Introducing The History Carousel: Bringing the Past Full-Circle with the Present

The History CarouselWe at The Junto are very excited to announce the birth of a new podcast. “The History Carousel” will connect the past with the present, and will feature a rotating cast of Junto members and guests. It’s part of our equally-new podcast network, which is going to allow for all sorts of podcasting shenanigans—many thanks to Michael Hattem for helping to set it up. Continue reading

The JuntoCast, Episode 8: Thomas Paine and “Common Sense”

The JuntoCastIn this month’s episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Ben Park discuss Thomas Paine, including reconsidering the importance of his most famous work, “Common Sense,” his life as an eighteenth-century transatlantic radical, and his legacy today compared to that of the other “founders.”

You can click here to listen to the mp3 in a new window or right-click to download and save for later. You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. We would greatly appreciate it if our listeners could take a moment to rate or, better yet, review the podcast in iTunes. As always, any and all feedback from our listeners is greatly welcomed and appreciated.

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The JuntoCast, Episode 7: The Great Awakening

The JuntoCastIn this month’s episode of “The JuntoCast,” Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss the Great Awakening, including its historiography, its relationship to the American Revolution, and its contemporary significance.

You can click here to listen to the mp3 in a new window or right-click to download and save for later. You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. We would greatly appreciate it if our listeners could take a moment to rate or, better yet, review the podcast in iTunes. As always, any and all feedback from our listeners is greatly welcomed and appreciated. Continue reading

The JuntoCast, Episode 6: The Continental Congress

The JuntoCastSubmitted for your approval . . . the November episode of “The JuntoCast.” This month, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Continental Congress, including a number of recent popular histories about it, its popular and academic historiography, and various aspects of its importance.  Continue reading

The JuntoCast, Episode 5: The Constitution

The JuntoCastThe Junto is happy to present the fifth episode of “The JuntoCast,” a monthly podcast in which members of The Junto discuss issues of both academic and general interest related to early American history, pedagogy, and public history. Continue reading

The JuntoCast, Episode 4: Religion in Early America

The JuntoCastThe Junto is happy to present the fourth episode of “The JuntoCast.” In case you missed our first three episodes, “The JuntoCast” is a monthly podcast in which members of The Junto discuss issues of both academic and general interest related to early American history, pedagogy, and public history.

In this month’s episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss religion in early America, including its relationship to the American Revolution, historiographical developments, and, being the history nerds that they are, which 18th-century Protestant denomination’s theology best represents each panelist’s pedagogical style.

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The JuntoCast, Episode 3: Teaching the U.S. History Survey

The JuntoCastThe Junto is happy to present the third episode of “The JuntoCast.” In case you missed our first two episodes, “The JuntoCast” is a monthly podcast in which members of The Junto discuss issues of both academic and general interest related to early American history, pedagogy, and public history. Continue reading

The JuntoCast, Episode 2: The American Revolution

The JuntoCastThe Junto is happy to present the second episode of “The JuntoCast,” our new monthly podcast featuring Juntoists discussing issues related to early American history, academia, pedagogy, and public history. 

In our second episode, Kenneth Owen, Michael D. Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Eric Herschthal use the recent MCEAS conference, “The American Revolution Reborn,” as a springboard to launch into a discussion on questions of periodization, Atlantic and global contexts, the limits of “republicanism,” and the value of recovering “lived experience.”

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The JuntoCast is Here!

The JuntoCastToday, The Junto is happy to present the first episode of “The JuntoCast,” our new monthly podcast featuring Juntoists discussing issues related to early American history, academia, pedagogy, and public history. As we embark on this venture, the first few episodes will be experimental as we try to find the best method for recording a podcast with 3 or 4 participants literally thousands of miles apart. The podcast will appear once per calendar month and the length of the podcast will likely vary anywhere from fifteen to forty-five minutes. As always, any feedback will be greatly appreciated, including suggesting future topics to be covered. Continue reading

History Carnival 121

hlogoThe Junto is excited to be this month’s host of the 121st History CarnivalFor those unfamiliar with History Carnival, it is guest-hosted by a different history blog on the 1st of each month and gathers up links to some of the best history blog-writing on the web. Think of it as The Junto‘s “The Week in Early American History” but for a whole month and not limited to early American history.

Let me begin by saying that the process of hosting History Carnival has been quite an enlightening experience. I realize now that I had little perception of just how much history blogging is going on outside of my own field and sub-fields, and, especially, how much high-quality history blogging is being done. Now on to the links…

Reading and Writing the Early American City described its taking part in the exciting new “Just Teach One” project, which gets faculty to agree to teach one of the project’s documents and keep a record of how they used it.

Digesting the Medical Past explored the Victorian obsession with digestion and stomachs, in particular.

Randall Stephen gave tips on turning a dissertation into a book at Religion in American History.

American Orchard tackled the relationship between apples and Puritans.

Over at Chronikos, Greg Rogers looked at the diary and story of Capt. William Rice in “Constraints on Projecting Imperial Power: The Ordeal of William Rice.”

At The Appendix, Carolyn Arena discussed a valuable priest’s diary for sources about women in “Bellette and Yarico: Working Women in the Colonial West Indies.”

Not Even Past has two entries in this month’s History Carnival. The first one looked at both a Muslim slave in North Carolina and the Constitution. The second is actually two itself . . . “Digital History: A Primer (Parts 1 & 2).”

At the VAHS, Jon Weier looks at how World War I affected the YMCA.

While, at Think Shop, Paul Doolan looks at the broader importance of a television interview by a Dutch soldier who fought in Indonesia in which he revealed Dutch atrocities.

The London Sound Survey examines the ties between “street noise” and “the taming of Victorian London.”

Discover Historical Travel does a great job bringing to life the nation’s “worst tornado disaster” in “The Great Tri-State Tornado of March 1925.”

By now, most American historians are familiar with the work of David Barton, a conservative activist who promotes the idea that the United States was founded by (more or less) evangelical Christians as a Christian nation. This month, Robert Tracy McKenzie, chair of the history department at Wheaton College, looked at Barton’s historiographic forebears, discussing Peter Marshall Jr.’s and David Manuel’s highly influential 1977 book, The Light and the Glory.

At In the Service of Clio, Nick Sarantakes expands on a recent Perspectives essay, proposing a clearer distinction between “public history” and “applied history” as forms of engagement with the concerns of people in various walks of life.

In “Globalizing the Nineteenth Century,” Joseph L. Yannielli discusses what “moral maps” reveal about Americans’ and Europeans’ understanding of themselves as part of the world.

Will the history of the Holocaust have to change as the last generation of survivors passes away? And how might that process illuminate the histories of other horrors? At Civil War Memory, Kevin Levin reflects on an editorial by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, provoking a lively discussion in the comments.

In April, dozens of bloggers celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Old Bailey Proceedings Online, a landmark of digital history scholarship.

At Early Modern Notes, Sharon Howard reflects on some of the project’s useful, and unexpected, implications for scholars.

At medievalfragments, Erik Kwakkel discusses the business of bookselling in medieval Europe, which was more like the modern trade than one might expect.

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted nominations. Next month’s History Carnival will be hosted by Performing Humanity on June 1.

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