2021 10 01 tweets

RT @s2ceball: I tried to get my sister to apply for this, because seriously, who wouldn't want to work for @Educopia! So if you know anyone…

Fri Oct 01 17:07:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @jasonrhody

Oooh! I very much look forward to hearing more!

Mon Oct 04 15:17:55 +0000 2021

I’m *delighted* to be able to share our good news with you today! We’ll post more in the coming days about the work that this grant will make possible, but in the meantime, *enormous* thanks to @MellonFdn for their support! https://cal.msu.edu/news/humanities-commons-receives-971000-mellon-grant-to-support-its-expansion/

Tue Oct 05 16:20:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd

HUGE thanks, Bill! We’re delighted to get to do this work in such a generous place!

Tue Oct 05 16:36:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender

You are the best, and I am so so grateful to have you on the team!

Tue Oct 05 16:37:44 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @humcommons

Thank you! I’m thrilled about the work this grant is going to allow us to do.

Tue Oct 05 16:38:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @profwernimont and @MellonFdn

Thank you! <3

Tue Oct 05 16:38:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @katinalynn and @MellonFdn

Thanks so much! We’re thrilled about what’s in store.

Tue Oct 05 16:38:57 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenson, @MellonFdn and @humcommons

Thanks so much, Jeroen!

Tue Oct 05 16:39:20 +0000 2021

Replying to @alittleroad, @MellonFdn and @humcommons

Thank you, Lucy!

Tue Oct 05 16:39:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @humcommons


Tue Oct 05 16:40:04 +0000 2021

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @humcommons

Thank you!!! We’re super excited, and looking forward to seeing what’s ahead!

Tue Oct 05 16:45:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @aktange and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Andrea!

Tue Oct 05 16:45:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @elikaortega and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Élika! We’re thrilled!

Tue Oct 05 16:46:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @CathyNDavidson, @MellonFdn, @HASTAC and @HASTACscholars

Thanks so much, Cathy!

Tue Oct 05 16:46:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @mkgold and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Matt! We’re really thrilled about the work ahead.

Tue Oct 05 16:58:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @juancommander, @MellonFdn and @humcommons

Thank you!!! More good things to come.

Tue Oct 05 16:58:36 +0000 2021

Replying to @kalanicraig and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Kalani! We’re so excited about getting to do this work.

Tue Oct 05 16:59:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @triproftri and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Kathy!

Tue Oct 05 16:59:10 +0000 2021

Replying to @ClevelandKimchi and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Jewon!

Tue Oct 05 17:11:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @mannahattamamma

Thank you!!! <3

Tue Oct 05 17:11:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @ekansa, @EthanWatrall and @humcommons

Eric, you and Sarah and @OpenContext have modeled that for so long! We’re delighted to have such great models, and look forward to more ahead.

Tue Oct 05 17:13:11 +0000 2021

Replying to @precatlady and @MellonFdn

Thank you!!! We’re thrilled about the opportunity to keep doing this work!

Tue Oct 05 17:13:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @pixelvolley, @triproftri and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Anke!

Tue Oct 05 17:14:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenbosman and @MellonFdn

Hi Jeroen! We don’t have an exact figure, in part because we only have proxies like institutional affiliation or email domain to go by. But our last rough count indicated that somewhere over 25% of our users are outside the US. And that’s a growing group that we want to support.

Tue Oct 05 17:15:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenbosman and @MellonFdn

I’d love to think with you about ways to better support the work of our global membership, including through our governance structures and services.

Tue Oct 05 17:16:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenbosman and @MellonFdn

One thing on our roadmap, but that will require a TON of support *from* our global membership, is localizing the platform so that it can be delivered in languages other than English…

Tue Oct 05 17:16:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @walshbr and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Brandon!

Tue Oct 05 17:21:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @jenniferisve and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Jennifer!

Tue Oct 05 17:21:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @ernestopriego and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Ernesto! It means an awful lot to me.

Tue Oct 05 17:22:16 +0000 2021

RT @wynkenhimself: There are a handful of librarians I look to when I want to think about what a just future for our profession can be, and…

Tue Oct 05 17:29:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @kaythaney and @MellonFdn

Thank you, KT! Looking forward to seeing how we can continue working with you toward the future of open infrastructure!

Tue Oct 05 17:44:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @JustusNieland and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Justus! We’re super excited!

Tue Oct 05 17:44:50 +0000 2021

Replying to @ComicsGrid

You are way too kind! So happy to be part of your community of practice.

Tue Oct 05 17:47:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenbosman and @MellonFdn

Yes, absolutely. And we’re going to need a lot of advice and guidance on that.

Tue Oct 05 17:49:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @RSilbergleid and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Robin!

Tue Oct 05 18:06:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @blondeebrune and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Nancy! We’re super excited.

