Random Notes

In a recent brainstorming session for a panel on global studies that we’re organizing for UMW’s upcoming Faculty Academy, Joe Calpin tossed out a simple question, namely “How can we bring what’s happening over there over here?” Deceptively simple, this question seems the perfect starting point and will be the focus for our panel discussion. […]

I’m writing to note that the Chinese history sources site is still under construction. It’s currently resting in dry dock as we contemplate possible shifts to its original design, including new possibilities for its systems of organization of data (for the site and via Zotero) and also its breadth of coverage. Further updates will follow […]

UMW’s Faculty Academy returns this week with its ever-creative exchanges on the topic of scholarly and curricular endeavors that utilize digital tools. I’ll be participating in a discussion panel that Jeff McClurken (who is devoting himself to no less than four panels and discussions, as rumor has it…) has generously organized. Titled “Digital Fluency, Online […]

Links shared in my presentation for the DTLT UMW Blogs Web 2.0 Kickoff Forum (3.10.10): “Toys as History” 1st Year Seminar course blog:  http://toysashistory09.umwblogs.org/ Chinese History Sources Site (work in progress): a. Introduction to the Project – http://detourahead.umwblogs.org/2009/08/29/sources-in-chinese-history-a-course-and-site-for-undergrads/ b. Chinese History Sources Site (under construction) – http://chinesehistorysources.umwblogs.org/ UMW History Department News Site — http://home.umwhistory.org/ Personal […]

One of my main pedagogical projects this fall is the development of a sources curriculum for undergraduate students with an interest in modern Chinese history. At UMW, we require all history majors to undertake a senior thesis (independent research, 30-40 pages), which is often quite a challenge for students, particularly those pursuing research on global […]