Monthly Archives: October 2014

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Social Media and the Early Career Scholar

A senior academic colleague asked me recently if I thought that he should start using social media. We’d been discussing my blog and he was curious about its impact. He wanted to hear about what I’d gained from being visibly online. As I began to rhapsodize, I started thinking about the doors that social media […]

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Medieval Day

I take my inspiration for this title from the wonderful children’s book by Judith Viorst, to which I was first introduced by a good friend over two years ago. In the book, the world-weary eponymous hero suffers a series of minor catastrophes ranging from embarrassing kissing parents to lima beans for dinner (Alexander hates them). […]

Quivering Hands and Shaky Morals: The Forger’s Tremor

This week, I’ve been doing research into the characteristics of tremors that indicate a range of neurological and physiological conditions. I’ve looked up everything from a Parkinson’s Disease shake to the kind of quiver that I get when I’ve misjudged my daily caffeine quota. It’s been fascinating to learn about the features that help doctors […]