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  • Recap of the HASTAC Scholars Welcome Event for academic year 2023-2024

    The Launch event for HASTAC scholars took place on September 21, 2023, and we were delighted to see the virtual gathering of familiar and new faces at our Welcome Event. This recap aims to provide you with a glimpse into what we discussed at the event.  We were thrilled to welcome scholars from the 2022-2024 […]

  • Welcome HASTAC Scholars!

    Welcome back to the new academic year! We are excited to continue working with you as part of the HASTAC Scholars program.  Allow us to introduce ourselves: we are Coline Chevrin and Parisa Setayesh, and we are taking over this year as the HASTAC Scholars Program Co-Directors. We are both doctoral students in the Earth […]

  • 2023 Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, authors of ‘The New College Classroom’ (2022)

    This year, HASTAC Scholars Nanditha Krishna, Britt Munro, Sidney A. Turner, Waleska Solorzano, and Matthew Taitano interviewed HASTAC Co-Founder Cathy Davidson and Christina Katopodis of the CUNY Graduate Center, authors of The New College Classroom. Britt Munro: I love the down-to-earth way you approach the realities of college teaching, and in particular your approach to ‘failure’- when things don’t go as planned- as potentially generative […]

  • A (Very Brief) History of HASTAC (2002-2023)

    A (Very Brief) History of HASTAC (2002-2023)

    NOTE: This was written quickly, without access to the archives, from memory–and we know how faulty that can be. Please use the “Comments” to add names, insights, anything you wish.–CND On this very smoky morning, as I get ready for the 20th “advisory board” meeting of HASTAC at what has shaped up to be […]

  • Shifting Expectations

    Shifting Expectations

    Our 3rd Grade Classroom on The First Day of Snow Often as teachers, we mask our emotions. We are suppose to be peppy all the time. For the most part, I am a glass half full person. For teacher wellness, I need to also share when things are just, meh. I saw a meme the […]

  • Introduction: Putting the PhD to Work—for the Public Good

    Introduction: Putting the PhD to Work—for the Public Good

    In the introduction to Putting the Humanities PhD to Work, Katina L. Rogers notes the broad remit of her book. Its intended audience includes not only PhD students, but also anyone who might consider getting a PhD, as well as, of course, those responsible for shaping the futures of graduate programs and graduate students. I’m […]

  • Conclusion: Building a University Worth Fighting For

    Conclusion: Building a University Worth Fighting For

    Throughout Putting the Humanities Ph.D. To Work, Katina Rogers considers two organizing questions which form the backbone of her book: How might a broader understanding of postgraduate success improve the humanities as interconnected fields, and how can we think beyond existing institutional structures in challenging “default” careers for postgraduate humanities PhD students? (14-15). Rogers embarks […]

  • Canceled: HASTAC Conference at UT Dallas

    Note from the HASTAC Team: Unfortunately, the HASTAC conference originally planned for Fall 2020 at the University of Texas at Dallas has been cancelled. ATEC Dean and HASTAC Executive Board Member Anne Balsamo would like to share the letter below with HASTAC members. Please join us in thanking Dean Balsamo, along with Kim Knight and […]

  • What does the City of Newark have to offer?

    What does the City of Newark have to offer? Newark, New Jersey’s largest city and industrial area is where I reside and would like to talk about today. Newark’s population since founded in 1666, has dropped dramatically since the 2000s due to 31% of its population living in the poverty line and unemployment rate which was 12%. Also, 15% of teenagers between the […]

  • A Walk Into The History Of My Neighborhood

    A Walk Into The History Of My Neighborhood

      As I took a break from social media and my phone, it suddenly struck me that I had errands that I needed to run so I got my dog & I ready and headed out. I realized that after moving to a new place, I had no idea about the history of where I […]