What’s in my Bag? Campus Visit Spring 2021 Edition

This video is for Jason Scott Smith! My planner (Hobonichi A5) and Notebook – find them here Miloo Ydra Organizer here Miloo Estia (personal items) here (my color not currently available) Miloo Rec Double here Acro 1000 .5 here Mark+ Highlighters here What are your favorite tools this spring? What always goes in your bag?

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 09 – Karen L. Cox

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”

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 08 – Austin McCoy

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”

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 07 – Ellie Shermer

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”

Another Radical Restructuring of the U.S. Survey

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”

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 4 – Joe Adelman

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”

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 3 – Eladio Bobadilla

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”

Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 2 – Hilary Green

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”