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Colossus (Part III)

Here are four more colossuses (colossi?) that I found in the Newberry Library collections in Chicago during the NEH summer program in 2014. First, we have Teddy Roosevelt posing (looming?) over the Panama Canal project: Next, we have Uncle Sam striking … Continue reading

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NEH Day 1: “Mapping Nature Across the Americas”

A while back, I promised to blog about the NEH “Mapping Nature Across the Americas” summer institute that I participated in at the Newberry Library during the summer. Please forgive the sporadic nature of these posts – I have just … Continue reading

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NEH: Application for “Mapping Nature Across the Americas”

This is the first of what might wind up being 20 posts summarizing an awesome summer at the Newberry Library for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) seminar “Mapping Nature Across the Americas.” For curious parties, or future applicants, I’ve … Continue reading

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Last Spikes! (Not to be confused with swipes.)

While we were learning about railroads from Richard White at the Newberry Library NEH summer seminar, he showed us a picture of the “last spike” from the U.S. transcontinental railroad. Here’s an 1881 rendition of the “Last Spike” ceremony in the territory … Continue reading

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NEH: “Mapping Nature Across the Americas” teaser

We got up to some really cool stuff this week at the Newberry Library “Mapping Nature Across the Americas” National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminar (including an excursion to the exotic locale of Lamont, Illinois!). For now, I’ll … Continue reading

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“To Hell and Gone” at the Chicago Map Society Meeting tomorrow

If you’re in town, come on by the Newberry Library at 60 West Walton Street in Chicago. Hope to see you there! (Extra credit for KP’s students.) :-)

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