Teaching About Early Republic Print Culture with ‘Hamilton’

By Dr. Michelle Orihel / 11.29.2016 Assistant Professor of History Southern Utah University Last spring, I blogged about how I used the song “Farmer Refuted” from Hamilton: An American Musical to teach about the pamphlet wars of the American Revolution.[1] But, that’s not the only song about pamphlets in the musical. There’s also “The Reynolds[…]

Illuminating Alchemy’s Colorful Peacock Stage

The Peacock Stage (detail), attributed to Jörg Breu the Elder, (German, ca. 1475–1537). Miniature from the illuminated manuscript Splendor solis oder Sonnenglanz, fol. 28r, 1531–32. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Cod. 78 D 3 A sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript mixes alchemy and astrology to showcase a colorful stage of chemical transformation By Jörg Völlnagel / 12.21.2016[…]

EU’s Top Court Delivers ‘Major Blow’ to Mass Surveillance

The ruling “makes clear that blanket and indiscriminate retention of our digital histories — who we interact with, when and how and where — can be a very intrusive form of surveillance that needs strict safeguards against abuse and mission creep.” (Photo: duncan c/flickr/cc) By Nika Knight / 12.21.2016 The European Union’s highest court on Wednesday issued a landmark[…]