2022 08 01 tweets

RT @humcommons: We're hiring! We're looking for an Infrastructure Developer responsible for designing, supporting, & improving the research…

Mon Aug 01 15:01:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @EmeryPetchauer

I should have known you were a Virgo. I’m on the Leo/Virgo cusp, born half an hour into Virgo, and so feel all this with extra sparkles.

Mon Aug 01 20:53:09 +0000 2022

I am horrified that this institution would attempt to leverage the court's reactionary politics in pursuit of its own goals without regard for the degree to which it could weaken key civil rights and education laws. The damage this could do is nauseating to consider. https://twitter.com/MattBrownEP/status/1554101374308204546

Mon Aug 01 21:00:46 +0000 2022

Replying to @helleaux_newman

1. Indeed.
2. Crossover episode is right. I hope you’re doing well!!!

Mon Aug 01 22:14:59 +0000 2022

Today’s ALIAS EMMA day! I knew I was super excited, but didn’t realize how super excited until my device downloaded two different pre-orders from two different apps. Can’t decide which to read first @AvaGlassBooks

Tue Aug 02 12:03:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @AvaGlassBooks

I predict both will be DELIGHTFUL.

Tue Aug 02 13:09:24 +0000 2022

I wish instead of developing augmented reality glasses, folks would instead develop glasses that would let me see this reality better.

Tue Aug 02 19:46:49 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Right now I have progressives, which are pretty, but I have to change them out for computer distance glasses for the vast majority of the work day. And I of course forget to change them back.

Tue Aug 02 19:48:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Surely we are at a sufficiently advanced stage of technical development that someone could invent genuinely multi-focal lenses? Like lenses whose focus you could adjust with a little wheel on the frame?

Tue Aug 02 19:49:54 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Or, like, self-adjusting contact lenses? Or something?

Tue Aug 02 19:51:21 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I just can't help but think we're focused on solving all the wrong problems.

Tue Aug 02 19:52:40 +0000 2022

Replying to @melstanfill

Capitalism ruins everything.

Tue Aug 02 20:00:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @jvinopal

I’ve tried multifocals. They didn’t work for me; the sweet spot was like 8 feet away. I’ve currently got the 1 and 1, which is a reasonable compromise for everything more than 3 feet away. Until I get tired, and then I have trouble focusing.

Tue Aug 02 21:20:27 +0000 2022

Replying to @jvinopal

Those look so great on you!

Tue Aug 02 21:24:56 +0000 2022

Replying to @jvinopal

The worst!

Tue Aug 02 22:21:58 +0000 2022

Go Kansas.

Wed Aug 03 13:01:37 +0000 2022

I can only conclude that all my neighbors know I have a migraine and are intentionally tormenting me with mowers, weed whackers, and leaf blowers.

Wed Aug 03 18:25:18 +0000 2022

Replying to @BatsInLavender

Think I know what happened to me today. 🥴

Wed Aug 03 21:18:40 +0000 2022

Replying to @BatsInLavender

Temps here dropped 20 degrees in 2 hours, and it’s been pouring…

Wed Aug 03 21:26:51 +0000 2022

Replying to @BatsInLavender

The meds worked, thank goodness. I hope you make it through well!

Wed Aug 03 22:04:05 +0000 2022

Same. Same. https://twitter.com/edrabinski/status/1555271397781413893

Thu Aug 04 20:51:35 +0000 2022

Replying to @rrkennison

Truly. The migraine I had on Wednesday was totally produced by the massive storm that was about to blow into the area… and my neighbors on both sides had their lawn services just before the rain…

Fri Aug 05 12:39:47 +0000 2022

I have just completed my first closing of the FY22 financials for Humanities Commons. I apparently have a $188.54 error somewhere in this workbook. I am determined to HUNT IT DOWN.

Fri Aug 05 18:26:49 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

\(a\) This is not how I pictured me spending this much time back in grad school. But damn is a well-crafted spreadsheet satisfying.

Fri Aug 05 18:28:19 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

\(b\) I think we are nearing the moment when I need to consider moving to QuickBooks.

Fri Aug 05 18:29:02 +0000 2022

Do I have to switch starter words now?

