Category Archives: links

Digital Humanities & more

Are you as excited as I am about Zotero’s latest release? Version 1.5 is now available. What’s most exciting about this is that the next time I do a Zotero workshop I won’t have to preface every statement with “when … Continue reading

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Inspiration Points: Links

An interactive view of the 1918 flu pandemic.  Scrolling through this site is a painless way to learn about the impact of the disease, yet I found myself wondering if there could’ve have been graphical representations showing the scope of … Continue reading

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Academic Blogging

To blog or not to blog? Will it hurt or enhance a career? In what ways can it augment academic book sales and foster community? Adam Kotsko‘s (tongue in cheek) reply: The monograph: dead. The peer-reviewed journal: dead. The classroom: … Continue reading

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"Writing History" Seminar: Studying the craft of historical writing

This quarter I’m taking a seminar called “Writing History” with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China’s Brave New World. The aim of the class (from the syllabus) is to “explore the qualities of historical writing as writing and to see whether … Continue reading

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Experimental History with Martha Hodes

A few months ago I heard Martha Hodes speak about her latest book, The Sea Captain’s Wife. Most of the questions from the audience centered on the accessibility of her writing and its appeal to a mainstream audience. During the … Continue reading

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