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Pseudoarchaeology and History in Media: The Danger of Inaccuracy in Pop Culture

By Sydney James

Channels such as the Travel Channel and the History Channel are notorious for creating shows that appear to be historical in nature, but are often filled with inaccuracies for the purpose of raising public interest and viewer counts. These shows include some form of historical or archaeological background, an amateur “expert” in the field, a celebrity for show, and a whole lot of wild speculation. Continue reading “Pseudoarchaeology and History in Media: The Danger of Inaccuracy in Pop Culture”

André 3000 and Ment Nelson: Case Studies in Shared Authority and Public History in Southern Culture

by N. Valerie McLaurin

 At the Source Awards in New York City in 1995, Southern rap duo Outkast took the stage to accept their award for New Artist of the Year (Group). Met with boos from the Northern audience, André 3000, half of the now iconic duo, appeared unphased and informed the crowd that whether or not the greater hip-hop community wanted to accept it: “The South got somethin’ to say.” This prophetic moment from my childhood came to mind when I started thinking more deeply about the definition of public history. Continue reading “André 3000 and Ment Nelson: Case Studies in Shared Authority and Public History in Southern Culture”

Hamilton’s Impact on Culture

By Autumn McNutt

Hamilton has swept the world by surprise with new its innovative story and delight to audiences around the world. It is a 16 Tony award winning Broadway show hitting the record for the most nominations in the history of Broadway theatre. It has improved the way hip-hop and rap can thrive at the box office, which provides evidence that the history of Broadway sounds are changing into more contemporary music. Continue reading “Hamilton’s Impact on Culture”

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

By Myriana Dobson

I visited the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston back in 2016. My experience at the museum was extremely memorable. The Fine Arts museum is very large, so it takes a few hours to observe everything. The Museum of Fine Arts mission is to “houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art.”[1] Continue reading “Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”

The Untold Story of John W. Bolts (1861 – 1921)

by N. Valerie McLaurin

Who is John W. Bolts? If you’ve never heard of him, you’re in the same boat I was in when I first came to Coastal Carolina University. It was my first semester as a graduate student in the MALS program and I was doing an internship at the in-house student publishing lab, the Athenaeum Press, while they were wrapping up one of their amazing projects titled At Low Tide: Voices of Sandy Island. Continue reading “The Untold Story of John W. Bolts (1861 – 1921)”

The Incredible Legacy of Historical Ancient Women: Where are they in film?

By Lindsey Perritt

A question that I have currently asked myself is where is the representation of women from the ancient history in modern day films? We see films like Gladiator, Alexander the Great, and Troy. The issue I encounter is the missing representation of powerful women that ruled and bravely campaigned for their kingdoms. Continue reading “The Incredible Legacy of Historical Ancient Women: Where are they in film?”

Community Involvement in Archaeology: Benefits, Obstacles, and Potential

By Sydney James

This past June and July, I was lucky enough to attend the Koobi Fora Field School (KFFS), a paleoanthropological, research-intensive field school run by George Washington University and National Museums of Kenya. Our work took place in northern Kenya, on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana. While we moved camp numerous times over the course of our 6-week stay, one of the most fascinating was in Ileret, a town on the shore of Lake Turkana named after the nearby river. Continue reading “Community Involvement in Archaeology: Benefits, Obstacles, and Potential”

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