Excerpt: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico

The following is an excerpt from Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico (February 2018) by Jun U. Sunseri.  From Chapter 4: Hearthscape Tools Scraping a bit of beans from the edge of her wooden spoon, Eufemia had just … Continue reading Excerpt: Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico

From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson.    Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own

The following is by Jim Thatcher, an editor of Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research (April 2018). Thatcher is an assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington Tacoma. The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of … Continue reading From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own

A Closer Look at American Quilts in the Industrial Age

Part of a comprehensive catalog of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum collection, American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760–1870: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum Collections (February 2018) highlights the dazzling designs and intricate needlework of America’s treasured material culture. From whole cloth to … Continue reading A Closer Look at American Quilts in the Industrial Age