the eighteenth century, but had little time for medieval themes. As Brantley Bryant has related, Lovecraft wrote contemptuously that the Middle Ages was a period that “snivel[ed] along…[Read more]
Amanda L. French started the topic V-E Day Transcribathon of WWII Soldier Surveys – May 8, 2018 in the discussion History on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Victory in Europe Day Transcribathon
May 8, 2018
Join us in celebrating VE Day with a Transcribathon for The American Soldier Project
10am – 5pm (EDT)
Athenaeum Classroom, Newman Library
The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive is a project to make broadly available a remarkable collection of written…[Read more]
This essay uses Arnaldo Momigliano’s genealogy of antiquarianism and historiography to propose a new method for engaging the past. The Italian historian Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-1987) traced antiquarianism from its advent in ancient Greece and later growth in Rome to its early modern efflorescence, its usurpation by history, and its transformation…[Read more]
A family tale inspired the author to explore seemingly minor, but related details of the Saint-Domingue, French, and American Revolutions, including the population movements to and from the United States. “A Haitian Tale of Diasporas and Revolutions” is a documented historical and personal narrative through cultures and continents, as…[Read more]
This photoessay documents the 82nd Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, which took place in Morgan City, Louisiana over Labor Day weekend in 2018. It contains photographs of the festival, including images of pageant queens, food vendors, and the Blessing of the Fleet. The essay documents the authors’ experience of the festival, and c…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Ijtihād against Madhhab: Legal Hybridity and the Meanings of Modernity in Early Modern Daghestan,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (2015) in the group History on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
This article explores the interface of multiple legal systems in early modern Daghestan. By comparing colonial engagements with legal plurality with indigenous genres of Daghestani legal discourse, I aim to shed light on the plurality of legal systems that preceded as well as informed legal discourse under colonialism. The Daghestani turn to…[Read more]
This chapter uses Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive to consider the ways that collaborative, public-facing digital humanities initiatives can conflict with institutional conventions and methods of evaluating academic labor. Collaborative work creates challenges as well as opportunities for its organizers and laborers. The particular…[Read more]
The Wellcome Library, in considering a project to digitise and transcribe recipe manuscripts using crowdsourcing technologies, commissioned this report from Ben Brumfield and Mia Ridge in Summer 2015. The report addresses issues specific to this project, and to the Wellcome Library’s digital infrastructure.
Es bien conocido que la Relación sumaria de la Historia verdadera del Rey Don Pedro (PhiloBiblon BETA Texid 3377) es una de las obras de mayor complejidad analítica en toda la literatura hispánica de finales de la Edad Media y comienzo del Renacimiento. No solo en lo que concierne a su laberíntico entramado ecdótico, del que se han ocupado inve…[Read more]
In this directed readings course, students will study the relationship between the discipline of history and computing tools through a combination of theoretical and hands-on activities. They will read and respond weekly to a number of print and digital materials. There are two objectives for this directed readings: to explore the methods of…[Read more]
On the evening of 8 September 1778, an altercation occurred in Boston between bakers employed making bread for the French fleet anchored offshore and a number of unidentified townspeople. When the crowd asked the bakers for some bread to eat, the bakers refused, so the crowd assaulted both the bakers and a pair of French naval officers who hurried…[Read more]
Examines the organization and curriculum of the Jesuit colleges in the Maryland-New York Province from the creation of the province in 1879 through the establishment of the New England Province in 1926. Explores how the provincial and collegiate administrations worked to adapt to the changing educational landscape during this period, focusing…[Read more]
This essay is part of a pioneering special issue on Ottoman international law, and analyses the work of several Egyptian and Ottoman lawyers focused on the understudied field of private international law. It argues for greater attention to the history of private international law by examining lawyers and functionaries in Ottoman and post-Ottoman…[Read more]
Review- American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Dream. http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/12/05/american-girls-in-red-russia-chasing-the-dream-by-julia-l-mickenberg/ Julia Mickenberg’s American Girls in Red Russia, touches on such diverse topics as American women’s participation in pre-1917 revolutionary movements, famine relief in during the…[Read more]
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