Note: This post originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment.
I am happy to announce a new NiCHE initiative: NiCHE Conversations!
NiCHE Conversations will be 10-20 minute casual conversations with NiCHE contributors about their NiCHE contributions. These conversations will build upon an author’s blog post(s). In these conversations I will ask contributors to reiterate ideas, more fully flesh out their research or writing process, connect the post to broader issues and fields of thought, speak to the personal aspects of their research, and more!
These conversations will take place on Instagram Live, and will be available after the live recording on the NiCHE IGTV channel, Facebook, and the Nature’s Past YouTube channel. This project is a work in progress, and I hope to gain more technical prowess and on-camera ease as I conduct more interviews.
As of today, we have recorded four NiCHE Conversations, ranging from agricultural history, to coastal history, to HGIS, to social media writing. Many thanks to these four individuals for agreeing to be the first participants in this new venture. Please take some time to listen and learn from these brilliant scholars:
NiCHE Conversations 1.1. Women’s Culinary Labour and Tobacco Farming with Dr. Rebecca Beausaert
- NiCHE article discussed: “From Kitchen to Kiln: Women’s Culinary Labour on Ontario Tobacco Farms, 1950s-1970s“
NiCHE Conversations 1.2: Canadian Coastal History with Dr. Sara Spike
- NiCHE article discussed: ““a salubrious, saline exhalation”: Fog and Health in Colonial Newfoundland and Nova Scotia“
- NiCHE series discussed: Canadian Coastal Histories
NiCHE Conversations 1.3: The Draining of Midwest Landscapes with Dr. John Baeten
- NiCHE Article Discussed: “Making Wet Places Drier: Mapping the Evolution of Drainage Technology in the U.S.“
- NiCHE Article Discussed: “From “Small Worthless Marshes” to the Corn Belt: Reconstructing Indiana’s Historical Environment from General Land Office Field Notes” by Chelsea Day, Walter Guardino, Jenna Jarosinski, Andrew Russell, and Cara Sullivan (Undergraduate Researchers at the Historical Landscapes Laboratory)
NiCHE Conversations 1.4: Social Media as Academic Writing Practice with Dr. Jessica McDonald
- NiCHE article discussed: “Getting Experimental: Social Media as Daily Writing Practice During COVID-19″