Categoriearchief: News and events

My Week of Abstracts, Proposals and Feedback

This week was unsuccessful in really furthering the thesis chapter I am working on. At the very least, I had hoped to write out and develop the thoughts that my supervisor suggested when we discussed it last week, but even … Lees verder

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FDR Library Re-Dedication

Last Sunday, June 30th, saw the Re-dedication of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 72 years after Roosevelt’s own dedication of the library to the American public. The site of the FDR Library at Hyde Park, New York … Lees verder

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My week, and an ode to social media

Unlike FDR, I’m not quick to pick up on media trends. I’m neither good at passively inferring things from the media (can’t concentrate very well on tv programs, even when genuinely interested), nor at actively using them (leaving a short-and-to-the-point … Lees verder

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Almost Memory Day…

Yesterday and today I attended a conference Memory with(out) Borders organized among others by Ann Rigney (Utrecht University) in the context of the new international initiative NITMES (Network in Transnational Memory Studies). The point of the network, if I understand … Lees verder

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News, Events, Miscellaneous & Autofabrication

One problem with the daily categories on this blog is that some are much easier to fill than others. I always have inspiration to write about autofabrication, media or memory and rarely miss the opportunity to report about my week, … Lees verder

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I Hope I Won’t Be This Busy Anymore Until I Have Two Kids

DISCLAIMER: this is going to be much more a Sara-post than an FDR-post. Sorry! This week, especially Monday and Tuesday were extremely busy – I was at the Huizinga PhD-symposium in Hilversum. The Huizinga Instituut is the national research school … Lees verder

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My week (and some more murals)

First of all: thanks to everybody who responded (online or in real life) to my plea for help with interpreting art & architecture – you’ve made my week. Seriously, you’ve been super helpful, to the point that it feels slightly … Lees verder

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April 12th & My Week

It is precisely 68 years ago today that Franklin Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage around lunchtime in Warm Springs, Georgia. He had gone to his “Little White House” (which was part of the polio rehabilitation center he had founded … Lees verder

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My Week & New Deal Autofabrication

The first part of this post should obviously have been written last Friday, but I was busy having a friend and her nearly-two-year-old son to stay. Writing it now, however, enables me to include a very illuminating conversation with her, that … Lees verder

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Saturday – News and Events

On Monday April 22nd, 13:15 I will be presenting part of my dissertation at the Huizinga PhD symposium. Actually, I won’t present a particular part (as in a specific chapter), but rather one of the dissertation’s key underlying thoughts. Essentially … Lees verder

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