Do you ever find yourself mystified by the simultaneously vague but overly-specific calls for papers on H-Net? If so, this game's for you! Here's how to play. First, go have a look at H-Announce for inspiration. Perhaps you'd like to fly or take a train to the Netherlands and read a paper for a 20-minute… Continue reading MadLibs: Overly-Specific H-Net CFPs Edition!
Notes toward a personal essay about the murder of trade unionists in Colombia by soft drink bottlers and about how the political is the personal: “disfruta la magia” To believe a thing is made from people is to forgive. It’s the things that make the people here: the things made of people there. I was… Continue reading “disfruta la magia”
This is basically a synecdoche for one of my dissertation chapters. Ideology inscribed on the landscape I love sophisticated GIS methods, but I learn so much and have some of my best ideas just browsing Google Maps. If you're not integrating maps into your research, even just a simple scan of the area you're studying… Continue reading Cartographic Ideology
“No matter how good you are, there will always be someone better.” Michael didn’t remember these words when he heard the song on the radio. He remembered another of his father’s expressions instead: the wordless joy on his face when he watched his son play the bass all those years ago. Dad would bring home… Continue reading Flash Fiction: “Crazy on You”
Down at the bottom of this post I have an idea for a new type of conference that is probably more important than the rest. Here's a link to that proposal. When the #SHEAR2020 plenary panelists sat down and fired up Zoom last Friday, they probably assumed that they were about to do history as… Continue reading History as Usual: Moving Past #SHEAR2020
Loving this Kestrels song this afternoon. That is all. Happy Monday. https://youtu.be/37H4LxE9v3E