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?
- Three separate drafts for three separate peer-reviewed publications
- Conferences (some related to my work as a part-time archivist, some related to my dissertation research on enslaved flight/Moses Grandy/George D. Thompson)
- Research trips (Great Dismal Swamp and several county register of deeds bordering the GDS)
- Working at the archives (a job I maintain all year so when summer comes I can still make money).
So this semester I am continuing in my work at the Methodist Archives as well as with the Genoa Indian Boarding School Digital Reconciliation Project(my GRAship). I truly count myself lucky to be able to learn broadly throughout the historical landscape through the range of exposure to the documentary record across time, space, and culture.
Soon I will head to Glasgow, Scotland to conduct research at Glasgow Mitchell Library and the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh. While in Scotland I will attend Petrocultures Conference as well as attend an Academic Panel at the Alan Turing Institute (s/o to Melissa Terras for letting me know about this).
I will take a train down to London to visit the British Library and see some colleagues/friends from Birkbeck and UAL Central St. Martins.
So I am quite excited. I will definitely update the blog with images of my trip when I return from Scotland. As always thank you for visiting.