Newsletter: July 14, 2022 (#21)
Persepolis Unbound: Dispatches & Ephemera
Welcome to my newsletter and blog: Persepolis Unbound. My name is Keanu Heydari. I’m a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I study the Iranian diaspora in France in the twentieth century. I’m also interested in New Testament studies and modern theology. Learn more about my vision for this project below:
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Last week I wrote about my paper presentation at the Modern Travel, Modern Landscapes conference in Durham. This week, I’ve spent time finishing up work on a handful of side projects and taking care of bureaucratic necessities to make sure this coming academic year goes off without a hitch. I head back to Ann Arbor toward the end of August 2022.
While in Los Angeles, I’m getting some much needed rest while I try to stay on top of my other obligations. In my non-work related reading, I’ve been researching more about productivity and information management. The buzz generated by Sönke Ahrens’ second edition release of How to Take Smart Notes as well as Tiago Forte’s Building a Second Brain inspired this renewed interest.
Below, you can find three articles about this topic (now easily available in my Substack).
Listen, also, to my podcast with Andrew Longhofer about these topics and more.
Forte, Tiago. Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential. New York: Atria Books, 2022.
Ahrens, Sönke. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking, 2nd ed. Hamburg: Sönke Ahrens, 2022.