Wednesday Link Roundup #48: Facts About Washington, Jefferson, Jobs, & Writing (Plus My Favorite YouTube Video)

linksWednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, writing, and technology posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.



The latest issue of Commonplace commemorates the 1-year anniversary of the Revolution Reborn Conference with a multi-media issue.

Amazon ImageDid you know that Thomas Jefferson was a Muslim? Abbas Milani discusses Denise Spellberg’s new book Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.

Ever wonder why the iconic red wagon is called a “Radio Flyer?” Mental Floss provides the answer.

Michael Miles considers American “Identity as a Zero-Sum Game” after viewing the Carrie Mae Weems retrospective at the Guggenheim.

Looking for a good history book to take on your summer vacation? See Junto blogger Sara Georgini’s “Summer Reads.”

Did you know that George Washington was one of the United States’ sickest presidents? Mental Floss posted “25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About George Washington.”


Conferences & Journals

Registration is open for the 35th Annual Conference on New York State History. It will take place June 12-14, 2014.

Keith Harris is launching a new, online American history journal aimed at publishing the work of “promising undergraduates, graduate students, and independent scholars.” Harris seeks articles related to “innovative approaches to research, methodology, teaching, and the use of technology to forward historical inquiry.” 


help wantedJobs

The American Historical Association seeks applications for an “Editorial Assistant.Deadline: May 12, 2014.

Need to turn your CV into a resume? Academic and career coach Jennifer Polk offers advice in “Resume writing tips for academics.”


Social Media & Writer Platform

Improve your blog traffic with the tips in “12 Types of of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog” from Social Media Examiner.

Interested in creating an infographic? Entrepreneur Magazine offers “7 Tips for Creating Awesome Infographics.”


Productivity and Time ManagementProductivity 

Looking for a better way to organize your Evernote notebooks? See “How I Organize Evernote: A Peak Inside My Personal System” by Evernote pro-user Michael Hyatt.

Janet Choi discusses “The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress.”

Recently, Google Drive has become more powerful and easier to use. Learn about its new features in “The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive” from Lifehacker.



In “Writing As I Go Along:,” editor and writing coach Liana M. Silva-Ford discusses the balance between her writing routine and her writing life.



The Barnes & Noble Blog posted “99 Book Nerd Problems.”

Finally, I leave you with my favorite YouTub Video: “Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration.”

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What is your No. 1 “Book Nerd” problem?


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  • Jennifer Polk

    Thanks Liz!

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