Wow. Updating my website to a new template is a lot of work. I hope the changes are making it more easily navigable and easier to read. I’ve added a bunch of links to my real estate social media, and figured out how to get the cute social media icons at the top right there! [Read more…]
I am in a new season of my life. Summer 2017, I relocated to the West Coast and back to my hometown in the United States. Spring 2018, my master’s degree in History was completed. [Read more…]
Goodbye Terrible Winters, Hello Perpetual Rain
I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last update. A lot has changed in half of a year. Not the least of which was moving across the continent and from Canada back to the US. [Read more…]
I deleted my Academia.edu account and removed the link from my website. They recently moved to a paid model with several problems. Unfortunately, they started charging a lot of money, offered no student discount, and removed access to valuable analytical information we could previously see. [Read more…]
Day 27 of #NaNoWriMo and #AcWriMo (National Novel Writing Month and Academic Writing Month). I love data and graphs, so I’m writing my master’s thesis as a fake novel on the NaNoWriMo website so I can watch my word-counts go up and earn badges. AcWriMo isn’t nearly as well developed or fun. I’ve been 99% focused on writing this thing this month, and I’m on-track to have the first draft done in three more days. And I. Can’t. Wait.
Well that month flew by! In October I attended no less than three conferences! The first was the annual meeting of the New York Association of European Historians held in Albany. It was great to reconnect with friends and engage in conversations about the state of the field of history in NY academia, as well as people’s interesting presentations. Bonus to that weekend was the gorgeous drive through the Adirondack Mountains while the leaves were turning color! [Read more…]
Oh look! An age hasn’t passed since my last update! 😀 I just received the latest issue of the Costume Society Newsletter for Autumn 2016, and the two students who attended as Bursary winners wrote summaries of their experiences of the Manchester conference. They both included nice reviews of my talk! [Read more…]
I don’t have formal classes for my master’s program this session, because I am starting to work full-time on my thesis. I also have one more talk to prep for the Textile Society of America’s conference. Life is feeling hectic and harried. Time to simplify and down-shift.
A brief run-down of amazing events: I finished my first year of grad-school, the Versailles Ball was magical, I did research at the national library in Paris, I presented a successful conference paper in England for the Costume Society, I buzzed around the UK with my daughter seeing new sights and doing research, I received conference travel grants from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women as well as my university, and there are exciting opportunities developing for my PhD! I’m feeling very relieved, hopeful, thankful, inspired, and TIRED. [Read more…]
I received my second small award from Concordia University! The recognition and monetary assistance are both very much appreciated! [Read more…]