Category: Historical Perceptions

Port Royal: The Pirate City God Smote

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When you watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, one of the main settings is a town called “Port Royal.” While the town in the films it completely fictionalized, it is in fact based off a very real place: Port

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Comic History Mysteries

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Hi all! I recently started a podcast over at www.comixcentral.com called Comic History Mysteries, where I add historical context to comic books. Check it out! -Stephen Comics History Mysteries #1  

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The Coqui: One’s National Treasure is another’s National Menace

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In 2012, on our Hawaiian honeymoon my wife and I had just finished an incredible tour of the volcanos on the Big Island.  We arrived at the airport in Hilo and as we were getting our things together I heard

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There is no J St.

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Washington D.C., for all its terrible traffic, was a planned city. The core of the city was put on a grid. Number streets going North-South, with letter streets going East to West, and just for fun, Diagonal Streets named after

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The Beard of the Sphinx and the Dream Stele of Thutmose IV

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The following I wrote for a Grad Class, I liked it so much I wanted to share. Things that are not together…but should be… I followed my first instinct and looked at the collection of the British Museum, where a

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​JHU Seminar: 3/31/2017 Presentation Day! and Final Reflections

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We did our final presentation was today and we feel it went really well! I am so proud of our group. I have to say I feel this is the best group I have ever worked with and this is

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JHU Seminar: 3/30/2017 The Spy Museum and Final Project Work

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Who needs sleep?(well you’re never gonna get it)Who needs sleep?(tell me what’s that for)Who needs sleep?(be happy with what you’re gettingThere’s a guy who’s been awakeSince the Second World War) -Bare Naked Ladies, Who Needs Sleep? …I do…I need sleep…

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JHU Seminar: ​3/28/2017 NMNH and Michael Walsh Talk

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I love visiting the Natural History Museum, It always feels a little bit like going home. For two years I worked as a volunteer at the museum, and was excited to see it from another perspective. That only sort of

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JHU Seminar 3/28/2017 Mount Vernon…It’s Complicated

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  I love going to Mount Vernon, I always get something out of a visit there. Mount Vernon has already inspired me to write two of my Pre-Seminar Blog Posts. (Feel Free to check them out!): Who Owns George Washington’s

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JHU Seminar: 3/23/2017 The Zoo and Hillwood

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Let’s take stock. My fitbit tells me that I took 24,000 steps today. My only thought is…Am I in shape yet? nope. Oh thats right…this is supposed to be a blog…The visit to the Zoo was absolutely fascinating, and the

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