Kylie Louise McCormick

Have pen, will travel. Digital humanist on display. Historian for hire. Purveyor of words. Please read for book reviews, short musings on data and the currency of knowledge, poetry, short stories, essays, career updates.


A snow blizzards outside my window and I pull up my blind to watch the frantic flakes. It is the middle of the night or the earliest hours of the morning and I have been crying instead of sleeping. Between the sobs, I find myself utterly awake, eyes sore and mind needing a task to …

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It is More Than a Month

  Today, the first day of Black History Month, the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIH) published an essential historiography by Stephen G. Hall tracing the roots of this celebratory month. “History as a Communal Act: The Creation of Black History Month” starts with a speech given in the early 19th century and ends with the communal digital projects …

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