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Welcome to Links and Things from Tegan! I've made a few format changes since the last time I posted a preview, so here's the October 2018 issue. Most months it will be email-only, so please subscribe here if you haven't already. I'll never sell or trade your information. Enjoy!

Welcome to the October issue of Limbs and Things from Tegan!*
The "Me" Section I’m pleased to announce the book The State of Museums: Voices from the Field is out now from MuseumsEtc. It is made up of twelve chapters looking at different angles of museum practice today, from museum professionals around New England.

Philosopher Karl Popper discussed whether all ideas should be welcome and equal in society, outlining what’s known as the paradox of tolerance. In 1945 he released an anti-totalitarian book called The Open Society and Its Enemies. The paradox, from a footnote in this work, states that if a society tolerates all ideas, people are free to use their society’s freedoms to further b…

Semi-annual update, June 2018

As I mentioned last update, I'm switching to semi-annual posts on this website, because I started a monthly newsletter. Descriptively named Links and Things from Tegan, it's where I share reviews and recommendations of books, articles, podcasts, databases, and other fun things for general audiences, history lovers, and museum professionals. If you sign up, you'll get one email a month from me, and I won't swap or sell your address.


In addition to the newsletter, here are some museum reviews I've written lately:History Happening in Manhattan: the African Burial GroundPublic History, Public Health: The Public Health Museum
When I'm not writing, one of the things I'm doing is serving on the board and the outreach committee of Digital Commonwealth, an online repository for historical materials from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies across Massachusetts. I'm part of our social media team, so check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Semi-annual update, December 2017

My biggest update this quarter is that I started a monthly newsletter

It's descriptively named Links and Things from Tegan Kehoe. In it, I'll be sharing short reviews and recommendations of books, articles, experiences, and more, both things that have come out in the last month, and things that are not new, but worth a view. I'll also share information on my own ongoing and upcoming projects. If you sign up, you'll get one email a month from me, and I won't swap or sell your address. It's possible I'll want to send more than one per month in the future, but if I change to more often, that will be opt-in.

Because of the newsletter, I'm going to reduce how often I post selections of my recent work here. I encourage you to follow along with what I'm up to in "The Me Section" in the newsletter each month. 

In addition to the newsletter, here are some things I've written lately:

A Museum Takes a Stand: Review of "the Davis. Without Immig…

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September Links and Things from Tegan

Welcome to Links and Things from Tegan! This is the inaugural “issue,” and I hope you enjoy it. Most months it will be email-only, so please subscribe here if you haven't already! I'll never sell or trade your information.

In General

I've been reading the blog Ask a Manager regularly for maybe a year now, and it’s one of my favorite blogs. It’s a daily advice column about work situations … hiring, firing, being hired/fired, fights over the office microwave, really anything that can come up. Some posts are very straightforward and useful, and others have a lot of human drama in them, as people who write in share some extreme things that have happened in their workplaces. The thing that makes it special is that the columnist, Alison Green, is really great at looking at many perspectives on an issue, and helping people figure out what they can change in their workplace, what they can influence, and what they need to figure out whether they…

Newsletter preview: Links and Things from Tegan Kehoe

Hello, all!

This is a preview of my new monthly e-newsletter, descriptively named Links and Things from Tegan Kehoe. In it, I'll be sharing short reviews and recommendations of books, articles, experiences, and more, both things that have come out in the last month, and things that are not new, but worth a view. I'll also share information on my own ongoing and upcoming projects. If you sign up, you'll get one email a month from me, and I won't swap or sell your address. It's possible I'll want to send more than one per month in the future, but if I change to more often, that will be opt-in. 

Without further ado... Links and Things!


In General I recently read The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, a compilation published in 1937. The first time I picked up this slim volume I didn’t think much of it, but this time it was just what I was in the mood for. Some of the stories are scary, and some have twist endings, but some of them have that creeping feeling of inevitabil…

Quarterly-ish update, February 2017

Probably the most important things I've written since the last time I posted a quarterly update have been regarding civic participation. As regular readers know, civic participation as an individual and as part of my responsibility as a historian and museum professional is very important to me. In these polarizing times, participating is more important than ever. There are 12 known active hate groups in my state of Massachusetts; staying out of the fray would do nothing to combat their violent messages. One of the causes I care deeply about is making sure that everyone has a chance to be involved, and in that vein, I posted an open letter last month (which I also sent to a number of news outlets) asking for more coverage of nonvoters. This past week, I had the opportunity to visit the much-publicized exhibit "the Davis. Without Immigrants," also known by its hashtag #ART-LESS, which was up over Presidents Day weekend. I reviewed it on my blog, describing my experience as…