Occasional observations—scholarly, impressionistic and materialistic—-of a history professor fortunate to live in one of America’s oldest and (I think) most interesting little cities: Salem, Massachusetts. Somehow, I’d like to tie all of my favorite things together: history and historic preservation, architecture, design and decoration, gardening, shopping and everyday curiosities. Feel free to email me with your comments and suggestions at email@example.com.
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Somewhat random but still timely posts about culture, history, and the material environment, from the perspectives of academia, Salem and beyond.
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- A wonderful professor and colleague, and a true gentleman. twitter.com/SSUAcademics/s… 1 hour ago
- RT @PEMLibrary: From Joseph Knapp Jr’s confession for the infamous murder of Joseph White- killed in Salem, 1830 #pagefrights https://t.co/… 6 hours ago
- RT @h7gables: Experience the magic of 17th century architecture at Historic New England's Gedney House Museum. There are two... https://t.c… 9 hours ago
- Concern that online offerings not subject to the same academic review as traditional courses at GWU: insidehighered.com/digital-learni… 10 hours ago
- RT @ChemHeritage: An insect walking out of a book? #Pagefrights for sure! From Historie of foure-footed beastes (1658). #OthmerLibrary http… 14 hours ago
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