The 2019 Junto March Madness is Here!

Junto 19This year the Junto blog is staging a March Madness-style competition to decide the best digital project in early American history.   A taste:

It’s once again March and that can only mean one thing at The Junto: our March Madness tournament. We skipped last year to welcome our new members, so in case you’ve forgotten: you nominate, we bracket, and you vote. In previous years, we have hosted tournaments of books, articles, and primary sources in early American history.

This year, our tournament will focus on digital projects on early America.

Nominations open now and will close on Wednesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. eastern time. Consult the rules and add your nominations in the comments section below. Join in the conversation using the hashtag #JMM19. Voting will commence next week.

We define digital projects broadly. That includes, but is not necessarily limited to, online archives, digital editions of primary sources, visualizations, databases, twitter bots and social media projects, podcasts, teaching resources, blogs, etc. The project should be substantially—though not necessarily exclusively—focused on (vast) early America.

Learn more here.  By this definition, The Way of Improvement Leads Home Blog and The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast might be considered a “digital project.”  Maybe someone will nominate us.

Here is our resume:

Blog:   We have interviewed hundreds of authors who have written books in early American history.  (This has to be worth something, right?).  Of course we are always featuring early American history here at the blog.

Podcast:  Interviews with Daniel Rodgers, Julie Reed, Catherine O’Donnell, Christopher Graham, Erin Bartram, Chris Shannon, Amanda Moniz, Doug Bradburn, Kevin Gannon, Manisha Sinha, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Ann Little. Not to mention all the early American commentary that we do on the podcast.

Will the resume be enough to make the dance?  I will let readers decide if we belong.

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