Academic Field

This page is in development, it will be expanded and contextualized over time.


As a historian, I also must concider the context provided by the fields of sociology, political science, and religion for any people group as they establish the foundations of culture and understanding.

Periods & Locations

The overarching period of study is Industrial Revolution commonly concidered as 1830 to 1940 roughly, in the United States and United Kingdom though there are varriations in the periods to accomodate sociological and technological developments that need to be concidered when discussing the IR in context. Most contextual development can be concidered post-1790 in the U.S. and post-1770 in the U.K.


The subject matter is itself the Industrial Revolution, the sociological, political, and economic environments that gestated the IR enabling it to occur, and the technologies in power, transportation, and communications that facilitated its development and growth. These subjects are intertwined in such a way that discussion in any one inevitably must include the others.

Conservation & Preservation

Print materials

Thanks in great part to my grandmother I have a love of books and keeping them in servicable condition. This translates to my interest in a wide range of print materials, documents, ships logs, journals, civil records, correspondence, etc. and thir preservation.

Sites & Buildings

As a woodworker and maker I also have a love of handtools and have spent many enjoyable hours restoring handtools to a useful state, repairing various wood objects, and building with wood and other matrerials. These skills, and many years of property management, maintenance, working in and with construction trades, and many years of study in alternative building systems have proven to be relevant in terms of site and building conservation and preservation.