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Multi-Site Archival Research
The Challenges and Rewards of Multi-Site Archival Research During a recent campus interview, a History PhD student asked me: “what is it about this pr...
Open-Source Content Management Software
Dr. Strangelove: How I stopped worrying about my research data and learned to love open-source content management software I spent years conducting fi...
The Concept of “Relevance” for Museums & Heritage Sites
What’s relevant in relevance? Some thoughts on the concept of relevance for museums and heritage sites I’m sure I’m not alone in noticing that discuss...
Publishing Images in a Scholarly Book
You Want That With Pictures? How to Publish Images in a Scholarly Book And as if it were the fate of learning in these tymes,...
Shanghai: The Fun of Mapping Lies
The Fun of Mapping Lies “You do realize what you are researching are works of fiction, don’t you?” she asked with a British accent, while...
Staying Safe During Fieldwork
Safety in the Field In August 2013, a former study abroad student published a report on her experiences with sexual violence in India that sparked...
Accessing Primary Documents in China
Accessing Primary Documents in China Familiarizing oneself with the particularities of a certain archive is helpful for any researcher preparing to co...
Mixing History & Fiction: Advantages & Dangers
Symbols in Formaldehyde: On the Advantages and Dangers of Mixing History and Fiction I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but a good portion of...
Blogging Your Research: Fieldwork Websites
Considering the Benefits of Fieldwork Websites Before beginning fieldwork for my PhD dissertation, I followed a number of blogs that related to my sub...
Speaking to the Press for Scholars
Making Headlines: When Your Research Becomes the News One morning this summer I awoke to find my friend’s picture splashed across the front page of......
Dissertating, Doubting & Doing It Anyway
Dissertating, Doubting, and Doing It Anyway As anyone who has tried knows well, dissertating is a doubt-laden enterprise. Such was certainly my experi...
Reading Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy in the USSR
Carbon Socialism? A view from the “Second World” of Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (Verso, 2011) Timothy Mitc...