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Session of the Week: Blogging and Scholarship

Jacob Ingram | Dec 8, 2014

The weblog has come a long way since the primordial days of the Internet. Eventually truncated to just “blog,” this digital medium, though at times divisive depending on its particular readership, has proven ever engaging. Originally the everyman’s springboard to instant authorship, scholarly blogs are now part of academic discussion, maintaining a generally personable tone and allowing scholars to interact with audiences in a new way.

This AHA 2015 roundtable panel will examine blogs and blogging in the discipline of history. The panelists will explore how historians address different audiences through blogs, how blogs build networks of scholars, and are changing the forms of scholarly communication and interaction. The panel considers whether and how blogging constitutes scholarship, as well as the changing definitions of scholarly work in the digital age.

AHA Session 99
Association for Computers and the Humanities 1

Blogging and the Future of Scholarship

Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gramercy Suite A (New York Hilton, Second Floor)

Chair: Clay Risen, New York Times

Rewiring the Historian’s Craft
Sara Georgini, Boston University

On Writing in Public
Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College

The Immanent Frame, Secularism Studies, and Interstitial Spaces
Jonathan VanAntwerpen, The Henry Luce Foundation

Comment: Clay Risen, New York Times

Related Session: AHA Session 130 – Being a Public Intellectual: Historians and the Public

Blogs regularly read by AHA staff:
Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
The Chronicle of Higher Education: ProfHacker
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Tenured Radical
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus

by Ann Little
Leaping Robot by Patrick McCray
Not Even Past by University of Texas at Austin
Nursing Clio
Play the Past
Russian History Blog
Trickster Prince by Matt Houlbrook

Are we missing any noteworthy blogs? Let us know in the comments!

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