Space Between 2021

Back in 2019, I wrote about attending my first conference with the Space Between Society. It took place in Brookings, South Dakota that year, and I had a great time. I got a lot of positive feedback on my research, and had the opportunity to connect and network with a variety of excellent scholars, many… Continue reading Space Between 2021

Sharing Virtual Experiences with the Equality Lab and the 2021 CDHC Symposium

Nearly one year ago, I started spending almost all of my time at home due to the pandemic and the resulting needs for stay-at-home orders, mask-wearing, and virtual work. Working at home, however, doesn’t mean I’ve been entirely disconnected from the broader academic communities at William & Mary and beyond. While most of my time… Continue reading Sharing Virtual Experiences with the Equality Lab and the 2021 CDHC Symposium

SECAC 2020

I’ve rarely left the immediate vicinity of my home since March, but I’ve been staying involved with different academic communities thanks to online conferences. Back in September, I presented my first virtual conference paper. Last week, I presented my second virtual paper, and participated in my first conference with the regional art organization SECAC. Formerly… Continue reading SECAC 2020

Finding Home: An Equality Lab Virtual Conference

The Equality Lab has been keeping busy this semester with various remote activities. In September, Ravynn K. Stringfield hosted a workshop on cultivating a professional identity on Twitter. Just this past Friday, October 23, we hosted “Finding Home: Placemaking in the Spatial Humanities,” the first of a series of online mini-conferences we’ll be hosting throughout… Continue reading Finding Home: An Equality Lab Virtual Conference

Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures

COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, or at least think about how we do things, from working remotely to providing education. Academic conferences are no exception. While some organizations like the American Studies Association or the Space Between Society have opted to postpone their gatherings until next year, others have… Continue reading Museum Exhibition Design: Histories and Futures

Chesapeake DH Consortium

When it comes to my digital humanities work, I’ve learned that I’m most likely to follow through with my aspirations when I assign myself deadlines and hold myself accountable to others. During my first semester, for example, I took a class on DH that required completing a substantial project, an undertaking that became my Scalar… Continue reading Chesapeake DH Consortium

Staging the Space Between

May was a busy month for me in the conference realm. After taking a hiatus in 2018, I returned to presenting and networking with two wonderful sessions. Since I’ve already discussed the first conference, Making History Public(s), today I’ll talk about the second one, Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945, which took place at South Dakota… Continue reading Staging the Space Between

Conference Abstracts, or How to Talk About Your Research in Different Ways

An event that many graduate students will be familiar with is the academic conference. It’s a chance to network, get feedback on your work, see someplace new, and add something to your CV. Schools love it when their students go to conferences, and students usually enjoy getting the chance to interact with people outside their… Continue reading Conference Abstracts, or How to Talk About Your Research in Different Ways