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Regan Eby
Medieval historian for hire, recent Okanagan transplant on the Island. Now at least 50% flowers, plus 11th-cent. Brittany, medieval & Canadian stuff, knitting.
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Lindsay Gibson 9h
Hey experts, a friend from the US is moving to Canada & is looking for a comprehensive, well-researched book on history. I know Finkel and Conrad's "Canada: A History (3rd edition)" is ubiquitous in survey courses, but please share other recommendations.
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Kees Teszelszky Jun 26
What's not to like here? merchant in his office with an chest, and some bags with house marks. Spot the answer to the client. Basel, Pharmazie-Historisches Museum, Cod. V1895 – Ryhiner family register, c.1612-30.
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Museum of Printing Jun 25
In 1476, nuns were working as printers at Florence's Convent of San Jacopo di Ripoli. Records indicate that the convent’s typesetting was done by Suor (Sister) Marietta. (Image: Bio of Alexander the Great )
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Anyway in my experience just about everything about the post-PhD period is terrible: Burnout! Research uncertainty! Job uncertainty! Removal of what limited stability & support you had as a graduate student! People thinking you should feel good about your achievements! Etc, etc.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Which is to say that maybe a small "thesis to book, how do?" research campaign might be a place to start?
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Also charge and hope sounds like a better plan than put it away and never look at it again (at the moment I can't even remember what my dissertation was called), so there's that!
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Well, from someone who clearly never and is never going to manage a book, people recommended William Germano's "From Dissertation to Book" to me. It's coming out of an American context, but possibly helpful? Also, hit up some European ECR-types who've published books for advice!!
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Ugggh, okay, yes. Are you planning a significant amount of book-writing for while you're in Australia? Can you manage any chunk of time to just... not?
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Welp, for me both burnout and anxiety (or being burned out on anxiety?) both feel like "stare at the wall forever." But are you worried about being burned out, and how to become un-burned out, or are you hoping that burnout explains the extra-bad brain place?
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
That said, I wouldn't discount the possibility of burnout! I only recognized mine when I realized how much I was enjoying putting trees in stacks of 15 for eight hours a day, though, not when I was struggling through the anxiety of teaching my (one) course & applying for jobs.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
Like, it seems like that, on its own, would be enough to make it a shitty, misery-inducing job, without any of the other legitimate issues that are making it harder to cope with the bad job situation.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @ineptshieldmaid
I think it could be all of the above, but it seems to me that part of is that you're being forced to teach with wildly inappropriate material (terrible, inappropriate content, and also at the wrong level for your students), which you have no control over or power to change.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @Monks_and_Bones
Ah wow, now I've had supper and I feel amazingly more cheerful. WHOOPS. I keep forgetting that I can't eat like I didn't spend the past month thinning trees.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @Monks_and_Bones
Hopefully one day I'll get it together to at least have some kind of somewhat professional job again, or at least a job with a middle-class income, but not this year.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Ah, I see we're approaching the most miserable time of the year, the time when all my medievalist friends are at , and I'm out in the tree fields doing the boring, low-paying, nursery maintenance tasks that come between thinning and cone-picking.
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Replying to @Monks_and_Bones
I knew it hurt, like, a lot, even though I tried to brush the gravel out of the way every time I knelt down, but it didn't actually break the skin, so I'm surprised it's taking this long to heal!
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Regan Eby Jun 25
Ugh, I can't believe my knees are still this bruised, scabby, and now itchy from the three days I spent kneeling down (admittedly on bare knees on surfaces liberally sprinkled with 1/8" forestry gravel) to thin trees, ending a week ago last Thursday.
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Emily Steiner Jun 25
His gentle nature earned him the name "Puff" Amiens, BM, 0018 (France, 9thc)
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Regan Eby Jun 24
Replying to @Monks_and_Bones
In any case, I deeply enjoy being able to hear ships from my new apartment. It makes up for the absence of trains, and in fact, is nicer than trains, especially being woken up by one of Vernon's now-infrequent trains going through all the level crossings in town at say, 2:00 am!
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Regan Eby Jun 24
Replying to @Monks_and_Bones
I assume some of the increased number of ship horns I've been hearing in the past month or so are coming from the cruise ship terminal rather than the ferry terminals in the harbour, although I could be wrong. It's hard to tell where the sound is coming from!
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