One of the unexpected positive effects of living in Zoomland for the past year is that many of us have found new communities of colleagues that aren’t bounded by geography. Seminars and conferences are being webcast so someone from Cambridge (either one) can tune into a workshop in Charlottesville in a way that was technologically possible before but socially and culturally unusual in many academic circles. Yesterday I gave a talk to the Business History Collective, and it was really exciting to see people tuning in from several continents. Thanks to Manuel Bautista González, Ashton Merck, and Bernado Batiz-Lato for organizing.
It was also fun to discuss a relatively new section of the book that I (largely) researched and wrote during the fall semester, which gave me an opportunity to think about how historians might adapt their sense of possibilities now that so many of our sources are online. What should we expect and do differently?
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