Category Archives: academia

furnish them with discourse

All which our ordinary students, right well perceiving in the universities, how unprofitable these poetical, mathematical, and philosophical studies are, how little respected, how few patrons; apply themselves in all haste to those three commodious professions of law, physic, and … Continue reading

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invisible college turns digital

just discovered a recent call by Robert Darnton to create a National Digital Library, published¬† in the New York Review of Books. This question is indeed “of vital importance for the cultural life of the country”, as its content should … Continue reading

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because he hath no continuance

The Guardian has recently written on how humanities become “gentrified” in the modern university, with “children of senior managers” accounting for 31% degrees in history and philosophy.¬† Justin Bengry at the History Compass blog posted on how the feeling of … Continue reading

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when I do a hiatus, it’s a real long one

Well yeah, dear diary, over a year away from the dashboard and asleep at the wheel. Many things sure fell within the gap, like being promoted to an administrative position I do not quite feel comfortable with (yet), going to … Continue reading

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