August 31, 2005
So I got through the scavengar hunt in just under 30 minutes. I almost got all of them. I used Google first and then went from there. Here's what I got:
1. Some sorry soul with too much time has a site called TitoVille. It's the first thing that's listed. I found pictures of each person with Tito, but not all together...close enough for government work.
2. I just typed the line in and it was the first listed result.
3. Google didn't find anything so I used the link in the Scavenger Hunt Search Tips to the Library of Congress American Memory site. It was the first listed result.
4. The third listing was the correct one here. Upon reading that other people in class found that this was a hoax I read carefully through the sites that were in the results. This one was the most thorough and said it was indeed a hoax...even analyzed the writing.
5. Google had nothing so I went to the GMU library web site and used LexisNexis. I used the congressinal search option (I think someone else did too) for Vaclav Havel on 21 Feb 1990. Found it.
6. Google failed again. So I got back on the GMU Library site and used JSTOR. Found it.
7. Google...not working well again. I remembered seeing something about syllabus finder the other day and so I went to the CHNM web site and used CHNM syllabus finder and searched under the book's title. Lots of results.
8. I knew Google wasn't going to work here. I went to the Internet Archive and used it's used wayback machine. No problems.
9. Can't find a picture of both together...just lots of references. I found picures of Sims and pictures of women named Janet Murray, jsut none together.
10. Ah, Google finally finds one again. I put the quote in and BAM!...first listed result.
Posted by at 02:43 PM
Scavenger Hunt -- Kurt
This project turned out to be a real eye opener. I thought (or hoped) that I’d do much better than I did. Before discussing the specific line items, here are a few things I noted as problems I need to work on. Going from one search engine to another can take time if you have logins to get through. At one point I tried keeping several windows open with different engines in them but that quickly became confusing and expensive in time as well. Just deciding which engine to use took some thought and then when I realized that perhaps I had not selected the best method several minutes had been burned. I found this very frustrating in the beginning but as I began to pass on a few of them I hit a few that were easier and then relaxed a bit. I think I got better at this as I went along or at least became more creative with how I searched. As you will see there were three that I just could not find and passed on, six that I believe are the correct sites, and one that while I didn’t find it in the location requested (Vaclav Havel’s speech) I did find a copy of the speech. I took some comfort in that. Having said all that I am sorry to report that I actually found only 3 in the 30 minute time period allotted. I kept going so that at least I’d benefit from the experience and picked up another 4 in the next 30 minutes. I tired for while after that to go back and get the remaining images with no success. Not very impressive….sigh.
Here is what I found and how I found it:
1. PASS I tried searching with all three names in the LOC, Infomine, Alta Vista, as well as Google Images. I tried various combinations of their names, with and with out quotes. As time went on I decided to try the next one.
2. PASS At first I tired putting the quote in the search field but later tried suffrage poem. I believe I was on the right path with that and was getting close but I burned so much time I decided to move on.
3. This wasn’t so bad. I tried the LOC by searching under Washington letters which lead me to a listing of those available I refined the search to include Pickering which narrowed it further. I noticed that some of the letters had transcriptions so I did a “find on this page” with a few words from the quote and after about 4 letters I located the correct one here:
4. A quick search of Google brought forth a number of possible sites for this. After looking at a few of them this one seemed to fit the bill: http://www.freemaninstitute.com/lynch.htm
5 My strategy here was to go find the current president’s site and then place that URL in the Wayback Machine. There were versions stored there back to 2003 but all were for the current president. After numerous side trips to sites that were not in English or were only partially in English I did locate a copy of the speech but it was not on an archived version of the president’s site from when President Havel was in office. I found it in the archived section of his personal site. I know that wasn’t the goal but I took a small amount of comfort from that. Here is that site:
6 I found this one somewhat easily by searching in Aladin’s E Journals by Title. Once I new I had the right year it was easy to “find on this page” by the author’s names. The full article is located here:
7. I used Google and searched on Syllabus and the name of the book. This turned out to be the easiest one.
http://stu.aii.edu/~jhf241/syallabi/Layout_secAV.pdf art institute of colorado
8. I placed the URL for the current page into the search field for the Wayback Machine which brought back 4 entries for 1998. The first two connected but contained no images. I may be wrong but I think that is as good as that might get. I found that here: http://web.archive.org/web/19980128103923/http://chnm.gmu.edu/
9. PASS I found loads of information and images of her but could not find the one with the Sims. I searched on her name in Infomine, Alta Vista, LOC, Google, and others. At one point I found a link to Omni magazine that supposedly contained information on her and the Sims but the link was redirected to Penthouse Magazine…oops. That was not quite what I was looking for.
