Hey, I've just posted the preface and introduction to my book, Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity. Find them at https://www.paisleycurrah.com/sexisassexdoes
@Bryanbanksphd I follow the citations to find the connections between readings that I am often not familiar with. The reverse citation search on Google scholar is my friend.
Hi, historians! I’m looking forward to hanging out in this space. I’m a historian of 18th-c France interested in women and gender, science and medicine, and new ways of writing about the Enlightenment. I’m an associate prof at Bowdoin College, although I try to leave Maine for France whenever I can.
Wassup party people. I’m a history prof in Georgia. I study the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions. My past work has dealt with Huguenot refugees who influenced the French Enlightenment, but I’ve also written on trans-Atlantic Quakers in the eighteenth century.
I also teach Digital Humanities courses & co-founded a public digital humanities project called Age of Revolutions (www.ageofrevolutions.com). Check it out and consider sending us a pitch! https://ageofrevolutions.com/submissions/
Just moved over from mastodon.social (same handle), so a brief re-introduction: I'm an early modern historian at Reed College in PDX, OR interested in law as a social, cultural, & political practice. My first book was on lawyers & political culture in 17th-18th-c. France & I'm currently working on an overview of Law & Society in pre-modern Europe as well as a study of annulment suits in French Church courts. I'm also a big fan of 🐶, 🏀, ⚽️.
I'm also Editor-in-Chief of H-France (www.h-france.net)
The arguments for remaining on twitter to “fight” remind me of the gambling adage that the house always wins. “Fighting” there is like gambling and thinking you’ll eventually beat the house. But even if you win $10,000 at the slot machine it’s because it’s in the casino’s bigger interests to give you $10,000.
A viral post from a progressive helps prop up an increasingly reactionary company. @jeffjarvis
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Big shout out to Darius Kazemi (@darius). Who is he, you ask? Well, he *wrote* the fork of Mastodon we're using on hcommons.social (https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown), for one thing. But he's also a digital artist, a game programmer, an expert on federated systems, and someone actively trying to fix the internet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius_Kazemi). He's a big deal, really. But picture this: He gets an email from one of the thousands of clueless nerds trying to run a Mastodon server. He responds immediately, sets up a Zoom call, and takes the time to help us. It was a heroically kind thing to do, and @kfitz and I hope to pay it forward one of these days. Thanks again, Darius!
I am always so jealous of lit scholars who have the #MLA tracking job statistics. I have never seen anything comparable from the art historian's #CAA: https://president.mla.hcommons.org/2022/11/16/the-perpetual-job-crisis-needs-a-national-strategy/
WIRED just published my beginner's guide to Mastodon! Thank you to the 100+ people who responded to my request for tips and advice for understanding the culture here. https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-get-started-use-mastodon/
@kelley_kreitz thank you so much for the introduction! I am teaching a course on artist's books in the spring, with weeks devoted to Latinx artists and print culture, so I am excited to learn about your work!
People have probably seen this but it's a handy guide to all of the buttons on here. I just realized I can turn notifications on for a friend so I definitely don't miss their toots. https://joinfediverse.wiki/index.php?title=Mastodon_features_explained#Trends. #histodons
@HxxxKxxx I actually put a line in my syllabus this semester explicitly prohibiting use of AI in writing essays!
Excited to learn about Fedifinder, which allows you to find your Twitter peeps here on Mastodon: https://fedifinder.glitch.me/
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