Today is my last day here on the campus of Texas Christian University; I did not visit the library at all to work on a European History assignment, as I had intended to do. However, my evenings have been fairly busy with minor activities and a great deal of socializing. After spending the early part of the week instructing participants on the direction of the AP European History exam, I spent the last two days talking about changes in European historiography and content direction. I have done a great deal of reading over the past two years on race and European culture. Yesterday I spoke about my Atlantic history work and how the period known as the European enlightenment shaped the critical questions of race and capitalism. I also mentioned that Europeans during the early modern period invoked the will of God to support their theoretical notions of modernity. I really like this topic.
Overall, it has been a very good week. TCU is awesome. Those who attended are bright, positive, and willing to share their expertise. I should arrive in Houston tonight only to hit the road again tomorrow. I would like to thank the many educators who attended my TCU institute. You made my experience a joy. Please stay in touch.