In Memoriam- Rachel Horlings

Horlings, Rachel (2011)_Of His Bones are Coral Made: Submerged Cultural Resources, Site Formation Processes, and Multiple Scales of Interpretation in Coastal Ghana. Unpublished Dissertation, Syracuse University. Horlings, Rachel (2012)_Maritime Cultural Resource Investigation, Management, and Mitigation in Coastal Ghana. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 7: 141-164. Horlings, Rachel (2009) An Effective Diver-Operated Coring Device for Underwater Archaeology. […]

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The Dangers of Historical Illiteracy and Understanding Gun Violence. Or, Why Slaves Did Have Guns and it Didn’t Help.

Once a taboo topic, discussions of slavery seem to be everywhere right now, in movies, packaged into neat sound bites by politicians, and as justifications for political dogmatism. So far all of these discussions get slavery wrong. Not just a little wrong, or a point of differing interpretations by disagreeing but well meaning individuals wrong. […]

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Skip the Dissertations, Just Read the Blog

The academic blogosphere is all a flutter because Shaefer Riley* recently wrote a short piece criticizing recent research that has come out of Black Studies Departments in the United States. Regardless of one’s opinion about Black Studies or the qualities of the dissertations that were directly named in her piece, The Chronicle of Higher Education […]

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A Woman’s Place

Last week the House convened a special panel to investigate the portion of the Affordable Healthcare Act that requires all employers to provide access to contraceptives for female employees. This came after an inane and archaic tantrum by members of the Catholic Church, and the sophomoric adoption of the cause of “religious liberty” by GOP […]

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Is a USB Flash Drive “green”?

My research started with a simple post on Facebook. An upcoming conference has recently announced that this year they would not be distributing those little books full of paper titles, abstracts, and session schedules. This year, all of that information would be placed on a USB flash drive, in an effort to go green. It […]

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