I recently learned that environmental historian Bill Cronon has a whole website dedicated to teaching research methods - much of it is geared for undergraduates new to research but I'm still getting a lot out of it and you might too williamcronon.net/researching/

Media report about extremely violent threats against professor Show more

I just learned there is an entire podcasting network dedicated to reviewing authors of new academic books. The New Book Network: newbooksnetwork.com

Bizarre journal article loading error image Show more

Anyone here going to the Organization of American Historians? My first time and I am bowled over by some of the conference programming, hot dog!

the stackoverflow "homage to the 90s" being so femme just reinforces to me how much of a coded-"neutral male" the space is, and reads to me that the feminine is meant to be a source of ridicule

US academics, what kind of cool sustainability things does your university do? Subsidized bus passes? Inviting you to bring hard to recycle stuff from home? An institutional mandate to buy XYZ amount of locally grown food? I am running for election as faculty rep to my university's sustainability committee and want to bring some fresh ideas.

Anyone attending the Organization of American Historians conference? This will be my first time and uh, the 150 page conference program has got me kinda intimidated as an attender of smaller conferences in my field of practice

High ed labor news Show more

Did not expect this intriguing and highly questionable part of Soviet nuclear history to show up in the federal Deepwater Horizon disaster report

higher ed mishandling racism Show more

Can anyone recommend geospatial humanities workshops or conferences happening in Fall 2019?

Experiencing a fellow journal guest editor in my extremely niche field going AWOL after multiple emails from the managing editor is one of the weirder experiences I've had so far in higher ed.

CW: Confederate history, policing, false equivalence Show more

I am reviewing a book in my field that I have significant theoretical disagreements with. Can anyone point me to a book review in their field that demonstrates how to articulate one's disagreements well without devolving into just disciplinary smack talking?

Realized I only have 15 days left in the office for 2018, new goal is to reach inbox < 100

I just found out my institution has access to the full-text OUP Very Short Introductions series and my life will never be the same again

I am geography-adjacent but I haven't been to a geography-focused conference since AAG as an undergrad. Can any geographers recommend critical/radical/feminist geography conferences worth attending? Or is most of this work happening at AAG?

TFW you are editing a journal issue for the first time and Reviewer 1 is like THIS IS THE BEST! and Reviewer 2 is like THIS IS THE WORST! and I'm over here feeling like King Solomon

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