A Session on Digital heritage and archaeology at SHA 2013 in Leicester

A Session on Digital heritage and archaeology at SHA 2013 in Leicester

For this year’s Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, I am organizing a session called Digital Heritage and Archaeology: Applications of Web-based Technology for Community Engagement. The impetus for this session came from a number of directions. First, I was in the process of building a digital exhibit myself, and figured I’d have enough to contribute […]

New Posts at Walk Together Exhibit and Blog

New Posts at Walk Together Exhibit and Blog

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

A lot of my blog post efforts are being directed towards the new digital exhibit that I built with Historic St. Mary’s City, “All of Us Would Walk Together”. These posts are about the research that I’m currently undergoing, and will discuss historical research, archaeological analysis, and a variety of other things relating to the […]

It’s Fall, Y’all.

It’s Fall, Y’all.

So, I put together a playlist inspired by the changing of the leaves, which is starting to happen here in Virginia. It will accompany me while I get started on my Colonial Williamsburg African American History and Culture Fellowship, which is letting me get through some of the resources the Rockefeller Library has on the […]

Some Travelin’ Music Please

Some Travelin’ Music Please

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 in Dirt, Photography/Music/Hobbies | No Comments

This week will see me on the road twice: once Sunday coming back from St. Mary’s, and again tonight, heading back to St. Mary’s for a meeting and presentation. The trip is about three hours along┬áRoute 17 through the various peninsulas in eastern Virginia. I travel through a number of historic areas, in particular┬áthe historic […]

Shucking Oysters in Bushwood, Maryland

Shucking Oysters in Bushwood, Maryland

This weekend, Ashleigh and I spent the three days in Bushwood, Maryland, celebrating my cousin’s wedding. Bushwood is a small rural town located in St. Mary’s County’s seventh district. Which, if you’re from Southern Maryland, you know has a rich and unique culture. While my Aunt Lucy and Uncle Donald aren’t originally from the area, […]

The Launch of the Digital Exhibit, and Some Thank Yous

The Launch of the Digital Exhibit, and Some Thank Yous

Today, Historic St. Mary’s City sent out the press release regarding the launch of the digital exhibit that I’ve been working on all summer…I then promptly sent emails, tweets, facebook posts, and telegrams to every person who I’ve ever interacted with. The website is officially live, and has been a labor of love for the […]

An October in St. Mary’s City Playlist

An October in St. Mary’s City Playlist

I’m spending the week in St. Mary’s, which means lots of alone time in the basement lab late at night. I try to make the most of these trips by spending a lot of time at the Lab, looking over artifacts. While it’s always nice to work with other people around, I tend to get […]

October 1, a Playlist

October 1, a Playlist

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 in Dirt, Photography/Music/Hobbies | No Comments

I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately. I used to listen to music all of the time. It was one of my favorite past times, and I’ve recently been trying to get back into discovering different types of music. I’ve noticed that I’ve been stuck in a rut, and online radio, while a […]

Rusted in Place

Rusted in Place

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 in Dirt, Photography/Music/Hobbies | 2 Comments

This weekend, we took a trip out to the Charlottesville area for a wedding and some wine tasting. On Saturday, this adventure took us to Graves Mountain for some apple picking. For me, this meant an opportunity to take pictures of people picking apples. The orchard was part of a larger farm that had pigs, […]

This Week’s Dirt: 9/14-9/21

This Week’s Dirt: 9/14-9/21

Sorry for the delays with the Weekly Dirt…I typically think “sure, something weekly shouldn’t be difficult”, but then a Friday ends up being a travel day, or it slips my mind, or whatever. At any rate, this will cover a little bit of the last three weeks, which for me included a trip back to […]