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The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 4

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More

The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 3

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More

The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 2

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More

The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 1

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition “The Mere Distinction of Colour” (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More

Highlights of [email protected] in 2018

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2018 has drawn to a close, and the [email protected] editors would be remiss if we deprived our readers of that beloved tradition: the year-end redux. We want to give you a sense of the most widely read, discussed, shared, and impactful posts of the year, but we find ourselves faced with the perennial problem of digital analysis: how do we assess impact? Read More

Does it count? Promotion, tenure, and evaluation of public history scholarship

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Whenever public historians first began working in academic units, it is likely that soon after, their peers questioned whether public history scholarship—exhibitions, class projects, and reports—counted toward tenure. “Count” is academic shorthand for work that is considered to be scholarship or research. Read More

S.103 threatens digital history initiatives around race

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Not so long ago, few historians knew anything about GIS, or geographic information systems. Many of us saw little need to learn complicated software built on scripting languages and databases. We retreated to the familiar environment of the archives, leaving the technical challenges of GIS to geographers and computer scientists. Read More

Mass collaboration and historical synthesis in “The American Yawp”

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The American Yawp, the profession’s first multi-authored open textbook, contains thirty chapters and almost 300,000 words. It covers everything from indigenous creation stories to Instagram. How, with historical input accelerating and the scope of scholarship expanding, could any individual or small group of historians hope to capture the breadth of American history and to do so as expansively as a textbook demands? Read More