10. I searched several sites on Karl Jacoby AND “slides” as well as other key words. I got the sense that the historian was my best bet and found this link after a while:
Final thoughts: It bother’s me that I didn’t find all of these, not to mention in thirty minutes. I spent too much time trying to decide where the best place to search might be, too much time fumbling with logins or changing open windows, and too much time watching the minutes tick away. I did better near the end when I thought more about how to search rather than where to search. And of course once I’d blown the 30 minutes and knew I wouldn’t make it I relaxed and had better luck.
August 30, 2005
I knew I needed a plan for this time-limited search so I tried to break the list into categories for my search knowing that I would be instantly stuck if I went sequentially.
I started with the quotes, especially the ones that could be eliminated via Google:
#2--this was a basic google-likely suspect so I tried "when all the women wanted it" & "1915" and found http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/8066/ADMsuffrage.html
#3--"george Washington" & letters on google led me to the LOC where you can search all the text so a search for "certain forged letters" led to http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mgw:@field(DOCID+@lit(gw350298))
#4--I could only find a speech Willie Lynch reportedly delivered at http://www.msu.edu/~leonr/WillieLynch.htm by searching “willie lynch” & slave & speech
At this point I've used half my time so I moved over to JSTOR to find the articles
#6 was easy to find searching for the title: http://mutex.gmu.edu:2112/view/00130117/di011851/01p0056j/0?currentResult=00130117%2bdi011851%2b01p0056j%2b0%2cFFFFFF07&searchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26si%3D1%26Query%3DAnnual%2BReview%2Bof%2BInformation%2BTechnology%2BDevelopments%2Bfor%2BEconomic%2Band%2BSocial%2BHistorians%252C%2B1993
#10--thought that would be in JSTOR; no luck so I tried a long shot by entering the whole entry into google and voila http://www.indiana.edu/~jah/textbooks/2001/article.shtml
Since I was back in google, I looked for #7-- the 4 syllabi by entering the book name and limiting the search results to .edu only: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~karlberg/350/350.html http://www.uky.edu/Classes/Media/schedule.html
Without much time left I moved onto #8--archive.org was the most direct where I entered the site name and limited it to 1998: http://web.archive.org/web/1998-re_/http://chnm.gmu.edu
I ended up going over a bit to find the Janet Murray and Sims pics because I tried to load a pdf file...apparently I need to update my reader but ended up finding http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/~g.legrady/academic/courses/03w200a/dataDriven/index.html by "janet murray" & "the sims" & images
So not including the pdf debacle for murray/sims, I found 7 items in 30 minutes.
seek and ye shall find
Okay I used up all of my 30 minutes and found all but the images
#7. I started with #7 because i was already familiar with the wayback machine. I wanted an easy get to start with and it was
#6. then, because JSTOR has been my best friend in the past i went to #6
I accessed JSTOR through Mason Library and the first hit was the 1995 "Annual Review of Information Technology Developments" I scrolled down to the 6th result and there it was Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-0117%28199405%292%3A47%3A2%3C374%3AAROITD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N
#1. then i thought, i'll get the images out of the way (because after finding the first set my confidence was boosted you see) so i search for Idi Amin, Tito and Roosevelt in Google images and AltaVista search machine. after 6 minutes i threw my hands up in despair.
#9. feeling a little defeated but still hopeful, i went on to Janet Murray and the Sims. Google Image again failed me but when i switched over to regular Google. i hit the mother load. i found http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/rr/f04/cw/blog/archives/000372.html
i was faced with two choices (the first of which proved impossible) forget the answers that i had found and going on with my search or using this serendipitous discovery as part of the learning tool. I decided to be noble.
i tried searching for #9 again - to no avail. I searched Google images, AltaVista images again using different combinations of Sims and Janet Murray. nothing.
