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This Week @ MHS

Please join us on Wednesday, 2 September at 12 noon in the Dowse Library for a brown-bag lunch with short-term research fellow Matthew Hale, assistant professor of history at Goucher College. Hale will speak on "The French Revolution and American National Identity." [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 31 August, 2009, 9:26 AM

MHS Remembers Senator Kennedy

The Society joins the world in mourning the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy, an MHS Fellow since 1968 and a close friend to the organization and our mission. Read more here. [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009, 1:26 PM

Meet & Greet: Adams Papers

Last but certainly not least in our survey of MHS departments is the Adams Papers editorial staff, the diligent group responsible for overseeing the publication of the papers of several generations of members of the Adams family. The project, begun in 1954, has produced [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009, 10:16 AM

JQA's Shipboard Reading List: August Edition

Many of those following John Quincy Adams on Twitter have asked for additional information about his extensive shipboard reading, so without further ado, here is the first in a series of posts which will track, and (where possible) link to digital copies of the books Adams [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 24 August, 2009, 10:23 AM

Society Awarded NEH Grant

The MHS has received a $160,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will enable us to develop and present two one-week Landmark Institutes for eighty high school teachers from across the country in partnership with Minute Man National Historical [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 20 August, 2009, 3:15 PM

New JQA Roundup Page

Due to the high level of interest in the John Quincy Adams Twitter project, our wonderful digital team has created a new web page to provide an entry-point into the project (with links to the Twitter page and the scans of the manuscript diaries, background information, and [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 18 August, 2009, 11:53 AM

Meet & Greet: Administration & Development

It's been quite a while since we've done a Meet & Greet post (and I've only got a few departments left, too!). The folks in Administration and Finance, as well as in the Development office, do much work to keep the place up and running every day, so it's their turn: The [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 14 August, 2009, 12:00 PM

MHS Library Was Hopping in July!

  July was a banner month for the MHS library staff. We had 484 researchers visit the library (202 individual researchers), conducted 91 reader orientations (not including two large groups of community college professors here for week-long workshops), copied over [...] read more

comments: 2 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 11 August, 2009, 10:00 AM

John Quincy Adams, Media Darling

Apologies for the long post, but I wanted to take a chance to round up some of the major media coverage John Quincy Adams has been getting this week, provide a little more background (and offer up the perspective that his wife had on the trip to Russia), and answer some [...] read more

comments: 21 | permalink | Published: Friday, 7 August, 2009, 10:07 AM

Punch Before Tea?

Our August Object of the Month is the Edes Punch Bowl, famously used to quench the thirst of a group gathered at the home of Benjamin Edes on the afternoon of 16 December 1773, just hours before the Boston Tea Party. [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 6 August, 2009, 12:14 PM

This Week @ MHS

Please join us this week for another pair of brown-bag lunches: On Wednesday, 5 August, research fellow Lindsay DiCuirci (Ohio State University) will discuss her current project, "History's Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History in the Nineteenth [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 4 August, 2009, 12:02 PM

Hessian Journals and Cultures of Print

Two recent publications by MHS researchers: - An annotated translation of the journal of Hessian 2nd Lt. Friedrich von Keudell appears in the 2009 volume of The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. Keudell's journal, which covers the period [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 3 August, 2009, 10:40 AM