Content Categorized ‘michigan’

Upcoming talks

Posted on February 24, 2010 under me, michigan | 2 Comments

I somehow agreed to do two lightning talks in two weeks, so if you’re in the Detroit area you have two chances to hear me speak fast for 5 minutes.  Brevity is the soul of wit, and since I love twitter so much, this is a neat way to twitterize my academic talks. This Thursday, […]

Great Lakes THATcamp

Posted on January 4, 2010 under digital history, michigan, thatcamp

Folks, please apply to this awesome unconference that I’m helping to organize–and of which archaeologist, serious games expert, and all around instigator Ethan Watrall is the mastermind.  Applications due 2/10! Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp Held on the campus of Michigan State University on March 20th and 21st, Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) […]


Posted on October 12, 2009 under history of technology, me, michigan, museums

I’ve been having a busy fall; you can see some of the results on the museum’s blog and some will be announced later.  I’ll be making the rounds of some fall conferences, so here’s the details: 10/15 (this Thursday):  I’ll be poking my head in at the Michigan Museums Association conference in Ann Arbor before […]

History day!

Posted on April 28, 2009 under me, michigan | 1 Comment

I spent the weekend in Grand Rapids, where I was a judge for Michigan History Day.  Michigan History Day is much less of a production, and a bit more subterranean, than in Minnesota.* There were also many fewer younger folks serving as judges (perhaps a consequence of it being in West Michigan this year?); also, […]

Hard Times

Posted on February 4, 2009 under advocacy, michigan, politics | 1 Comment

A new state (for me), a new set of problems for historic and cultural organizations.   The latest blow for Michigan’s cultural heritage communities is that in this week’s State of the State address, Gov. Granholm has proposed cutting the entire History, Arts and Libraries state department, the only department she proposed to eliminate.  She […]