#2. so I went on to question #2. using Google with quotes around when all the women wanted it and suffrage outside of the quotes i came up with about four hits. the third of which was the answer to the scavenger hunt. After all... we are supposed to learn about searching here and part of any search is serendipitous discovery who was i to turn my nose up at this boon. The answer for #2 is http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/8066/ADMsuffrage.html
#3. also taken from the answer sheet was http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mgw:@field(DOCID+@lit(gw350298))
i checked to make sure the link was correct and snooped around the American memories site for a minute or two: checking out the actual scan version of the manuscript (what great penmanship) and browsing the collection of George Washington's Papers.
#4 http://www.duboislc.org/html/WillieLynch.html and then i read the comments that the professor had made about this document being a possible fraud. so i typed in "willie lynch" controlling slaves and hoax into Google which brought me to the history new network's blog archive (i didn't know there was a history news network - in the top right hand of the home page is an add for Mason's PhD program - "a doctorate with a difference"), which directed me to an article about the fraud by a Spellman professor.
#5 (this appears to be a new question added this year so my discovery did me no good) I used Google again but limited my search to domains ending with .cz and came up with http://old.hrad.cz/president/Havel/speeches/1990/2102_uk.html
#7 I used chnm's tool syllubus finder which i would not have known about had it not been for the answer sheet on the web. I went through and used it and found these four syllabi
1. Schedule - Western Washington University - 18k
Google excerpt: Recommended readings: pages 47-88 in The Non-Designer's Web Book. ... Re-read pages 117-120 in The Non-Designers Design Book (the Web Sites section). ...
2. EDIS 771W: Content Area Reading - University of Virginia's College at Wise - 56k
Google excerpt: Welcome to EDIS 771 on the web. This syllabus is a work in progress and may ... Area Reading 6th ed. and Chapter 2 of The Non-Designers Web Book (copies to ...
3. EDIS 771W: Content Area Reading - University of Virginia's College at Wise - 55k
Google excerpt: ... However, remember three things as you read this syllabus: ... to the module and its readings within the ... ed. and Chapter 2 of The Non-Designers Web Book
4. The Art Institute of Colorado Course Syllabus COURSE TITLE: P72307 ...
Google excerpt: Non-Designers Web Book Second Edition, by Robin Williams & John Tallett ... Lab Time for Web Site. Assignmentâ€”Due Week 10: Basic â€śSkeletal Site with page ...
#10 the link was provided to me by the answer sheet
http://www.indiana.edu/~jah/textbooks/2001/index.shtml Upon closer, I found that the article is part from the 2001 Textbook and Teaching a pull out of the Journal of American History
By this time my 30 minutes had expired.
There you have it... seeking and finding!!
This is my first personal Blog.
Posted by tgerhart at 10:03 AM
I found 7 out of 10, which is passing but that's about it. Took the entire 30 minutes.
#1 - Couldn't find it, I knew I would struggle with images.
#2 - Found this one with Google. http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/8066/ADMsuffrage.html
#3 - I took Henriques' class on GW, so I know more about him than I ever intended...including the location of his letters online. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-washington?specfile=/texts/english/washington/fitzpatrick/search/gw.o2w&act=surround&offset=44580644&tag=Writings+of+Washington,+Vol.+35:+To+THE+SECRETARY+OF+STATE&query=deceive+the+people&id=gw350298
#4 - Again, saved by Google. http://www.afro.com/history/million/lynch/lynch.html
#5 - Used Congressional Lexis Nexis, searching under "Testimony." http://mutex.gmu.edu:2075/congcomp/document?_m=dae8391b18989f4e8382a8087065d675&_docnum=1&wchp=dGLbVlb-zSkSA&_md5=df87f543671201701a7921a1d35f5aff
#6 - I've used plenty of JSTOR, and this was a classic inclusion in that database. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-0117%28199405%292%3A47%3A2%3C374%3AAROITD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N
#7 - CHNM has some really handy "tools," including the "Syllabus Finder."
