Monday, November 30, 2009

Mentor Monday--Common-Place

Common-place: A Common Space, an Uncommon Voice is a journal-type website co-sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and the University of Oklahoma.

If you haven't come across it before, it's worth a visit if you're interested in American History prior to the 20th century.
Common-place is a common place for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. A bit friendlier than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Common-place speaks--and listens--to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900.
Here are two examples of the articles found in the October 2009 issue: "Blogging with Pickles: Adventures (and Misadventures) in the Quest to Capture the Flavor of Everyday School Life" by Jim Cullen, and, "Shivering Timbers: Sexing Up the Pirates in Early Modern Print Culture" by Carolyn Eastman. How can you resist reading more with titles like those?

Of particular note is the Common-Place Web Library that reviews sites covering a variety of topics from Abraham Lincoln to food. All the sources are accessible to the non-scholar.


1 comment:

Sally said...

Diane-once again, a wonderful find! Thanks for sharing . . .