Category Archives: Professional Musings

Historical Research Data – Planning for Digital Possibilities

The Issue How can historians use research data (i.e. photos, oral histories, text) in new ways? I think a lot about data these days. As a CLIR Fellow in Digital Scholarship at the University at Buffalo, I am concerned with … Continue reading

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Community Connections in the Digital Humanities

In June and July of this year I moved from a community-based non-profit to a research library at an R1 institution. At the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, NC, I managed the development of a public-facing digital oral … Continue reading

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Professional Liminality

Note – I wrote this post several months ago (May) and didn’t immediately publish it – then I got a job and life got crazy (it’s now August). For those of you in experiencing professional uncertainty, don’t give up. In … Continue reading

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Social History and the Power of Naming

As a social historian, I love weaving together the small fragments of history into a story. I can’t speak for all social historians, but I think many of us share a desire to upend hierarchies of power by uncovering the … Continue reading

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Starting Small

I was inspired to write this post when I sat down on my porch this morning to have coffee.  My intention was to enjoy a leisurely start to a relatively cool but humid Saturday morning here in North Carolina while … Continue reading

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