Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 76: Writing Book Proposals

In today’s episode I’m talking all about book proposals. I reflect on the two book proposals I had accepted in 2020 and share some general tips I learned from that process.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Katie Linder, YGT Podcast “Writing and Pitching Book Proposals”
Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 74: Participating in Virtual Conferences

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In today’s episode I’m discussing my experiences attending three different virtual conference in October. I talk about online conference formats, recording and giving presentations, and interaction in online conference spaces.

Mentioned in this episode:
Canadian Research Knowledge Network 2020 Conference
TESS Online 2020: Humanizing Learning
Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 73: Article Feedback and Revisions

In today’s episode I’m talking about peer review feedback and article revisions. I chat about some of the recent articles I have revised, handling negative feedback, and my process for doing revisions.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Jo VanEvery, Revision following peer review is a normal part of the scholarly writing process
– Melissa Dalgleish, Learning to Love Being Edited

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 72: Passion Project Space

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How do you find time for the projects that you are invested in but aren’t part of your job? In today’s episode I’m talking about passion projects and the work that I do off the side of my desk that brings me a lot of joy.

Mentioned in this episode:
Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS book project
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Libraries webinar

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 71: Making Space Between Work And Home

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In today’s episode I’m chatting about boundaries between work and home life and the struggle to maintain those boundaries during the pandemic. I talk about my home office, strategies for disconnecting and challenges of the work at home life.

Mentioned in this episode:
– Wladislaw Rivkin, Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 69: Dated and Racist Language in Archival Descriptions

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It’s been awhile, but I’m back with new podcast content. In today’s episode I’m discussing problematic language in archival descriptions, approaches to handling racist depictions in records, and efforts to update archival practices.

Mentioned in this episode:
-University of Waterloo, Language in Archival Collections
Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia, Anti-Racist Description Resources (PDF)
Gracen Brilmyer, Michelle Caswell, Identifying and Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 68: Pandemic Reading

Who needs a distraction? I do. I’ve been spending a lot of time reading recently. These days, reading is one of the few things that can help push my anxiety to the side and keep my mind busy. In today’s episode I share what I’ve been reading recently and recommend some mind occupying reads.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Claire Hunter, Threads of Life
Allison H. Fischer-Olson, Claire Perrott’ s “The ONWARD Project and Native Voices Interventions in Biased 1930s Archival Collections”
Jon D. Daehnke, . “A Heritage of Reciprocity: Canoe Revitalization, Cultural Resilience, and the Power of Protocol.”
Sue Ferentinos, Ways of Interpreting Queer Pasts
Uncanny Magazine

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 67: Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

Episode 67 Organizing Blog Theme Weeks

In today’s episode I reflect on the work that goes into organizing blog theme weeks or thematic digital series. I talk about my experiences pulling together theme weeks and provide a roadmap for those interested in organizing one.

Mentioned in this episode:
Active History Material Culture Theme Week
-Edited with Andrea Eidinger, Beyond the Lecture and the Beyond the Lecture ebook
-Edited with Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan and Nicole Belolan Archives Week on History@Work
-Edited with Carly Ciufo, Museums Theme Week on Active History
Archives Theme Week on Active History

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 66: Don’t Throw Out That VCR

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In today’s episode I’m talking about digitization of VHS tapes, digital preservation, and my recent trials and tribulations of using VCRs. I chat about the labour intensive work behind digitization and the challenges of video preservation. 

Mentioned in this episode:
-Samantha Thompson, “Why Don’t Archivists Digitize Everything?
-National Archives, Video Guidance: Playback and Digitization of Materials

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