When I started this blog in March, I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep up with it. There were some rough patches (August, I'm looking at you. Only one post!! And nothing of substance. What a disappointment). But, somehow, keep up I did (mostly), and it has been a great way to jot down thoughts on a new source or work out how to break down a specialized topic so that people from many fields had a prayer of understanding me.
With the first (foreshortened) year just about over, we've surpassed two thousand views. Here's to two thousand more!
I'm looking to assemble a panel for RMCLAS 2016 (March 30-April 2) in Santa Fe, NM. The panel concerns centering animals within History or other disciplines. My paper analyzes the University of Arizona Insect Collections. I seek to complicate the normative definition of archive as a fixed, static space and analyze the technologies and media used to preserve, display, and portray insect specimens for human understanding and entertainment.
Please contact me via email at email@example.com if you are interested in participating. This call for panelists is cross posted to H-Net LatAm, Grad, and Animal.
Ok, so once again it isn't horses or history, or even remotely educational. But, lets be real- kitten videos are more entertaining. Parker has finally realized that the cat-tree can be climbed. And has TOYS!
Abdiel is not sure how he feels about this development. He likes playing cat-tree paw slap, but he's used to being the higher kitty. At least he's no longer running from the kitten.
"Who’s Talking Now? Multispecies Relations from Human and Animals’ Point of View" is now available as an e-book from InterDisciplinary Press. It is a fascinating collection, including a chapter I wrote for it on the medieval horse.
So, there are a million and one myths & origin stories for different breeds, tack, traits, and riding in general. I want to put together a collection and do some mythbusting (or confirming). Send me your favorites!