# 2019 01 01 tweets

THIS is worth celebrating. Thanks, 2019! https://twitter.com/MikeFurlough/status/1080120209640280073

The willingness to be vulnerable would probably be the single thing I wish we had more of in this culture, if I had to pick. https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/1080155189502328832

Heading to #MLA19 via Amtrak, which has got me a little disoriented. #thoughtiwasinthemidwest

Hoping to see many of you in Chicago for #MLA19! You can find me at #s01A, Designing Community Engaged Research; #s350, The Impact of Kate Hayles’s NEH Summer Seminar; and #s487, Transacting DH.

I’ll also be in the @JHUPress booth in the exhibit hall on Saturday from 4 to 5pm, hanging out with @biblioracle. $$Rumor has it that there’ll be early copies of \#GenerousThinking on hand\!$$

Also! My wonderful @humcommons colleagues will be available in MLA PubCentral, but catch me if you have questions or ideas about how Humanities Commons might work for you. #MLA19

Another opportunity to pick up some Humanities Commons tips and tricks! https://twitter.com/MLAnews/status/1080464018706522112

This is enormously exciting! Congratulations, all! https://twitter.com/MLAnews/status/1080510460305334278

This is the ONLY good part I have found in the midlife wake up at 4:30am thing. #whatelseareyougoingtodo #mla19

Now even louder: Eeeeeeee!!! #mla19 #generousthinking

Hooray, and thank you!

Wonderful — thank you!!!

Thank you! :)

Replying to @chutry and @triproftri

Thanks, Chuck! I hope it spurs some helpful conversations.

Argh argh argh. We’ll miss you. Here’s hoping we have more reasons to celebrate more things soon.

Thanks so much!

RT @gmbritton: This #shutdown touches us all #mla19 ⁦@brettbobley⁩ — we got your sign posted.

RT @humcommons: If you're presenting at #MLA19 or #AHA19 this weekend, please consider uploading your paper/presentation to CORE. Your work…

You are free to stay, as you successfully defined your usage of the term. 😉

Thrilled to be in such great company! https://twitter.com/arbuckle_alyssa/status/1081268423550734336

RT @SFU_GradStudies: How can we cultivate more productive relationships between universities and the public? @SFUPublicSquare will be co-ho…

Replying to @PastryPlate and @triciamatthew

Thank you! It is indeed pretty awesome :)

Oh no! Tim, I’m so sorry.

HUUUUGE congratulations, @electricarchaeo & team! https://twitter.com/OpenContext/status/1081360473209982986

Good morning, #mla19! I’m looking forward to #s487, Transacting Digital Humanities, today at noon. Also to signing some copies of this beauty in the @JHUPress booth at 4:00. Come say hi! #generousthinking

Replying to @LBMcGrath and @JHUPress

I know! I am too.

RT @mkgold: Attendees of #s487 $$Transacting DH$$ may also be interested in #s613 $$Getting Credit in Digital Publishing & DH Projects$$ at 5:1…

RT @sharonmleon: This is generally @lmrhody's stance in the world, and we're all better for it. https://twitter.com/laurabrarian/status/1081627135473840128

RT @biblioracle: At 4pm it isn’t just me at the @JHUPress booth. You can lay hands on the first copies of @kfitz’s Generous Thinking: A Rad…

RT @gmbritton: Meet @KFitz, author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University in the Hopkins book exhibit #MLA19 4:0…

RT @biblioracle: I underplayed the highlight of our 4pm event @JHUPress booth at #MLA19 In addition to me and @kfitz there’s 🍾 https://t…

Me, @biblioracle, and bubbles! Any minute now, in the @JHUPress booth. #mla19 #generousthinking

It was perfect!

Y’all are the best. ❤️ https://twitter.com/helmstreet/status/1081702894217449480

RT @profwernimont: Listen @insidehighered there are ways to share news of #metoo without putting survivors and our advocates at risk. The r…

Enormous thanks again to @gmbritton @cgoldstead @pubkat and their many colleagues at @JHUPress for getting this lovely thing to #mla19 and for giving it such a festive launch. I’m still bubbling over with yesterday’s fun!

