“It’s not news that popular aesthetics of librarianship are steeped in stereotype. Between visions of bibliographic babes with starched collars, pulled back hair, and horn rimmed glasses - librarians break these archetypes on a daily basis every time they get of bed in the morning to reveal looks as diverse as our professional responsibilities.” via Simmons GSLIS Blog
Writing a short paper about those Glamour of the Allies designs as requested by you, Internet. Returning to my old flame of representations of nation and gender surrounding the First World War, today may be the day I make reference to Hetalia in a paper. I imagine my undergraduate advisor writing scathing margin notes about anime pairings to a once serious student of national identities and modern european history who fell to the temptation of tumblr.
"While the American Museum of Natural History has been hosting Night at the Museum sleepovers for kids, there’s never been an adult-only one. Ever. Until now. They’ve just announced their first sleepover for grown-ups, which will take place on Friday, August 1st.” - Gothamist
Amenities will include some of the following:
"Explorers can roam through the nearly empty halls of the Museum (including the spiders). There will also be a flashlight tour.”
"Participants will be invited to attend a special presentation in The Power of Poison exhibition with Curator Mark Siddall."
"There will be a midnight viewing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson."
"There will also be charging stations and tea service."
Wrote a thing for the Jewish Women’s Archive for those interested!
"Since last year, YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox has been creating innovative covers of modern pop music by applying contrasting musical stylings to contemporary works—from a smooth jazz cover of the Game of Thrones theme to a 1940s swing adaptation of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.” In recent months, Postmodern Jukebox released a klezmer inspired cover of Jason Derulo’s "Talk Dirty" accompanied by segments of Yiddish translation. As I watched the video accumulate over a million views on YouTube, I became interested in exploring what went into the production of this inventive and unlikely pairing." - JWA Blog
“Digital humanities, or DH, is a relatively new approach to humanities scholarship that emphasizes digital tools and methods. In some ways, DH work asks old, basic humanities questions about texts, meaning, ethics, history, religion, and ideas. In other ways, however, digital humanists forge new traditions of being in the academy itself. For instance, Roopika Risam writes, “digital scholarship is often collaborative, digital scholarship is rarely finished, and digital scholarship is frequently ‘public.’" - Adam J. Copeland
"Cutting, pasting, collating: This feels like a new behavior, a desperate attempt to cope with a radical case of information overload. But it’s actually a quite venerable urge. Indeed, back in the 19th century we had a similarly intense media barrage, and we used a very similar technology to handle it: the scrapbook."
"In the past year, the Open Access movement has cracked the lid on some of the world’s largest digital collections. Freeing users to greater utilize collections under the public domain and creative commons, Open Access has taken the digital humanities by storm. Giving a public unrestricted access to better reflect on our histories through the glow of digital interfaces, pooling Open Access collections with content focusing on World War I is a first step toward the creation of projects and learning materials circling the centennial.”
"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015. The exhibition will explore the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.”