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Dear H-USA members,
Below is a video that members may find of interest. In the video, Harvard professor Dr. Eric Mazur addresses learning and teaching at its most fundamental. The video may be useful as a reflective tool for assessing and defining one's pedagogic direction on the continuing journey to engage students on a cognitive level. Personally, I found Dr. Mazur's insight to be profound and too good not to share.
Recent Calls for Papers
Call for Papers for the PanelIdentity and the Self: Personal Identity, Autonomy and Belonging
The panel is part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’
22 – 23 June 2017, Florence, Italy
Deadline: 10th of May 2017
Recent Items For Scholars
I'm looking at an individual who was clearly a yeoman/tradesman in Massachusetts proper, but was listed as "Esq." on a land conveyance in the District of Maine in 1815 and I'm wondering how he might have been accorded this designation? He wasn't resident in Maine (I think he was acting as a guarantor for his son-in-law) which makes it even more puzzling. In Liberty Men and Great Proprietors, Alan Taylor talks about certain individuals who "acquired esquire status" by the 1810s (p. 170). What was the process here?