Thursday, November 19, 2015

Signal Boost: Call For Panelists

"Hi All,

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 if you are interested in participating. This call for panelists is cross posted to H-Net LatAm, Grad, and Animal.

Thank you,
Danielle Blalock
PhD Student - The University of Arizona
Department of History "

I am working on an equestrian paper for this panel, and we are still looking for one or two more panelists.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Triple Crown, Triple Stud

     Many years ago I was keeping an eye on a young "good looking" son of Unbridled. He lost to Funny Cide, who he had previously beaten, in the Derby, and his connections opted out of the Preakness. When Funny Cide won in Maryland, I was shocked and lost a strange bet. I had been sure it would be on his home turf in NY that Funny Cide would shine. Of course, maybe things would have been different if the Derby runner up was there. In the Belmont, he had bittersweet redemption, denying Funny Cide the Triple Crown and ensuring the drought went on. Now, Empire Maker is returning to the states to stand within miles of his son and his grandson, who finally ended that drought. I'm really not sure standing them ALL in KY is best, but I'm sure plenty of owners will be willing to ship good mares.