You received a postdoc, which means that—depending on the postdoc—you have the rare opportunity to direct your energies towards your own research and writing without the responsibilities that come with being a faculty member and with (hopefully) more resources than you had as a graduate student. So, how do you make the most of your postdoc?
Why Service is a Crucial Part of the Graduate School Experience
Grad school demands can be overwhelming and it can be challenging to get involved in department service opportunities. Here are some tips for how to select committee assignments and why service is so important.
What Are Work Plans, Why They Are Useful, and How to Create One
Learn how to craft a work plan for articles, books, and other projects. While work plans are helpful for fellowship and grant applications, they also provide great motivation to start the new year!
Teaching in a Time of Pandemic: Distance Teaching Resources for Historians
When navigating an exceptionally demanding moment for history educators, the simplest tools are the best.
Teaching Writing Efficiently: Strategies for the Early-career Historian
By making writing a centerpiece of teaching history, time spent preparing for class functions in service of, rather than in competition with, one's own writing projects.
How to Teach Digital History for the First Time
So, you've been persuaded of the merits of teaching a class on digital history , but how do you actually go about building a digital history class? Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started. Do some reading on the relationship between digital history and digital humanities, and on teaching public history to... Continue Reading →