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 [...]
One of my favourite aspects of my job is that I teach mostly to non-historians. The International Foundation Program is aimed at international students who performed just below the minimum IELTS/TOEFL score required for direct admission into U of T. Instead of being denied admission, these students get a chance to take a transitional year [...]
I wish I could say I did it on purpose, but I can’t get over how fitting it is that yesterday, March 7th, was the first of two lectures in my world history course on the protests in Iran after the announcement that all women had to wear the hijab (March 8, 1979). In tutorial [...]
Between designing a new site for the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World, managing the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies website, designing two new courses for this fall, and putting the final touches on my dissertation, I seem to have lost the creative energy to write on my [...]
Last Wednesday was the final lecture for IFP100Y, the world history class I teach at a program for first year international students at U of T. It happens every year. Over the 24 weeks of the year-long course I get to know many of the students, I see them every week, and then the day [...]
Tomorrow I’ll lead my first set of tutorials. In history, a tutorial (aka a conference session at Concordia) is dedicated mostly to discussing primary sources and teaching students how to read critically and how to get their points across. If done properly, I see it as also a venue where the students will learn most [...]