In this last official entry in the Liner Notes Vol. 1, I talk with historian Karen Cox. Check out her most recent book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice, out now. In this episode, we talk about apps and strategies for organizing archival documents, how to balance the ebbContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 09 – Karen L. Cox”
Historian Austin McCoy discusses the best music for work, how he incorporates reading into his workflow and research process, and we discuss the various frameworks for thinking, creating new arguments, and writing. Listen in to take an expansive view of the writing process, and for some good musical recommendations. Albums and artists mentioned in thisContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 08 – Austin McCoy”
For anyone looking for some strategies regarding color coding, time blocking, and incorporating digital tools, this is the episode for you! Historian Ellie Shermer, author of Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics and a forthcoming history of the student loan industry and policy, discusses her time management strategies for balancing teaching, researchContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 07 – Ellie Shermer”
As I was thinking about how much Charles W. McKinney, Jr.,’s keyword essay on “Riot” (in Edwards, Erica R., Roderick A. Ferguson, and Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, eds. Keywords for African American Studies. New York: NYU Press, 2018. doi:10.2307/j.ctvwrm5v9) resonated with students, I began brainstorming another new way to teach the US survey (again). What ifContinue reading “Another Radical Restructuring of the U.S. Survey”
Political Scientist Victor Asal discusses his digital tools to stay on track, as well as blending research and humanistic interests with classroom activities. Plus, this week I have a bonus video in which I discuss my, ahem, six planners/notebooks.
This week we go to the archives with historian Angela Diaz! After discussing her favorite tools and time organization, Angela discusses some great tips for approaching archive visits and materials. Check out more about Angela’s work here!
This week’s track is with Joseph Adelman, a historian at Framingham State University and author of Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789. We discuss our favorite pens (with a strong showing from the No. 2 pencil, this week), organizing space and time with kids at home during the pandemic, andContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 4 – Joe Adelman”
This episode gets deep! Not only do we discuss the importance of having a range of pens, and in particular the magic of the Pilot Friction Erasable pens, (they even come in MARKERS), we also get into how pens reflect the development of our voices as writers. There is so much to think about afterContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 3 – Eladio Bobadilla”
This week, we talk with historian Hilary Green, whose social media posts about writing, research, reading, and process are so inspiring. In addition to her many publications, she has also has captured research about race, slavery, and memory at the University of Alabama in the Hallowed Grounds project. Her book, Educational Reconstruction: African American SchoolsContinue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 2 – Hilary Green”
In this first episode of Liner Notes, we talk with author and historian Megan Kate Nelson. We discuss the merits of the blue BIC Cristal pen and florescent yellow Sharpie highlighter, writing during a pandemic, and the personalized process of finding one’s writing structures and routines. In the show, we make reference to John Hughes’Continue reading “Liner Notes Vol. 1: Track 1 – Megan Kate Nelson”