This was me the day that I passed qualifying exams(9/18/19). The event was preceded by 12 months of reading 250 books on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century with a special emphasis on slavery and capitalism(hence my close association with supporters Ed Baptist and Calvin Schermerhorn both brilliant historians who have written field-reshaping works on the topic).
Upon visiting the site I am impressed by its design. It is not cluttered or busy and the layout lends itself to the subject at hand in a manner that signals the gravity of the content contained. A difficult balance for projects dealing with traumatic records. Very nicely done.
I want to say thank you. I want to thank this vibrant intellectual community of scholars who over the past few years have helped me either by sitting down with me one on one to help improve my writing, putting my name up for opportunities, or writing letters of recommendations.
Though this summer had some fine moments, a greater number were filled with disorienting encounters and stress. To that end, I splurged on myself to the tune of $899.00 and purchased a trip to Panama at the end of July.
The slides I created for my presentation are used as a visual exhibit that complement my talk. SLIDES A special thank you to everyone at SHARP and those who made this event possible. Thank you all for your interest.
I want to take a minute to give attention to the artwork here before us.
We had traveled from many different time zones across the Americas as well as the far reaches of the eastern hemisphere yet despite the attendant jet lag that accompanies those long haul flights we endured, the conference proceedings, Toward a Global History of Primitive Accumulation, held at the International institute for Social History was surely worth … Continue reading Conference: Primitive Accumulation @IISG_Amsterdam