Tue Oct 05 18:52:40 +0000 2021

RT @CALMSU: Humanities Commons, an online open-source platform led by @kfitz, #MSUCAL Director of Digital Humanities, received a @MellonFdn…

Tue Oct 05 18:56:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @KristinMMahoney and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Kristin! We’re super excited.

Tue Oct 05 21:25:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @samplereality and @humcommons

Thanks so much, Mark — this means a lot to me!

Tue Oct 05 21:25:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Thanks so much, Sharon! And I look forward to hearing about your MSU Commons teaching experiences.

Tue Oct 05 21:26:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @SimonTanner and @MellonFdn

Thank you!

Tue Oct 05 21:43:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @Educopia and @humcommons

Huge thanks, friends! :)

Tue Oct 05 21:43:44 +0000 2021

RT @NEHgov: Today, #POTUS Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Navajo Nation citizen Shelly C. Lowe as the 12th Chair of @NEHgov.


Tue Oct 05 22:03:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @rmounce and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Ross! We’re really thrilled about the work ahead.

Tue Oct 05 23:31:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2 and @MellonFdn

Thank you so much, François, and thanks for being such a strong supporter of the project!

Tue Oct 05 23:32:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @nowviskie, @FranoisLachanc2 and @MellonFdn

Thank you so much, Bethany!

Tue Oct 05 23:32:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @jean_bauer and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Jean! We’re delighted about what’s ahead.

Tue Oct 05 23:33:19 +0000 2021

RT @HalPlotkin: The Internet is not finished yet. Throughout history, the biggest, most selfish bullies have always used new tools and tech…

Wed Oct 06 00:22:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @CapitolClio and @MellonFdn

Thank you! We’re looking forward to the path ahead.

Wed Oct 06 00:44:57 +0000 2021

Replying to @juliawants and @MellonFdn


Wed Oct 06 00:45:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @jvinopal

Thank you, Jennifer!

Wed Oct 06 05:13:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @biblioracle and @MellonFdn

Thanks, John. We’re delighted!

Wed Oct 06 05:13:46 +0000 2021

Replying to @GizemKaraali_

Thanks, Gizem!

Wed Oct 06 05:14:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Yomaira! <3

Wed Oct 06 10:54:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @AdamLiszkiewicz and @MellonFdn

Thanks, Adam! Looking forward to what’s ahead.

Wed Oct 06 10:55:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @Openreflections and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Janneke! Very much looking forward to the work ahead.

Wed Oct 06 10:55:47 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Beronda!

Wed Oct 06 11:48:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @redbirdred and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Suzanne!

Wed Oct 06 11:53:05 +0000 2021

RT @BatsInLavender: Hey @michiganstateu peeps! Come to our MSU Commons workshop online 10/13 at 10:30am. Kristen Lee \(@msulibraries\) and I…

Wed Oct 06 19:22:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @MSUNatSci, @BerondaM and @ASCBiology

Beronda, congratulations! This is so well deserved.

Thu Oct 07 18:13:14 +0000 2021

RT @jasonrhody: Excited to launch this program with the support of @NEHgov in order to support humanities infrastructure (people, projects,…

Thu Oct 07 22:37:11 +0000 2021

I am thrilled to see a number of academic discussion groups that have been using Eff Bee abandoning that cesspool for better platforms. +

Fri Oct 08 13:47:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

If you have such a group and are thinking of doing the same, might I suggest HCommons? https://hcommons.org @humcommons +

Fri Oct 08 13:48:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Not only are we open source, open access, scholar-governed, and not for profit, but we also bring together the affordances of a library-grade OA repository with a rich profile system, a WordPress based publishing platform, and a wide-ranging social network. +

Fri Oct 08 13:48:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

You can deposit your work \(and receive a DOI for it\), represent it on your professional profile, share it with your colleagues, and discuss it in a range of threaded forums. Plus build a portfolio, create a group publication, and more.

Fri Oct 08 13:48:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @BryanAlexander

I don’t know about “leading,” but the last couple of references I saw to replacement platforms mentioned Discord.

Fri Oct 08 13:51:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

You look amazing. And I very much like the color of your stair risers.

Fri Oct 08 18:42:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I aspire to your skills, in so many ways.

Fri Oct 08 19:44:59 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

What I want to know now is how it could have made as many careers as it did. Because that is one actively terrible movie.

Mon Oct 11 01:00:20 +0000 2021

Up until tonight, I had managed never to see SPLASH. That is a state of being I’ll never recover.