Wordle 414 1/6*


Sun Aug 07 15:22:43 +0000 2022

Aw, man. “Let’s Get Physical” popped up in my mix today while I was swimming and it was all I could do not to stop and sing, despite it being my least favorite of her songs. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/arts/olivia-newton-john-dead.html

Mon Aug 08 19:54:12 +0000 2022

And I thought I was having a good day before! https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1556775245981356034

Mon Aug 08 23:28:28 +0000 2022

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I’m fascinated by this. My partner refers to Yellowstone as “Succession with horses.” Both viciously capital-will-triumph, both faux gender role subversive. Both conservative as all hell. But one urban/HBO/“sophisticated,” one rural/network/“Western.” Both brutally American.

Tue Aug 09 19:39:26 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve and @DHSCgovuk

This is nightmarish, Martin — I’m so sorry.

Wed Aug 10 13:30:42 +0000 2022

Replying to @sznk

Thank you for this, Sara. I just wish it were all a little less relevant.

Thu Aug 11 09:47:01 +0000 2022

We are beyond delighted to have @zwhnz join the Commons, and we're enormously grateful to @MellonFdn and @NEH_Challenge for making this growth in our team possible! More amazing things to come. https://twitter.com/zwhnz/status/1558174222177927168

Fri Aug 12 20:16:59 +0000 2022

I’d appreciate you staying out of my journal, @d_kompare. https://twitter.com/d_kompare/status/1558502682452807681

Sat Aug 13 17:24:01 +0000 2022

I got the same thing. https://twitter.com/colindickey/status/1558581260414509056

Sat Aug 13 22:30:50 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I informed her that I have never had COVID, and so if she gave it to me it would be the first time. And her partner — who also had COVID right then and there — demanded that I apologize for having avoided it this long.

Sun Aug 14 13:49:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

One of them said “this is just gopher COVID, though” — which I took to mean a bounce-back reinfection, like COVID whack-a-mole? “It’s not serious like when you had it the first time,” she went on to say.

Sun Aug 14 13:49:07 +0000 2022

I had a dream last night in which I was trapped in an extended family event that was already awful in multiple ways, and then I found out that two of the people there had COVID. Like right then, as they were talking to me.

Sun Aug 14 13:49:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I just don’t even know what to do with this. But boyyyy does it seem on the nose.

Sun Aug 14 13:49:08 +0000 2022

We genuinely live in the stupidest timeline. https://twitter.com/scottjshapiro/status/1559163178080239617

Mon Aug 15 13:23:16 +0000 2022

RT @shivfesta: Congratulations to @kfitz, @GeoEdResearch @physicistdanny, @drtlong for our grant being funded! You can find more informatio…

Mon Aug 15 22:45:50 +0000 2022

Replying to @physicistdanny, @GeoEdResearch, @shivfesta, @drtlong and @michiganstateu

It's super exciting! Can’t wait to get started!

Tue Aug 16 00:04:36 +0000 2022

So… some news! @humcommons and a team of amazing STEM education researchers at @michiganstateu have been awarded a $1.25M @NSF grant to build #DBERCommons in support of FAIR and CARE principles in open science. https://team.hcommons.org/2022/08/16/nsf-grant-for-new-stem-focused-commons/

Tue Aug 16 14:00:16 +0000 2022

RT @Educopia: 🎉Congratulations to our board president @kfitz and the @michiganstateu team on their NSF FAIROS award! We're so excited to se…

Tue Aug 16 14:03:10 +0000 2022

RT @humcommons: We have excellent news to share! 🎉🎉🎉 We’re delighted to announce we’ve been awarded one of the inaugural FAIROS RCN grants…

Tue Aug 16 14:04:19 +0000 2022

Replying to @jessicablois, @ekansa, @NSF, @IceAgeEcologist, @an_dre_a_, @LeighsLies, @MegBalk and @neotomadb

Congratulations! This is really exciting.

Tue Aug 16 14:56:09 +0000 2022

RT @charleswatkinso: Congrats to our colleagues up the road @michiganstateu led by the indefatigable @kfitz in expanding @humcommons via th…

Tue Aug 16 21:38:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @ArchivalGossip, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thanks, Katrin!

Tue Aug 16 22:34:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kylebeachy, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thanks, Kyle!

Tue Aug 16 22:34:21 +0000 2022

Replying to @thomasgpadilla, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Woo hoo! Thanks, Thomas!

