October Blogroll: All-G Edition

Dear readers:

The blogroll this month is a simple one: three interesting reads that a number of friends, popular and scholarly, emailed over the summer and fall—some multiple times. I am this kind of person; I like to email CFPs and articles of interest to friends. It both activates my brain in terms of questions about a subject I don’t know, but also reminds me of all the generous and brilliant people out there I’ve had the chance to meet.

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September Blogroll: Globetrotting Nerd Edition

Dear readers:

I write this blogroll well in advance, as by the time you see this, I will be in the throes of the most wonderful jet-lag—having bounced from Montréal to London to Oregon in a very short span, landing smack dab in the first week of classes. As this post then suggests, planning ahead has always been my secret weapon to travelling for academic purposes. This has become true both to ensure I can be genuinely productive while travelling, as well as budget-conscious. I am fortunate to be at an institution that offers some reimbursement for academic travel, but as we all know, that rarely covers all you’ll need. While I may draft future posts with greater detail on some of the specific topics that follow, for this I’ll discuss three broad categories:

  1. how to schedule travel efficiently,
  2. how to manage technology necessities, and
  3. what you actually need to bring on academic travel.

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