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Event: ZoteroII at UC Irvine

ZOTERO II: HANDS-ON WITH YOUR OWN WORK Tues., 4/28, 12:30 – 2:00, 137 Humanities Instructional Building, UCIrvine Now that you’ve heard about Zotero, experimented with it a bit, or even begun to use it as your bibliographic software, bring in … Continue reading

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Making my (collaborative) butter sculptures of history

I recently came across Jennifer Gardy’s blog article “Feeling the elephant, or how scientists collaborate,” and it provoked several lines of thought. First, Gardy suggests that there are two types of scientists in this world: those live, eat, and breathe … Continue reading

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This Computer is Finished: The Physical Requirements of Writing History

This computer is finished. Its silver casing shows the years of scratches, bumps, and smudges. It bears the scars of balancing one too many books, of leaving the computer too casually on an ottoman, of eating and working feverishly for … Continue reading

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No More Notecards: Humanties Workshop at UC Irvine on Oct 6

NO MORE NOTE CARDS: NEW WEB-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR HUMANITIES RESEARCH Mon., 10/6, 12:00-1:30, 137 Humanities Instructional Building Join us for an informal workshop/demonstration/discussion about popular web-based applications for use with graduate-level research and writing. We will discuss programs such as … Continue reading

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Historian or voyeur?

For the past few weeks I’ve been working in the papers of one particular woman whose journals and letters span a period of about 50 years. She wrote nearly everyday, with meticulous detail. I now know about her fickle friends, … Continue reading

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Episode 4, Part 2: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

In this second half of her podcast interview, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich offers some favorite slogans besides Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History as she gives advice to aspiring historians. In discussing the challenges of research she advises that “serendipity seldom strikes … Continue reading

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Technological tools for historians

Zotero is really starting to grow on me. I added this bibliographic application to my browser in November and I now find that I use it constantly to create lists of books to read, to organize items relevant to my … Continue reading

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Episode 2, Part 2: Martha Hodes

This episode offers a candid discussion with Martha Hodes about the background for her latest book, her daily writing practices, her teaching of experimental history in the classroom, and some advice to graduate students about ‘finding the story’ in their … Continue reading

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