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Month: March 2020

Let’s Make the Academic Job Market More Humane

Let’s Make the Academic Job Market More Humane

We recently completed a search at my institution for a historian of the Islamic World with a specialization in the vast period before 1800. I chaired the search, and am chairing another search in a different department right now. From the isolation of my family quarantine, I have thought a lot about the search. I am very excited about the person we hired. Still, as I reflect upon the process and what I hear from my younger colleagues, it seems…

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Some Thoughts on COVID-19, Your Courses, and Our Path Forward Together

Some Thoughts on COVID-19, Your Courses, and Our Path Forward Together

We are entering a period of uncertainty. For me, part of that uncertainty involves the effort to continue offering quality instruction through a computer. I cannot tell you that the transition will be seamless or easy. There are going to be some significant bumps in the road. I have a lot to learn about using Canvas, Zoom, and a host of other platforms my more knowledgeable friends have recommended to me. I will communicate with you all as thoroughly and…

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What You Need To Read, March 2020.

What You Need To Read, March 2020.

It has been an incredibly busy and trying semester thus far, so I have not posted as much as I normally do. Nonetheless, I have tried to keep up with the scholarship I see coming out.  Here is the latest quarterly bibliography of things I think you need to read.  Ablavsky, Gregory. “Species of Sovereignty: Native Nationhood, The United States, and International Law, 1783-1795,” Journal of American History, 106 (December 2019), 591-613. Adams, David W. “A Year of Crisis: Memory…

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