Author Archives: midatlanticmusings

About midatlanticmusings

Historian, writer, and someone who often gets lost in the archives... occasionally on purpose. I also suffer from a mid-Atlantic accent whenever I cross the ocean.

The Happy List

Things making me happy today: 1) My Husband!!! Rather an obvious choice, but also the best.  Being a newlywed is ridiculously fun.  :D 2) NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour I don’t know how I hadn’t found this podcast ages ago, … Continue reading

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My Movie Life

As inspired by Empire‘s new online series, I thought I’d kick off the new year by indulging in a moment of procrastination before finishing my next lecture. What was the first movie you ever saw?

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Hello 2014!

I thought, given this will be a rather important year for a plethora of reasons, I would make a small list of resolutions/promises, if only so that I can refer back to it later on when I can’t remember anything … Continue reading

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“Kings are killed, Mr Garrison” ~ The Kennedy Craze Fifty Years On

The moment of silence has just been called for in Dealey Plaza.  The bells are ringing.  It’s been fifty years to the minute since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot to death. I was born eighteen years after the Kennedy Assassination.  … Continue reading

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The Orangeman in Winter: Ogle Gowan, Masculine Frailties, and the Rise of the Orange Order

After many, many months of silence, I’m posting again.  The time since March has been slightly mad with conferences and research on the new book.  The next half-dozen or so posts will be versions of these papers that I gave … Continue reading

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Family History Ghosts

A brief plug before I return to a regular season of weekly posts.  I’ll be speaking at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Conference on 22 September.  This is an interview I did earlier today about it… … Continue reading

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Irish Green Season (aka “A Little Bit of Shameless Self-Promotion”)

Things at the School of Canadian Irish Studies are getting crazy these days (in a fun way), as we await the climax of Montreal’s Irish “Green Season”.  There have been balls, luncheons, poetry readings, film screenings… and now we’re all … Continue reading

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