#8 - Just Google "Internet Archive" and there were several examples of CHNM from 1998. http://web.archive.org/web/19980109035256/http://chnm.gmu.edu/
#9 - Again, no love with the images.
#10 - Came up short with Karl Jacoby too.
August 29, 2005
Master of My Domain
Well I began at the beginning (“a very good place to start”). After reading Question #1 carefully to make sure that I was looking for a site with a photo of Tito with Amin and a photo of Tito with Roosevelt (as opposed to a photo of the three of them), I hopped on Google images and easily found a photo of Tito with Roosevelt from the National Park Service Museum Collection (http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/elro/shows/foreigndignitaries/slide4.html). I realized, though, that I would not find a picture of Idi Amin here and so I decided that I should “pass” on this question and move on to #2 and boy, am I glad that I did.
#2. I went to Google and typed in “1915 “When all the women wanted it”” (in quotes) and what I found was:
CLIO WIRED SCAVENGER SEARCH RESULTS from 2004.
And so, lucky me, the answers to most of the questions were there:
#2. http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/8066/ADMsuffrage.html, a website titled “Are women people? A book of rhymes for suffrage times by Alice Duer Miller"
The cheated answer from the results page just seemed a little too complicated for me, but having gone to U Va, I knew that the etext center has the George Washington papers online. I went to http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/washington/ and searched for “certain forged letters” and found the letter of March 3, 1797.
#4. I didn’t even bother looking up the speech in #4 because as I learned from last year’s results, this one was a trick question, but it was meant to make a point about the problem of authenticity on the Web. Lots of people found a speech purporting to be by “Willie Lynch,” although the speech is a fake but one that is widely disseminated on the Web. It’s true I googled “Willie Lynch” and found tons of sites on his speech… and even the claim that the term “lynching” came from his name.
#5. Now this question was not on last year’s hunt, and so, alas, I had to search for it myself, and so I Googled: “February 21, 1990 Vaclav havel Congress” and found
Vaclav Havel: Speeches and Writings?A Joint Session of the US Congress: Washington DC, February 21, 1990. The Visit?of German President Richard von Weizsacker: Prague, March 15, 1990 ...
BUT the page wouldn’t work and then I realized that the question asked for the speech on one of the FORMER web pages and so I went to http://web.archive.org/, which uses its Wayback Machine to let you “browse through 40 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.” So I used the Wayback Machine to search
http://old.hrad.cz/president/Havel/speeches/projev_uk.php3?prok=1990 and found the March 24, 2004 version of the site and the transcript of the speech at:
#6. (another “cheated” answer):
Roger Middleton; Peter Wardley ?The Economic History Review , New Series, Vol. 47, No. 2. (May, 1994), pp. 374-407. ?Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-0117%28199405%292%3A47%3A2%3C374%3AAROITD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N
Although for the record, the library databases (and most likely JSTOR) are where I would have looked for this anyway.
#7. I was able to cheat for the first half of this question because last year the question was used to find Hamlet on the Holodeck. But the search was the same. Go to http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/syllabi/ and search for “Non-Designers Web Book” and you come up with a list of courses using the book, including:
1. INFO 652 Internet Information Resource Design - Drexel University
2. The Art Institute of Colorado Course Syllabus COURSE TITLE: P72307 ...
3. VSAR 305 Syllabus F2004 - California State University, San Marcos
4. Course Syllabus - Northern Illinois University?
#8. I used http://web.archive.org/ and the Wayback Machine again for this one and entered “chnm.gmu.edu” and found the 1998 version at http://web.archive.org/web/19980109035256/http://chnm.gmu.edu/
#9. Well when I tried to cheat and use the suggested: http://www.thecore.nus.edu/sts/conf00/murray/talk/5.html I found that the site no longer exists. I tried it in the Wayback Machine but that page was not archived. I also tried searching around http://www.thecore.nus.edu for the picture but couldn’t find it. Apparently it was from some conference in 2000 that is no longer on the site. The search results said that this question was an exercise in using a Google image search but I got no results when I tried “Janet Murray and sims” and a search for “Janet Murray” brought up a lot of pictures, but from what I could tell, none with sims (although granted I didn’t search through all of them).
