#Quarantine Diary #SociallyDistant Christy March 17, 2020

COVID-19 DIARY March 17, 2020 Christy Hyman Occupation: PhD Student in Historical Geography at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Mother of two children, 20 year old college sophomore Chastity, and 14 year old 8th grader Ricky Day 2 Woke up at about 8:30am after a strange dream. This time the dream was set in my … Continue reading #Quarantine Diary #SociallyDistant Christy March 17, 2020

Black Love Black Futures #RECAP in Photos #BHM

Many of you are aware that my daughter Chastity Hyman sophomore B.FA art student living, working and loving here in Lincoln, Nebraska. Followers of my blog are aware that I commissioned her to do a depiction of former enslaved canal laborer Moses Grandy last summer.

Recap: The celebratory isolation after passing Qualifying Exams (9/18/2019)

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).

An Historical Geographer Reviews @fotmproject #dh #HGIS #slaveryarchive

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.

Conference: Primitive Accumulation @IISG_Amsterdam

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

New Directions in 2019-Looking forward

I have a bit of time to devote to writing a short post about new directions going forward from this academic year. As always I have learned tremendously from the capacities I have been involved with over the past year. Some things were difficult. Nonetheless I am happy that with all things come life lessons … Continue reading New Directions in 2019-Looking forward