About the resource: We like to highlight Japanese book culture here every so often (see the related content below) not just because of its striking aesthetics and consummate craftsmanship but because of its deep history. You can now experience a considerable swath of that history free online at the Freer|Sacker Library’s web site, which just this…

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From the post: Creating a customized graph that communicates your ideas effectively can be challenging. This tutorial will introduce you to the popular R package ggplot2, its underlying grammar of graphics, and show you how to create stylish and simple graphs quickly. We will also go over some basic principles of data visualization. Read more…

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From the post: Over the past year and a half, the Newberry has digitized more than 30,000 French Revolution pamphlets representing contemporary commentators’ views on citizenship, royal execution, and the separation of church and state. Quickly printed and distributed in response to the latest political upheavals, the pamphlets offer a window into how the French…

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From the post: This article outlines some of the high-quality digital collections and primary source materials available online on the history of activism in the United States. This list is not exhaustive, but focuses on strong multimedia collections that can have applications as both resources for original research and use as educational materials for classroom…

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From the resource: The use of spatial applications in this context is unsurprising when you consider that location is inherently a strong part of Australia’s First Nations culture. Songlines have been used for thousands of years in Australia to help understand and navigate across the land. In combining song, cosmology and nature, songlines form an…

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From the resource: The The Programming Historian has enjoyed a huge surge of new lessons and translations this past year. This work wouldn’t be possible without our ever-growing community of authors, reviewers, and editors. But as teams get bigger, one needs to take special care to organize around that size. This post will highlight three behind-the-scenes, technical changes…

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