This is the site where I (Charles Musser) will be talking about media and US Presidential elections both in the present (the 21st century) and the past (the 19th century). Perhaps even moments in between. I am interested in some of the similarities and some of the differences. I am not myself always media fluent. I’d been trying to get this site off the ground for the last two months. But today my book Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s finally arrived in my mail box. And it appeared just ten minutes before my first book talk. In fact I opened the package at the presentation (see above). Fortunately, despite some initial teasing, the right book was in the package. I eventually turned it into a reverse book signing–getting everyone who was there to sign the book so I know who witnessed this unveiling. So let me savor this moment. Afterwards I went over to the Digital Humanities Lab and we finally got this website launched as well. One media form reaches completion, the other takes off. A nice ending to a complicated week.