Great Dismal Swamp featured

My friend and collaborator Eric Anthony Sheppard, a direct descendant of enslaved canal laborer Moses Grandy is featured here. Eric and I are in collaboration to create a marker for Moses Grandy among other recovery efforts to lift up the life and legacy of enslaved people. Click: Here

Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh; Markers of Race

I've recently returned from my research trip to Scotland and it was wonderful. One of the most striking things I saw outside of the beauty of the architecture of Glasgow and Edinburgh was a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh. I am always interested in iconography, memory, and transatlantic linkages to freedom and unfreedom. Built … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh; Markers of Race

Transient Topographies Reflection- Moore Institute- National Univ. Ireland- #Galway

There is no place like Ireland- and I was there for the first time in late April 2018 while presenting at a conference hosted at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at National University Ireland- Galway. This wonderful event brought together digital humanists, artists,  and creative developers from around the … Continue reading Transient Topographies Reflection- Moore Institute- National Univ. Ireland- #Galway

Notes on Exuberance- #Dance

BackForth from Christy on Vimeo. In some religions dance is integral to attaining a higher level of consciousness. Dancing is transformative. It is the release of feeling, the engagement with sound, the perception of tones acting on the body. I am dancing here because I am happy. The semester is done. Commitments are fulfilled and … Continue reading Notes on Exuberance- #Dance

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford and Genteel Poverty- Victorian Musings

The Benthamites Manage the Poor: The New Poor Law              The New Poor law of 1834 “represented a Malthusian challenge to the eighteenth-century policy of providing allowances to men whose earnings were insufficient to support their families.”[1] The old poor law had been based on the notion that the state should give working fathers a … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford and Genteel Poverty- Victorian Musings