Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Roundup

  • "What does it mean to lose your citizenship?" Linda Kerber (University of Iowa) asks, in a recent piece in Dissent. "That is what the Dominican Republic has just done, depriving tens of thousands—some estimates run to hundreds of thousands—of their DR nationality, making them stateless in the country of their birth." Read on here. (Hat tip: Mary Dudziak, via twitter)
  • From the Junto: "Some Reflections of a First Time TA, Or, How I Stopped Hating Finance and Learned to Love the Business Major."
  • The Mellon Foundation has funded a new urban humanities initiative, to bring humanities departments and architecture schools in closer conversation. Might legal historians get involved in some way?
    • How to Handle Your Inevitable Rejection: The Vitae Primer - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/153-how-to-handle-your-inevitable-rejection-the-vitae-primer?cid=VTKT1#sthash.7YP7o3vC.dpuf
       From Vitae, a service of the Chronicle of Higher Education: how to handle the inevitable rejection that comes with job-hunting season.
      How to Handle Your Inevitable Rejection
      How to Handle Your Inevitable Rejection: The Vitae Primer - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/153-how-to-handle-your-inevitable-rejection-the-vitae-primer?cid=VTKT1#sthash.7YP7o3vC.dpuf
    • Why are people setting fire to libraries? Books&Ideas.net has posted an essay on "social violence and written culture."
      • "A century ago . . . pundits [also] talked about a flight from the humanities toward the hard sciences." Read on at Inside Higher Ed. (Hat tip: Mary Dudziak, via twitter)
      • Via the Chronicle of Higher Education: advice for those just starting out in a Ph.D. program.
      Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.

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