Friday, November 30, 2012

The Junto

This morning I came across an interesting new blog or, more accurately, a new blog-to-be.  The Junto is the forthcoming group creation of some eighteen "young early Americanists [almost all Ph.D. candidates] dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics."  Their site has been up since mid-October, but its first content will only be launched on December 10th. 

I'm very much looking forward to this new blog, as should you.  Let's hope that The Junto's understanding of "early America" is a capacious one, in keeping with the recent scholarly trend of breaking the bounds of the Thirteen (Anglo-American) Colonies.  I notice that one of these contributors is working on the contest between French, British, and Indigenous peoples in the Ohio Valley, so there's cause for optimism on that front.


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