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Today I encountered my dissertation, or at least a part of it, in the wild, so to speak. I was on a tour @TheWadsworth of the traveling exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage, which begins with the museum's own Church painting, [Thomas] Hooker & Company Journeying...
through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636 (1846). The tour was a decent size; spouse, mother-in-law, and me were by far the youngest people; I think most people were local; the group was overwhelmingly white. Perhaps none of this matters, but I'm noting it.
The tour was meant to be interactive & questions and conversation were encouraged. Early on, still in front of the painting shown above, an older man (I think) asks: "Were American Indians (still?) in the area?" Remember, he's asking this in the context of Church's painting.
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Welcome to #twitterstorians101

This online workshop for #ozha2018 will be running throughout the day, if it doesn't interest you feel free to mute the hashtag. 😃
If it does, fit yourself into that lecture seat with the wobbly table thing that is just a bit too small, pull out your notebooks and let's begin.

I'll begin by introducing myself; I'm one half of this workshop's facilitation after all.

My name is Will Scates Frances and I joined twitter in 2011. I am a PhD candidate at ANU, in my last year. I've written the equivalent of 62+ history theses on here.

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- Tu sais comment on fait pour protéger une maison menacée par les inondations ?

- Ben...on la soulève.

À Hensies, les maisons de la cité des Sartis ont été relevée de 1m50 à 2m pour les préserver des inondations causées par les affaissements miniers en 1934. #envhist #mining
Les maisons soulevées dans les années 1930, ça avait l'air de vous intriguer, alors pourquoi qu'on fait et comment qu'on fait ?
La pratique de relever des bâtiments et des monuments est "commune" depuis la seconde moitié du 19e siècle. On relève, on abaisse des rues, des églises et des maisons selon les besoins.

Ici, un extrait d'un prospectus publicitaire des années 1930 de l'entreprise Lecharlier
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TIL The Lorax was inspired by the state of Lake Erie in the late 1960s.
Source: @danpatrickegan The Life and Death of the Great Lakes.… via @wwnorton #lorax
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