Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

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I'm currently at the National Council on Public History annual meeting (yay!) and with conference season ramping up I've been thinking a lot about networking.  In this episode I discuss networking as an introvert, conference survival tips, and small steps to building a strong network.  I also chat about virtual colleagues, asking for help, and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 25: Conference Season – Networking As An Introvert

Historical Reminiscents EP 24: Too Many Projects – Thanks, But No

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This past month has been a bit of a whirlwind.  Given the quick pace of things, I've been thinking about strategies for juggling multiple projects and handling moving deadlines. In this episode I discuss tips and tricks for managing workloads, staying on task, and doing all the things. I talk about saying no and how … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 24: Too Many Projects – Thanks, But No

Historical Reminiscents EP 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached

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Images have the power to act as click-bait - photographs can illustrate blog posts, make your professional website more attractive, and help illuminate a historical topic.  In this episode I discuss using creative commons and public domain images as part of your online presence.  I breakdown the types of image licenses and mention some of … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 23: Pretty Images With No Strings Attached

Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

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How do you coordinate the work of a dozen people who live in geographically different spaces, across multiple time zones? In this week's podcast episode I discuss strategies for working on collaborative projects virtually.  I draw on my experience participating in projects which include participation from individuals across Canada and abroad. I also share some … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 21: Building Collaborative Practices

Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

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This week's podcast episode is all about the intersection of open source digital tools and public history.  I talk about ways that digital history and open source communities can enhance public history practice.  I also chat about my favorite open source public history tools. What open source tools or platforms do you use as part … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 20: Open Source Public History

Historical Reminiscents EP 19: Program Evaluation and GLAMs

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This week's podcast episode is focused on program and project evaluation at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM).  I discuss the importance of having programming goals, the range of ways success can be measured, and different evaluation types. Do you have experience of evaluating programming at a public history site? I would love to hear … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 19: Program Evaluation and GLAMs

Historical Reminiscents EP 18: Using Wikipedia As A Teaching Tool

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I chat about the potential ways Wikipedia can be used in the classroom and other educational settings.  I discuss what skills can be learned from editing Wikipedia and I dive into what support is available to instructors wishing to create Wikipedia focused assignments. Do you have experience using Wikipedia … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 18: Using Wikipedia As A Teaching Tool

Historical Reminiscents EP 17: Leadership, Admin, And The Things They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I discuss building admin and leadership skills within public history.  I talk about education gaps, how to gain hands on experience, and the importance of mentorship. How have you worked to build admin or management skills within public history? Leave a comment or send me a message on … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 17: Leadership, Admin, And The Things They Didn’t Teach You in Grad School

Historical Reminiscents EP 16: Building Moderation Skills

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New podcast episode! In this week's episode I discuss effective moderation techniques and the role of a good moderator.  I try to answer the questions: How do you become a moderator? What does a moderator actually do? What skills do you need to bring to the table as a moderator? Do you have good or … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 16: Building Moderation Skills