Tue Aug 16 22:34:41 +0000 2022

Replying to @ekansa, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

We're super excited. :)

Tue Aug 16 22:35:03 +0000 2022

Replying to @greenjennifer, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thank you!

Tue Aug 16 22:35:12 +0000 2022

Replying to @pmhswe, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thanks so much, Patricia!

Tue Aug 16 22:35:25 +0000 2022

Replying to @underwatermaya, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thanks, Heather!

Tue Aug 16 22:35:36 +0000 2022

Replying to @mzyw, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thank you, Melissa! We're excited about what’s ahead!

Tue Aug 16 22:35:57 +0000 2022

Replying to @mattdelmont

Thanks, Matt!

Wed Aug 17 00:18:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @jasonrhody, @eetempleton, @Electrostani and @EmilyMandel


Wed Aug 17 10:54:36 +0000 2022

I have read two books in the last two weeks that use the term “tribe” to stand in for “group of meaningfully connected people.” One of these books was not so great; the other is really, really good. But I keep getting kicked out of the argument by that term.

Wed Aug 17 13:10:59 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

The less-than-great book was published in 2017; the great one in 2018. Is sensitivity to the cultural appropriation involved in this term that recent a development?

Wed Aug 17 13:12:21 +0000 2022

Replying to @scott_bot

Good question. It’s possible that the primary author on the first book is. The author of the second \(really good\) book is likely not.

Wed Aug 17 14:43:20 +0000 2022

I could not agree more. https://twitter.com/bsasling/status/1559974344457166848

Wed Aug 17 19:07:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @bsasling

I’d be delighted; feel free to email!

Wed Aug 17 20:00:23 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Sending good thoughts, Martin.

Wed Aug 17 21:44:26 +0000 2022

Replying to @DrYoFiggy and @DukePress

Huge congrats, Yomaira!!! This is super exciting!

Thu Aug 18 12:07:43 +0000 2022

Huge shout-out to the amazing team of STEM education researchers who are co-PIs on this grant: @GeoEdResearch @physicistdanny @shivfesta and @drtlong! https://twitter.com/CALMSU/status/1560326288044326915

Thu Aug 18 22:06:44 +0000 2022

Replying to @JustusNieland, @GeoEdResearch, @physicistdanny, @shivfesta and @drtlong

Thanks, Justus!

Fri Aug 19 13:22:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @sdBECS, @michiganstateu and @mzyw

Thank you, Brian! We’re pretty psyched.

Fri Aug 19 13:22:58 +0000 2022

Replying to @Drtamuralomax, @CALMSU, @humcommons, @michiganstateu and @NSF

Thanks so much, Tamura! We’re really excited about getting to do this work.

Fri Aug 19 13:23:34 +0000 2022

I was delighted to see @OpenContext included in the @NSF FAIROS RCN grants. I’m increasingly excited about the ways that these various projects might work together. https://twitter.com/OpenContext/status/1560697726240702464

Fri Aug 19 18:51:28 +0000 2022

Replying to @roopikarisam

It was EXTREMELY good, though deeply suspenseful for a little bit there.

Fri Aug 19 18:57:46 +0000 2022

Replying to @foundhistory, @GreenhouseUConn and @NEH_ODH

Ooooh, sounds like a great institute!

Tue Aug 23 16:25:59 +0000 2022

RT @MLAnews: First up: Generous Thinking, featuring a chat with author @kfitz! Coming 9/15 at 5pm ET. Capacity limited to 15 with a waitlis…

Tue Aug 23 17:35:42 +0000 2022

Hey guess what? As of this very day I am FIFTY-FIVE big childless years old. And weirdly I’m neither cold nor lonely. Perhaps it’s because I’ve figured out how to build and maintain supportive, caring communities. All without fertility!

Tue Aug 23 19:37:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @tcarmody

Why, thank you! <3

Tue Aug 23 19:38:43 +0000 2022

Replying to @JessieNYC

I’m glad you’re back!

Tue Aug 23 19:40:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @debcha and @katzish

Thank you!

Tue Aug 23 19:48:48 +0000 2022

Replying to @BendProf

Thank you!

Tue Aug 23 22:27:40 +0000 2022

Replying to @bbargerstock

Thank you, Burt! <3

Tue Aug 23 23:41:49 +0000 2022

Replying to @hjoseph

Thank you, Heather! And right back atcha. ❤️

Wed Aug 24 00:12:52 +0000 2022

Replying to @moncia

Thanks, Monica! ❤️

Wed Aug 24 02:08:10 +0000 2022

Why I love Raw Signal Group:

“When you are doing work that...

