Jan
30

On the specifics of the Cobb Collection: New Role

Over Fall Break (2018), I traveled up to Washington D.C. to visit the Cobb Collection in person. I had made arrangements with Dr. Fatimah Jackson, the director of the Cobb collection at Howard University, to visit the off-site location where the remains were located.

Jan
30

Update: New Project, Same Concept

  Since returning to school my project has undergone significant changes. My initial topic was focusing on treponemal disease like syphilis, yaws and pinta which were extremely prevalent in the enslaved population. These illnesses are associated with the conditions of enslavement and have been traditionally been seen in this population. My early iteration of my…
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Aug
28

New Semester

Now that the semester is starting, I’m a little apprehensive about re-starting a large portion of my research from scratch because of the new direction of my project but I feel as though I have a good plan of attack and a clear direction. So hopefully everything falls into place.

Aug
27

Cobb Collection and New Project

Before I traveled to Philadelphia for my internship and visit to the Mutter Museum, I flew to D.C to visit the Cobb Collection at Howard University. The Cobb Collection is a large archive of African- American skeletal remains from the D.C. from 1931-1965; the collection was amassed by William Montague Cobb.

Aug
27

Mutter Museum and Osteological Remains

While I was in Philadelphia working on my internship with the Arch Street Project, I visited the Mutter Museum. The Mutter museum is a medical museum from the Philadelphia College of Physicians. It has an extensive archive and exhibitions of human remains, medical oddities and other specimens. I specifically went to see the skeletal collection…
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