Jennifer L. Morgan talks to Jessica Marie Johnson about Wicked Flesh

WATCH HERE Join the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) and the Center for Black Visual Culture & Institute of African American Affairs (CBVC) at New York University, in partnership with the NYU Center for the Humanities, online for two conversations featuring Jennifer L. Morgan (New York University) and Jessica Marie… Read More

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Jessica Marie Johnson talks to Jennifer L. Morgan about Reckoning with Slavery

WATCH HERE Join the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) and the Center for Black Visual Culture & Institute of African American Affairs (CBVC) at New York University, in partnership with the NYU Center for the Humanities, online for two conversations featuring Jennifer L. Morgan (New York University) and Jessica Marie… Read More

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Schoolhouse Rock for a New Generation

The animated children’s television series Schoolhouse Rock has been teaching children about math, grammar, science, and history since the 1970s. Middle-aged women and men can still quote the program’s lyrics about conjunctions (“Conjunction junction, what’s your function? Hooking up words and phrases and clauses”), the nervous system (“there’s a telegraph line, you got yours and I got mine, It’s… Read More

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"From New Cultures to a New Regime: Washington and Cuzco in the 1810s"

OI Colloquium with Nathan Perl-Rosenthal This paper comes from a chapter of a book-in-progress, a wide-angle cultural history of the age of revolutions, ca. 1760-1825. Interweaving the stories of cities in North and South America, it argues that a synchronous and inter-related set of cultural changes took place in multiple Atlantic regions around 1800–spanning sociability, urban space, and family… Read More

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