This post is part of a series of posts I am writing as part of the “Day of Digital Humanities” project hosted by the University of Alberta. The #DayofDH project features blog posts and reflections by digital humanities academics for the day of March 27, 2012. [description from @adelinekoh because I’m going too fast to write my own!)
I’m on sabbatical and set out to have “doing” digital be part of my project. One of the discoveries I’ve made is that “doing” digital has to be view as “part” of my work, not as a distraction to it.
Update the PM
so taking my own lesson #4 I turn off all e-communication from about 11:30-1:30 to finish drafting a book review and then send it to a person I meet IRL, but have become friends with online. We chat about it, and I make notes for revision later.
I miss #NITLE webinar which is a bummer, but I followed @FrostDavis tweets and will catch up with video.
At 2PM its time for #femlead sponsored by U of Venus. Our group today is small, but mighty and
@brendabethman (a former women’s center director colleague who I re-found via Twitter) does a great job moderating, great career advice as always from @joanevery @UVenus is repped by @mary_churchill and mid way we are joined by
At this point, my #DH day is pretty much complete and I transition back over to “other” roles, except of course that I just saw @adelinekoh ask if I updated my day, and I realize I didn’t, so back on the blog I hop.
My day is more intensive than most people’s because I’m on sabbatical. In the last 11 hours I’ve tweeted or RT over 100 times, and written three blog posts/updates. It is more difficult to envision how my digital life will work next year when I’m back on campus four days a week. The major downside to not being online constantly is that things move fast and conversations feel “interupted” if you come in late. The plus side is that there is always someone up and tweeting when you are online! Overall it feels productive, although I’ve still had a hard time connecting with a lot of historians, which would be really beneficial! In particular, I’m not getting any traction on promoting WASM at the OAH. I’ve a plea into @TenuredRadical so hopefully she will pick it up. U.S. historians are not among the major movers and shakers of the twitterverse though, which is why I’m hoping to be able to convince some more to join in.