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
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
And as per usual I am managing a 1001 projects. I don't mind this of course because I enjoy engaging the life of the mind. So what have I been working on this summer?
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
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
Moving in the World from Christy on Vimeo.
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.” 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