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

July 2017 in the Great Dismal Swamp

I was accompanied by Fred Wurster, hydrologist with the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, VA. It was early July and although there was a faint wind, once we entered the thick brush of the swamp, the biting flies began to attack us. Fred, being a kind person, lent me his bug coat … Continue reading July 2017 in the Great Dismal Swamp

#OAH18

This was my first OAH and I'd always heard great things about this conference gathering. I was fortunate enough to have two panels accepted and I was able to present on one ("Forms of Freedom") as graduate students can only be on one panel at a time per meeting. I saw many historians receive awards … Continue reading #OAH18