BrANCH 2012: Final Thoughts

I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with BrANCH. The hosts, especially fellow Bulldog David Gleeson, were gracious. I liked conversing with graduate students and senior scholars from the U.K. about history, politics, and culture. The panels were excellent. I can't make the conference every year, but I hope to have the opportunity to present there …

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BrANCH 2012: Rethinking Honour and Community

My panel was scheduled for Saturday afternoon. One of my c0-presenters, Ryan Quintana, is from Franklin and is teaching at Wellsley, so we compared notes about our geographic and family similarities. I'll be honest--I find it hard to pay attention during panels on which I am a presenter because I'm thinking about my own presentation. …

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BrANCH 2012: Uses and Abuses of African Americans in the 19th Century

The first BrANCH session I attended was "Exploration, Experiment, and Display: Uses and Abuses of African Americans in the Nineteenth Century." (Three caveats: I sat halfway back in a large tiered classroom and had a hard time hearing the two presenters at some points. The Powerpoints were also a bit hard to read due to …

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