Content Categorized ‘academe’

My dissertation

Posted on September 1, 2009 under academe, history of medicine, history of science, me | 1 Comment

If you’d like to read my dissertation, here it is. Please cite as: Suzanne Fischer, “Diseases of Men:  Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2009. Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930 by Suzanne M Fischer is licensed under a […]

Camping trip

Posted on June 23, 2009 under academe, digital history, thatcamp | 4 Comments

Over the last few months, the museum blogosphere has been talking about conferences.  Are conferences broken?  Yes.  (Particularly in environmental terms.)  Do we still need f2f conferences? Yes! Folks have been discussing other models, like virtual conferences, conferences as discrete points in ongoing conversations, Maker Faire (or skillshares in general?)  and camp. I’m happy to […]

Happy birthday, Oberlin!

Posted on May 22, 2008 under academe, libraries, public history

As this weekend many of my friends will be heading down to our alma mater for reunion, I thought it would be a good time to look over some web resources on Oberlin history.  This year is the college and town’s 175th birthday, and as the first college in the country to graduate women and […]

Be the archivist at my alma mater

Posted on March 3, 2008 under academe, public history jobs | 1 Comment

The Oberlin College Archives are looking for a new archivist. If you are awesome, as all my readers are, and have a history degree plus an MLS (and maybe a CA), you should apply. Oberlin’s Mudd Library is one of my favorite places in the universe, and you would be able to work on the […]

Evelynn Hammonds at UMN on Friday

Posted on November 26, 2007 under academe, history of science

Come by the U of M’s history of science colloquium this week for a talk by Evelynn Hammonds on the underrepresentation of women of color in science/technology/engineering/medicine.  She may discuss U of M’s own gender-equity class action suit, the Rajender case (a woman chemist, repeatedly passed over for tenure-track jobs, sued for gender discrimination in […]

Revision updates

Posted on November 19, 2007 under academe, history of medicine, me | 1 Comment

Good news! Not only was it just my birthday yesterday, but I have also now officially revised two chapters this month. For International Dissertation Writing Month (modeled on Nanowrimo), I pledged to revise three chapters, so I’m right on track. Here, FYI, is a tag cloud from Chapter Four, the one on Salvarsan and selling […]

Miscellaneous interesting Minnesota things plus one interesting academic thing

Posted on September 27, 2007 under academe, minnesota, public history

Minnesota ghost towns, and towns that fear that fate. From the thinktank Minnesota 2020. Related event: ghost town tour up in Grant County, October 6. Electrifying Minnesota Exhibit explores sustainable energy & encourages visitors to conserve energy. The Bakken Museum unveils its newest exhibit, Electrifying Minnesota, this Saturday, September 29, 2007. The exhibit recounts the […]

Back to school? Not for U of M workers

Posted on September 4, 2007 under academe, minnesota

Today is the first day of classes over at the U.  It doesn’t mean much to me, since I’m not teaching or taking classes, and haven’t for years. (And congrats to Abby on not teaching in her fellowship year!)  I biked in for an appointment today, grumbling about the huge crowds of people walking in […]


Posted on July 5, 2007 under academe, advice, museums, public history

Today, a roundup of resources for ’emerging professionals,’ ‘young professionals,’ ‘early career historians’ etc.  This terminological problem (are you young? new? early?) is a clue to some growing pains associated with professionalization, of museum work particularly.  Old informal career paths marked by apprenticeships and being in the right place at the right time (grizzled museum professionals often start their […]

Links for 5/5

Posted on June 5, 2007 under academe, libraries, minnesota

Gov. Pawlenty astonishingly vetoed the money needed for the Minneapolis–Hennepin County library merger.  Meanwhile, my community library is still closed. A scholar who moved from academe to public history (and a creator of the great, though never-updated, Beyond Academe) talks about the transition. Another story of a move from academe to public history, this time […]