1. you give a shit about
2. in an environment that supports you

...you are unstoppable. And when you aren't, you aren’t.”


Wed Aug 24 13:14:27 +0000 2022

You know what we need to institute? Mandatory reading days. Like, no meetings. No email. Perhaps no connectivity at all except for that needed to obtain and engage with a text. Otherwise just me — um, I mean “us” — and the things being read.

Wed Aug 24 18:37:29 +0000 2022

Replying to @aktange and @DrRCGreene

I love this idea. My “Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing” class in the spring started every session with half an hour of writing time, and it was inevitably productive for all of us.

Wed Aug 24 20:01:33 +0000 2022

Look, I got out of grad school with about $30K in non-public student loans, covering my *one* unfunded year. I had \(unknown to me, and an enormous surprise\) family help covering the interest until I graduated, so the principal didn’t skyrocket. +

Wed Aug 24 22:08:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

And when I won a fancy college award with a nice cash bonus at the end of my third year, I threw that cash and a bit of savings I’d accumulated at the loans and paid them off. +

Wed Aug 24 22:08:16 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I was paid $43K per year at my first job out of grad school, which was quite good for entry-level humanities salaries in 1998! And I didn’t have kids or major medical expenses. And so I threw down and paid the loans off double-time. +

Wed Aug 24 22:08:16 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Everyone deserves the privileges I had. And barring that, everyone deserves an education without debt. +

Wed Aug 24 22:08:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Yay me, I totally deserve a cookie. But again: one year of loans, surprise family help, solid starting salary, no major expenses, bonus. It was not my inherent virtue and hardworking deservingness that paid off those loans. +

Wed Aug 24 22:08:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Forgive it all.

Wed Aug 24 22:08:18 +0000 2022

Replying to @doessheeek

Oooh, that looks great!

Thu Aug 25 12:21:14 +0000 2022

RT @Educopia: ✨It is our distinct pleasure to announce that @Educopia and our partners have received generous funding from the @US_IMLS for…

Thu Aug 25 16:13:18 +0000 2022

This is a BFD. https://twitter.com/WHOSTP/status/1562825133676720133

Thu Aug 25 16:14:11 +0000 2022

RT @SPARC_NA: We are grateful to @POTUS, @AlondraNelson46, and @WHOSTP for their steadfast leadership on this issue. This action lays the…

Thu Aug 25 16:14:37 +0000 2022

RT @SPARC_NA: BREAKING: @WHOSTP issues landmark new policy guidance setting default to “open” for U.S. taxpayer-funded research #OAintheUSA…

Thu Aug 25 16:15:12 +0000 2022

Replying to @mchris4duke

Great minds, etc, etc.

Thu Aug 25 16:46:57 +0000 2022

RT @hjoseph: Thank you for your leadership on this, @AlondraNelson46 and @WHOSTP!

Thu Aug 25 21:02:52 +0000 2022

And yours, @hjoseph! 🙌🏻 https://twitter.com/hjoseph/status/1562873312422023169

Thu Aug 25 21:04:10 +0000 2022

RT @SPARC_NA: Details on today’s policy guidance from @WHOSTP that will set the default to #OpenAccess for taxpayer funded research are ava…

Thu Aug 25 21:11:27 +0000 2022

There was a longtime Republican legislator in Louisiana who publicly acknowledged that he opposed all higher education measures because he knew that an educated populace wouldn’t continue voting for him. Just saying. https://twitter.com/mchris4duke/status/1562907274946916352

Thu Aug 25 21:24:22 +0000 2022

Replying to @electricarchaeo

“Accidents.” 🤔

I’m so sorry, Shawn. It sounds like he had a great life with you and yours.

Thu Aug 25 21:28:13 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve and @CrossrefOrg

HUGE congratulations, Martin! I can’t wait to see what you get up to in his new role!

