Examining early Slavic imprints in Kirov/Viatka, 1996
Photo by Aleksei Miakishev
At work in a Xiongnu grave, Tamir site, Mongolia, 2005
Photo by Charlotte Green
A visit with Aurel Stein, 2009
Photo courtesy Jimsar County Museum (Xinjiang) staff.
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Short Curriculum vitae, as of 2005, includes links to course syllabi
Curriculum vitae emphasizing Central Asia/Silk Road activities, updated June 2013
Bibliography of Academic Writings, complete to January 2014
An Automobile, a Bloodstained Uniform, and a Couch.
An interactive set of web pages inviting students of history to think about the way displays of material objects and their interpretation reflect the specific context of a museum and the city in which it is located. The example here is the displays in the room of the Military History Museum in Vienna devoted to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 29, 1914 in Sarajevo, the event which triggered World War I. I have posted these pages, created several years ago but never previously used, on the occasion of the centenary of the event, which is attracting a great deal of attention in the news. Readers should be aware that what I recorded about the exhibits a decade ago undoubtedly has changed at least somewhat in the current mounting of the displays, even though panning around the room on the museum's current website suggests the basics are still the same.
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Maxwaugh.com Photography, where one can view some wonderful wildlife photos
Links to other scholarly work, earlier and recent, some otherwise unpublished