On Sunday, Kathleen Fitzpatrick wrote an article for The Chronicle, titled “Do ‘the Risky Thing’ in the Digital Humanities”, that got some significant play in the Twittersphere. Fitzpatrick argues: “As mentors to younger scholars, it is our responsibility to ensure that they can do the risky thing, knowing that someone’s got their back.” […]
Previously, I posted here about the roll out of Google+, Google’s new social networking site. At the time, there was lots of speculation that with the new stylings of Google’s other products such as Docs and Gmail, that Google+ would integrate with its other services.
I broke out mine last week, and then I literally broke it. However, it is still functional, and I will be using it repeatedly throughout the next several months.
If you haven’t ever used a Crock-pot, you are missing out on a great way to have delicious, hot food ready at dinnertime! Frequently, […]
￼For our launch in June, I wrote a GradHacker post on Writing the Academic Conference Proposal. Since one commenter made the fantastic suggestion that we follow up with a post on writing an academic bio, I decided to do just that! This post is based on my limited experience writing and reading a variety […]
In the world of graduate school, awed whispers (sometimes with a twinge of jealousy) can strike up when the topic of publication arises. With academic publishing playing such an important role for any graduate student, it is no wonder that there is often a lot of stress when it comes to the whole ordeal.
For those of us pursuing a PhD, graduate school is about learning how to become researchers. Our classes are focused on methods and theories, and our out of class work is in the library, in the field, or in the lab conducting research and experiments. However, graduate school is more than research: we learn […]
Stare them down until they talk. While some may rely on this method to break the silence of a classroom, there are many other ways to get your students to talk. In this post, I offer advice based on my experience as a discussion facilitator in general humanities survey courses.
Chat with students as […]
A new school year is just around the corner, and for some that means their first year of being a grad student. Beyond just academics, there are some important changes that you need to address in this first year. Yes, the classes are going to be harder, the hours longer, and the dedication required is […]
The letter came home on purple colored paper as it probably does every year: words of wisdom from the director of the school where my twin boys have just begun preschool. “September is a transition month…” it begins and reminds both parents and staff that children need time to adjust to new surroundings, new […]
This is a guest post by Taylor Jardno, a second-year doctoral student in Yale University’s Department of History. Her current work focuses on youth militancy and comic book culture in Argentina. She can be contacted at taylor [dot] jardno [at] yale [dot] edu.
After the first research recon trip of my graduate school […]
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