Excerpt- Courage to Move Through by Christy Hyman

On maronnage in the Great Dismal Swamp the existing scholarship on enslaved people within the Great Dismal Swamp is scattered across the disciplines of anthropology, cultural studies, and history. Hugo Prosper Leaming’s Hidden Americans: Maroons of Virginia and North Carolina was published in 1995 and brought attention to Great Dismal Swamp maroons using cultural and … Continue reading Excerpt- Courage to Move Through by Christy Hyman

Fugitive Texts and Bindings-Visit to Uni of Maryland Historical Manuscripts Collection

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities on Tuesday October 30 as part of their Digital Dialogues series. I enjoyed catching up with friend/colleagues MITH Director Trevor Munoz and Associate Director Purdom Lindblad who are doing so much to transform the field of digital … Continue reading Fugitive Texts and Bindings-Visit to Uni of Maryland Historical Manuscripts Collection

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