Announcing the Recently Relaunched Commonplace

Maddison Rhoa Discussion

Hello H-SHEAR community. We have exciting news! On Monday, September 30th, Common-place: the journal of early American life became Commonplace, with a fresh new look and interface. We also moved to a new URL,

Embracing the digital mode of delivery, we’ve moved away from an issue-based publication towards a dynamic new rolling release. To celebrate this new phase of the publication, we are embarking on a yearlong celebration to introduce ourselves to new readers and reintroduce ourselves to members of the Commonplace community.

Articles will be organized into three broad categories: “Teach,” “Learn,” and “Objects.” Separate columns will house “Creative Writing” and “Reviews.” Each week, a new set of articles will be released based on a particular theme.

Postings will occur on Monday and Thursday, featuring pieces from our extensive back catalog. We will also post a featured review related to the weekly theme to guide you to further reading.

We’re delighted to see this project launch after several years of working together. Commonplace has contributed so much as an innovative space for bringing the past to life.

This new life for Commonplace combines the distinctive and complementary resources of the American Antiquarian Society and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.

Please find us on Twitter @CommonplaceJrnl and on Facebook at