Hello. I'm researching the Caribbean roots of Patrick Henry Reason, the first known African American engraver in the US, born 1816 in New York City and baptised Patrice Rison. I have his parents' and some of his grandparents' information but looking for any leads on finding a genealogist knowledgeable in Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Surnames of his family and friends of interest include:
We’re looking for a new team to take over H-Ideas.
Here's a review of a book that contains an interesting discussion on the function of music festivals.
Thanks for your updating on this issue, of particular concern since i have worked in these archives in the Hermitage and am still publishing on the basis of the materials and subjects involved. i have several of the volumes myself and have recommended this new one for purchase and another not held by Harvard. Please advise where you have recently seen them available.
My Moscow assistant is having difficulty finding a copy there.
You may also end up at a community college.
-The course sizes will be smaller but the number of sections will be higher. The base load for my department is 21 contact hours (or 7 sections) per semester.
- Smaller sections will allow for more personal interactions with students but you will encounter few history majors, as you'll mostly be teaching survey courses for students needing a gen-ed requirement.
I wish I had understood the scope of "service." It is important to say "no" and, especially pre-tenure, to stay in close touch with your department chair and department mentor (if you have one) about what to say yes to and what to say no to.
I wish I had realized just how costly it would be to do community-based archival research, and the paucity of funding, at the institutional, regional, and state levels for such work. Most of the archives I work with (women's clubs) are held privately and scattered across the state (Florida), so I've become a "road warrior" to follow my research agenda. For the past several years, I have taught online, asynchronous summer courses to fund my research travel. The lack of funding is a real deterrent to tackling larger-scale synthesis projects.
I wish that I had known that being a professor is not like being a graduate student.
* You do not have time to read all the new books even in one of your fields. You will try to keep up with book reviews but even that falls off as you keep having more job duties to perform and deadlines to meet. Most of the new scholarship gets skimmed when doing research or preparing a new class.