RT @humcommons: Hello #MLA19! Want to share the work you did for the convention with people who couldn't attend your presentation? Upload i…

Huge thanks and congratulations to all my colleagues from @MLAnews for another fabulous convention. Can’t wait for Seattle! $$But take a well\-deserved break first\.$$ #mla20

Many thanks! I hope it sheds some light in the world.

Thanks so much, Katina! I missed seeing you, too. I hope you had a good $$if even more hectic than usual$$ meeting, and that we can cross paths again soon!

Replying to @BerondaM and @billhd

Open pier review, even!

RT @sharonmleon: There is still time to get your applications to be Director of @LEADR_MSU in for our initial review. We're looking for DH…

The Interface https://kfitz.info/the-interface/

Curious about open online peer review processes? @CMejeur and I will be hosting a @humcommons Twitter chat tomorrow at 4pm EST.

RT @FCATatSFU: How can we cultivate more productive relationships between universities and the public? @SFUPublicSquare will be co-hosting…

RT @CMejeur: The Open Peer Review twitter chat hosted by @humcommons starts in 10 minutes! To participate: follow the chat using #OPReview.…

Welcome to today’s @humcommons chat on scholarly communication and open peer review! I’m Kathleen Fitzpatrick, project director at Humanities Commons, and I’m joined by co-moderator @CMejeur. Please introduce yourselves and tell us something about your interest in #OPReview!

Replying to @humcommons and @CMejeur

$$Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag \#OPReview so that folks following us can see your contributions\!$$

Hi! I’d love to hear more about how you’re working with podcasts as we go. #OPReview

Ooh, this is a question I’d definitely love to hear more about. :) #OPReview

Replying to @csarven, @humcommons and @CMejeur

The question of what “open” might mean in the context of peer review is a big part of what I hope we’ll explore over the next hour… #OPReview

Whoa, that sounds interesting. I’m curious too what that might look like in the humanities, and without the corporate overlords. #OPReview

Replying to @CMejeur and @humcommons

My own experiences with OPR have mostly been CommentPress oriented, including the discussions of Planned Obsolescence and Generous Thinking. But they’ve used a range of definitions for “open,” from open-to-the-world to community-based discussions. #OPReview #A1

This sounds very much like something I’ve imagined Humanities Commons working toward: repository as asset manager feeding into journals around the network… #OPReview #A1

Replying to @CMejeur and @csarven

Absolutely! OPR creates the possibility for disrupting what we mean when we talk about peer-reviewed publication. Making things openly available, with transparent review processes, can take lots of forms! #OPReview #A1

Q2: What values would you argue should guide open peer review? How should these values be enacted and communicated? #OPReview #Q2

Completely agreed. Many believe that open commenters might be less than candid, but my experience of OPR has been super rigorous — just constructive! #OPReview

I’d second all of that, and would add, per @mkgold’s thread, that caring for that community has to be a top priority. #OPReview #A2 https://twitter.com/mkgold/status/1082811153993158656

I’m curious about this, too — OPR is one area in which “if you build it, they will come” absolutely Does Not Work. #OPReview #A1

Replying to @CMejeur and @humcommons

I like to think that OPR made both of my books much better, not least by giving me so many more different perspectives to think though as I revised them. #OPReview #A3

Replying to @CMejeur and @humcommons

OPR also allowed me to see reviewers in dialogue $$and sometimes disagreement$$ with one another. And it allowed me to give appropriate credit to reviewers for their contributions to my work! #OPReview #A3

Yes, absolutely! That sense of scholarly conversation has been central to my interest in OPR. #OPReview #A2

Oh, that’s so great! #OPReview #A3

Q4: What are the limitations of open peer review? What are the barriers to more journals and scholarly communities adopting it? #OPReview #Q4

Replying to @s2ceball and @CMejeur

Ha, yes, it’s what we do all the time! We’ve learned how to say politely $$and with evidence$$ that Reviewer 2 is full of beans. Figuring out what advice to take and what to shelve is part of the process! #OPReview #A3

