November 18, 2019
"The Fierce Joy of Conquering the Wilderness": Buying into Exploration in the Hagley Collections
Thanks to a Hagley Exploratory Research Grant, I was recently able to spend a week at Hagley’s Library to conduct research for my dissertation, which examines the material culture of exploration and field science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
October 21, 2019
The Great Market Debate
If you listen to news radio on your daily commute or watch the nightly news when you get home, the broadcast will likely include a segment titled something like “Wall Street Report,” summarizing the day’s financial happenings, with data about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Compos
May 20, 2019
Taking Her Shot: Women and Outdoor Sporting Culture in the Progressive Era
With the support of an Exploratory Research Grant at Hagley Museum and Library, I was able to spend time in the library and archive to develop an article that examines intersections of gender, outdoor leisure activities like hunting and fishing, and conservation/land ethics from the late-nineteen
April 22, 2019
All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War
My dissertation, “All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War,” argues that American soldiers used the scale and scope of their needs during World War I to push army officers and welfare secretaries to reshape all facets of the country’s mass culture.