Cat shelter update!
I also made some scratchers from old housewares and rope that are a big hit, and found some environmental enrichment toys in the form of pop-up tent cubes for the kitties! I am proud of my accomplishment!
Cat shelter update!
So I also finished a cool organizing and design project yesterday for the cat shelter and I want to share! #catsofmastadon
Yay! The administrative overlords have finally released my dissertation into the #oa wild! Behold "Perception and Practice: Doing Public #Archaeology" #pubarch #phdone https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/2111872344.html?FMT=ABS
It's time for my weekly trip to a cat shelter, #ShelterDayThursday!
I am on a non-academic trip to visit family members in California so I visited the local cat shelter :) Look at these good good boys and girls. #catsofmastadon
unsolicited advice for people with marginalized identities interested in or currently fresh to academic life
1) introducing yourself to faculty is not about the generalized benefits of social networking; it's about literally finding a lifeline and advocate for yourself for when shit inevitably hits the fan. your first points of contact in the department have a History with other people in the dept that you need to navigate, but those politics do not supersede your need for allies
@precatlady Yeah, this is fine
If you're worried about something like that being taken the wrong way, you could put a CW like "Archaeology conference call for papers," but yeah stuff like that is 110% what this instance is for :)
Well, that and smart people geeking out over the stuff they're studying that gets them excited
And also the occasional cat pic :)
Are we allowed to post conference calls for papers and such on here? New community, new norms! Hey, speaking of digital norms, if you're into #archaeology/ #digiarch / #dh (digital humanities) and willing to attend #SAA2019 April conference in New Mexico, this digital ethical dilemmas forum is worth applying to. Deadline is middle of next week!
I'm a historian of Atlantic World history (1500-1800), with an interest in interactions/processes involving Indigenous peoples and ppls of African descent.
I teach at Bryn Mawr College + live in Philadelphia.
If Twitter is a predicter of what I'll do here, I will be tooting about teaching, research/writing, my 3 kitties, the arts, tech, politics, and the 'Morse'-universe ('Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour.') :p
Anyone who’s interested in #intersectional #feminism should check out the sale the leftist publisher Verso is having on their site right now: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3963-verso-feminist-classics?discount_code=VersoFeministClassics
I also volunteer at a shelter called the Animal Care Council in Endicott, NY which helps me take a break from academic work. I often post photos on other networks of my "shelter day Thursday" if anybody here would be interested.
I have just learned about #catsofmastadon and now must introduce my cats: Fiona (12, black, has feline hyperesthesia) and Strudel (1, white with black spots)
Premature cat lady. PhD in Anthropology. Public and digital archaeologist. PDX. She/her.
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