Maandelijks archief: september 2014

A Very Normal Week

After deciding that last week had been somewhat busy, and seeing that October is going to be super busy, we tried – unusually successfully – to make this a quiet, uneventful, normal week. So this is going to be boring. … Lees verder

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Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, An Intimate History

One event I had been looking forward to for a long time was the broadcasting of Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary The Roosevelts, An Intimate History (PBS). It was on national television throughout last week, 2 hours per evening, starting at … Lees verder

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New York!

We’ve been way too busy to discuss all of last week, so I’ll limit myself to the 24 hours from Saturday night until Sunday evening. On Saturday night we had dinner with Jay Winter, my faculty sponsor (i.e. the person … Lees verder

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Ariella Azoulay and the Roles in Photography

Next to blogging about my adventures in New Haven and what field I am in, I would like to blog weekly about one of the things that have inspired me in my research this week. It’s already nearly two weeks … Lees verder

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Why I am not a historian

Most people believe history is my discipline. I think this may be a result of my elevator pitch, which usually includes “Franklin Roosevelt”, who is obviously a historical figure. The one time I was on tv I had a really … Lees verder

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Family matters

So we now have a basic rhythm. This is very important  with young children, in a new situation even more so. Being a toddler and getting used to life here, starting to go to childcare/preschool, hearing and learning to speak … Lees verder

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New Plan for a New Deal

I am finding increasingly that the categories I have outlined at the inception of this blog (see right-hand side) no longer really match the kinds of posts I write. This is a natural development, but is also due to some … Lees verder

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A Regular Week @ Yale

Now that things are beginning to settle down, we start to look like this. And our week in very schematic terms looks like this: on Monday morning we leave home all together at 8:00 and drop the kids off at … Lees verder

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Serendipity, where are you hiding?

It’s been a long time since I was really focused on work in the first place. Most of August I have spent creating the conditions to be able to work really productively at Yale later. That “later” is now, and … Lees verder

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