com•pen•di•um [kuh m-pen-dee-uh m]
noun, plural com•pen•di•ums, com•pen•di•a
1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatment: a compendium of medicine.
2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment.
3. a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints.
Marie at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer does a very cool Weekly Roundup of posts. Nursing Clio puts together a “check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news” in Sunday Morning Medicine. Two Nerdy History Girls put together a list of weekly Breakfast Links, while Eric Barker at Barking up the Wrong Tree sends out a weekly post of his most popular articles. Brain Pickings does a Brain Pickings Weekly. And the list goes on.
I don’t know if I will get to a weekly post gathering the posts that had the greatest impact on my world, but I do think I can put together a regular collection. Monthly?
However, there is no time like the present to get started. So, here are some of the articles, sites, posts and websites that have recently caught my attention:
•George Washington University has done some amazing things related to archives, history and digitization. I’m very excited to find The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project and its Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt and Teaching Human Rights links.
•I’m intrigued by Eric Barker’s take on the new book For Better and its seven point recipe for a happy marriage.
•The Pink Underbelly was able to visit the Scar Project in Houston–which I missed by a couple of days–and shared her experience. Very intense, but strong, writing.
•Have you had a chance to check out PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow? They have brought together “a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.” I loved the Detroit episode!
•I always wondered why my desk is usually cluttered! And to have someone tell me Why You Should Have a Messy Desk in Medium. Priceless.