During the month of February 2016, I will present a series of lectures at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida focused on the cultural history of West Africa, its people, and the cultural transfer of African heritage to New World societies. The series will be part of the Rollins College… Continue reading
UPDATE: This course will be postponed for a later date. During the month of February 2016, I will present a series of lectures at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida focused on the cultural history of Puerto Rico and its people. The series will be part of the Rollins College… Continue reading
For historians doing world history, or any form of transnational history, language translation and interpretation are two of the most useful skills in their research toolbox. Unfortunately, as important as these skills are to our research, historians are often on the outskirts of language research and language technologies. Google’s Translator Toolkit is one such technology that seems to have flown over the head of most historians. In the last three years since I began using the program, I have yet to hear it mentioned by a single historian. In the video above I take you through a small tutorial of the Toolkit’s abilities and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find it as useful as I have.
Visiting New York City is always one of my favorite trips. However, as often as I have been there, I had not taken the ferry to the Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty since I was very young. Besides reliving a slice of my childhood, there’s an unmistakable sense… Continue reading
Scapple is at its most basic a mind-mapping program. I use the program as a quick and easy brain-dump platform to just get things out of my head, but by its simple nature I believe the program could be used by students to take notes and by historical researchers to organize their data and arguments. I have found Scapple to be very useful and worth the $15 purchase.
My March 2015 research trip to Puerto Rico gave me the opportunity to revisit la Universidad de Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. This is the flagship campus of UPR, there are others around the island, but this is the one with the primary historical research stacks that other historians might… Continue reading
My March 2015 research trip to Puerto Rico included a stop at the library of El Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. Probably my favorite library in all of Puerto Rico. Find out more about El Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe… Continue reading
Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic Historyat the University of Texas at Arlington Date of Conference: September 19-20, 2014Deadline for Abstract Submissions: June 25, 2014 (Submit Your Abstract Here) Keynote Address: Dr. Toyin Falola For more information: www.transatlantic-history.org The Transatlantic History Student Organization at the University of Texas… Continue reading
Hunger often strikes me hardest when accompanied by writer’s block. There once was a time when such urges for food would have prompted a phone call to one of my local pizza/Chinese/sub delivery services, but no longer. Last night I decided to give in to the procrastination in a different… Continue reading
Well, time flies (slowly). Technically, this is the end of my first year at the Transatlantic History Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Arlington. I say technically because I am also doing two summer independent studies and therefore my year will not actually end until August, but… Continue reading
YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS CHOOSE ONE PREPARE FOR IT – THIS IS YOUR FINAL EXAM YOU WILL TELL ME WHICH OPTION YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO WHEN YOU COME TO TAKE THE FINAL NO CHANGING YOUR MIND OPTION ONE This is a short-answer test (like a long quiz with about… Continue reading
At Valencia Community College – East Campus Western Civ I – EUH-2000-35088-201130 3:00 pm – 6:20 pm TR East Campus Building 8 148 May 09, 2011 – Jun 20, 2011 Western Civ II – EUH-2001-35534-201130 11:30 am – 1:05 pm TR East Campus Building 8 148 May 09, 2011 –… Continue reading
To check your midterm grades go into MyUCF Click on the tab at the top that says “Online Course Tools” Then click on your class under MyUCF GRADES (NOT WEBCOURSES) Log into MyUCF Portal … Continue reading
1573 Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland in the name of Queen Elizabeth I 1588 British defeat Spanish Armada 1600 British East India Company established 1607 Settlement of Jamestown in North America 1609 Settlement of Bermuda 1613 British East India Company establish a factory on the Indian west coast 1627 Settlement of… Continue reading
Course Assignment Calendar DATE Day Assignment Lecture (Required Readings) January 11 Tue Course Introduction January 13 Thurs Origins of Civilization January 18 Tue Mesopotamia Assigned Reading for January 20: Hammurabi’s Code (full text) January 20 Thurs Quiz #1 The Akkadian Empire and Western Writing January 25 Tue Egyptian Civilization January… Continue reading