We all know how it goes. You get caught in a routine of meetings, dealing with student emergencies, committee work, updating lectures, and before you know, you have not written a single line of that article or book. So when Marie Kelleher put out a call for participants of her writing group, I had to [...]
I should have titled this post “How to write a ten-page conference paper in less than four hours” because that’s what it is really about. The short answer is: co-write the paper. The long answer is below.
It is uncommon for historians to write collaboratively. Although we all stand on the shoulders of those who [...]
We are looking for papers on the topic of Women and Community in Medieval Iberia for the International Medieval Congress to be held at Leeds, UK, July 6-9 2015. We are particularly interested in papers that explore socio-economic ties not only among women themselves, but also across gendered and religious lines.
Possible themes [...]
Yesterday’s workshops with Kirsta Stapelfeldt at RRSI2014 made me think a lot about data management and curation. She stressed how important it was to generate structured data that could then be used in multiple ways, which was important to highlight since many academics often rely on simple word documents as a way of storing their [...]
I’m not entirely new to GIS. Three years ago I attended a GIS workshop at the first instalment of the Roots and Routes Summer Institute. Since then, I’ve been to at least two more workshops and although I could see that historical GIS had enormous potential, I found the learning curve of all the software [...]
As one conference fades into the background, another one looms large. This afternoon is the opening reception and keynote address for the third and final Roots and Routes Summer Institute, an intensive week in which we explore how to produce digital scholarship in the premodern Mediterranean. We all come in with different interests and [...]
The 16th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women convened this weekend here in Toronto. Dana Wessell Lightfoot, Sara McDougall, and I submitted two panels – one on spousal homicide across time and place (with papers that went from Ancient Rome to Soviet Russia) and the other on women and the law in premodern [...]