Resumes and CVs are odd things. Every profession, every field, and every sub-field seems to have their own specific way of formatting them. Last year I was a listening ear as a friend tried to format a CV to meet the standards of both the medical profession and academia – not an easy feat! More…… Continue reading How do you solve a problem like a CV?
Today at noon I will be one of the panelists at a brownbag lunch session titled “Blogs, Writing Groups, Digital Classrooms, and More: Managing Your Academic Career in the Online Era” at the triennial meeting of the Southern Association of Women Historians. While our objective is to have more conversation than commentary, my part of the…… Continue reading Brief thoughts on Twitter
One of the projects I work on at RRCHNM is the Papers of the War Department. I’m fond of it because it was the only project I worked on my first year, it falls within my temporal period of study, and I’ve discovered some very entertaining letters which generating metadata and summaries for it. Lately…… Continue reading Papers of the War Department
My work life this summer has been predominantly focused on two summer institutes, one for art historians and one for historians, which give the participants an introduction to concepts and methods in digital (art) history. It was a lot of information to pack into two weeks per institute, and very thought-provoking for everyone involved. As…… Continue reading Some of the tools I use
Palladio is a lovely visualization tool, with the ability to export graphs to svg and save your work. But using it posed a new question: how the heck do I display an svg file in a WordPress post without digging into the CSS or php?* I tried installing two plugins, one of which allowed me…… Continue reading SVG and WordPress
Last weekend I attended my 10th college reunion. In addition to seeing people I haven’t seen since our 5 year, enjoying the annual alumnae parade (headed by a woman from the class of 1934!), and generally indulging in nostalgia, I had a chance to reconnect with two aspects of my undergraduate experience which helped shape…… Continue reading Reunion
Over the past few months I’ve had a quote, more of an idea really, rattling around in my head. The artist James C. Christensen wrote about how he thinks about creativity and new ideas using the metaphor of a library’s card catalog. I never knew card catalogs, so in time the cards in the metaphor…… Continue reading How do we shuffle our cards?
According the news, Delicious (an online bookmark manager) is being sent the way of the Dodo by Yahoo. I hadn’t even realized that Yahoo had acquired delicious, which I’ve been using off and on for years now. So, the question becomes: if delicious is dead, what do we use instead? Suggestions thus far include: Licorize…… Continue reading Alternatives to Delicious