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Things that look better actually work better: A guide for students

The below is a slightly edited version of an announcement I just posted for my COM 110 students at CUNY. Credit where credit’s due: this is all me channeling my advisor, Dr. Paula Petrik, who taught me the value of … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 4)

After far too long a wait, I’ve arrived at the final post of my #MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 series. If you haven’t read the previous posts, I suggest you start here for context.   After the Children’s Museum, I went back … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 3)

Third post recounting my adventures during #MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017, during which I attempted to hit as many museums as I could in a single day, and to fill all interstitial time with museum-related stuff. Post 1 can be found here, … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 3)

Third post recounting my adventures during #MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017, during which I attempted to hit as many museums as I could in a single day, and to fill all interstitial time with museum-related stuff. Post 1 can be found here, … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 2)

This is my second post about what I’m calling, informally, #MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017. Read here for the first part.   Design Museum Boston may have been the biggest disappointment of my #MuseumWalkabout. Which is a shame– it’s a neat concept. … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 1)

NB: Upon beginning to write this post, I realized it was much longer than I could reasonably expect someone else to read. For this reason, I will be writing posts about yesterday for the next few days. A lot of … Continue reading

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#MuseumWalkabout Summer 2017 (Post 1)

NB: Upon beginning to write this post, I realized it was much longer than I could reasonably expect someone else to read. For this reason, I will be writing posts about yesterday for the next few days. A lot of … Continue reading

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CFP– Desegregation of Public Schools. Possible Stipend!

For immediate distribution. Please share with anyone you think may be interested. The Center for Local History at Arlington Public Library is seeking guest bloggers to help promote and support Project DAPS—an ongoing digital history project to disseminate records, images, … Continue reading

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Unknown Knowns?

Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know … Continue reading

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Romneycare: A Counterfactual

I know historians are supposed to reject counterfactuals, but let’s play counterfactual history. (Hey, some of us don’t play fantasy football!) Let’s say that Romney won the nomination in 2008 and beat Obama. At the time, a lot of people … Continue reading

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