#10. I googled “Although I worry about turning the survey into little more than highbrow entertainment and students into passive consumers, having slides has in fact created new opportunities for student exchange.” And was directed to: http://www.indiana.edu/~jah/textbooks/2001/article.shtml, which had the full-text from the March 2005?"The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth": Writing, Producing, and Using College-Level American History Textbooks,” from The "Textbooks and Teaching" section.
AND THEN---WHILE STILL MAKING GOOD TIME, GIVEN THE SHORTCUT—I FOUND I HAD ABOUT 10 MINUTES LEFT TO GO BACK AND TACKLE QUESTION #1…
#1. After hitting a brickwall with the Tito and Eleanor photo, I decided that Tito would be the lynchpin and I needed to search through him… and so I tried a Google search image for “Tito and Amin” (and found one random pic from a Jackson 5 fansite)… then I tried the same in just a websearch and I came to: http://www.onlipix.com/personages/tit.htm, which had a listing of pictures of Tito with all sorts of famous people, including IDI AMIN (and Kirk Douglas) but no Eleanor Roosevelt… so I clicked through all of the links on the page… one of the last links was “Miscellaneous,” which took me to: http://www.titoville.com/images/tito-pass3.jpg, and I figured, “well, let’s just check out titoville,” so I went to: http://www.titoville.com/ which was a funny little site that included:
“Photo Album of a World Leader?
I was handsome; First take a look at some of my older pictures taken before and during WWII.? You should also take a look at pictures of me with world leaders...”, which led me to: http://www.titoville.com/voditelji.html, where I found the pictures of Josip Tito with Idi Amin AND Eleanor Roosevelt.
PHEW. AND I DID IT ALL IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES. Okay, so I didn’t quite complete #9… and I guess morally you could say I cheated, but I did find all of the answers on the web. AND I DID IT ALL USING GOOGLE (told you I could!)
But really, even though I got most of the answers from that site, I did learn quite a bit about searching through the web and I was able to save myself a lot of stress, so I say I win.
I'm Steve. I'm switching over from the MS IT program to the MA in New Media. I'm also doing another IT MS at U. of MD. In my spare time I'm the volunteer fire chief for Great Falls Vol. Fire Dept. in Great Falls VA. I work full time at a non-profit defense contractor called Riverside Research Institute. I'm the sole IT guy at two locations supporting ~50 people. I also spend time working with Air Force Human Intelligence as a technical advisor and represent them at the DIA's Defense HUMINT Management Office Technical Tradecraft Board.
I hate web logs....
For those who are technophobic...drop me an email (sruzila gmu edu...read it out loud if you don't understand) and I'll give you a quick lesson.
What's up. I'm Miles. I have a wife named Brooklynne and a dog named Kona Bean. You can find out alot about me at my personal blog, www.milesandbrooklynne.com. I love sports and my favorite teams are the Dodgers, the Steelers, and any UNC team. My favorite book is Hero for our Time. What else? I'm looking forward to a good semester with all of you. This is my addition to my original posting.
Posted by miles at 07:13 PM
My name is Kurt Knoerl. I am in my first semester in the PhD program. I work for the US House of Representatives in the data communications group. I received my MA from East Carolina University in Maritime History and Underwater Research. I intend to minor in History and New Media and possibly Historical Archaeology.
I created and direct the online Museum Of Underwater Archaeology. My long term goal is to teach history, new media, and underwater archaeology within a history department.
I'm returning to school after a eleven year vacation. I've been married for 18 years and have two children, ages 10 and 13. My son knows more about some of this than I do.
One thing I'm looking forward to in this class is the opportunity to learn how to build cleaner web pages. I am self-taught and because of that I think I have probably coded things in ways that are not the most efficient. They work but upkeep becomes a chore as the number of pages multiply. I’d love to be able to streamline things and exchange ideas with the other students.
