Sinopsis

We should be writing, but instead Jen, Katie, and Alex, history grad students, tell you all about what it's like to be in grad school, study history, and teach. Like all good academics, we were lured by the snacks and stayed for the learning.

Episodios

  • Conferences - IWTTBF episode 24

    "Conferences" - IWTTBF episode 24

    11/07/2017 Duración: 22min

    Why should you go to conferences? The good, the bad, and the ugly and watermelon, because why not watermelon?

  • Aligning the Stars - IWTTBF Episode 23

    "Aligning the Stars" - IWTTBF Episode 23

    27/06/2017 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast in which three academics attempt advice for making your graduate school experience better by undergoing all the rigors first. This week we discuss the politicking minefield of forming your dissertation committee. When should you choose someone for their strength in the field vs. their cohesion with the other committee members? Who best rounds out the corners of your research experience? What snacks can best placate the maddening crowd of academics? All topics on this week's episode!

  • Aint All Sunshine and Rainbows - IWTTBF Episode 22

    "Ain't All Sunshine and Rainbows" - IWTTBF Episode 22

    20/06/2017 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast for all things academia and history where Jen, Katie, and Alex attempt to survive and thrive in graduate school. Sometimes the biggest challenge of grad school is that period where you begin to feel that your work is less meaningful than you've always felt. Unlike Imposter Syndrome, the "Valley of S**t" as the Thesis Whisperer calls it, doesn't challenge your confidence as much as your sense of purpose. You already know how the world can beat you down, if you let it. So how do we take the hit and learn to keep on coming until we walk out of the valley? Join us this week. The Thesis Whisperer, "The Valley of S**t" - https://thesiswhisperer.com/2012/05/08/the-valley-of-shit/

  • Periodization - IWTTBF Episode 20

    "Periodization" - IWTTBF Episode 20

    13/06/2017 Duración: 24min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast about all things academia and history and sometimes the nitty-gritty arguments about when things actually happened that you wouldn't expect from historians. Of all the things to argue about, you might not expect the boundaries of historical periods to be that contentious. Yet here are Jen, Katie, and Alex trying to hash out how we define concepts as vague as "early modern" or "antiquity". Are distinctions like "xxth century" or medieval era useful, even culturally transferable terms? Is periodization appropriate beyond the discussions of historians? What the heck does it mean to even be "modern"? Join us this week and find out!

  • All the Presidents Food - IWTTBF Episode 19

    "All the Presidents' Food" - IWTTBF Episode 19

    06/06/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food - a podcast about all things academia and history. Join us this week for the conversation that will probably convert us all to working in food history, as we discuss our first popular history panel subject. Politics often dominates the historical image of US presidents, leaving us to often forget about their day-to-day lives. This week, we discuss how food reflects something about the personalities and the eras in which these chief executives lived. And for once, we actually keep the promise of the pod title!

  • Showtime! - IWTTBF Episode 18

    "Showtime!" - IWTTBF Episode 18

    30/05/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food - a podcast about all things academia and history! Though not always the academic setting you might expect, as so much of the history we are exposed to nowadays doesn't come from a classroom. What are our favorite ways of engaging popular history: from top broadway musicals, movies, board and video games - history really is everywhere and popular histories can be found in every format. What are the best ways to enjoy and create in these settings? Join the discussion and find out! Anneke Emerson, "Teaching World History Through Pop Culture": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jba5HsWDsA

  • No Soup for You - IWTTBF Episode 17

    "No Soup for You" - IWTTBF Episode 17

    23/05/2017 Duración: 24min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything...wait, what? There is no soup for you? At least that's how the history job market can look, sometimes. This week we discuss how you can better prepare for the modern history-related job market. Where can you learn about writing workshops, grant-writing seminars, and the myriad of other skills that prove useful to the modern historian? Join us and find your soup for the week!

  • So You Think You Can History - IWTTBF Episode 16

    "So You Think You Can History" - IWTTBF Episode 16

    16/05/2017 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast by graduate students about all things academia and history - professionalization standards which you wouldn't think needed further explanation... What do historians know about the past and how do they know it? Join us this week as we discuss the rigorousness of historical methods and how they can help you avoid conjectural pitfalls - whether as civic officials or bar-trivia competitors. So, do you think you can history?

  • History in Ruins - IWTTBF Episode 15

    "History in Ruins" - IWTTBF Episode 15

    09/05/2017 Duración: 23min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food - a podcast about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything? Most weeks it's with promises of food, but sometimes it's with a reminder that the history we study might not last forever. This week we discuss recent examples of historical destruction in the modern world and how destroying the historical record shapes the stories that historians are (and are no longer) able to tell. How do we deal with and prevent the erasure of the past? Join the conversation! Rachel Van Bokkem, "History in Ruins: Cultural Heritage Destruction Around the World" - https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/april-2017/history-in-ruins-cultural-heritage-destruction-around-the-world

  • Digital History - IWTTBF Episode 14

    "Digital History" - IWTTBF Episode 14

    02/05/2017 Duración: 29min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food - a podcast about all things academia and history! AKA, for this week, anyway, NOT the one where Jen, Katie, and Alex are replaced by robot imposters in order to teach humans about humanities things, but the one in which we discuss the ever expanding role of digital humanities scholarship. In conversations with our guest and resident digital humanities expert, Camden, we discuss the tools and methods of digital humanities work. We even explore the ways in which digital tech can help us encounter the ever elusive beast - collaborative work in history. Do your part - help humanize the digitals! For further reading ~ Cameron Blevins "Digital History's Perpetual Future Tense": http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/77 Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, and David Golumbia, "Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities": https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/neoliberal-tools-archives-political-history-digital-humanities/

