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Rafael Ocasio
Rafael Ocasio gave a virtual talk on February 17, 2021 on his book Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden...
Cynthia Heider
The Center for Digital Scholarship is delighted to announce "Visualizing Colonial Philadelphia," an exciting look at historical urbanization created by 2020 APS Digital Humanities Fellow...
Jackie Antolos
A large piece of last semester’s puzzle for me was doing field work with a cultural organization. While studying Secondary Education and History at Temple...
Marian Christ
Image: Page 80 of the Codex, showing a group of three chieftains in boats in the top illustration; below, two of the three seated and...
Elizabeth Manley
In 1912, prominent socialite and social scientist Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons took a month-long pleasure cruise through the West Indies like so many other wealthy...
Adrianna Link
As the United States nears the 250th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society...
Anisha Gupta
While iron gall ink was an incredibly popular ink from the 4th to the 20th centuries, it is now known to have damaging effects on...
Sabrina Bocanegra
Since starting Revolutionary City: A Portal to the Nation’s Founding, one word that has been on my mind is metadata. Metadata, as it relates to...