Historic Political Cartoons Collection in Metadata Games

The American Antiquarian Society recently completed the photographing of over 600 political cartoons produced in the United States between 1764 and 1876, and that these images were now available in GIGI, our digital image archive. This comprehensive collection includes everything from early cartoons relating to the establishment and operation of the federal government to slanderous depictions of local politicians. It’s widely used by a variety of scholars and collectors looking for evidence of historical activities, trends, and motivations.

Engaging Your Campus in the Elections—Six Key Ways to Act

I'm the founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project, a national non-partisan project that I launched in 2008, and whose efforts reached 750 colleges and universities in 2012. We work to help college and university faculty, administrators, and staff get their students involved in the election, helping them register, volunteer, learn about the issues, and turn out at the polls. And we'd love to see you help engage your school. We're launching outreach efforts in a dozen states, and hoping to add more.

OAH Meeting: Grassroots Left in Modern US

We are hosting a gathering of scholars who are investigating the grassroots left in late twentieth century US history. Several of us who are working in this area seek not only to complicate the “right-turn” narrative of late twentieth century U.S. history but also to reassess traditional understandings of the fate of the U.S. Left after the social movements of the 1960s. In these efforts, we likely run into similar questions about recovering those movements, (re)constructing narratives of U.S. politics, and framing our studies.

CFA: 23rd Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland (July 3-19, 2014)

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) of The New School for Social Research (NY, USA) is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans and Europeans closer to ideas generated in both parts of the world.

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