Comments on: Want glamour and exotic travel? Be a historian! http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:22:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: “Science Cheerleaders”: feminist FAIL : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-745592 Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:14:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-745592 [...] did a presentation and Q and A session for some third- and fourth-graders a few years’ back about be…, and the kind of questions Zuska’s GROW students asked the women scientists sounded a lot [...]

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-9350 Thu, 08 May 2008 14:23:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-9350 Will check on the doll colony first thing, probably tonight. Will also be reporting on a hot/cool new retro-consignment boutique in the same neighborhood that’s energizing the place in a big way. Vale.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-9304 Thu, 08 May 2008 02:34:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-9304 Thanks, Indyanna–you can take on a summer nom de blog, why not? Keep an eye out for more Philly barbies, too.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-9293 Thu, 08 May 2008 01:08:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-9293 Historiann,

Your blog was a lifeline this semester. A source of oxygenization, smart ideas, the occasional heated argument, and also a lot of just plain fun. Getting some (pictorial) content on your front page was a dream. I’m breaking camp in the morning for the trek back to my summer pasture in the eastern urb. I’ll be attending from there, too, perhaps under a new seasonal nom-de-blog (if that’s even done?), or perhaps the same old one. Can We Has sum mor Barbie blogging at some point?!? (This seemed like maybe the best thread to skyjack for this uncategorized endorsement.).

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8894 Mon, 05 May 2008 16:46:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8894 Thanks, Monocle Man–compared to the snaggletoothed septuagenarians you mention, I am a babe. But what’s wrong with animal heads and leather globes? That’s what my study looks like!

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By: Monocle Man http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8891 Mon, 05 May 2008 16:06:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8891 HistoriAnn -

If you were a history book you’d be “Babe-raham in Arms.”

Don’t be surprised that the children were surprised at your appearance – it seems that most interviews on The History Channel are with gin-soaked, dewlapped septuagenarian British guys seated against a backdrop of animal heads and leather globes.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8771 Sun, 04 May 2008 19:21:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8771 Right, rootlesscosmo–and “book” would be an accurate, catch-all term for the things we talk about in class (except articles, natch.) I get the same thing that you and Indyanna get–I just took it as a sign that they’ve never read a non-fiction book for class (or for fun) until they entered my classroom.

GayProf–well, beauty is subjective, of course. But, related to your observations of our colleagues at the AHA and most other conferences, I can tell you that I had one very well-meaning student at my old job who once told me, “Dr. Historiann, you’re the best-dressed professor in the History department!” She really did mean it as a sincere compliment–but considering the, shall we say, low level of competition, I had to laugh!

And Bing: I was really touched by their openness and their lack of cynicism and “cool.” How interesting that they’re the ones being forced by the state to be there, when our students of course are free to skip class and drop out.

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By: rootlesscosmo http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8770 Sun, 04 May 2008 19:02:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8770 ,i>Our students call all assigned monographs and even most documentary sources such as The Age of Reason or The Wealth of Nations “novels,” which we desperately want to interpret as signs of post-modern irony, but can’t quite persuade ourselves to do that.

As a musician, I go a little nuts when people–the same people as your students? I bet yes–call all pieces of music “songs,” even when there’s plainly nobody singing. I don’t expect them to distinguish symphonies from sonatas, though it would be refreshing if they could, but why not just say “piece” when “song” is manifestly inaccurate?

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8767 Sun, 04 May 2008 17:40:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8767 I am impressed by your encounter with the fourth-grade Hayden White.

While I don’t know what you like in RL, My guess is that you are prettier than most historians. Have you been to the AHA? We are not an attractive crew.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/03/want-glamour-and-exotic-travel-be-a-historian/comment-page-1/#comment-8757 Sun, 04 May 2008 16:33:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=294#comment-8757 Their mothers ARE pretty! (How’s that? Very contrary to the epistemological relativeness of the “truth” question)

Sounds like a restorative day on the way back toward pedagogy. There are some days in my classes when a fidget would be a good sign. Our students call all assigned monographs and even most documentary sources such as The Age of Reason or The Wealth of Nations “novels,” which we desperately want to interpret as signs of post-modern irony, but can’t quite persuade ourselves to do that. That would have been my question to your class’s teacher: why do they call things like these “novels?!?” Have the genres all melted together in K-12?

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