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NEH Day 1: “Mapping Nature Across the Americas”

A while back, I promised to blog about the NEH “Mapping Nature Across the Americas” summer institute that I participated in at the Newberry Library during the summer. Please forgive the sporadic nature of these posts – I have just … Continue reading

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NEH: Application for “Mapping Nature Across the Americas”

This is the first of what might wind up being 20 posts summarizing an awesome summer at the Newberry Library for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) seminar “Mapping Nature Across the Americas.” For curious parties, or future applicants, I’ve … Continue reading

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Last Spikes! (Not to be confused with swipes.)

While we were learning about railroads from Richard White at the Newberry Library NEH summer seminar, he showed us a picture of the “last spike” from the U.S. transcontinental railroad. Here’s an 1881 rendition of the “Last Spike” ceremony in the territory … Continue reading

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Chapter 3, more CHESS and the journey home

During CHESS 2013 on Vancouver Island, we enjoyed three days PACKED with awesome field excursions, fascinating lectures, delicious food, and great conversations. Educational Pursuits of Saturday On Saturday morning, Richard Mackie talked about “Trees and Stumps, Voice and Place: Writing … Continue reading

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Chapter 2, in which we learn as much as possible at CHESS 2013

During CHESS 2013 on Vancouver Island, we enjoyed three days PACKED with awesome field excursions, fascinating lectures, delicious food, and great conversations. Accommodations We stayed in the lovely dorms of Vancouver Island University, surrounded by bunnies which seemed to have … Continue reading

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Chapter 1, in which it takes 11 hours to get to Nanaimo

I am pleased to report that I was an attendee at the Network in Canadian History and Environment’s 2013 Canadian History and Environment Summer School (CHESS), which was held on Vancouver Island. We learned a lot about the logging industry … Continue reading

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Canada: A Land of the Greatest Superlatives EVER!

“Blondin Outdone” in Punch, or the London Charivari, October 8, 1859. For the core seminar in the PhD program in Canadian Studies, we composed brief discussion papers based on the course readings for the month.  This is the my February 2011 paper … Continue reading

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