Archives for the ‘Colonial Williamsburg’ Category

Bringing the Summer to a Close – Research Update #6

By • Aug 25th, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

The process of building a paper that I feel is a meaningful addition to literature critiquing neoliberalism and colonialism has been long and challenging, so in celebration of this research coming to a close I am sharing a segment of my essay’s ‘Discussion’ here that thoroughly explains the project and many of its most essential […]

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Filling in the Blanks – Research Update #5

By • Aug 18th, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

What began as difficulty gathering the thoughts and ideas necessary to write a meaningful research paper has turned into a challenge of navigating which concepts can actually fit while still pushing the intended argument forward. Investigating broad-reaching systems like neoliberalism and colonialism has thrown the possibility of my discussions wide open, which is both a positive […]

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Preliminary Drafts – Research Update #4

By • Aug 11th, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

Over the course of the previous week, I have begun to construct a strong outline meant to help me as I attempt to create something tangible with the research I have conducted thus far. To be quite honest, the process has proved to be more frustrating than I originally expected. While writing in other circumstances […]

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Into the Literature – Research Update #3

By • Jul 31st, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

After a deeper dive into the results of my review of published local opinions on potential affordable housing projects revealed an important trend regarding attitudes toward individuals facing housing insecurity, I began to explore already existing literature on related subjects to broaden my understanding. One of the most immediate and important topics that came to […]

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Initial Findings – Research Update #2

By • Jul 10th, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

The past week has been occupied by a more in-depth review of local opinion submissions concerning affordable housing projects in and around Williamsburg and James City County. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, a trend in the use of language surrounding labor and economics became immediately apparent among both pro- and anti-housing development arguments. Fiscally […]

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Big Adjustments – Research Update #1

By • Jul 2nd, 2019 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

Although I began the summer with extravagant intentions to conduct interviews with a diverse population of Williamsburg residents on the ways in which they experience housing access, my advisor and I quickly came to the understanding that scheduling and preparing for such a grand project was a bit too lofty a goal for a mere 7-week […]

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Lab and Storage Exploration

By • Jul 5th, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

The logistics for my family program are being finalized, and it is scheduled to begin next week!  I am very excited to see how it turns out, but in the meantime I have been able to focus on other aspects of the internship. My last few tours with the other CCM interns have been particularly […]

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Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!

By • Jun 27th, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

I am pleased to announce that I have finished the development of my family program for Bassett Hall: “Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!”  This program focuses on the pieces of folk art from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s collection within Bassett Hall that feature animals and is designed to engage children in the tour of the […]

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Developing a Plan

By • Jun 21st, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

This week I have begun to transition to the development phase of my family program for Bassett Hall.  In doing so, I have been researching by attending various educational programs throughout the Colonial Williamsburg sites. One of my favorite programs so far is the Building Detectives tour at the Robert Carter House.  This behind-the-scenes tour […]

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Exploring the CCM Division

By • Jun 13th, 2017 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Research

This week I continued to work on developing the training manual for Bassett Hall.  It is not an easy task, but it has helped me quickly pick up on the rich history of Bassett Hall, the Rockefeller family, and the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. In addition to my daily work in the office, I have […]

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