Archive for September, 2010

Civic Traditions in the Atlantic World: A Week With Provincial Town Records

By • Sep 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Having completed a week of my research in the UK, it is perhaps time for an update. Thus far I have visited records offices in Hull, Matlock, Bedford, and Portsmouth.  When working with seventeenth-century records one always expects to encounter gaps and omissions, and even problems with the physical quality of the surviving material, and […]



Models and Mud: Models and Data

By • Sep 15th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Modeling the Waipaoa Shelf For anyone not familiar with my previous posts, my research focuses on modeling hydrodynamics (waves and currents) and sediment transport on the continental shelf offshore of the Waipaoa River, New Zealand.  I will use the model to analyze how and where sediment is transported and deposited.  I’m working as part of […]



Models and Mud: Another Mud Cruise

By • Sep 14th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Monday, September 6 – the Waipaoa River While waiting for the ship to arrive in Gisborne harbour, Joey (student from East Carolina University, and photographer of the pictures of the river) and I walked down to the Waipaoa River – the reason we are here in the first place.  And being interested observers, we noted […]



Singapore Studies

By • Sep 9th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, my name is Heart Hettinger and I am spending a semester abroad studying at the National University of Singapore. I am doing ethnographic research for my honors thesis involving the adaptation of modern dance as an art form in Singapore. It’s taken a while to get to know people because the Singapore culture is a […]



Civic Traditions in the Atlantic World: Research in the UK during Sept 2010

By • Sep 6th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My name is Paul Musselwhite, and I’m a doctoral candidate in the History department at William and Mary. Over the next three weeks I will be undertaking archival research across the UK as part of my dissertation and I plan to update this blog with some of the interest details I uncover. But before I […]



Models and Mud: Preparation for the 3rd New Zealand Cruise

By • Sep 4th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Friday, September 3: I am back in Wellington, New Zealand for our third research cruise! Jetlagged, our group traveled directly to the National Institute for Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) where we have been storing our gear since the last cruise in May. Tomorrow is our ‘mob day’ aka ‘mobilization day’ when we load the boat […]