Below are my notes from an academic workshop the UNL History Graduate Students’ Association had in September. This was the workshop that gave me the final push to start my own blog. You can see my notes in that section are a tad light – I was paying close attention! There were also some great … More “Building your c.v. and utilizing social networking for your academic career,” HGSA Academic Workshop Notes
This is a video I recently stumbled across on the site xtranormal, a site that allows people to create their own animated videos. The video expresses concerns about the future of the humanities and graduate training in the humanities. Do you share any of these concerns? What do you think about the general message? Video, … More No plan b for the humanities?
Any attempt to understand the impact of digital technologies and the digital medium must take into consideration the underlying processes that support, regulate, and structure computers and the Internet. Human interaction with technology is more than a simple reciprocal exchange between technology and the human mind; it is an interaction between the user and a … More Information infrastructures and future directions in digital scholarship
Below are my notes from a workshop I attended yesterday afternoon. In addition to gaining some valuable insight into the current job market and the application process, I was very pleased to hear our department express its enthusiastic support for both academic and non-academic career paths for history graduate students. This is something the UNL … More “Careers in History in the 21st Century: The Job Market and the State of the Field,” UNL History Department Workshop Notes
And so do reasonable archive policies. After the Thanksgiving holiday, I took a trip down to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas to conduct some research for my dissertation at the Leonard H. Axe Library. Of particular interest to me was the library’s Special Collections Department‘s holdings on Julius Wayland. Julius Augustus Wayland (1854-1912) was … More A good archivist goes a long way