How the digital age is democratizing history, and spreading misinformation.
I started this week off with a visit to a class on plague. Most of my work time was spent compiling manuscripts into an appendix that no one will ever read. And I’m taking out my mounting anxiety by sewing a coat.Read More
Like just about everyone else stuck inside during this lockdown, I’ve fallen into a sort of cabin fever malaise that’s made work pretty difficult. In that vein, I also haven’t felt much like writing blog essays, and I haven’t been inspired enough in the kitchen to post recipes. I do have some thoughts: the performance of struggle and poverty that I see from a lot of people who are doing just fine, all while delivery workers are carrying the rest of us on their backs; experiments in scarcity cooking in an effort to keep things interesting while seemingly arbitrary ingredients disappear from stores (goodbye, flour!); and, of course, my dissertation.Read More
Things are really moving along. This week I finally escaped the moths in my apartment to hang out in Oxford and see some really interesting manuscripts. Read More
Did you know it’s hard to do research and also take care of two babies? Read More
Insert joke about Jewish mothers here. Read More
Last week I stayed home and did some editing. This week I read more medieval writings about urine. So, pretty mundane stuff. Read More
This week I learned a valuable lesson about planning, remembered why imposter syndrome is a waste of time, and read some Arabic. Read More