Month: November 2017

Academic Freedom and Austerity at American Universities

Two things happened this week at North Dakota Quarterly. First, our esteemed editor spent hours boxing up back issues in our storeroom and that allowed him to think a good bit about our forthcoming spring forum on Humanities in the Age of Austerity (for the call-for-submissions go here). Thinking and boxing up

A Better Cyber Monday: A Dossier of Open Access Tsotsil Maya Poetry

It is our great pleasure to present Paul M. Worley’s translations of a collection of Tstotsil Maya poetry titled Snichimal Vayuchil. This digital chapbook features over 40 pages of poems that manage to be unfamiliar, while at the same time evocative of a distinct set of times, places, and experiences. Our

Second Chances: America, Liberia, and the Election of Wilmot Collins

Eric Burin In 1994, Wilmot Collins, a thirty-one year old refugee whose travails had left him weighing just ninety pounds, arrived in Helena, Montana. There, he was reunited with his wife, who had made it to Helena two years earlier with their now two-year old daughter. America, thought Collins, provided

The Humanities in the Age of Austerity: A Call for Papers

As part of our ongoing efforts to think about the changing character of our world, we are very happy to present a call for papers for a digital first issue of North Dakota Quarterly on the humanities in the age of austerity. As the call for papers says, we welcome any

North Dakota Quarterly Welcomes a New Editor

We are very pleased to announce that, as of January 1, Bill Caraher will become the editor of North Dakota Quarterly. Bill is an associate professor in the History Department at the University of North Dakota and specializes in field archaeology, Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, material culture and settlement in

Announcing Micah Bloom’s Codex

In the spirit of collaboration, North Dakota Quarterly is pleased to share in the excitement surrounding the release of Micah Bloom’s Codex from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. Micah Bloom’s Codex examines the fate of books in the aftermath of the 2011 Minot flood. It is an ambitious

Short Takes: The Matter of History

Bill Caraher The past two decades have seen an explosion in work on the environmental history and a growing interest in materiality. These two trends intersect in the work of scholars who have come to question whether the division between humans and nature is a useful paradigm for understanding the relationship between the bundle

What is a Dive Bar?

As the weather turns cold and evenings come just a bit sooner, it seems timely to reflect on the character of “a local.” The local dive bar is as ancient as settlements, and Mark Jendrysik, offers a reflective definition of these iconic places in the American landscape. What is a

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