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Jim Wald
Works at Hampshire College
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Amherst, MA
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professor, history
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no skills--I'm an academic
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    professor, history, present
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Historian; involved in local government when they let me
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Cultural historian: modern Europe, German studies, literary history and history of the book. Rabid but amiable historic preservationist.
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still a Cubs fan despite everything; know how to deal with large dogs, brew beer, read old German manuscript hands
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    history, French and German literature
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    history, German literature
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Particularly thorough story of landscape restoration and reconstruction of conservatory in context of author's life and poetry
Archaeologists are excavating the grounds of the home where the poet lived in hopes of restoring her botanical treasures.
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thank you for the link.
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Early Polish nationalists and the interwar republic celebrated May 3 as a national holiday, recalling the promulgation of the Constitution of 1791. The communist regime instead celebrated May 1, the international labor holida...
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In the course of working on a revised version of an older essay on the history of periodicals, I had occasion to consider what sorts of documents or objects might illustrate it, so I'll share a few here. * * * “Where li...
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It was a distinctive sight: early nineteenth-century fortifications overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers on what was once the frontier. The greatest and most iconic remnant was the great Round Tower, said to be th...
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From the vaults via last year's Tumblr post Understandably enough, we tend to think of December 25 primarily as Christmas, thereby ignoring or forgetting other events that occurred on that date. Among the latter is the birthd...
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Heh. Merry Christmas back in time to the Incorruptible.
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Wishing a merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate the holiday. From the vaults: Artifact of the Moment: Reflections on Nativity Scenes in Two Eighteenth-Century German Bibles
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Constitution Day (Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja or Święto Narodowe Trzeciego Maja) marks the promulgation of the Polish Constitution in 1791, the first in modern Europe (that of the French Revolutionaries came into being only in ...
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the future is coming, and you cannot hide
As any Amherst resident or commuter knows, the intersection of East Pleasant and Triangle Streets is one of the worst in town. It is a vital link between downtown, North Amherst, Main Street, and UMass, but at rush hours, car...
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I suddenly realized that, immersed in work, I had let Palm Sunday pass without again sharing a picture of one of my favorite types of religious folk art: the Palm Sunday donkey. From the vaults, here's last year's post.
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Although the Nazis, in accordance with their fascist ideology stressing militant action, presented their entry into the government as a “seizure of power” (Machtergreifung), it was in fact the result of stalemated domestic po...
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From the vaults, via last year's Tumblr post: “‘At Home’ in the Nursery, or The Masters and Misses Twoshoes Christmas Party,” by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) {enlarge} Etching with hand coloring. Image dimensions: c. 214...
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Wishing a happy Hanukkah to all my readers who celebrate the holiday! Israel Hanukkah coin, 1973 Nominal value: 5 Lirot [pounds], Silver proof (34 mm., 20 g) Catalogue C/177; quantity: 45,000 The coin, the eighth in t...
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