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Colonial Valley Zapotec Documents in the Ticha Project

Below is an example of 15th-century English writing from The University of Manchester Library Image Collections. Pretty hard to read, right?  If you’ve never looked at medieval handwriting before, you might not be able to recognize all of the letters.  … Continue reading

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Summer at CFG

Two unchanging rules of gallery exhibits: 1. Every show will have its own big or small problems 2. All problems will eventually be fixed and the show will open! Hi, I’m Kelly, and I am working as the intern for … Continue reading

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Teaching Visual and Linguistic Literacy at SAAM

This summer, I am interning with the Education Department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I am especially helping with a professional development program called Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art. It is a weeklong program that seeks to provide … Continue reading

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Lettres de cachet and Eighteenth Century Crime

I am here in Paris for the summer, assisting Professor Graham with her research on debauchery in eighteenth century France. She is writing a book, Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth Century France, that looks at debauchery from a variety of different … Continue reading

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Intro to Influenza at the Mütter Museum

This summer, I’m working at the Mütter Museum  of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (fun fact: if you’re like me and don’t know how to pronounce the German umlaut, you can pronounce the ü like “oo”, according to their … Continue reading

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The Seventh Ward, Food Deserts and More

This summer I’m lucky enough to be a research assistant for The Ward project at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the cool things about this project is how open-ended it is; essentially it is a continuation of W.E.B. DuBois’ … Continue reading

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Secret Handshakes, Dystopias, and the Hurford Center

Armed with coffee and bagels, fellow HCAH Office Assistant Anna Mehta ’17 and I spent Friday morning on April 17th sewing electrical circuitry to gloves. Don’t worry, enough coffee was consumed that noone was electrocuted. Anna and I were two of many … Continue reading

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American Rubble: Hushed Light Situations and Rubble Scans

As I am swept along by “the quarter that gives no quarter” (in the words of James Weissinger) I find myself nostalgic for a certain brisk winter evening first semester, where I got to eat popcorn, browse postcards, and immerse … Continue reading

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Summer-Sponsored by HCAH, And Now He Has a Job: Jacob Horn ’13 Tells All

1. How did your job grow out of your internship? Who did you have to talk to? I was an intern [Sponsored by the Hurford Center] in the Whitney’s Publications department shortly before the Editorial Assistant position opened up. Getting … Continue reading

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Mixtape Monday

Welcome back from spring break! To get you back in the groove, let’s listen to some neat tunes specially selected by some of the Hurford Center’s student employees. Miriam Hwang-Carlos, ’17 I’m sending you “Somos Sur” by Ana Tijoux featuring … Continue reading

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