Comments on: Just what the doctor ordered roundup–shhh! http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:02:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-56360 Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:05:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-56360 Hi Prof. Zero–you’re right that decisions shouldn’t be made off campus without everyone present–but the point of that dean’s article (as I understood it) was that he invites everyone to his home just to have a good time and get to know them. So long as everyone is invited, then I don’t have a problem with the off-campus aspect.

I’m sorry that your experience with meetings over lunch or dinner felt coercive–they do sound miserable, and take away personal time. But, I don’t think that going to the dean’s house once a year is a major incursion into personal/family time.

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By: Professor Zero http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-56037 Sun, 17 Aug 2008 01:10:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-56037 On the food: socializing is great but I’m happier when it happens naturally. I’m yet happier when collegial relationships are formed in informal chats in the halls, the offices, and on campus. Otherwise you have departmental decisions made off campus without everyone present.

I worked at a place where all meetings had to be over lunch or dinner and it was very coercive and exhausting. It put you eating with people you’d rather not spend that kind of time with, and the whole custom seemed to be designed so that we would think we were at a tea party and not at work.
We all had to coo and agree, because you know serious discussion at table is not polite. It was also sort of rough on family life, having to be at so many working dinners.

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By: Feminist Law Professors » Blog Archive » “Use your own rather than state or discretionary funds because nothing spoils a meal as quickly as an internal audit.” http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-56009 Sat, 16 Aug 2008 23:55:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-56009 [...] Via Historiann. [...]

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55948 Sat, 16 Aug 2008 22:17:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55948 Historiann, thanks for the get well card. With the ministrations of Mrs Fratguy, (minus the uniform, drat!)I am getting out from under the knife.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55891 Sat, 16 Aug 2008 21:28:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55891 Great news! But, you might consider sending the ms. off to your publisher now anyway, even before you hear back from the senior scholars. You can always incorporate their critiques along with the advice you get from the press readers. (If you’re on a deadline as you suggest, you might not want to wait, given the inevitable delays along the way to publication…)

And, don’t you know that PORC (Piles Of Ranom Crap) is totally kosher for scholars!

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55807 Sat, 16 Aug 2008 19:50:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55807 Well, my big news is that the book MS is finished. It’s currently in the hands of two senior readers, who I desperately hope will have time to get to it before I need to send it off in time for my tenure deadline.

Also, I moved back to Job City, and am currently surrounded by piles of random crap.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55126 Fri, 15 Aug 2008 21:12:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55126 Thanks. I’m excited about the Little Berks too. Sorry you won’t be there, but it’s SO expensive. I’m actually not staying at the Inn because it’s only 45 minutes from home.

re: pervs — no I don’t have any of those, surprisingly. The comments I’ve rejected are from spam-bots.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55078 Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:30:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55078 Wow! You’re a star, KC! And very generous to share the link with us.

I’m so glad you’re excited about speaking at the Little Berks. (I’m sorry I haven’t commented over at your blog, but my computer and my WordPress login info, are still in the shop!)

I think the lineup, with Tenured Radical and with Clio Bluestocking, will work well. (The only thing is that it’s all U.S. historians–but, you’re all very different in subject matter and in whether you’re lightly pseudonymous (like you and TR) or totally anonymous (like Clio B.). I wish I could be a fly on the wall–but then, I’m *utterly confident* that you’ll all blog about your conversation, and link to each other, etc., so I can chime in after the fact!

I feel like I’ve learned a lot in just the past 9 months or so, stuff I wish I had known or had thought about before starting to blog myself, but then perhaps experience is the best teacher considering some of the peculiar issues that each different blogs raise. (I’m sure you attract pervs because of your focus on reproductive health issues in history, which is probably why you moderate your comments, and TR has quite a gang of wingnuts who comment over there because she has taken public stands on some major controversies in academia (a.k.a. the Duke Lacrosse Team).

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55071 Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:55:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55071 I just got interviewed for the blog “New Books in History.”

http://newbooksinhistory.com/?p=79

It was really fun and I’d highly recommend it for anyone who’s interested in plugging her/his new book.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/08/14/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-roundup-shhh/comment-page-1/#comment-55065 Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:31:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=488#comment-55065 No–you’d look good doin’ it.

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