Council of Historians

That recent Atlantic article suggesting that the President needs a council of historians to consult. Word. “Why the President Needs a…

#BlackLivesMatter

Saw this on Twitter via @triciamatthew. A poem about Eric Garner by way of Split This Rock written by Ross…

Diversity and Inclusion in LIS

I started this post almost two years ago, before I found my current job. So excuse the bitterness that is so often the hallmark of the “unemployment blues” here. The points I make are still relevant and valid.  As a librarian/archivist still looking for a permanent, full time position, I think about this a lot.…

Council of Historians

That recent Atlantic article suggesting that the President needs a council of historians to consult. Word. While I’d never thought of it before, I certainly agree. As a food historian and a former grad student in history (ugh, don’t ask and I won’t tell), and former high school history teacher, I can tell you that people…

#BlackLivesMatter

Saw this on Twitter via @triciamatthew. A poem about Eric Garner by way of Split This Rock written by Ross Gay:   A Small Needful Fact Is that Eric Garner worked for some time for the Parks and Rec. Horticultural Department, which means, perhaps, that with his very large hands, perhaps, in all likelihood, he…

LOC Classifications for African Diaspora Foodways Collections (& general foodways collections)

I’ve been thinking about and pulling together what I consider to be useful classifications for materials related to the study of food. African American and general African Diaspora foodways and related history always frame these types of things for me, because that’s just my bag. Anyway, I’ve been dropping these LOC numbers into one spot for awhile…