Bringing Wonder Back into My Historical Practice (Omohundro Conference Part I)

Over the weekend, I attended the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference. It was a fantastic conference and I came away inspired and ready to tackle my work. I also had a few reflections I'd like to share. On Saturday night, the OI threw a 75th anniversary party on Jamestown Island. Of course, Jamestown can be a [...]

1793 Cabinet Walking Tour

In March, I spent a weekend in Philadelphia for a friend's wedding. On Saturday morning, I stole away for a few hours to walk around the historic core of the city. In particular, I wanted to walk the "cabinet neighborhood." In my work, I explore how the Philadelphia neighborhood shaped the development of the executive [...]