Author: Amanda

Classics, DH, IA

Digital Humanities, Dead Languages, and Real-World Web Business, or, How Do I Get Ovid on Twitter?


Note: this is cross-posted on the University of Texas Linguistics Research Center blog. And after publishing I had a really interesting Twitter conversation that also pointed me to some new resources. I spent this weekend in Vancouver, at IA Summit. “IA” is short for information architecture, a discipline whose purpose is organizing web information for humans. That

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data science, metrics, Uncategorized

Easy Metrics Versus Real-Life Calculus


I’ve always hated those annoying people who have “500+” LinkedIn connections. Obviously that meant I had to become one of them. So, last year, as a half-joke, I made that a yearly goal. I didn’t make my goal, but that’s okay because if you make your goals 100% of the time, you’re not setting ambitious

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Starting Over

Where My PhDs At?


On October 12, I gave a presentation to some Vanderbilt history PhDs, covering the steps they’d need to take to find non-academic employment. In it, I emphasized the need to network, both because you were never going to get a job with just a resume, and because eventually, you’d need to find someone who would

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