Academic blogospherication

Interesting article about academic blogging  (written by Henry Farrell of Crooked Timber) in the Chronicle. The academic ‘blogosphere’ as a substitution for the Republic of Letters? I hope it’s just a supplement, not a substitute. Nevertheless: definitely worth a read!Read more …

Another Blog

Why another blog? Paradoxically I got the idea after reading Ivan Tribble’s column in the Chronicle of Higher Education and his recent follow up as a reaction to the critique of the whole ‘blogger community’. According to Tribble - whoever that may be - a blog easily becomes a therapeutic outlet: “Worst of all, for professional academics, it’s a publishing medium with no vetting process, no review board, and no editor