A brief overview of my growing interest in Rhode Island’s myriad historical cemeteries and how it marries my research to critically needed volunteer work
History has a Life of Its Own.
So as you may know, I’ve been researching the institution of slavery in Rhode Island, and more broadly in the northern United States. What started with the grave of Adjua D’Wolf being in pitiful condition grew into the desire to try and flesh out a bit about her life. I’d read in a few sources … Continue reading History has a Life of Its Own.
Two Hungry Trees and a Fun Mystery
A mystery surrounding a headstone being eaten by trees to me fits perfectly with what is known about Colonial New England society.
The Histories We Choose
It probably surprises few people besides myself that I’m fairly involved with local history. As an anthropologist, I’m perpetually of the view that all history is local, and that local history is global. However, also as an anthropologist, I’m also well aware that the history we celebrate is a choice, and often one that wasn’t … Continue reading The Histories We Choose
What Even is 2020?
In the strangest year we've seen in a very, very long time, I reflect on how Anthrospin has been impacted, and what to expect going forward (hint: it's a lot)
When it Comes to Understanding the Past, the Future is Lookin’ Pretty Crappy (that’s a good thing)
Briefly going into a bit more detail about the work of Taryn Johnson, we learn more about how anthropologists reconstruct our past
Let’s Get Down to Business!!
Now that we’ve spent some time learning, it’s time to compile and share what we’ve learned!
He polalauahi i kēia lā—It’s Voggy Today.
Now that we’re learning some language that’s fairly specific to Hawaii, it’s time to start learning about the influence language can have on our very perceptions of the world.
The Weird World of Word Order—or—The Tip of the Iceberg
As we delve deeper into learning Hawaiian, it helps to understand some basic linguistic concepts to help bridge the gap of why the language is so “weird.”
A brief introduction to Hawaiian history and the transition to a written language. This post covers the alphabet and a few grammatical rules.