Nice to meet you, and I look forward to a fun and productive semester. I'll be working here this semester, so hopefully my job and this class will develop a symbosis with my brain. I came across an interesting project about speech accents today that you might enjoy.
Posted by kalbers at 07:12 PM
Maureen Guignon was born in a loooong, long time ago in New Orleans. My Dad was career Navy and we spent the next 19 years of my life moving: to Navy bases in Chicago, Norfolk, Brooklyn and Virginia Beach as well as overseas assignments in Paris and Bangkok. I returned to the US to attend a Catholic womens' college in New York after graduating from high school in Bangkok and it was not a good transition....from a very exotic and wild life to a prison. So, I promptly married a cute guy from West Point and we went back overseas for the next 20 years.
My years in the Middle East (Egypt and Saudi Arabia) and in SEA (Indonesia) continued my interests in religion, particularly Islam, and when we moved back to the US 15 years ago, I returned to college and finished my undergraduate degree as well as a masters in history at GMU. I am presently in the PhD program in history as a full time student but I teach art history at GMU in the summers.
I mainly teach survey courses in ARTH but I also teach the Art History of the Islamic World and History of the Museum with a focus on cultural heritage. I hope to use this course to develop websites for the latter, upper level museum courses.
Posted by mguignon at 07:12 PM
San Dimas High School Football Rules
...not quite sure what to add to the little spiel I already gave... You will probably find me exponentially frantic and frenzied as the semester goes on as I somehow work better when I am stressed.
I am planning on minoring in New Media and also in 20th Century American Culture, probably Popular Culture. If you care to check out my (limited) work in new media, you can go to nomiddlename.com and play around in the "My Work"; there's some fun stuff in there if you're bored. You can also make a donation to my "Meagan's Grad School Fund" via Paypal (I've gotten $1 so far...)
I'm also interested in public history, having worked as a Ghost Tour Guide in Gettysburg (where I did my undergrad), as a tourguide at Monticello (while at U Va), and also as an actor at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (I played an Irish Pub Wench).
So that's me.
Hello! I'm Liz Jones. I have lived in Chicago, Nashville, Wilton, Connecticut, and Bloomfield Hills, MI, where I went to high school.
Deciding I didn't want to attend U of M, I headed out to California, where I received my undergraduate degree at Claremont McKenna. At Claremont, I dual-majored in government and history.
After graduating, I moved to the D.C. area. My experience at Claremont persuaded me to persue some sort of job in the government arena. I've held several positions, the last being an assistant editor/web site person/intern coordinator at a small think tank downtown. I received an M.A. in Political Management at GWU.
I have two large Great Pyrenees, who like to destroy the house (but they're very cute!) I also love to run--actually I am pretty obsessive--and am doing my first marathon this October (Marine Corps).
Hi. My name is Amy Lechner and I am just starting my MA here at George Mason. I completed my undergraduate in American Studies at Smtih College in cold, snowy Western MA. I have lived in the Northern VA-area my whole life. During the day, I work at a non-profit (economic) development company in Tysons Corner. My interests in relation to this course and technology in general--I'm really interested in emotion and the Web...like IM, online dating and thefacebook.com. Facebook...so I'm your friend because I met you once somewhere...I know it's not really friendship, but still...
So if anybody else is skeptical of this, I would be glad to know I'm not alone in my old fashioned ways.
All best, Amy
My name is Scott Price,I'm a Ph.D. student in my third semester. Decided to get this class out of the way! I work full-time for the U.S. Coast Guard as a historian. I have limited web experience so this class is a bit intimidating. See our official website that I work with: Coast Guard Historian's Office Always appreciate comments and criticisms. Wish everyone good luck.
Hey Miles, nice blog site. I vote for the John Denver hairstyle.
Posted by sprice7 at 07:12 PM
My name is Suzanne, and I am a Master's student in European history. I have taken as many American as European classes. I usually only use the computer for word processing and email, and even doing historical research on my own gives me pause. I have avoided this class because I am severely technically challenged. My teenagers have to help me whenever I try something new.
