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My Name

James Burnes

About Me

PhD candidate in the History of Science with a focus on American exploring and collecting expeditions and the crossroads of science and art. Trained in Paleontology (Eocene mammals) and Archaeology (Maya), degreed in History and History of Science with hard minors in Anthropology Geology, and Earth Science. I have spent the last two years in part with the Art History department working on art, myth, memory, and visual cultural studies in the American West. I work within the History of Science Special Collections as both a docent and exhibit technician for the library's exhibit space on the 5th floor. I move between the practicalities of the exhibit displays and the content speciality for the objects on display and try to find a connection between our galleries and our visitors which usually means invoking the gods of popular culture. Outside the work here my highest expertise is in animation. There are few animated programs that I have not studied and I like to tell people that I am the docent trainer specifically because I have seen more episodes of Peabody's Improbable History than anyone else.

My Areas of Interest

Architecture
Art
Biology
Engineering
Geography
Geology
History
History of the Book
Literature
Meteorology
Physics
Religious Studies
Scientific Instruments

Types of groups I prefer to work with

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Undergraduate
Graduate
Adult