Research Trip Post #3: Toasts, Gods, and Museum Catalogs

 I got out of the library archive and into the museum the past couple of days. Yesterday, thanks to a wonderful curator at the Peabody Essex Museum,  I was got a quick tour of the East India Marine Hall and saw a handful of the original EIMS collection that is on display currently. She even … Continue reading Research Trip Post #3: Toasts, Gods, and Museum Catalogs

Trying to Find the “Hindoos” in Salem

So yesterday I spent all day working in the beautiful reading room of the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. If you are wondering what I was looking for you can find out here. So what did I find? Not much. Yet. I spent yesterday going through the minutes of the East India Marine … Continue reading Trying to Find the “Hindoos” in Salem

The First Research Trip: Hinduism & Sailors in Salem, MA

It's that time of year again: research trips! I have begun my first official dissertation research trip this week. I'll be spending four days in the lovely Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusettes. While I'm here I'll be digging into the records of the Salem East India Marine Society (EIMS). Here's … Continue reading The First Research Trip: Hinduism & Sailors in Salem, MA

Know Your [Digital] Archives

I have  a new blog post up over at the Religion In American History Blog entitled "Know Your [Digital] Archives" that comments on the Making of America Collection at Cornell/U-Michigan and the 19th Century Schoolbooks Collection at U. of Pitt.

Hacking the Ph.D. Degree

How is/should/could digital technology change the Ph.D. program in the humanities? Tanya Roth's great Hacking the Academy post on "Hacking the Dissertation" pushed me to think through how one might hack graduate training.  Roth has seen the light on the other side of ADB (all but dissertation) and she does a good job rethinking the … Continue reading Hacking the Ph.D. Degree