Fri Aug 26 11:04:01 +0000 2022

RT @humcommons: Interested in joining our team? We're looking for an Infrastructure Developer responsible for designing, supporting, & impr…

Fri Aug 26 16:29:20 +0000 2022

RT @UofTDHN: ⚡️SEPT 20 | 12:00PM | VIRTUAL

Mark your calendars! The first Lightning Lunch of the year features DH scholars Kathleen Fitzpa…

Fri Aug 26 20:24:20 +0000 2022

I am so, so sorry to hear of this loss. I was privileged to have gotten to plot with Deanna on a couple of occasions. She was the best. https://twitter.com/rschon/status/1563253393271177217

Sat Aug 27 01:00:19 +0000 2022

In the middle of yet another sex scene in an episode of The Tudors, my partner turned to me and said “it’s a wonder they had time to get any history done.” The last few years have definitely not been that. https://twitter.com/RebeccaSolnit/status/1563254385261498369

Sat Aug 27 20:58:54 +0000 2022

Replying to @dancohen

Uh, Dan? Is there a creepy painting of you in the attic? Because…

Mon Aug 29 16:46:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @eetempleton

I’m so sorry, Erin. Such a huge loss.

Mon Aug 29 21:47:01 +0000 2022

RT @KristinMMahoney: Please circulate this announcement widely. This all-expenses-paid workshop allows students to visit MSU English gradua…

Mon Aug 29 21:54:09 +0000 2022

Back in 2009, I opened up the manuscript of Planned Obsolescence for community review. 🧵 http://mcpress.media-commons.org/plannedobsolescence/

Tue Aug 30 17:09:05 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

That review process resulted hundreds of comments from dozens of readers, and it confirmed my sense of the ways that peer review could be made a more productive, collaborative process. /2

Tue Aug 30 17:09:05 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Leading Generously builds on the work begun in Generous Thinking by thinking through the necessary tools for transformation of the academic landscape. It explores some key aspects of leadership in moments of institutional change. /6

Tue Aug 30 17:09:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

All of which leads us up to today: I'm opening a new community review process for in-process manuscript, Leading Generously. /5 https://leadinggenerously.hcommons.org

Tue Aug 30 17:09:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I was delighted when @gmbritton suggested that I use a similar community process for Generous Thinking in 2018. And again, dozens of commenters shared their ideas and really helped me rethink some key portions of the argument. /4 https://generousthinking.hcommons.org

Tue Aug 30 17:09:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

The comments were integral to my revision process, and their publication on the review site made it possible for me to give credit to their authors for the ideas they so generously shared with me. /3

Tue Aug 30 17:09:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I hope that you'll come by and discuss the project with me and with other readers. Your comments will not just help me produce a better book, but will help all of us create better institutions. /fin https://leadinggenerously.hcommons.org

Tue Aug 30 17:09:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Fundamentally, Leading Generously is about the collective, collaborative work of institutional transformation. But adequately describing that work requires collective, collaborative input. /9

Tue Aug 30 17:09:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

It's my hope that Leading Generously might help more people who see the opportunity for change figure out how they might go about creating it. /8

Tue Aug 30 17:09:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

But while I hope that Leading Generously might help improve the quality of leadership in our senior administrations, the book is in many ways less for them than it is for "us," those of us who work for those institutions from middle-management on down the org chart. /7

Tue Aug 30 17:09:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Yes, please! And it’s wide open now, so any time you like!

Tue Aug 30 17:37:48 +0000 2022

RT @martin_eve: Open peer review and its rhythms. Some notes on reviewing @kfitz's /LEADING GENEROUSLY/. https://eve.gd/2022/08/30/open-peer-review-and-its-rhythms/

Tue Aug 30 20:06:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Martin, I am so grateful for your thoughts here! They very much align with my experience of prior community reviews; I’ll look forward to seeing how this one evolves.

Tue Aug 30 20:09:46 +0000 2022

RT @cmplxtv_studies: This is why investment in truly open, community-led infrastructure such as @humcommons, @openlibhums, or - in the cont…

Wed Aug 31 16:29:47 +0000 2022

Replying to @Literature_Geek

Thanks, Amanda! I am as well. It's a challenging moment for folks to make time, but the project comes in small bites so I hope that helps.

Wed Aug 31 22:08:10 +0000 2022

Replying to @janineutell

You are the best, Janine! <3

Wed Aug 31 22:23:44 +0000 2022

730,000 signatures, and two fuckers can keep it off the ballot??? https://twitter.com/physicistdanny/status/1565099561953251329

Wed Aug 31 22:37:20 +0000 2022