I’ve run into that as well. I tend to find that folks who were active bloggers in the early days, when we were all arguing — but all friends — all the time get it in a way that’s harder for those who weren’t in that milieu. #OPReview #A4

Another barrier I’ve run into is time. Readers have been enormously generous in the time and attention they’ve paid to commenting on my work, but I worry about how scalable that model is. How many manuscripts can get that level of attention? #OPReview #A4

Commit to it! This is what OPR is all about! ;-) #OPReview #A4

Oh my word yes. We need that reorientation quite desperately. But letting go of publishing MORE MORE MORE is going to require a massive rethinking of academic analytics. Maybe a focus for our next chat $$eh, @HuMetricsHSS$$? #OPReview #A4

Replying to @s2ceball and @CMejeur

I don’t know. I’d love to see us all get off the treadmill a little bit and focus on real engagement and communication with the work we’re doing, rather than just production for production’s sake, which is where I often feel we are. #OPReview

Replying to @CMejeur and @humcommons

This is such a good question, and I feel myself a little stymied by it. Part of what we need to improve OPR is a greater sense of conversation and community among scholars. And the sense that it’s *valued*. #OPReview #A5

I am *thrilled* to hear this, and will so look forward to hearing more!

Replying to @s2ceball, @CMejeur and @humcommons

Ooh, I like this idea! OPR Happy Hour! #OPReview #A5

Replying to @CMejeur, @SheilaABrennan and @humcommons

Agreed! This was one of the conclusions that the @NEH_ODH #OPReview study we worked on at @MediaCommons came to: OPR can take many forms; the key bit is being transparent about *your* form.

Whoops, it was @MellonFdn! Not really guidelines per se, but meta-guidelines: a whole series of questions that publications needed to answer for themselves and their authors, to be clear and transparent about they values. #OPReview

Whew, that was a fast hour. This was a fantastic conversation, y’all. Thanks so much to everyone for joining in! I hope that we can keep this going. #OPReview

PSA from your friendly neighborhood book author: A message like this means a LOT. Thanks, @stevermentz! https://twitter.com/stevermentz/status/1083119537095131138

Absolutely! Here’s the — appropriately — open review site for the white paper, with a link to the final revised version. http://mcpress.media-commons.org/open-review/ #OPReview

And thanks to my fab co-host, @CMejeur, and to @humcommons for making it happen! I’ll look forward to more such conversations. #OPReview https://twitter.com/CMejeur/status/1083122590758158337

RT @CALMSU: The first 3 recipients of the TOME $$Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem$$ Award will receive funding to support an open-access di…

Wow, not to mention that I can’t imagine ANY problematic uses to which such a thing could be put.

I mean, what could possibly go wrong. https://twitter.com/mzinshteyn/status/1083448625634586624

RT @gmbritton: This is how you serve your community. Nice work, @AmericanU: Furloughed federal workers flock to AU for a day of classes an…

So sorry to have missed your departure, @brandontlocke! I’ll miss working with you, but hope we’ll cross paths again soon. https://twitter.com/EthanWatrall/status/1083802689392312320

Replying to @That_Kreigh and @audreywatters

Absolutely. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Just talked with an on-duty TSA agent. Her husband is also an on-duty TSA agent. They have small children. And neither of them are getting paid today. Government employees deserve better. And no one deserves to be used as a political pawn.

Tallulah! Would boop.

Replying to @d_kompare, @chutry and @joshshepperd

I may have once worked for an org with dues that were highly progressive by salary level. And It might be interesting to make visible the number of well-paid folks who claim a lower salary level in order to pay less.

Replying to @d_kompare, @chutry and @joshshepperd

Yes! “X% of members we are confident are earning over $100K are paying dues at the$50K level or below. And we know who you are.”

Right?

This whole thread, to which I’ll add two thoughts: $$1$$ The conference is another place in which private enterprise $$hotels, etc$$ holds higher education hostage, forcing us to prioritize their profit-oriented interests rather than our communal interests, and + https://twitter.com/d_kompare/status/1084140278590697473

$$2$$ One other thing your academic org might be about is facilitating year-round, non-geo-located conversations via a network like Humanities Commons. Encourage your organization to support these more sustainable interactions!