Mon Oct 11 01:00:20 +0000 2021

RT @DHatMSU: Jacqueline Wernimont, author of "Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media", will be with us! Distinguished Lecture, "Vi…

Mon Oct 11 16:36:55 +0000 2021

RT @jasonrhody: Are you trying to think about new or different ways to “count” scholarship, or rethinking what counts *as* scholarship? App…

Mon Oct 11 16:37:46 +0000 2021

RT @jeroenson: PROUD!: After several workshops and discussions on #openscholarship with the @NECS_Network, we’ve been working hard with the…

Tue Oct 12 11:21:06 +0000 2021

RT @kmapesy: All are welcome to join! \(Even if you aren't at MSU :\) ) So thrilled to \(virtually\) welcome @profwernimont to the #MSUDH commu…

Tue Oct 12 14:08:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @jean_bauer and @Akamai

Congratulations! This sounds like a fantastic gig!

Tue Oct 12 14:48:44 +0000 2021

Replying to @jsalem75 and @msulibraries

Congratulations! I’m excited to see how this role develops.

Tue Oct 12 17:17:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @DrYoFiggy

The WORST. Hope the headache recedes quickly and the hangover is less awful than it might be. ❤️

Tue Oct 12 21:32:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @gravesle


Wed Oct 13 21:38:27 +0000 2021

Teeth are a naturally occurring part of the body. Their health is intimately tied to the health of the body as a whole. “Dental insurance” should not be a thing people have to navigate independently of their overall health. https://twitter.com/stilettobrarian/status/1447653293212282880

Wed Oct 13 22:20:20 +0000 2021

They were never not putting guns on robot dogs. https://twitter.com/verge/status/1448661683530977295

Thu Oct 14 16:33:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @annehelen

1 double-spaced page = 250 words = 2 minutes. So… 7.5 pages/1850 words, less if you have any tendency to interject or wander off-script.

Mon Oct 18 22:47:49 +0000 2021

RT @HeyOpenEd: As Day One of #OpenEd21 comes to a close, mark your calendars for tomorrow's must-see plenary session featuring keynotes by…

Mon Oct 18 23:36:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @JustusNieland, @debraraecohen, @alixbeeston, @AarthiVadde, @UMinnPress, @CALMSU and @MSUEnglish

Congratulations, Justus! Exciting and well-deserved!

Tue Oct 19 12:46:42 +0000 2021

RT @HeyOpenEd: We're so excited for today's #OpenEd21 keynote by Kathleen Fitzpatrick \(@kfitz\), who is Director of Digital Humanities & Pro…

Tue Oct 19 14:13:57 +0000 2021

RT @actualham: .@kfitz talking about the university as more than just an engine for economic growth, and the need for investments in areas…

Tue Oct 19 18:46:13 +0000 2021

I had an absolutely amazing afternoon with @drgong @lesliekwchan and the fabulous #OpenEd21 organizers and attendees! Thanks to all for your questions and your commitment.

Tue Oct 19 21:38:50 +0000 2021

However, much of the rest of today can, with respect, bite me.

Tue Oct 19 21:39:29 +0000 2021

RT @ass_deans: Some days I am just so humbled by college administrators like these who think outside of the box, innovate, and do more with…

Tue Oct 19 21:46:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @jnonfiction


Tue Oct 19 23:40:36 +0000 2021

I mentioned a while back that I’m putting together a class called Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing. I’m still looking for some excellent example texts — today, manifestos and screeds! Send me your favorites!

Wed Oct 20 13:58:33 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd


Wed Oct 20 14:00:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @dan_sinykin

These are all AWESOME. Thank you!!!

Wed Oct 20 14:07:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @aktange

Right now, the syllabus includes:
- notetaking
- blogging
- public essays
- manifestos & screeds
- personal statements
- proposals \(of varying kinds\)
- recommendations
- reviews
- responses
Definitely let me know if something good occurs to you!

Wed Oct 20 14:09:46 +0000 2021

Replying to @MikeFurlough


Wed Oct 20 14:25:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @b_penders

Thanks — this sounds useful!

Wed Oct 20 15:00:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @via_poetica

Ooh, thank you.

Wed Oct 20 15:09:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @DEMONTW1NK and @dan_sinykin

Oooh, thank you!

Wed Oct 20 15:40:42 +0000 2021

Friends, pour one out tonight for my 37yo furnace. When we first had it inspected, after moving into this house 4+ years ago, the tech came back upstairs a little ashen-looking, and said “do you know how old your furnace is?”

Wed Oct 20 21:13:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

He took me downstairs and showed me the little plaque that indicated its date of manufacture. And said, “you may want to start budgeting.”

Wed Oct 20 21:15:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

For the next several years, we all thought we had a little Byron the Bulb situation on our hands. Every year the inspector would come upstairs shaking his head. We thought of it as the Little Furnace that Could.

Wed Oct 20 21:17:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Today, though, the inspector Heard a Ping. And got a camera to take a look, and showed us the cracks in the heat exchanger.

Wed Oct 20 21:19:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

So it’s time. Tomorrow we will talk with the sales guy, and figure out how what post-1980s furnace model we want to move to. But it’s clear to us that they don’t make ‘em like that anymore, for good and for ill.

