Friday, March 29, 2019

Our First Episode Will Be Rated ARRRRRRRR!

We know the fall semester may seem like a world away, but Scholars & Shots is already champing at the bit to get started! Our minds have been fairly blown and our humors humbled by the incredible cast of talented characters who have agreed to grace our show. 

From lumberjacks to torture, from fascists to maps and a dozen other things in between, the research we’ll discuss covers some bases we didn’t even know existed! And nothing excites Team S&S more than arming ourselves with a slew of new factoids we can bust out in completely inapropos moments. 

Have your rum at the ready for our inaugural episode, in which Dr. Jamie Goodall will tell us all about the swashbuckling picaroons who helped shape tastemaking and consumerism over the early modern Atlantic. Pirates – they’re more than just marauders, you know! 

And while we’re on the topic of people who take things that aren’t theirs, we'll talk with Dr. Ian Saxine about the Anglophone colonizers’ misguided theories on landownership, and what the Wabanaki Indians had to say about all that.

There’s so much to unpack, and that’s just Episode One! We just feel so darn lucky to get to pick these researchers’ brains, and we hope you’ll join us in our…er…intoxicating enthusiasm at rolling out such a fun and interactive new project!


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