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.
"March On" - IWTTBF Episode 314/02/2017 Duración: 24min
Welcome to "I Was Told There'd Be Food" a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. This week we discuss delve into the history of public protests in context, and the innovative pedagogy of the Reacting to the Past role-playing games. You can find more information on the "Greenwich Village 1913" game, at the RttP website: https://reacting.barnard.edu/greenwich-village-1913-suffrage-labor-and-new-woman
"Noted" - IWTTBF Episode 207/02/2017 Duración: 23min
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 - Or in the case of Episode 2, promise exciting classroom activities involving Endnote citations! Join our discussion on classroom activities and listen to us attempt to best the History Trivia Challenge. CORRECTION: Or explanation. How can we say Bill O'Reilly doesn't use historical evidence and then say we haven't managed to read through one? Doesn't seem fair, huh? Well, it comes down to trusted colleagues. Someone's whose opinion I trust said Killing Lincoln doesn't even get the actual events of the assassination correct (there is no controversy or confusion about this event; there is ample evidence), so that's very disappointing. Also, would make me feel no need to read something a colleague has already said is wrong. We will talk in Episode 5 about how we read, how we choose what to read, etc.
"Syllabus Day" - IWTTBF Episode 107/02/2017 Duración: 21min
Welcome to "I Was Told There’d Be Food," a podcast by history grad students about all things academia and history. We are going to talk about the ‘craft of history,' the joys and woes of teaching, navigating grad school, and maybe even the job market, if any of us ever manage to land jobs.