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The Great Central Fair

Every month or two at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a new document display goes up in the lobby. Each display has a theme and contains HSP’s sources that relate to that topic. Currently, there is a WWI display  to … Continue reading

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Peanut Oil and The French Empire

Working to oil the gears of French North Africa to accept an Anglo-American invasion in late 1941, Robert Murphy was introduced to Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, an edible-oil-man himself. Lemaigre-Dubreuil, a business and newspaper owner, expressed to Murphy an interest in creating … Continue reading

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IDMF 2014- In Production

Two stills of the IDMF crew in production on our second trip to the Gulf Coast!  

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Women in Film and Television

This summer, thanks to the HCAH’s great support, I am interning at a women’s film organization in New York City. NYWIFT, short for New York Women in Film&Television, is a chapter of many WIFT organizations all around the world. As … Continue reading

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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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