Blog Post #8 – Value and Material Culture Studies

I must admit, I’ve struggled over the past couple of months in this class in coming to a common ground of thinking of exposition and its ties to material culture.  I haven’t found the course particularly easy in terms of digesting the assigned reading and...

Blog Post #7 – Chris Sins

In researching articles for my timeline, I started to hit a wall and got pretty discouraged at the lack of information on my artifact.  How can there possibly not be a plethora of scholarly articles out there going into great detail about every little nuance of Civil...

Draft Object Analysis

The object that I chose is a Civil War era ammo belt buckle, (ca 1861-1865).  The buckle is round, with a diameter of approximately three (3) inches.  The buckle is still, for its age, very cleanly intact with the exception of a small amount of rust in the...

Blog Post #5 – Sharp Things

We currently live in a society in which fear is at an all-time high, trust is at an all-time low, and everything — EVERYTHING — can be deemed a weapon.  The very sanctity of human decency is a shell of its former self.  That is to say, that, the ways about...

Blog Post #3: The Fascinations of Death

Death, in many ways, is a glorious event.  Before you get all up in arms, hear me out.  In the present, the here and now, death is a sad, sorrow-filled event, especially when it hits close to home with the passing of family, loved one’s, or close friends.  But,...
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