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Historian of science and technology @durham_uni (which, being an institution, does not have opinions of its own).

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Joined Twitter 10/27/09


Upcoming at the Durham #histSTM Research Cluster: John Tresch, "Edgar Allan Poe and American Science." Abstract and… https://t.co/BnDJyNUHRJ
10/27
2020
@ctimmermann Yep; it's been a pretty dramatic few weeks in terms of my relationships with governments. @GuySechrist Thanks; maintaining dual.
10/24
2020
As of today, I am officially an Italian citizen, and it's VERY EXCITING! @iowahawkblog https://t.co/NmJu9Y0Slz
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10/23
2020
@LiamD_23 I've had it work well-ish. I'd advise: - Be VERY explicit with set-up. Give it to students in writing. -… https://t.co/4U8qpxfJ6V
10/21
2020
Pretty extraordinary - Tom Lehrer, aged 92, has decided to put all his lyrics and sheet music into the public domai… https://t.co/eW0TZ7RrGU
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10/20
2020
Department Seminar - By Hans van de Ven (Cambridge) Wed 21 Oct 3pm - A Global Second World War: Wendell Willkie's 1… https://t.co/atx2hLRFHk
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10/19
2020
@EtheHerring For every like in this tweet, will you respond with a little known fact about this thread?
10/18
2020
My residency card arrived today; I'm officially settled in the UK. I've seen the process stem to stern. It's at wo… https://t.co/pLu2DOuApV
10/16
2020
@pashulman @jcohencole @melanienewport Haven't before, but thanks for the pointer. Will have to see how widespread… https://t.co/pSweukspUJ @jcohencole @pashulman @melanienewport It has a shedload of old US government docs that I haven't found digitized elsewhere.
10/14
2020
@MartaHalina Nope! 3.5 years apart. But cut from the same cloth...Brothers. https://t.co/i4oO8l2xDCBad news: in-person seminars in these conditions are soul-crushing. Good news: ILR application approved; future se… https://t.co/IbJblobcTC
10/13
2020
It took me longer than it should have to realize that "WFH" does not stand for "What the Fucking Hell?!"
10/12
2020
@EtheHerring … Go to your room.
10/11
2020
Congrats to Josh Nall for this wonderful news! Here’s a link to his award-winning book, News from Mars, which is in… https://t.co/gXvfOoESD5
Retweeted by Joseph Martin @bharunkucuk I often have to re-calibrate at the beginning of term and remind myself that no, these students did no… https://t.co/h5roRJZXtS @bhgross144 Hot damn, is that the ring of truth I hear?
10/10
2020
@LeapingRobot Would love to see this. I'd hope it would account for the fact that so much of it reads like trade-sh… https://t.co/mF6Z1MOEsIAny references/citations on the history/emergence of the "technology journalist" or "tech writer" as distinct profession? #HistSTM
Retweeted by Joseph Martin @MBarany @MeiraGold Great news; congrats, Meira! @FeyeraBender The second part is the hard part, but practice makes perfect. @FeyeraBender Do something mindless you enjoy and refuse to feel guilty about it. @LeapingRobot @HPSGlonk I propose renaming it the Pinker Clink.We are accepting applications for Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships! More info at https://t.co/foGTHvRVUvhttps://t.co/ELZdyfqVBy
Retweeted by Joseph MartinAny account of the Enlightenment's legacy that fails to account for this case is an abject failure. https://t.co/VtCejDqYgR.@durham_uni's poor support for self-isolating students highlighted by a student on BBC R4 this morning: inadequate… https://t.co/x9iFUh1P8n
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10/9
2020
Missing all of my compadres at #HST20. @UPittPress is offering 30% off with code HSS20 on new and recent books thro… https://t.co/B164Z68PT3
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10/8
2020
Having convened a @chstmorg working group pre-COVID, I can attest that it's both an intellectual treat and a great… https://t.co/jHr1puXeNeFriendly reminder: we're accepting applications for new online working groups on specialized topics in #histsci,… https://t.co/EQTkVLODhF
Retweeted by Joseph MartinIt's not the same as meeting in person, but the Editorial Board beamed in globally for our meeting! We're saying h… https://t.co/q9NmztEB5y
Retweeted by Joseph Martin @brianleechphd I used to give a mini-lecture about Van Halen and the brown M&M clause as an allegory for why studen… https://t.co/6JXtgJ0RqeWe are pleased to announce Hasok ⁦Chang, of @CambridgeHPS, as the winner of the 2021 Abraham Pais Prize for History… https://t.co/sI6yKMGO9h
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10/7
2020
@USofDisaster Or he's just that confident in the heist.I'm prepared to post a sumptuous, home-baked ginger cake to anyone who compiles a montage of British sportscasters… https://t.co/XZKbmvUeiTI suppose we should have predicted Trump hold-my-beering Cummings, huh?