I'm from Florida, and I have an education undergraduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville. I've lived in Virginia for 16 years. My husband is from Texas, and we have 4 children, ranging from 13 to 19. I thoroughly enjoy my classes and the intellectual stimulation I get from the professors and students. Keeping up with my studies and the activities of my children is an interesting challenge.
I'm looking forward to knowing more about computers and the web.
Posted by scarson1 at 07:12 PM
IntroductionMy name is Tai Gerhart. As of October 22 I'm going to be Tai Edwards; something that moves me up in the alphabet, but is a little too normal for a girl who was Gerhart. I'm from Kansas, Rock Chalk Jayhawk, and VERY proud of it. Yes, my home is on the Range, and spare me any Dorothy comments - I have heard and gagged at them all. My interests are American Indian studies, especially as a part of Kansas' territorial and early statehood history. Looking forward to learning more about Clio's wires!
Hi! My name is Heather, I graduated from Brown University in May with a BA in American Civilization. I concentrated on media, popular culture, and technology but strayed dramatically from my focus in regards to my thesis topic. My subject was H.P. Lovecraft; Providence's local horror fiction writer, amateur journalist, and gentleman of letters. But he's been studied to death, especially at Brown, with the largest collection of Lovecraftiana, so- I decided to focus on the communities that formed around this interesting character: adolescent goths, fantasy role-playing gamers, and fan-scholars.
Follow this link to meet the man himself.
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let's see... what is there to say about me. my name is nona martin and I was born in nassau, bahamas. i am the in the first semester of the phd program. in my past lives i have been a high school history teacher, a middle school religion teacher, and a librarian.
my husband is also from the bahamas and got his phd from mason (economcs) and my cousin is in the public policy phd program at.... you guessed it... george mason. so this is a family tradition.
Posted by nmartina at 07:10 PM
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love History
My name is Matthew Hobbs, but I go by Matt. To recap my introduction from the class:
- Grew up in Manassas, Virginia (Osbourn Park H.S. '95)
- Went to college at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and got a BA in History
- Through ROTC, I was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served five years first as a cavalry then as an ordnance officer
- I married Amanda Thrasher, a fellow Furman alum, in June 2001
- I was stationed with 1-14 CAV at Ft. Lewis, Washington and 1-81 Armor at Ft. Knox, Kentucky
- While in Kentucky, we adopted our dog Lucas, who is some sort of beagle/foxhound mix
- I left the Army as a captain in November of 2004
- Amanda and I moved to Fairfax and both enrolled in the MA program in History here at GMU
- For my day job, I work at IKEA in Woodbridge - I manage the Cookshop, so if you need dishes, pots, pans, or gadgets, come see me
- As I said, Amanda is also an MA candidate in the History program, with an emphasis on applied and American history
I've got an eye on pursuing my PhD, with a focus on nineteenth-century nationalism in the eastern portion of the Habsburg Empire. I've got to brush up on my Deutsch before that, though. I'm really enjoying my day job with IKEA, though, and am considering moving abroad with the company once my MA is complete. That would let us live in Europe, make money to live on, and work on language and research skills "in the field," so to speak.
Posted by mhobbs at 07:10 PM
This is myself
Height: 6 feet.
Weight: 141 lbs.
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: brown
Marital Status: Great
Offspring: 2 (1 boy, 1 girl)
Purpose in Life: Please spouse and play with kids.
I've lived my whole life in Arizona, in the same house, except for two years. Those two years I lived in Germany as a missionary for my Church. I was married in 2000 to the mostest bestest gal in the world (of course)! We had our first child in 2002, a really cool kid we named Jonas Ammon Wade Shepherd (because his initials spell JAWS). Then in 2004 we added a little girl to the mix, and named her January Edel Shepherd (Edel is German for precious, and she is).
I received my first two BA's at Arizona State University in History and German. I'm aspiring to become a History professor, focusing on 20th Century German history, specifically post-WWII until Re-unification of West and East Germany. My main focus at GMU is History and New Media, so I took this class as soon as I could.