  • Fake News - IWTTBF Episode 13

    "Fake News" - IWTTBF Episode 13

    25/04/2017 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast about all things academia and history. Sick of "Fake News!" We are too. Mostly because a certain someone highlights how many people can't tell the difference. Historical studies to the rescue! The way historians are trained to engage material helps teach critical thinking skills needed to sort fake from real news. "Students Have a Dismaying Inability To Tell Fake News From Real" - http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503129818/study-finds-students-have-dismaying-inability-to-tell-fake-news-from-real

  • Media Matters - IWTTBF Episode 12

    "Media Matters" - IWTTBF Episode 12

    18/04/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast about all things academia and history! Do you ever wonder about the right role for media in your classroom? Do you value exhibiting primary sources in the form of stirring songs, emotional visuals, and catchy bits of pop culture? Or are you, in fact, a robot, that cares not for the human voices in multimedia? Either way, join us for another episode of laughs and insightful teaching tips on the use of media in the modern classroom!

  • More than Men in Skirts - IWTTBF Episode 11

    "More than Men in Skirts" - IWTTBF Episode 11

    11/04/2017 Duración: 31min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast about all things academia and history. This week, we're joined by guest host Emily for a discussion of the particular experiences of women in graduate school. We discuss the challenges, seen and unseen, faced by female graduate students on a regular basis. 'Marriage Status and Tenure' Article: https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/being-married-helps-professors-get-ahead-but-only-if-theyre-male/267289/

  • Call Me Dr., Maybe - IWTTBF Episode 10

    "Call Me Dr., Maybe" - IWTTBF Episode 10

    04/04/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There’d Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything? Promises of food - and maybe the chance to find a great mentor, as well. This week we discuss the ins and outs of cultivating a good relationship with your faculty advisors, beyond just responding to their e-mails. What are the best ways to make the most of the most significant professional relationship of your graduate school career? A little respect, a little daring initiative, and a lot of good humor will take you far.

  • Mastering the Art of Grad Cooking - IWTTBF Episode 9

    "Mastering the Art of Grad Cooking" - IWTTBF Episode 9

    28/03/2017 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to I Was Told There’d Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything? Love of food? Yep, that'll about do it. And it's our topic for this week's podcast! Given all the stresses and time constraints of the grad-student life, how can you manage to eat well, healthy, and on a budget? We may have even solved our namesake problem. Join us for a discussion of keeping food a part of your academic work-life balance, as well as suggestions for recipes and easy food prep. Proof that Historians can cook, too! The 99 Cent Chef: http://the99centchef.blogspot.com/ The Pioneer Woman: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking_cat/all-pw-recipes/

  • Imposters - IWTTBF Episode 8

    "Imposters" - IWTTBF Episode 8

    21/03/2017 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to I Was Told There’d Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything? Love of learning? Nope. Promises of food. And perhaps this week, some reprieve from the spiraling sense of failure many of us have come to be all too familiar with - Imposter Syndrome. How do we cope with a problem affecting most graduate students and how can you assist any of your peers suffering from it? We discuss all of this and more in as soberly-comedic a manner as possible. Listen in and help us feel like we aren't podcasting imposters!

  • To the Victors...? - IWTTBF Episode 7

    "To the Victors...?" - IWTTBF Episode 7

    14/03/2017 Duración: 21min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast by history grad students discussing all things academia and history! In this episode we discuss the the common notion of history being written by the victors and where historians have complicated that notion. What is the grad student's role in disrupting the narrative march of one darn thing after another? Where do we recognize the best popular efforts at telling the smaller, everyday stories of history? Was Thucydides any good at baseball? Join us this week and find out!

  • Play Nice - IWTTBF Episode 6

    "Play Nice" - IWTTBF Episode 6

    07/03/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There’d Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. This week we tackle the ever present challenge of being a graduate student - completing your degree without becoming a competitive jerk. How do we go about building healthy relationships with our fellow grad students? How can we best support our friends and colleagues and keep grad school from being a long and lonely journey? Join us this week and help support the idea of niceness in the academy!

  • Channeling LeVar Burton - IWTTBF Episode 5

    "Channeling LeVar Burton" - IWTTBF Episode 5

    28/02/2017 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to I Was Told There'd Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. Join us this week as we follow the reading rainbow, deconstructing the myth that grad students read every bit of every book, talking about our reading comprehension strategies (though you don't have to take our word for it when you can try them out for yourself!), and discussing what makes a book an acceptably scholarly source. It's the week for geeking out about reading!

  • Done Yet? - IWTTBF Episode 4

    "Done Yet?" - IWTTBF Episode 4

    21/02/2017 Duración: 22min

    Welcome to I Was Told There’d Be Food, a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. How do you get academics to attend anything? Promise food. Which we're going to need this week, as we talk about long-term writing projects, explaining the dissertation process to friends and family, and a surprisingly 80s themed history trivia challenge. Join us for another week in the life of the graduate student!

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