RT @gmbritton: One of the joys of a snow day for a publisher: sitting down with a book you worked on in manuscript and enjoying all over ag…

My copy arrived in the mail yesterday. I am so looking forward to reading it! https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1084142504818155520

Daniel, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family.

RT @cplong: Congratulations to @kfitz on the publication of “Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.” I’m thrilled…

Thanks so much, Chris; this means a lot to me. You, I should note, have an advance copy! The actual pub date is Feb 12; I’ll be looking for ways to celebrate.

Ooooh, #HILT2019 registration is open, and I want to take all the courses. http://dhtraining.org/hilt/conferences/hilt-2019/

RT @juancommander: So excited we are going to host @kfitz for a public lecture: "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the Univer…

RT @laurenfklein: Congratulations, @shannonmattern, on winning the SCMS Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship book prize! Fantastic news, a…

Replying to @mkgold, @shannonmattern and @laurenfklein

Shannon, this is fanstastic news — and so well-deserved! Congratulations!!!

Argh, Brett, I’m so sorry. It must be so utterly frustrating. I will hope for an end to this nonsense — and ideally some preventative measures against future such nonsense — soon!

The place we stayed in Paris had one of these. We discovered that if you ran the load of wash without the dry cycle, opened and closed the machine, and then ran the dryer without the wash cycle, it was far faster. ¯\_$$ツ$$_/¯

Next thing, you’ll be telling me that you’re building a major release upgrade/migration path, rather than making users rebuild sites from scratch.

Amazing. Just amazing.

From a member of the faculty: Amen.

Okay, now you’re just putting me on. :)

My dean posted this yesterday. And I’m enormously grateful, but it’s got me thinking, about where we’re really grappling with our failures and where we’re just… not. https://twitter.com/cplong/status/1084954003140739075

Where we’re waiting, instead.

Here, for instance. A thread, indeed. How long do all of us — the survivors, the students, the members of the university community working hard to create a better institution — have to live with this horror looming over everything? https://twitter.com/TashmicaTorok/status/1085340657558962176

Thank you! I’d be happy to have a copy sent your way.

The book is here: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking. I can send you a card with a discount code in the morning!

I would love to hear about the other things you’ve been reading. This is a shelf that a lot of us could stand to have nearby!

I hadn’t seen it! Thank you so much. There are great people on and around our campus trying to work toward transformative justice and it’s clear how much I need to learn.

RT @ReclaimMSU: 👏👏👏

"It's not all Engler. The Board of Trustees has closed the next presidential search to the public.

That's legal but…

On the one hand, AT LAST. On the other hand, y’all hired him. And y’all could have fired him. So there are a lot of people from whom I’m a little more willing to hear relief about the end of the reign of terror. https://twitter.com/reporterdavidj/status/1085547370631360514

This sounds so familiar to me, and I can’t help connect it to the metastasis of the critical I explore in Generous Thinking, in which careful deliberation has been gradually overcome by rejection and refusal, and everything else is assumed to be uncritical and even complicit.

RT @Ron_Hendrick: The following letter was just sent to the @michiganstateu Board of Trustees from the Deans Council #SpartanDeans in respo…

Amen. Amen, amen, amen. https://twitter.com/TashmicaTorok/status/1085631294057431040

RT @ReclaimMSU: It may be useful today, as Engler's time in office comes to an end, to look back at the minutes from the board meeting wher…

RT @ReclaimMSU: This is why we need an open search.
This is why we need an external candidate.
This is why we need shared governance.

Congratulations Catherine! cc @CALMSU #msudh https://twitter.com/ETCLatUVic/status/1085707057184030720

RT @DNBethLeBlanc: About an hour before the start of today’s meeting to accept the resignation of MSU interim President John Engler and ban…

RT @KateLouiseWells: Byrum has accepted Engler's resignation, "with an accelerated date of January 17 2019." Satish Udpa will be the new in…

RT @Ron_Hendrick: Had a short but very encouraging conference call with acting president Udpa, provost Youatt and the #SpartanDeans earlier…

I’m so sorry for your loss, Colin. Sending you light and comfort.

