The Gazette section of The 18th-Century Common puts recent publications—whether in academic or popular media—in scholarly context. Gazette posts show how a recent publication participates in the conversations of eighteenth-century scholarship. For example, Cassandra Nelson’s piece “‘The Mechanical Turk’ and Automata of the 18th Century” connects readers of Adam Gopnik’s essay on the “Mechanical Turk” for the BBC to a wide range of scholarship on the eighteenth-century automata. You can browse both Features and Gazette pieces by topic within Collections.
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