Aug
      18

      Update #6: Working On Trials From The National Historical Archive of Spain

      Good morning all, I am happy to share the sixth update on my research from legal manuscripts housed in the National Historical Archive of Spain (AHN) about child witches of the Spanish Inquisition. I examined several cases about child witches this week, but one particularly interesting trial was that of the 22-year-old Joanes de Soraburu (Note:…
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      Aug
      16

      FIREX Collaboration

      Part of working in a lab this summer involved collaborating with other students and researchers on their projects. There were a lot of opportunities for everyone to pitch in and help on research that wasn’t our primary focus. Some field in science and chemistry can be really competitive, but the nice thing about atmospheric chemistry…
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      Aug
      16

      Reassessing Republican Motherhood

      While I am particularly interested in the lived experience of women in the 1790s, throughout my research I’ve come to value the importance of historiography, theory, and rhetoric. Thus, for the past week, I’ve been looking into theoretical frameworks for assessing the political influence and impact of women in the 1790s. The predominant framework is…
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      Aug
      16

      Morocco Week 2

      This week’s work was off to a very slow start as Monday was the beginning of Eid alKbir in Morocco. I spent the holiday with a friend in Mhaya, a small village outside of Meknes. One thing I did not realize is that the entire week slows down as people use this time to visit their family…
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      Aug
      16

      Secondary Literature: Climate Context to Theory

      Hello Everyone! I have spent the last week and a half or so reviewing some past secondary-criticism I have read on Ballard (mainly going over my annotations and transcribing quotes into easy access documents) – as well as delving into some new readings. For this post in particular, I will be discussing Jim Clarke’s 2013…
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