July 18, 2018

Governor Appoints to Monroe Museum Board of Regents

Outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced appointments to the Board of Regents of the James Monroe Law Office Museum and Memorial Library. Among the appointments from UMW are Porter Blakemore, associate professor of history;  Jeffrey W. McClurken, professor of history and special adviser to the UMW president; Rita Thompson of Fairfax, director of Rappahannock Scholars Program and a retired Fairfax County School Board member. To read more, visit http://www.richmond.com/business/local/gubernatorial-appointments-for-jan/article_22b86d72-c794-58bf-a243-0ea278d6c801.html

Gubernatorial appointments for Jan. 8 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Rappahannock Regional Library, Park Service team up for lecture series on Reconstruction (The Free Lance-Star)

McClurken appointed as special advisor to the president at UMW (The Free Lance-Star)

Davis Publishes Book and Article

Janine S. Davis, assistant professor in the College of Education, has published a text titled Building a Professional Teaching Identity on Social Media: A Digital Constellation of Selves. The text was initiated during her work on the Digital Scholars Institute in 2014-15 and was completed during her Jepson fellowship year in 2015-16. The text features a foreword by Martha Burtis, director of the Digital Knowledge Center. Also in the text are mentions of the Domain of One’s Own project and citations from both an interview with Jeffrey McClurken, professor of History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation, and work by Zach Whalen, associate professor of English.

Davis also published an article with a colleague, Victoria Fantozzi, in the journal Mentoring and Tutoring. The article, “What Do Student Teachers Want in Mentor Teachers?: Desired, Expected, Possible, and Emerging Roles” will be published in the fall, but an online version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XcegWJ89ZPz8W6TnWrjR/full

Weekend Reading: End of Pokemon Summer (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

McClurken Keynotes Digital Liberal Arts Event in Minnesota

On May 17-18, Jeffrey McClurken, Professor of History and American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost, presented the keynote address, “Claiming a Future for the Digital Liberal Arts,” at the Spring Digital Liberal Arts Workshop for Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.  He also co-led a two-day workshop on Digital Pedagogy.

Council Based at UNC Asheville Gets $540,000 Grant (Asheville Citizen-Times.com)

McClurken to Co-Chair AHA Digital History Working Group

Jeffrey McClurken, professor of history and American studies and special assistant to the provost, has been named as Co-Chair of the American Historical Association’s newly created Digital History Working Group.  The group, created to help history departments and faculty navigate the tenure and promotion process with regard to digital scholarship, “will be available to advise departments considering these issues, help them define their own guidelines, and recommend external reviewers.”  In addition, the group “will also develop materials to provide further guidance for departments, such as…a curated gallery of ongoing digital scholarship so that historians can learn directly from one another as they conceive, build, and interpret new forms of scholarship.” For more detail, including the rest of the Working Group and the AHA’s new guidelines on Evaluating Digital Projects, see here.


Buchanan ’15 and Macnab ’15 Take Part in Century America Digital Humanities Project (University of Minnesota Morris)