After three short research trips and a few conference papers written with the data we collected, Dana and I finally got our database to where we want it. There are a few tweaks to work out and I’ve been reviewing candidates to host our database so that we can both access it and make changes [...]
Teaching in a program for transitioning international students, my colleagues and I talk a lot about not only what type of skills – both academic and social – our students need to succeed at U of T but also the types of challenges they face. We also get lots of folks from other parts of [...]
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 [...]
What I've been up to
- I leave for 3 mnths of research next week! Btw prep for sept classes, getting database ready for research, & packing, my head is spinning 01:56:49 PM May 26, 2015 from Twitter Web Client
- RT @MyPenHistorical: I met my #writingpact goal (4 pages in 4 hours) with over an hour to spare! I wish I'd started using Twitter to keep m… 12:37:29 PM May 26, 2015 from Twitter Web Client
- RT @francesca_bria: @katainger @NaomiAKlein see here citizen coalitions in Spain presenting their plans for real democratic gov in Cities h… 09:00:41 PM May 25, 2015 from Echofon