Galen Broeker Goes to the Bibliothèque Nationale: Part One

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I would love to be able to put in many more pictures of my day, but since I went to the BNF, that is not really possible.  Now,…

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Galen Broeker Blog

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I have the pleasure of writing from France, where I will be spending the next two and a half months combining research and a little vacation with the…

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“Outing” Plan B

Monday, May 6, 2013
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You know you’ve thought about it. You don’t want to, but you do. But each day as you tenderly polish the prose and craft the structure of your…

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Marco Graduate Student Spotlight: Meghan Holmes Worth

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Our Marco Graduate Student Spotlight this week is Meghan Holmes-Worth, a Ph.D. Candidate and specialist in Premodern Europe who works with Dr. Jay Rubenstein. Meghan is the 2012…

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Puritan astronomy? Increase Mather’s Kometographia (1683)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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In my last blog post for The Cohort, I talked about a peculiar example of historical chronology—a domestic manuscript from the late 17th century written by a teenaged…

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Graduate Fellows: Leah Giamalva and Meghan Holmes-Worth

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Here is a video of two talented Marco graduate students speaking about their work. These presentations were given by Meghan Holmes-Worth, the 2011 Haslam Dissertation Prize recipient, and…

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Marco Graduate Student Spotlight: Leah Giamalva

Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Our mission statement here at The Cohort relates our desire to give graduate students a voice in the academic community. This month begins a series of interviews with…

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Medieval Latin Reading Group

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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From Dr. Maura Lafferty: The medieval Latin sight reading group will be meeting this semester onThursdays at 3:30 in Greve 604.  We began last week with materials related…

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Renaissance reading group

Friday, January 18, 2013
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A number of graduate students in the English department recently expressed the desire to bring faculty and graduate students together to discuss Renaissance texts and culture in a…

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Knowledge for Free?: The Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Sunday, January 13, 2013
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The recent suicide of Aaron Swartz has ignited a firestorm of debates online about making knowledge freely accessible to the public. Aaron was a visionary who sought, essentially,…

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