RT @kmapesy: Registration $$free\!$$ for the Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State is now open! Join us March 21-22 in person…

RT @kmapesy: The full program will be announced in a couple of weeks, and I can assure you, it's going to be awesome! For now, you can get…

This is amazing. And utterly, utterly shameful that it’s required. All of you deserve so much better. https://twitter.com/SheilaABrennan/status/1086018914247761921

You’re going to be great! Have fun!

These are the projects and the people that make me love my job, and that help me see enormous possibility for our institution. https://twitter.com/cplong/status/1086072108872916994

RT @etothczifra: My Sunday read arrived in today's post. In her new book, @kfitz rethinks the challenges present day's $$American$$ higher ed…

One of my resolutions for this year was to get more confident driving in snow, so we’ve made a trip $$a careful trip\! a successful trip\!$$ to the grocery store to stock up. #snowday #atlast

Now I’m on the sofa with this as my view. #snowday

And this for my reading material. #snowday

$$Realizing I should have cc’d @tressiemcphd on this to say thanks\!$$

Haaaahahahahahaha!

This tension for the public scholar — but especially the black female public scholar — is so real, and so much what we need to work on in the relationship between the academy and the public sphere. #thickthebook @tressiemcphd #generousthinking

Oh man, I cannot wait to read this!

“I have never wanted to only tell powerfully evocative stories. I have wanted to tell evocative stories that become a problem for power.” — @tressiemcphd #thickthebook

I aspire to sentences like those of @tressiemcphd. From a freaking *endnote*: “I always speak of black institutions like I speak of black people: the highest faith in our humanity is not to imagine us as idyllic gods but beautifully flawed humans.”

Replying to @billhd and @blythe_white

Apparently!

I swear I won’t keep doing this, but I mean holy crap this writing: “my faith becomes a salve for the white women who want to have the right politics while keeping the privilege of never having to live them.” — @tressiemcphd #thickthebook

I lied. I am incapable of stopping. “Such is the foolishness of wanting to be competent in a political economy that can only sell you ways to *feel* competent, but does not offer sufficient ways to enact competency.” — @tressiemcphd #thickthebook

RT @cplong: I’ve been asked about excellence in relation to the @HuMetricsHSS initiative in different contexts over the last 6-months. Here…

YES. One of the early Amazon reviews of #GenerousThinking claims that I am asking us to put aside excellence in favor of generosity. This is why I am not. https://twitter.com/cplong/status/1086980595358539777

$$Not entirely incidentally: if you’ve read \#GenerousThinking, I’d be grateful if you posted your thoughts on Amazon, whatever they may be\. Comments make a big difference\!$$

Once more for the folks in the back: “Almost all publishers are ok w/ open dissertations in at least some cases.” Not least because the distance between the diss and the book is usually greater than it may appear. And sharing the diss can help you build an audience! https://twitter.com/familyunequal/status/1087057902634975232

This is the core argument of #GenerousThinking, and an enormous part of why I’m grateful to get to work with @cplong! https://twitter.com/michaeljgossett/status/1086998712524697601

Replying to @markdsherry and @gmbritton

I would be curious to know how many of those are rejected at the proposal stage. Which is to say: is it before the diss has really been turned into a book? Because that is a very different judgment.

Replying to @markdsherry and @gmbritton

For my first book, I didn’t get a contract at the proposal stage. I don’t know how much of an outlier I was, but I suspect it’s hard for a first-time author to propose a book sufficiently advanced beyond the diss without strong editorial guidance. +

Replying to @markdsherry and @gmbritton

So how much of the issue is the openness and how much of it is the decision that the proposal doesn’t warrant an editorial guiding hand?

RT @OnlineCrsLady: it was because I put my diss. and supporting materials online $$this was way back in 1999$$ that I got my first book contr…

It is 10:15 am here in East Lansing. It was -12° F when I got up this morning. But the sun is shining and it is now a balmy -2° F.

I’ll get the suntan oil.

I get the email version of cold calls.

Many, many fewer than I used to get at the last gig, tho.

