Storytelling for Medievalists: A Proposal

Several months ago the Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) put out a request for proposals for participation in the 2017 theme "Scholarly Storytelling: Compelling Research for an Engaged Public." I jumped at the chance to bring together medievalists and organized a team who helped me to write a proposal. Our team recently received word that our proposal was accepted, … Continue reading Storytelling for Medievalists: A Proposal

My Debt to Public Education

The latest news cycle brings a media storm about Tuesday's (January 17) confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos: news stories, live-streaming of the event, video clips saved for later, tweets on both sides of the political divide, and of course hot-takes. Consider this one of the latter. Specifically, I want to respond to … Continue reading My Debt to Public Education

Digital Culture and Liberal Arts

I was recently prompted (for an application) to write "a statement articulating the role of the digital arts, media, and technology for informing and positioning traditional liberal arts disciplines for success in the 21st century." I didn't have such a statement on hand, and spent several days working on it. Over the past few years, I've written … Continue reading Digital Culture and Liberal Arts