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Meet My New Research Assistant

Meet Tosawan Malabuppha. She is my new research assistant located in Bangkok, Thailand. She is Thai, Deaf, and Mormon.

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The Opening Scene

Wood creaked, its canvas clapped as the ship John Adams pitched through waves like fins. The ocean bulged; its spritz like pellets. Alone at sea between Liverpool and New York clouds blurred the touch of earth and sky. With bent knees and fists at their eyes the deck’s seamen dashed about listening through gale force winds for the boatswain’s orders. The deck rose and fell beneath them.

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MHA 2014: Spanish Missions

Indigenous trauma under conversion. The milky simpleness of its art belies the blood and sweat of its making. I take a tour of the Spanish Missions of San Antonio before the Mormon History Association conference. Also Luddington’s connection to the Alamo. In the end we finish off with a lesson about Texas & Mormons.

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MHA 2014: To San Antonio

On the trip to San Antonio, a little self talk about publishing and books: can I do this? Also, a shout out to Bruce Crow who is a strong supporter of other historians.

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Association for Asian Studies Day 4

Mortuary rituals in Southeast Asia, karmic consequences, female virtue and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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Association for Asian Studies Day 3

The politics of dress, the matter of money in Chinese exchange, burial practices, digital dharma, fiscal history will never be poetry, and luxury.

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Association for Asian Studies Day 2

Dynamics in Burma/Myanmar ethnic groups, new insights on opium in China, and Thai ghosts,

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