2021 03 01 tweets

RT @DHatMSU: REMINDER: Register for the #MSUGlobalDH Symposium! Join us April 12-15, 2021 for a fabulous event. The program is live at http…

Tue Mar 02 00:17:31 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: Join us on March 30th from 12:00-1:30pm EDT for Online Communities and Transformative Justice, a conversation and CORE depo…

Wed Mar 03 20:27:14 +0000 2021

I’m belatedly reading Johann Neem’s *What’s the Purpose of College?*, which begins with a clear statement of a central problem in higher ed today: our institutions have been led to focus on how to deliver more degrees, rather than on what a good college education should be.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

That is perhaps overstating the case. And most folks who work on campus really genuinely believe in the mission. *I* genuinely believe in the mission. But the institutional mechanics sure look a lot like a pyramid scheme, if you tilt your head right.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It’s taken this long for it to really sink in how much the entire enterprise resembles multi-level marketing, if with more stirring mission and vision statements.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

And, not incidentally, more tuition dollars. Universities are able to keep themselves solvent by keeping the demand for degrees up, by keeping the sales pitch going. You too can obtain this credential which can open up a better life.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It’s a straightforward point, but one that made a couple of things fall into place for me. Universities have to deliver more degrees because they have been tasked with the primary goal of feeding the economy: more credentials, more workers, more growth.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I think I may have to go lie down.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It’s the Education Gospel. It’s @tressiemcphd’s Lower Ed. It’s the selling of the degree, rather than the transformative potential of the time spent learning. It’s Dead Poets Society run by the Wolf of Wall Street.

Wed Mar 03 23:35:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Seriously: put me back on the production line and take away my time to think!

Wed Mar 03 23:40:10 +0000 2021

Ooooohhh this is amazing! https://twitter.com/stakats/status/1367407872041172996

Thu Mar 04 12:13:02 +0000 2021

RT @sharonmleon: Today is great day to show some love to the open source software dev teams who have been knocking it out of the park for w…

Thu Mar 04 13:22:51 +0000 2021

RT @dancohen: Incredible update to Zotero \(beta\): fantastic built-in PDF reader with many annotation features; better notes; a new tabbed i…

Thu Mar 04 13:23:13 +0000 2021

We’re hiring! The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University and the MSU Libraries are searching for a WordPress/BuddyPress Developer to join the MESH Research team in supporting Humanities Commons. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/505980/wpbp-developer-humanities-commons-information-technologist-ii

Thu Mar 04 14:08:46 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Have you renewed your ACH membership? Interested in joining for the first time? To join/renew, visit https://members.ach.org/…

Thu Mar 04 19:28:11 +0000 2021

This is SO HUGELY exciting! Enormous congratulations to @DrYoFiggy and @jmjafrx and the rest of the Electronic Marronage community! @DHatMSU https://twitter.com/DrYoFiggy/status/1367583759479013379

Thu Mar 04 21:20:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy, @jmjafrx and @DHatMSU

Forgive my automatic typing. *Electric Marronage! \(Which this time wanted to come out as “eclectic,” sheesh\.\) @e_marronage

Thu Mar 04 21:24:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @shannonmattern

Oooh, congratulations! I can’t wait to read this.

Fri Mar 05 14:58:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy

Ohhhhhh what a cutie! ❤️

Fri Mar 05 23:27:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @toddbutler, @CASatWSU and @CASatWSU_Dean

Fantastic news — congratulations!

Sat Mar 06 17:06:55 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: Today we're launching Commons Highlights -- a new series highlighting groups, sites, and organizations that make the Common…

Mon Mar 08 15:21:47 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: Today we're excited to introduce the @oabooksnetwork
who seek to foster discussion about OA books. They've developed an ac…

Mon Mar 08 15:22:07 +0000 2021

RT @oabooksnetwork: We're thrilled to be featured in this article on @humcommons! Humanities Commons has been a brilliant platform for us a…

Mon Mar 08 15:56:50 +0000 2021

RT @paigecmorgan: There's still time to join or renew your ACH membership, and get all the benefits, including voting in our current electi…

Mon Mar 08 18:12:48 +0000 2021

RT @quinnanya: I used to dread ACH renewal time, but thanks to the hard work of the infrastructure committee, now it's a breeze! And also w…

Mon Mar 08 18:18:47 +0000 2021

Replying to @thomasgpadilla and @CRL_Global

HEY! Congratulations, Thomas — looking forward to seeing what you do!

\(Does this mean you’ll be just down the road here?\)

Mon Mar 08 18:19:52 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: ACH elections are open! The ballot closes March 15th. To vote, visit https://members.ach.org/home/ach-elections/

Mon Mar 08 22:45:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

My own personal favorite signoff typo is “Beset”.

