Gremlins in machina

We've probably all seen the film with the cute but remarkably troublesome Gremlins in it. We've probably also heard the phrase "gremlins in the machine." Well, there is nothing cute or funny about having gremlins hit your tech while on a research trip. I know because it just happened to me. Technology has revolutionized the... Continue Reading →

From the Stacks: God Bless Bibliographers

When I started grad school, I had no idea what bibliography was, and let's be honest, I still don't. But it is because of bibliographers that such wonderful lists like this one exist to save poor, bewildered historians like me. For the last year or two, I have sometimes used the online database called American... Continue Reading →

From the Stacks: 19th C. Prophet

Sometimes you find something really different and really weird in the stacks. Today I found this... the work of an immigrant, Illyrian Catholic priest explaining how many, many events - like the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are signs of the forthcoming Millenium. It's available on HathiTrust.

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