Content Categorized ‘advice’


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 […]

Impeccable advice for dissertators

Posted on December 14, 2006 under academe, advice

Ms. Mentor’s column in the CoHE was even more incisive than usual this week (or do I think that because it was about dissertating?) If you can isolate yourself totally from the stream of yammering humanity, do it for the first draft. Lock yourself in your carrel. Hide out in mountain caves. Let beauty-school students […]


Posted on October 23, 2006 under advice, digital history

I started writing a lovely little map on for my upcoming talk at HSS, mapping the locations of advertising medical institutes in Chicago 1880-1950, which shows very conclusively how ubiquitous these places where, even if they are pretty obscure now. However, showmewhere has been down these last few weeks and I’m not sure how […]