Tue Mar 09 13:13:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @jtauber and @quinnanya

Thanks for this! We’ve got some projects coming up \(spoiler alert: website redesign\) that could use some help if you’re of a mind…

Tue Mar 09 13:17:13 +0000 2021

Soooooo looking forward to reading this! Congrats, Jess! https://twitter.com/j_zimms/status/1369284035546128387

Tue Mar 09 17:16:16 +0000 2021

I had the privilege of presenting my work to the board of trustees back in September. It was a challenge to get everything I wanted to share about the future of the university as a knowledge commons into 8 minutes, but I’m so glad to have had the opportunity. https://twitter.com/msuresearch/status/1369332278627868673

Tue Mar 09 18:56:28 +0000 2021

RT @kfitz: We’re hiring! The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University and the MSU Libraries are searching for a WordPress/Bud…

Thu Mar 11 16:57:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @samplereality

Sooooo jealous!

Sat Mar 13 16:28:45 +0000 2021

I owe Naomi Klein so many apologies for the number of times I’ve had to remind myself which one of them is which.

Sat Mar 13 20:13:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @mia_out


Sat Mar 13 22:06:44 +0000 2021

RT @mia_out: @kfitz I find this really helps https://twitter.com/iphone_venez/status/1365325129941737473

Sat Mar 13 22:06:47 +0000 2021

Replying to @cplong and @samplereality

Not that I’ve heard. I’ve been following along at https://forums.zotero.org. @zotero

Sat Mar 13 22:21:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

I have a Synology NAS hooked to our house network, with both of us Time Machining to it. Plus using it for media storage. @EthanWatrall pointed me in this direction, and I love it.

Sat Mar 13 22:48:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @dancohen

Two: the oven and the microwave.

Sun Mar 14 13:27:32 +0000 2021

Replying to @dancohen


Sun Mar 14 13:27:46 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: One more day to vote in the ACH elections! To learn more about the candidates and vote, visit https://members.ach.org/home/ach-elections/

Sun Mar 14 17:04:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @elotroalex, @sharonmleon, @jmjafrx and @roopikarisam

I’m pretty sure @s2ceball was my inspiration!

Sun Mar 14 22:12:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @ernestopriego

Oh, Ernesto. I am so, so sorry to hear of this loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Mon Mar 15 12:49:06 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: We're looking for a WordPress/BuddyPress Developer to join the MESH Research team in supporting Humanities Commons. Come jo…

Mon Mar 15 23:03:16 +0000 2021

I’ve been testing these and BOY are you in for a treat. https://twitter.com/stakats/status/1371758092568965122

Tue Mar 16 14:35:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM and @PlantLessons

OH! Congratulations! It’s the most exciting thing. I can’t wait to get my copy!

Tue Mar 16 21:16:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @JeremiahCoogan, @James_M_Tucker, @JAndrewCowan, @ChristophHeilig, @humcommons and @arxiv

Somewhat amusingly, "arXiv for the humanities" is how we pitched Humanities Commons -- and especially CORE -- in early grant proposals. What features or aspects of arXiv would you like to see in the Commons?

Wed Mar 17 12:43:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @JeremiahCoogan, @James_M_Tucker, @JAndrewCowan, @ChristophHeilig, @humcommons and @arxiv

Ah, this is good to hear. We’ve got incorporating the FAST schema on our near-term roadmap!

Wed Mar 17 13:11:32 +0000 2021

Replying to @JeremiahCoogan, @James_M_Tucker, @JAndrewCowan, @ChristophHeilig, @humcommons, @arxiv and @ORCID_Org

Ah, we’re working on that, too! The key bit of slowdown has to do with our staffing levels at the moment. But we’re hiring! Do share this with anyone who might be interested: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/505980/wpbp-developer-humanities-commons-information-technologist-ii

Wed Mar 17 13:25:33 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: Don't forget to register for the Online Communities and Transformative Justice CORE deposit party on March 30th at 12pm EDT…

Wed Mar 17 23:02:54 +0000 2021

RT @rokwon: easy things to do:

- if you hear anyone repeat the bullshit that these attacks weren't racist, tell them to shut the fuck up

Wed Mar 17 23:51:55 +0000 2021

RT @CALMSU: Don’t miss the 6th annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium, which will be held virtually April 12-15! REGISTER for free by A…

Thu Mar 18 17:14:54 +0000 2021

OH HEY https://twitter.com/xina/status/1372607213336883201

Thu Mar 18 18:13:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @atrubek, @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

Yes yes yes.

Thu Mar 18 22:07:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @atrubek, @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

I am on the old end of GenX, and Obama et al are WAY older than me, in many ways beyond the calendrical. And Winona over Ally Sheedy any day.

Thu Mar 18 22:08:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @atrubek, @tcarmody, @wynkenhimself, @karenmcgrane, @phillydesign and @vcmcguire


Thu Mar 18 23:42:01 +0000 2021

Applications close on Tuesday, March 23 — come join us and help shape the future of the scholarly commons! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1371548199664693254

Fri Mar 19 18:00:15 +0000 2021

Such a great project! I’m so glad to have gotten to be part of it. https://twitter.com/JulianChambliss/status/1373005400824553473

Sat Mar 20 00:25:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @loriemerson

I honest to god had a moment of not remembering having written that. I’m glad it resonates!

