Sean-Paul Kelley has been planning an academic trip to explore the Silk Road of China. Unfortunately, his funding has been cut. He is asking bloggers to help contribute towards making up for the loss of funding. If 100 people donate $25, he will be able to make the trip, perform his research, and buy the book.
His situation is pretty tough right now, considering that flights are booked and the visas are improved.
If you can, donate to his project. It’s an interesting field of exploration, and he’ll be blogging throughout the trip. It’s not too often you get to help a fellow blogger out while supporting important and fascinating historical research.