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Digital Me, Digital (Yo)u

I’ve decided to go backwards a bit: I have been working on chapters 1 & 2, but sorting out those themes made me want to go back and get the introduction straightened out. This is the absolute beginning of the book. Fire away: I eagerly await your comments. “Hackers create the possibility of new things entering […]

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Why Are Historians Slow Adopters?

I think we all know that, aside from a very small number of departments, the long-needed reform of graduate education in the humanities is not happening. Part of what drove my interest in writing this book was, as I will discuss in the final chapter “A Hacker in Every Department,” is that I am adamantly […]

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We Are Not Alone: Gossip, Advice-giving, Dissent and Virtual Colleagueship

In this draft portion of chapter 1, “Virtually a Historian,” I focus primarily on blogging (it is the next portion of the chapter I blogged a few days ago in this post: thanks to those of you who have already commented!) I begin to address the ways in which historians can feel isolated, as graduate […]

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Digital History Skeptics and the Questions They Ask

Thanks to commenters on the previous post: great questions! As soon as I get home from my almost Internet free writing break, I will return to that portion of the chapter. The next little chunk will go in the Introduction. My writing group advised me that I needed to give more space at hte beginning […]

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Birth of a Blogger

This is the introduction to chapter 1, parts of which were first published as “Virtually a Historian: Blogs and the Recent History of Dispossessed Academic Labor,” Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques vol. 38. no. 2 (summer, 2012). Portions of chapter 1 will appear on this blog: please feel free to comment on these pieces, and when the […]

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Why Blog A Book?

Don’t worry: I’m not going to blog the whole book. If I did I would never finish it. Or at least, I wouldn’t be able to finish it and also finish season 6 of Game of Thrones. On the other hand, as academic bloggers know, the discipline of blogging is good for keeping our minds […]

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