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This Isn’t Us and Claiming History

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After all the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday a hashtag sprung up on Twitter proclaiming, “This isn’t us.” As many have pointed out, this is ...

Coding? But You’re a Historian

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When I went away to start my undergrad I was not only a pretty socially awkward person (alert: still am), but I had my own computer for basically the first t...


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In January 2013 the New York Times public editor wrote a column discussing how front page obituaries in 2012 “became something less than a rarity.” According...


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Spent a weekend with the monks at Clear Creek Abbey

Go Out and Do the Things

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As a historian of Native American history I have three major conference options to present research and meet people in the field: the Western History Associa...

This is What They Call a Metaphor

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He was born in the summer of his 27th yearComing home to a place he’d never been beforeHe left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born aga...