As promotion begins and as I prepare to meet with the animator after we get the final map from Cartlab, I am getting geeked. Fingers crossed that this April 16th event is an informative and fun one. It will be a bit nuanced, but it should help us unflatten these old stories that show the… Continue reading April 16th talk becoming real
Listening to Eartha Kitt as I tie together lots of loose ends including prepping for an exhibit at Gorgas House receiving inspiration from the work of students enrolled in my Fall 2018 “Antebellum America” class. Stills from their Power Point images are featured in this blog entry. Earlier this week, I had Donna Summer on… Continue reading musings
My graduate students and I are in antebellum New York and Harlem circa the 1920s and 1930s next week. This watercolor receives inspiration from the readings and an old piece of writing I recently picked back up.
The Antebellum America students had a splendid visit to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum today. They saw an exhibit that puts on display what Tuscaloosa looked like before the Civil War. Katherine Richter Edge, the Director of the Museum, helped us see how power is in flux. This is the thesis for this course.… Continue reading great trip to see pre-Civil War Tuscaloosa exhibit at Transportation Museum
Amazing day with an amazing class. We took up Anya Jabour’s study on the way in which young elite white women in our antebellum past disrupted expectations especially during the Civil War. Time away from home at school permitted some of them to think deeply about the changing world around them that included them. Although… Continue reading scarlett’s sisters and more
Many people will arrive in Tuscaloosa tomorrow for our first home game. While some folks think of “Ttown” as a college town, it’s been a city for a very long time. Check out the video above, which relies on footage and text from students in a previous class, to learn more. Next week, students enrolled… Continue reading Tuscaloosa as “city”
The semester has started wonderfully! Students enrolled in my “Antebellum America” class visited the University of Alabama’s Gorgas House. Here, former UA President and Librarian Josiah Gorgas, and his wife, Amelia Gayle Gorgas, successor to the Librarian position following his 1883 death, lived (their children included William Gorgas, best known for battling yellow fever during… Continue reading visit to Gorgas House went well