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Aug 29

Weekend Reading: Back in the Classroom Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Today’s image is a tableau titled “Classroom with Three Figures” by Lavern Kelley, painted white pine, plywood, brass, and plastic, 1979, 1984–87. I originally had something else in mind for this space, but when I came across it in my Creative Commons searching, I couldn’t not use it. TGIF …read more

Aug 22

Weekend Reading: August & Everything After Edition

By Erin E. Templeton As summer, for many of us, speeds towards its inevitable end, I am reminded of the ebb and flow that marks this time of year: the daylight has begun waning sooner, and our daily habits and patterns will shift (or may have already shifted) to accommodate the demands of …read more

Aug 19

Stress Fractures ‘R Us

I finally got the results of my MRI today (for those of you playing along at home, I had the test last Thursday afternoon but couldn’t get in to see the doctor until this morning. (That is an x-ray of someone else’s foot, by the way . . .) I have a stress fracture in… Continue Reading Stress Fractures ‘R Us

Aug 15

Weekend Reading: Back to School Countdown Edition

By Erin E. Templeton TGIF, ProfHackers! As the beginning of the semester looms, many of us are trying to enjoy the last moments of freedom while others are finalizing syllabi and trying to meeting writing deadlines before classes begin. Amidst all of this preparation, the world has had a very busy week, and if …read… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Back to School Countdown Edition

Aug 09

On Toughness

When you do a Creative Commons image search for “toughness,” you get a lot of wordiness and this hummingbird. I like hummingbirds, and this one is apparently hanging out on a very slight branch in heavy wind (at least according to the photographer). I feel a bit like this bird right now. One of my friends… Continue Reading On Toughness

Aug 01

Weekend Reading: Poppies in London Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy weekend, ProfHackers! Over the course of the summer, historians have observed the centennial anniversaries of the First World War. This weekend, one hundred years ago, Europe stood poised on the brink of war. France and England had been issued ultimatums by Germany on July 31, 1914, and mobilization had begun… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Poppies in London Edition

Jul 22

Joining the Flock

I’ve run off and on since college, but I became more serious about it almost three years ago (August 2011) when I decided to train for my first half-marathon. Several factors went into that decision including a desire to do more for myself and my health. I had a couple friends on the Twitterz who… Continue Reading Joining the Flock

Jul 11

Weekend Reading: Umbrellas in Portugal Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Weekend, ProfHacker friends! The title and image for today’s Weekend Reading comes from the Ágitagueda art festival, an annual tradition in Portugal this month that was recently featured in Bored Panda. If you have even a fleeting interest in the digital humanities, it is well-worth your while …read more

Jun 20

Weekend Reading: Walking a Cabbage Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy weekend, ProfHackers! For many of us, summer means spending time outside, whether walking our dog (or a cabbage–see below!), taking kids to the pool or mowing the grass. But summer is also tick season, and with ticks, increasingly, comes …read more

Jun 19

A Quick ProfHack: Kindling the Presentation

By Erin E. Templeton A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria. If you haven’t attended (and didn’t have your Twitter stream flooded with #DHSI2014 tweets), DHSI is a week-long Digital Humanities extravaganza, which <a target=_blank title="DHSI 2014: On …read more