Indeed!

That we live in a world in which toner is enough of a problem that toner piracy could become a thing is depressing as heck.

I am so grateful for this book, and this voice: “When the people we read, even if we only read them to hate them, do not engage black women as thinkers or subjects, we do not feel compelled by our dominant culture to do so either.” —@tressiemcphd #thickthebook

Hey, that’s great! Congrats!

RT @captain_primate: Just two days left to get your application in for Director of @leader gig. We’ll start reviewing apps on the 24th. C…

Y’all are the best. Thank you for supporting your fed friends this way, as well as supporting the field. <3 https://twitter.com/perrycollins/status/1087796830530867202

I have yet to own a pair of gloves that claim to be touch-screen friendly that actually are. #winterwhine

The good news is that I finally figured out how to use Siri to text somebody without taking off my gloves.

Now if only she could scroll through this app for me.

Perhaps with someone else’s fingers!

Whoa, no. Will try!

The French kill me with this: steps and in-laws take the same term. I mean, I get it: kinda related by marriage. But…?

The only thing I can think of is that your brother-in-law can be your partner’s brother or your sibling’s partner, but the effective relation is the same.

Replying to @luciascans and @wynkenhimself

Huh! Thanks for this!

RT @wynkenhimself: The entire thread of responses from federal workers Dara is tweeting is disheartening. But this one really kills me. I l…

RT @wynkenhimself: That there are federal workers who don’t feel this support is shameful. Are there furloughed feds in your community who…

RT @wynkenhimself: I don’t know why we aren’t at the point of a general strike yet. We can’t function as a democracy without our government…

If you’re not following @DLind you should be. She has been documenting the real human cost of the shutdown for much of the day, in a gargantuan, heartbreaking, infuriating thread. https://twitter.com/DLind/status/1088580059735166977

Been down with the weirdest migraine most of the day today. Happily, it seems like it’s been pretty quiet, yeah? 👀

So, weak coffee, no decent seafood, soft jazz?

RT @kmapesy: #alamw19 folks! Michigan State University is hiring a Digital Archivist! Review of applications begins Feb 1. Contact me w/any…

👋

Okay, seriously. @CityofEL has declared a snow emergency, as has @lansingmichigan. City offices closed at noon. But the university is giving us advice on how to stay warm?

One way to stay safe and warm might be not to go out in this stupid weather.

Something about the university’s refusal to close under any circumstances reminds me of the boys in third grade who refused to wear winter coats. They were too tough to be cold.

Yeah, I don’t know either. It sounds plausible enough, though, and it’s fun to blame Engineering, so let’s go with it.

Seriously! The trip home just completely wore me out.

RT @captain_primate: We’ve extended the application deadline for the @LEADR_MSU Director position. We’ll start reviewing application on 2/…

I am super excited about this. And even more excited to see if the model for unlocking the commons @tcarmody is working with works! $$PS: I paid\.$$ https://twitter.com/tcarmody/status/1089699084234080257

$$I am apparently excited about many things\. The weather must have gotten to me\.$$

I’m so grateful for this post, and honored — overwhelmed — by the company! Thank you, @stevermentz. https://twitter.com/stevermentz/status/1090008052395397125

Wonderful news! We should plot.

God, April. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with any of this — the attack, the lack of support, and now this. The work you are doing is so important, and you deserve so much better.

Evergreen.

I can only imagine.

RT @researchremix: I'm planning to go to this great lecture by @kfitz next week in downtown Vancouver. Let me know if you are too and we c…

Not for nothing, but Generous Thinking will be officially released on Feb. 12. Just saying. https://twitter.com/charliejane/status/1085742572968898560

Excellent news! Congratulations, @DWill5! https://twitter.com/profgabrielle/status/1090950819325886464

Definitely at a recent classics meeting.

Replying to @JulianChambliss and @MSUEnglish

Have I mentioned that you picked the right few days to be back in Florida?

Yes, all true. But yes, as to @brandontlocke’s original question, the individual was asked to leave or otherwise sanctioned.

Ah, gotcha. It’s been a long week and I missed that point, which is an important one!