Sun Mar 21 23:03:08 +0000 2021

Got my first shot today. HUGE props to Sparrow’s team at Frandor for a ridiculously efficient drive-through process. And now I am taking advantage of my mild light-headedness and lying down for a bit.

Mon Mar 22 16:49:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @jackjewers

Ooh, I hadn’t considered ice cream. That may need to be rectified! :)

Mon Mar 22 16:54:47 +0000 2021

RT @martin_eve: Communities, Commoning, Open Access and the Humanities: An Interview with Martin Eve


Mon Mar 22 16:54:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @RahawaHaile

Sending you all the ❤️, Rahawa. And here’s to miracles — I can’t wait to read it.

Mon Mar 22 19:03:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy and @BerondaM

I wish I could tell you how jealous I’ve been watching all these early arrivals! Still waiting for my preorder to be filled 😥

Tue Mar 23 21:48:25 +0000 2021

If you are not reading @tressiemcphd’s ESSAYING you are Missing. Out. This morning’s post on theory, “clarity,” and the underpinnings of the fight for control of The Discourse is killer. https://tressie.substack.com/p/resisting-the-call-of-exceptionalism?r=f03d&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copy

Thu Mar 25 12:58:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @Kelley_Kreitz, @alanyliu, @roopikarisam, @jsench, @MLAnews, @HumanitiesAll and @EdwardWhitley

Just to be sure I’m understanding the question: you’re looking for places that have deployed budget models that privilege collaboration rather than competition for majors and butts in seats? Honestly, if you find good examples, I would like to hear about them too.

Thu Mar 25 13:17:19 +0000 2021

I am wearing a pair of blue jeans. They’re my oldest and softest pair, but nevertheless: this is the equivalent of pre-pandemic me deciding to put on a cocktail dress just for the heck of it.

Thu Mar 25 16:49:33 +0000 2021

Replying to @Kelley_Kreitz

Thanks for that, Kelley! I’m keeping my ears open for better models, and will hope to hear more from others, too.

Fri Mar 26 20:50:08 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: .@achdotorg is thrilled to announce the results of the 2021 Exec Council elections! Congrats to our three newest Exec member…

Fri Mar 26 21:18:10 +0000 2021

RT @DHatMSU: Join MSU commons in conjunction with @humcommons for Online Communities and Transformative: A conversation and CORE deposit pa…

Fri Mar 26 21:43:04 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM

Nice! I got creation, gratitude, self-care. I’ll embrace that. \(And am still eagerly awaiting my pre\-ordered copy\!\)

Mon Mar 29 14:26:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @sbanetweiser, @AnnenbergPenn and @USCAnnenberg

SBW!!! Such amazing news! Huge congratulations and can’t wait to see you again back on this side.

Mon Mar 29 22:42:12 +0000 2021

And what kind of heartless must you be if your response as a bystander is to close your door? https://twitter.com/pronounced_ing/status/1376874222778191878

Tue Mar 30 12:53:41 +0000 2021

Enormously important work — I can’t wait to dig into this! https://twitter.com/Educopia/status/1376898850422620170

Tue Mar 30 14:34:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy and @CrazedNYRican

Oh, Yomaira, I am so sorry for your loss. 💙

Tue Mar 30 18:54:11 +0000 2021

Hooray, finally!!! So looking forward to reading @BerondaM @PlantLessons

Tue Mar 30 21:27:44 +0000 2021

RT @InvestInOpen: Help us spread the word \(and don’t forget to apply\!\) 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

#openinfra #openscience #openaccess #data4good https://t.co/…

Wed Mar 31 15:43:49 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: ICYMI - We have three new Exec Council members in ACH: @BlackDigitalHum @LGauth19 @jenniferisve. Join us in congratulating t…

Wed Mar 31 15:48:45 +0000 2021

Oh, like no one in the previous administration ever pooped on the floor sheesh. https://twitter.com/kathrynw5/status/1377269841158103048

Wed Mar 31 16:33:08 +0000 2021

This. It took a professional writer breaking it down for me, sadly, but every time an academic takes on uncompensated labor \(because we can\), we undercut the ability of others to support themselves through their work. https://twitter.com/timmaughan/status/1377316682474139654

Wed Mar 31 20:55:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Yes, we’re sort of paid by our institutions to write and give talks and so forth. But if publications and speaking venues can get us super cheap or even free, why would they consider properly paying those who rely on that income?

Wed Mar 31 20:57:04 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It’s still work. And it should be paid.

Wed Mar 31 20:57:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @timmaughan

You too!

Wed Mar 31 23:49:32 +0000 2021