Oct 11

Weekend Reading: Nobel Laureate Edition

By Erin E. Templeton


This week saw the announcement of several of the 2013 Nobel Laureates: François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for Physics; Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for Chemistry; James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for medicine, and <a target=_blank …read more

Oct 04

Weekend Reading: GovernMental Institution Edition

By Erin E. Templeton


Happy Friday, ProfHackers! It’s been a topsy-turvy week for many of us, especially George Williams and Ryan Cordell, who have traveled to Washington D. C. to participate in a now-cancelled NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting. Kudos to the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Technology in …read more

Sep 20

Weekend Reading: Harvest Moon Edition

By Erin E. Templeton


Happy weekend, everyone! This week saw a Harvest Moon, September 18-19 and 19-20. The Harvest Moon is the name for the full moon which appears a few days before the autumnal equinox (September 22 in 2013). It is unique not only because of its proximity to the equinox, but …read more

Sep 13

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition

By Erin E. Templeton


Happy Friday the 13th!

This week’s Weekend Reading kicks off with a particular point of pride for me. On Tuesday, Converse College announced a “Tuition Reset” for Fall 2014, which will reduce tuition price by 43%. I have been proud to be a part of the Converse community …read more

Jul 24

Open Thread Wednesday: Social Reading

By Erin E. Templeton


Earlier this month, Anne Trubek published a piece in The American Prospect that asked readers an important question: “When It Comes to Kindles, Do You ‘Like’ or Unlink?” Her essay argues that the “Popular Highlight” feature of e-readers reconnects us to an “age old” tradition of reading that stretches …read more

Jul 19

Weekend Reading: Happy (Belated) Birthday, Nelson Mandela Edition

By Erin E. Templeton


This weekend’s reading is a smorgasbord of subjects that touch upon many of the things that did (and didn’t) happen this week as well as a few of their intersections with technology.

Jul 02

In Case of Emergency: ID Bands & Tags

By Erin E. Templeton


We take physical well-being seriously at ProfHacker. Recently, for example, Natalie wrote about her “Month with the Fitbit Flex,” Ryan has written a series about his journey with a …read more

Jun 24

Choosing #Hashtags

By Erin E. Templeton

It’s no secret that ProfHackers are fond of Twitter. Ryan Cordell wrote a thorough and helpful post on “How to Start Tweeting (And Why You Might Want To.” Mark Sample has offered a pedagogical framework on teaching with Twitter as well as <a target=_blank href="http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/practical-advice-for-teaching-with-twitter/26416" …read more

Jun 21

Travel Mishaps: Name (Mis)Spelling Edition

By Erin E. Templeton

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. I had been looking forward to the trip for months. I was enrolled in a class on TEI and Primary Sources, I knew a few colleagues and friends would …read more

Jun 20

Ph.D. Placement Project

By Erin E. Templeton


Regular readers of the Chronicle are surely familiar with the ongoing discussion about the merits of graduate education both generally and in the humanities more specifically. Whatever your position on the “Go!Don’t Go!” debate (note: two different links), one thing is clear: more information about …read more