Junto March Madness 2019: Round 1 Winners and Round 2 Voting!

Junto March Madness 2019After some unusually polite trash talk on twitter, a first-round runoff, and more than three thousand votes cast, we are ready to move on to the next round of this year’s Junto March Madness tournament. Sadly, many worthy digital projects must end their tournament hopes today. We encourage you to revisit the entire field to appreciate the remarkable online resources available to those of us interested in Vast Early America.

Today, voting begins for our tournament’s round two. It will end on Tuesday at 8:00pm (EST).

Thank you to all of those who nominated digital projects and those who voted. We are gratified to see that many people are finding new digital resources, or even teaching with them, through this tournament. Remember, as always, that this tournament is meant to be a fun way to highlight some of the early American community’s favorite digital projects—rather than a serious attempt to identify the “best” digital project. As you vote for round two, we again encourage you to explore some of the projects you aren’t familiar with. Tell us what you’re finding and how you’re making decisions in the comments below, or on twitter with the hashtag #JMM19.

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Junto March Madness: Round One Runoff!

Junto March Madness 2019Round one voting has finished for our 2019 March Madness tournament! Well, almost.

The matchup between 2-seed Slave Revolt in Jamaica and 7-seed Magazine of Early American Datasets ended in a tie, and so we go to a runoff. Cast your votes below.

This poll will only run for 24 hours, so make your selection quickly!

We will announce the winners and begin round two voting on Monday.

March Madness Call for Nominations

JMM16It’s the most wonderful time of the year here at The Junto, or the month of March Madness! As faithful readers will know, each year we engage in a spirited tournament of voting in some category related to early American history. Last year, it was primary sources. Find out what this year’s theme will be after the jump. Continue reading

Junto March Madness: Final Four Results AND Championship Voting

JMM15March is over, but March Madness is still here, and can only survive with the help of your votes! Clap your hands if you believe in fairies!

And by “fairies,” I really mean brackets; you can find the original bracket here.

The championship game promises to be close. Click through for results on the Final Four, and to see you championship matchup.

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Junto March Madness: Final Four Voting

JMM15Well, we’ve made it. March is almost over basketball is winding down, midterms have come and gone, and JUNTO MARCH MADNESS MARCHES ON!!!!

If you want to be reminded of how we got here, here’s the original bracket.

Is Benjamin Franklin the #EarlyAmHist version of Kentucky, destined for domination? Will the contested principles of the Declaration of Independence win the game? Do I have to keep coming up with corny rhetorical questions? Only one more week to find out!

For the Final Four, you have an entire week to vote. So spread the word! As they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often. Continue reading

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