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And for the animal accomplice… Death!

Whenever I’ve heard the question, what separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom, responses inevitably cluster around some specific form of cognitive capacity: tool-making and using, abstract thought, that ability to transcend temporality, emotional experience, language, moral culpability,

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Posted in Gender and Sexuality, Latin American History

word clouds of Quito jail visitas, 1749-1830

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog directly related to my own research on 18th- and 19th-century Quito. With help from a graduate research assistant, I’m finally getting around to transcribing more of the jail visitas

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Posted in Digital History, Latin American History, Research and Writing

another transcription setup

A few weeks ago I posted this screenshot of transcribing documents using DEVONthink’s sorter and Lightzone. I’ve been working the past week or so on “transcribing” some jail census material from the 1780s that doesn’t lend itself to the sorter, and

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Posted in Apps for Research, Latin American History, Processes, Research and Writing, Uncategorized

Hacer juicio ú dictamen acerca de alguna cosa... significando que el objeto excita el juicio ú dictamen en la persona que le hace.

Deducir ante el Juez la accion ú derecho que se tiene, ó las excepciones que excluyen la accion contrária.

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Chad Black

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