Hello, my name is Shelby Petty, and I am the creator of this blog. A little about myself: I am an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine, and I am in the Campuswide Honors Program and on the Women’s Soccer Team. I am a Business Economics major in the School of Social Sciences, and I am currently enrolled in a year-long course called Humanities Core, which examines empires, past and present, and their ruins. This blog is a reflection of the material and issues presented in this engaging course. Feel free to send me a comment!