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How to Finish Your Thesis

Jerry Bannister Writing is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying, delusional, or one of those utterly bizarre people who find it easy. June in Canada brings dandelions, complaints about the weather, and, for those of us in universities, thoughts...
From: Borealia on 8 Jun 2017

The Dreaded Second Book

Forgive the self-indulgence of a post about my writing; but it’s my birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to. The hiatus in posts here began as a way of dealing with grading and continued as I shifted gears to the early summer “return to...
From: memorious on 10 May 2017

Guide to Studying for Comps

Jessica Parr offers tips on preparing for and passing graduate school comps.
From: The Junto on 8 Mar 2017

Don’t Make Graduate Students Freak Out about Publishing

Sometimes the title tells you all you really need to know. But I did write a little more on this than just the one line, and the piece — a draft of which I tried out here — is now in the Chronicle of Higher Education, in...
From: memorious on 9 Jan 2017

Letter to a Prospective Graduate Student

Why study history in graduate school? A promising undergraduate student asked me this recently, not quite in so many words. My answer was inadequate; despite my own advice on the subject, and despite everything going on at the moment in politics and academe,...
From: memorious on 23 Dec 2016

Branding Is Not An Academic Priority

Again: university branding is not an academic priority. And to the extent that the improvement or broadcasting of a university’s reputation is pursued as a matter of promoting a brand rather than reflecting or substantive academic...
From: memorious on 20 Sep 2016

Truth, Freedom, and Productivity: When PR usurps scholarship

No one wants ill-advised assessment regimes imported into higher education. No one wants to see a single-minded, narrow emphasis on quantifying value. No one desires deeply flawed metrics being used to compare institutions and individuals. Nevertheless…[1]...
From: memorious on 10 Sep 2016

Social Media and the Serious Academic

Should “serious academics” make time for social media? At least two recent commentators (I’m guessing there are more out there, but it may be hasty to speak of a silent majority) think not. Many — naturally including a slew...
From: memorious on 26 Aug 2016

Back to School: Teaching, Research, and Regret

Our academic year begins in a couple of weeks, which means that this is the time for finishing, revising or at the very least updating course syllabi with the relevant dates. My teaching load is on the light side: two courses per semester,...
From: memorious on 22 Aug 2016

Academic publishing and graduate students: Thought for the day

My grandfather was born in 1909: not old enough for the First World War and too old for the Second, he served in the US Navy between the two. He had, I think, about three or four years of elementary school before leaving to work; though...
From: memorious on 17 Jun 2016

Go Figure …

The Statement of Purpose wot I wrote eleven years ago: submitted as part of my applications to the graduate programs at the University of Toronto, Queen Mary University London, and Boston University: Why leave a successful job in television and embark...
From: Diane Jakacki on 22 Oct 2014

Trials and Tribulations of Writing while Sleeping

Mark Boonshoft discusses strategies for organizing writing ideas while away from the computer.
From: The Junto on 27 Aug 2014

The Week in Early American History

Let’s kick another weekly roundup of early American history links off with this fascinating and fun look at Revolutionary-era pronunciations of the word “Huzza(h)!” over at Journal of the American Revolution (hint: it rhymes with “fray”)....
From: The Junto on 27 Apr 2014

The History Carousel, Episode 3: Teaching Across the Pond

Happy Monday! Today, Rachel Herrmann presents the third episode of The History Carousel, on teaching in the U.S. vs. teaching in the U.K.
From: The Junto on 21 Apr 2014

Dramaturging The Tower: A Historian’s Cannibalistic Adventures in Theater

Today at The Junto, Maya Rook offers a guest post about turning an interest in cannibalism into an experience in theater
From: The Junto on 11 Apr 2014

Some Reflections of a First Time TA

Or, How I Stopped Hating Finance and Learned to Love the Business Major[1] Settling in to my first semester as a TA this fall, I was stoked. Yes, stoked. Unbelievably enthusiastic about my teaching assignment: Early American Maritime Culture. I thought...
From: The Junto on 11 Nov 2013

The Week in Early American History

Kenneth Owen breaks down the week in Early American history, including more views on the government shutdown, links between plantation owners and modern managers, and photographs of the American Revolution and Civil War.
From: The Junto on 13 Oct 2013

The Week in Early American History

This Sunday, Rachel Herrmann presents the Week in Early American History
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.