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iPhones and iPads: Archival research in an air-conditioned age

Thanks to the help and support of the Hurford Humanities Center at Haverford, I spent two weeks this past month in Stanford, California, at the Hoover Memorial Library Archives at the Hoover Institute studying American diplomatic history in North Africa … Continue reading

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IDMF 2014—Hot Air, Cold Stacked Rigs

    The IDMF is back from our second trip to Louisiana, which may have been even hotter than the first. Our hard drives are full of images of industry and conversations with locals. We’re excited to be back in … Continue reading

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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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