10/6
2020
@DrJSchramm Maxwell's Demons (thrash) The Gorrie Ice Machines (shoegaze) The Ultraviolet Catastrophe (math rock)I know this feeling. It's the feeling you get when you're 12, and your dad decides a pair of electric clippers will… https://t.co/zEUH97eVZm @Beckalex @tarbosaur Sorry to butt in, but I got caught up in the many and wonderful ways to parse "female pirate historian."
10/5
2020
Your one-stop shop for online history teaching materials is here! Check out the AHA’s Remote Teaching Resources, an… https://t.co/EiZy7Uxag5
Retweeted by Joseph MartinEarlier of piece of mine that touches upon the misleading use of the word "community" that often dominates the way… https://t.co/j2El65rPlf
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10/4
2020
@dominikhhh @SumanSeth42 @elmilam @GordinMichael Proof! https://t.co/Ep8n2JV7JS @dominikhhh @SumanSeth42 @elmilam @GordinMichael So far as I can tell, all food in Britain is a pudding. @GordinMichael @SumanSeth42 @elmilam That's a hard no from me on sweet hot dish. @GordinMichael Robert Gilmore's Alice in Quantumland is pretty good on this score I think. A bit cutesy, maybe, but… https://t.co/40LYE9syq2
10/3
2020
can the @NYT Spelling Bee verify this amazing story? I'm sure there's nothing much going on today and this story, i… https://t.co/rhEnoJEqov
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10/2
2020
@Karl_Appuhn @jdhamblin Yeah, it's a hydra of a problem. Another part of the issue is that we evaluate so much by p… https://t.co/hHdFQ2REcQ @Karl_Appuhn @jdhamblin Not sure what the current alchemy is; I've pursued a policy of remaining studiously ignoran… https://t.co/JVQQlrX955 @Karl_Appuhn @jdhamblin And I imagine in the US, local P&T committees will have to be prepared to explain away pote… https://t.co/1NRX1d5TNK @Karl_Appuhn @jdhamblin I'd tend to agree. Though in the UK the monograph benchmark has latched on more tightly thr… https://t.co/9TwXyvS8aV @jdhamblin But I also think we fetishize the monograph a tad, and I'd like to live in a world where I could give di… https://t.co/4wYw2aJQ6w @jdhamblin The principle being, I suppose, that I wouldn't discourage publishing such a piece, but I'd discourage t… https://t.co/XdGq13UEil @jdhamblin Tricky one. In many cases no, but it'd be pretty context specific, depending on what else the person had… https://t.co/Mdm3iOB788 @jdhamblin More a blind spot of the publishing ecology than anything else, I'd say. Some arguments take 30–50,000 w… https://t.co/1tP0t6UrgCSo, on a scale of Emmett Brown to Hans Bethe... https://t.co/y4sATFqQKpOnline or not, everyone take a deep breath and ask how many altruists you're willing to harm to catch one cheater.… https://t.co/tkdfPzgSfk
10/1
2020
The number of times I read an article and think, "This is really sharp; I wonder who wrote it," only to find… https://t.co/pXyVT56xIx
9/30
2020
@HPSKate @Sarah_Nara (For real, I can't BRIBE the students I'm advising to tell me their problems.) @HPSKate @Sarah_Nara I'd guess that a lot of things are going on: - It in fact happens more to women - Women are mo… https://t.co/7mL6U8CiGx @HPSKate @Sarah_Nara (Also, anyone kicking down like that is deeply insecure and you should totally out as such to these students.) @HPSKate @Sarah_Nara So, if you're not exhausted at the end of an hour from making sure you've kept your worst impulses in check, worry. @HPSKate @Sarah_Nara Teachers really need to understand that most students' default assumption is that they are a G… https://t.co/cH1pLxLXff @HPSKate @Sarah_Nara This sucks. And it activates a whole pile of frustrations for me. One of which is that we're w… https://t.co/LH8Q9UKO4I @akbarjenkins Turnip. It grew for a long time in a dark place. And now you've pulled its ugly ass up for everyone to look at.Language, as we know, evolves most from academics careening toward middle age pontificating on social media. With… https://t.co/9sPZMeWdbL @SaraLUckelman Damn. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. @SaraLUckelman Oh yeah... the no dependents thing is where it gets really steep, eh? I didn't know that they won't… https://t.co/sNfMHNeT9M @SaraLUckelman I've been reassured by HR that it's a reimbursable expense. @LDBurnett As well you should, citizen! https://t.co/UMEF7dJoOu @ctimmermann @LevinsLaw I was amused that they big up Francis Crick, while making no mention of Watson. I mean, I'm… https://t.co/dPydjqdP4Y @SaraLUckelman Hey, congrats! I just got the test out of the way at took the (temporary, thankfully) £2500 hit to g… https://t.co/DpwbOXMyWK @HollieStaffor12 When I'm Home Secretary, it will be a baking exam. You'll learn just as much about the UK, and whe… https://t.co/2EF4MKbvW5 @rant_less @waynejwerner @Seb_Falk It's at trick question. The world doesn't have eyes. @Seunte @Satakarnak @AsaTJ @Mortis_Banned @lituainianach @SKozakMedia You will be okay. I wasted two days of my lif… https://t.co/MgAE43d4hU @Satakarnak @Seunte @lituainianach @AsaTJ @Mortis_Banned @SKozakMedia Yes... this is why we drink. @stumathieson I'll be taking this up with our education committee. Our curriculum is ALL WRONG. @beckyfh @TryingBiology @SumanSeth42 @LeapingRobot I mean book, schmook. You’re an INFLUENCER, man. @Raph_O_L I vividly recall my first-year history of philosophy prof, who sounded just like Elmer Fudd, intoning “ev… https://t.co/AOo2wdNpaEI passed the Life in the UK test. And my last citizenship document is now in the hands of the Italian consulate. So… https://t.co/xKlMSn8fSw @beckyfh I don't know if #histsci is what @TryingBiology wants his most enduring legacy to be, but it ain't a bad one.
9/29
2020
@AnnaMarieRoos3 @ctimmermann This is the seed of a test I can get behind. @ctimmermann Now I'll fall asleep trying to think of hilarious things to hide in my ears. @AnnaMarieRoos3 @ctimmermann It's the damn Tutors and Stuarts. At least 10% of the history questions derive from a… https://t.co/33TSF4McTt @ctimmermann Ha! I did something like that for my very first job interview. Totally spaced the hour difference betw… https://t.co/CIE8F7N4I8 @ctimmermann Good to know. I've gotten to the point where I pass the practice tests 90+% of the time, but I think t… https://t.co/V6lTvMmT6d @ctimmermann I hope to be by tomorrow. I've spend an unreasonable amount of time memorizing dates of battles. @MBarany @GWilliamThomas @MxComan @wellerstein *long draw on joint* We still don't REALLY understand Newton, man. @waynejwerner @Seb_Falk How about the biggest? https://t.co/oSOYJjYeX8It amuses me to no end that Boris Johnson's idea of hell is being stuck on a small island with a bunch of people wh… https://t.co/NyS44VIziT @Popinga1 @rmathematicus Listen. You take your reason and order and cart it off to somewhere it belongs. Any one of those centuries will do. @rmathematicus @MBarany @wraggem You say that to her face! (Yes, this is the first GIS image to appear when you se… https://t.co/3vOt1r6b6E @KingTekkers @jnickrand I am sure the medievalists are livid. @RobJLow @wraggem They want 18th, since that's the century that's attached to those specific words in the book and… https://t.co/98rtBOBWzG @coyspurs @DPWF0 That's what they want. But lordy. @Seb_Falk They want the 18th, because that's the one sentence in the book that says those words, and this is about… https://t.co/l2zVYeKrM3 @fatbadger442 That would've been sensible, eh? @MxComan @wellerstein For these purposes, the 18th. They have Scottish Enlightenment stuff in mind. But yeah, shel… https://t.co/iTxuwVOASBTo ‘use’ a ‘personal’ computer today, despite its much hyped origins with hippie counterculture, is to work in a va… https://t.co/FhJOv3Wf49
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9/28
2020

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