More than you wanted to know...probably
Hello. My name is Amanda von Argyriadis. I am a PhD candidate in American history with an MA in Early Mordern European history, and a BSFS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. I am 43 years old and live in Warrenton, Virginia on a small horse farm with my husband August, who is a divorce attorney in Tyson's Corner. We have two horses, a cat, two dogs, and a pot bellied pig named Rustle T. Pig who rules our world from his centrally heated and air conditioned lair. He laso has a television and a refrigerator.
I returned to academia after a twenty year career training show horses for international competition. I ran an import export and quarantine facility in Madison, Virginia. I earned my way to the World Cup in Amsterdam in 1992 on horses I trained and groomed myself, an unusual and difficult accomplishment.
By day I am still a professional horse trainer. I am up at 4:30 AM to care for my own horses before I launch into my usual day of training. I work on a freelance basis and travel up and down the Eastern coast to train clients and their horses for show jumping, steeplchase events and polo. I would love to introduce all of you to the world of polo,an exciting and engaging sport offering a lot of spectator fun. Polo lures people from all strata of society and is not exclusive to the select elite, a fact about the sport that is largely misunderstood. Lessons can be had locally if you are interested, and there are matches to attend well into November here in the Piedmont.
I enjoy cooking, drawing and painting, I enjoy music of most descriptions, and I love to dance. I also enjoy a pint after a long day, so any of you who wish share a pint after class will find a quick friend in me! Slainte!
Posted by avonargy at 07:10 PM
East European Film Series
I am showing a series of six East European films this semester for my course Nationalism in Eastern Europe Please feel free to attend any and all if you like. All films will be screened begining at 12:30 sharp and last approximately two hours. Please note that all will be in Johnson Center Room A except the third one, which will be in Room D.
Shop on Main Street (Czechoslovakia), Friday, 9/16, Johson Center, Room A
Divided We Fall (Czech Republic), Friday, 9/30, JC, Room A
When Father Was Away on Business (Yugoslavia), Friday, 10/21, JC, Room D
Kolya (Czech Republic), Friday, 10/28, JC Room A
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Serbia), 11/11, JC Room A
Before the Rain (Macedonia), 12/2, JC Room A
Feel free to bring a friend with you if you like.
Posted by mills at 02:41 PM
August 28, 2005
Hi my name is Debbie Schaefer-Jacobs and I am looking forward to meeting all of you in Clio Wired. In my job as the senior Documentation Specialist at the National Museum of American History, I work with curatorial staff at providing our web office with text and images for our On-Line collections portion of our web site and also on specific on-line exhibits. I'm fine about doing the blog but I'll need some help in Dreamweaver. I hope to get into the PhD program.
I'm originally from New Jersey, went to URI as an undergraduate, have a masters in Museum Science from Texas Tech, have taken classes in Boston University (Art History), Univerisity of North Carolina (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) and Columbia (Historic Preservation)and spoke a couple of years ago at the Museum Documentation Assosiation Meeting in London on automating cataloguing information. I have 2 kids and my husband is a pharmacist. I enjoy comparing other museum web sites to NMAH's and would be happy to bring comments about our website and constructive criticism to our Web office!
Posted by dschaef1 at 07:56 PM
August 26, 2005
Fall for the Book
The Fall for the Book Festival has added a session of interest to historians at 4:30 on Tuesday, September 20, Johnson Center, Meeting Room D.
The program says: "Harvard history professor Jill Lepore discusses her investigations into a supposed slave plot to destroy New York in the 18th century--and plumbs whites' fears of black revolt in colonial America--in her groundbreaking social history New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan."
Posted by mills at 08:55 PM
August 05, 2005
Welcome to the weblog for Clio Wired (History 696) in the Fall 2005 semester. This weblog is the primary place where we will engage in written exchange with one another. You will be expected to post here and to comment on one another's postings throughout the semester. A simple guide to blogging is linked to this blog in the right margin. If you've never used a blog before, be sure to read this simple guide. It will walk you through all the steps you need to take to become a proficient blogger.
Don't feel constrained by my assignments--you should feel free to start any new topic you want here. You will also want to check this blog regularly to see what your colleague may have posted here. If you have an RSS feed reader, all the better. If you don't know what that means, ask me.
I'm looking forward to working with you this semester as we explore the history of the digital history.