Wed Oct 20 21:21:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd

It could be So Much Worse, Indeed.

Wed Oct 20 21:22:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @profwernimont

Oof. Solidarity. ✊🏻

Wed Oct 20 21:29:47 +0000 2021

RT @briancroxall: Just a reminder that @BYU’s Office of Digital Humanities is hiring a tenure-track position. If *you* think you do DH, *we…

Wed Oct 20 22:55:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @toddbutler

Ha. Been there. :)

Thu Oct 21 10:19:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender


Thu Oct 21 12:45:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @jsench

Isn’t that the way. It feels a bit like replacing cast iron with teflon — super efficient but don’t plan on using it very long.

Thu Oct 21 13:39:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @SaraElHusseini3

There are a TON of amazing suggestions in the responses; I’m still working through them all!

Thu Oct 21 19:11:52 +0000 2021

Replying to @embeeshea

Dang. I tip my hat to your late boiler!

Thu Oct 21 23:53:23 +0000 2021

Replying to @edrabinski

This video makes me so happy, not least because I was afraid the kittens were getting too big too soon. But they are still clearly smol!

Thu Oct 21 23:55:31 +0000 2021

Whoever designed this should be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

Sun Oct 24 21:30:02 +0000 2021

Scene from this evening:
Me: Omg, is that a fucking turkey in the parking lot?
Him: Sweetie, it’s just a turkey.
Me, brow furrowed: No, it’s a fucking turkey!

Mon Oct 25 00:07:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

\(It is possible that I found myself wayyyyy more hilarious than was strictly warranted\.\)

Mon Oct 25 00:11:32 +0000 2021

Replying to @jenniferisve


Mon Oct 25 00:15:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @miriamkp and @ftrain

God, I loved those. I was thinking about them not long ago, as well as the incredible joy of a pristine box of 64 Crayola crayons, with built-in sharpener. Nothing is quite as satisfying today.

Mon Oct 25 18:07:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @DRegaignon

Definitely! <3

Tue Oct 26 14:03:43 +0000 2021

Replying to @jvinopal

“Manhood cover” has made me happier than I can tell you. :)

Wed Oct 27 16:47:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @jvinopal

And quite a serious one, at that.

Wed Oct 27 18:09:38 +0000 2021

It’s only true; the choice between “you” and “thou” is seriously fraught.

Wed Oct 27 22:45:16 +0000 2021

RT @roopikarisam: 🚨 Check out this wonderful upcoming event from @DEFConsortium leader @Jpewu! While you're at it, join the Digital Ethnic…

Wed Oct 27 23:20:32 +0000 2021

RT @ssrc_org: Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET, join the SSRC/@NEHgov Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program #SHIP for an informational webinar…

Thu Oct 28 01:18:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @moncia

Thanks, Monica! We’re super excited about what’s ahead.

Thu Oct 28 15:50:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @shannonmattern

This makes me no end of happy.

Fri Oct 29 17:47:59 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Oh god, could we, please?

Fri Oct 29 20:25:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @profwernimont

At this point, any day I have the least awareness of my uterus is a “get lost” kind of day. Sending ❤️

Fri Oct 29 20:35:27 +0000 2021

I am going to have “y’all crossed that dipshit Rubicon all by yourselves” ringing in my ears for a week. https://twitter.com/traecrowder/status/1454168789432500225

Fri Oct 29 20:45:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @hels

AAAARGH I had one a few months ago and it was NOT GOOD. 😱

Fri Oct 29 20:57:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @hels

I’m so sorry you’ve had to experience that. Sending you the virtual pain management / general escapism delivery system of your choice.

Fri Oct 29 22:28:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @kristinarola, @sharonmleon, @CollegeGameDay and @MSU_Football

Cowley between Saginaw and Grand River is the same. I’m totally hunkered down and not going anywhere.

Sat Oct 30 12:37:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon, @kristinarola, @CollegeGameDay and @MSU_Football

I think that’s what we’re thinking as well. Everything else can wait until all the sofa fires are out.

Sat Oct 30 12:53:10 +0000 2021

Oh, are we doing the “alt-ac” debate again? Say it along with me, folks: “alternative” here does not mean “second choice.” It does not mean “plan B.” It’s “alt” as in alt-* usenet groups. “Alt” as in alt-country. “Alt” as in “another university is possible.”

Sat Oct 30 18:13:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @scott_bot

Ohhhhhh HURRAY!!! Huge congratulations to all of you, Scott, and welcome Elan! 😍

Sat Oct 30 18:16:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I am unable to let this go without correcting “alt.*” sheesh.

Sat Oct 30 18:20:35 +0000 2021

RT @iconodule: @kfitz I’d say being the Uncle Tupelo of higher ed would be pretty awesome

Sat Oct 30 18:21:01 +0000 2021