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Translating Early-Modern Astrology

Hello friends! My name is James Truitt, and this summer I’m working with professor of history Darin Hayton through the Hurford Center’s Student Research Assistantship program. My work centers around translating a 14th century Latin text on astrometeorology, Firmin de Beauval’s … Continue reading

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Hello from the Humanoids!

A Day in the Life of a Comic Book Editor: The things I do mostly correspond to what I have always done at school, except that there are a lot more pictures. I read books, think about them, and make … Continue reading

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What Do Professors Do All Day?

By now more than a few of my professors have told me that ultimately I myself will be an academic; such a future is evidently inevitable. In order best to embrace my destiny, I’m spending the summer working as a Summer Research Assistant … Continue reading

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Engaging with History at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

After countless summers of babysitting and getting sunburned at the beach, I am finally trying to be a “real person.” This summer, I have a full-time internship at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, funded by the Hurford Center’s Philadelphia Partners … Continue reading

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Amancay Internship- Links Hall in Chicago

My self-designed summer internship at Links Hall in Chicago started last week, and already I’m feeling useful. Starting on June 19th Links Hall is presenting their original production, River See, so it’s all hands on deck. So far, I’ve created … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 10

Whazzup, peeps? Back this week with a Student Seminar. Lucky for you, the HCAH has just released next fall’s student seminars, so read on and think about how awesome your fall could be.   Lewis Bauer (’06 English) led the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 9

Welcome to another Thursday! Today we’re talking about the symposium, “Romancing Passing – Race, Gender, and Nation in Cinema.” In the second year of a Mellon Fellowship, each fellow stages a symposium or forum relating to their area of study. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 8

Hi, y’all! It’s that time of week again! Today we’re going to take a look at one of the past courses sponsored by the center.   The course, “The Spirit and the Psyche: Spiritualism, Symbolism, Surrealism,” compared  three artistic movements … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 7

Hey guys! We’re back with another Throwback Thursday. Today’s topic: Dialogues on Art. In this Dialogues on Art trip, a group of faculty and students went to the Institute of Contemporary Art to see the exhibit, “Mike’s World: Michael Smith … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 6

Hello again! We’re back with this semester’s series of Throwback Thursdays.   This week, we’re talking about a student seminar called “Mining the Folktale,” led by Justin Dainer-Best ’09 (English, Psychology). The seminar delved into questions such as what constitutes a … Continue reading

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